Toyota Corolla 2.0 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £25,935What Car? Target Price£24,311
Review

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

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Trim: Icon

Entry-level Icon trim gets you dusk-sensing LED headlights, power-folding door mirrors, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, lumbar adjustment (front seats), an 8.0in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, keyless start, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and 16in alloy wheels. It's worth upgrading to Icon Tech if you can, though.

Engine: 2.0 VVT-i Hybrid

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

313

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

111

g/km

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