Used Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2002 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Toyota Corolla Hatchback (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback (01 - 07)

Our recommendations

Which used Toyota Corolla hatchback should I buy?

All models have a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating, but our preference is for the more practical five-door hatchback over the three-door hatch or the saloon. All come with decent boot space, but the saloon's engine range is limited.

Steer clear of the early, less powerful 89bhp 2.0-litre D-4D engine which struggles when the car is fully laden. Its replacement, from May 2003, was only a 1.4-litre, but it does a better job, although you'll need to stretch to the 114bhp 2.0 D-4D for the strongest diesel punch.