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

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Design 1.8 VVT-i
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  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid Design 1.8 VVT-i
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 rear tracking
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla 2020 RHD boot open
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD right wide front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2020 RHD front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid Design 1.8 VVT-i
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 rear tracking
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla 2020 RHD boot open
  • Toyota Corolla GR 2020 RHD right wide front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2020 RHD front seats
RRP £27,435What Car? Target Price£26,177
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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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.

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
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

313

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

111

g/km

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