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

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Review

The Toyota Corolla is a fine family car, with hybrid versions that offer exceptionally low running costs. It's not perfect — the Corolla's infotainment system isn’t great, a Skoda Octavia offers much better rear seat space, and a Ford Focus is a better driver's car — but on the plus side it's very comfortable, benefits from Toyota's exceptional reliability record, and you get loads of standard equipment, too.

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Trim: Excel

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

Engine: 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid

The 1.8-litre hybrid has a relatively modest 120bhp, but acceleration 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