Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Icon Tech 5dr CVT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,060What Car? Target Price£24,866
Review

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

Take everything you get on entry-level Icon trim, add parking sensors (front and rear), a self-parking system and sat-nav, part-digital instruments and steering assist (that works with the adaptive cruise control) and, hey presto, you have Icon Tech trim. It’s our pick of the range.

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.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

313

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

102

g/km

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