Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Design 5dr CVT Review

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Review

The Toyota Corolla is a fine family car, with hybrid engines that offer exceptionally low running bills. It isn't perfect – its infotainment system is poor, the Skoda Octavia offers much better rear seat space and the Ford Focus is more fun to drive – but on the plus side, it's very comfortable, it benefits from Toyota's exceptional reliability record and you get loads of standard equipment.

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Trim: Design

Well worth a look if you like your luxuries; it adds privacy glass, LED fog lights, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 17in alloys and rain-sensing wipers to everything you get with Icon Tech.

Engine: 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid

The 1.8-litre hybrid has a relatively modest 120bhp, but acceleration (0-62mph in 10.9sec) is adequate in most situations – even when joining motorways. The only time you’ll want for a bit more oomph is when you need to overtake dawdling motorists on country roads.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

78.5

Urban: 80.7Motorway: 74.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

313

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

83

g/km