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

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £30,825What Car? Target Price£29,406
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 sporty trim level gets you more aggressive styling inside and out, including sports seats, red stitching on the steering wheel, 18in black alloys and a head-up display. It doesn't add a sportier driving experience, the ride is a little worse on the bigger wheels, and it's too pricey for us to recommend.

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

119

g/km

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