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

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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RRP £33,390What Car? Target Price£31,444
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.

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