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Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT 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: Icon

Entry-level Icon trim gets you dusk-sensing LED headlights, keyless start, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and 16in alloy wheels. In fact, the only major omission is rain-sensing wipers.

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

85.6

Urban: 88.3Motorway: 78.5
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

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litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

76

g/km

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