Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [Bi-tone] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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RRP £31,215What Car? Target Price£29,400
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

All things considered, the Toyota Corolla is a brilliant family car. It's comfortable, well made, well equipped and remarkably frugal in real-world driving. True, rear passenger space is decidedly below par, but as long as that flaw isn’t a dealbreaker for you, it's a fantastic buy.

This range-topping trim is too pricey for us to recommend, even though it adds part-leather seats and bigger (18in) alloys to everything that comes with cheaper Design trim.

The entry-level 1.8-litre engine has a modest 120bhp, which translates to a leisurely 0-60mph time of around 11.0sec. That's almost a second slower than the Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost Hybrid 125, but it’s still more than sufficient for everyday driving and getting up to motorway speeds. The only time you’ll really wish for a bit more oomph is when you need to overtake a dawdling motorist on a country road.


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Key information

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

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

313

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

112

g/km