Toyota Corolla 2.0 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [Bi-tone] Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £31,215What Car? Target Price£29,777
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.

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

In many ways, this is the best version of the Corolla, because its 177bhp 2.0-litre hybrid is much punchier and responds far more eagerly when you squeeze its accelerator pedal. However, it's a pity you end up with a much smaller boot than the 1.8-litre hybrid.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

313

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km

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