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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid highlights

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Pros

  • Superb fuel economy
  • High-quality cabin trim for a car in this price range
  • Many advanced driver-assist features are standard

Cons

  • Slow acceleration
  • Awkward brake feel
  • No Android Auto™ compatibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

53 city, 52 highway, 52 combined

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The 2020 Corolla Hybrid has a low starting price and delivers budget-friendly fuel economy

Combine the recently redesigned Corolla compact sedan with the engine from the Prius hybrid, and the result is the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. While the name isn’t very imaginative, the fuel economy of this five-passenger four door is fantastic. The Corolla Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated combined 52 mpg, which is on par with many versions of the pricier Prius. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info. Similar to the Prius, however, it has sluggish acceleration and brakes that can feel grabby. At least the ride is comfortable in town and on the highway.

One modest downside is that Toyota offers only one trim level, the LE, and it can feel a smidge basic. But to its credit, the interior is nicely designed and the materials used are robust and hard wearing. Legroom in the second row is fine, though taller adults might find headroom to be less generous.

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

What We Like

Fewer pit stops: How can you argue with an EPA-estimated 52 mpg average in city and highway driving?

This makes the Corolla Hybrid one of the top cars available today if you want to sail past gas stations. Driving range hovers near 600 miles for every fill-up.

Solidly built interior: Toyota equipped the Corolla Hybrid with an interior that feels built to last. It’s still pretty basic, granted, though all major controls are nicely arranged and the trim pieces don’t look like they came from the automaker’s budget bin.

Relaxing to drive: We’ve established the Corolla Hybrid is not going to set any speed records. There’s only so much you can ask of its 121-horsepower gas-electric powertrain. Yet its light steering and supple ride make this Toyota easy to navigate in city traffic and relaxed on the highway.

What Needs Improvement

No Android Auto: We could have gone with mentioning the lazy acceleration, but Google fans might be more put off by the lack of Android Auto™. It’s not available, even as an option. This seems an odd oversight considering how many features Toyota throws onto the Corolla Hybrid. However, Toyota did add it for the 2021 model year.

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid features and specs

LE 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Entune
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.8L

Horsepower

121

Torque (ft-lbs)

105

Engine type

Hybrid

Fuel capacity

13.2

Wheelbase

106.3"

Overall length

182.3"

Width

70.1"

Height

56.5"

Leg room

F 42"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37.1"

Front tires

P195/65SR15

Rear tires

P195/65SR15

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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