2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid highlights

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  • Outstanding hybrid performance
  • Quiet and comfortable drive
  • Thoughtful and ergonomic interior design


  • Hatchback not available with hybrid
  • Engine sounds rough on heavy acceleration
  • Only offered in LE trim

Mileage (EPA estimate)

53 city, 52 highway, 52 combined

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A fuel-sipping sedan with practicality and presence

Since its 2020 debut, the hybrid version of the Toyota Corolla has been turning heads with its fuel-sipping credentials and sleek style. Comfortably seating five passengers and driven by an impressive powertrain, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a sedan that can fit the lifestyle of families and solo travelers alike. For daily drives to work or school, the Corolla Hybrid is a welcome companion, thanks to a generous mix of driver-assistance features and entertainment tech.

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What is new for the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid?

  • Corolla Hybrid trims have been upgraded with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Sunroof(s), Power Seat(s), Blind Spot Monitor, and Navigation System features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

1. Plenty of driver-assistance features

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review: Dashboard | CarMax

You'll love the generous driver-assistance features and technology that come standard on the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The driver-assistance suite includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, plus 10 airbags and two sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats. With the Corolla Hybrid, taking your precious family cargo on highway road trips can be a breeze.

2. Dynamic exterior

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review: Exterior | CarMax

If you're shopping for a hybrid vehicle that's dynamically styled, take a closer look at the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Its bright exterior paint options are stylish and sleek, and its sports-like cavernous black grille makes for an impressive front fascia. This is a tidy and trim sedan that will turn heads wherever you go.

3. One terrific trim

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review: Backseats | CarMax

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is available in one trim, simplifying your decision-making process. The single LE trim is outfitted with just about everything you could want, with comforts such as automatic climate control and smart phone connectivity delivered in an effortless, classy interior. When you know you're choosing well, it's an easy decision to make.

4. Four drive modes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review: Front seats | CarMax

Whether you're new to hybrid driving or you're already a pro, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid can help you make the most of your fuel-sipping ride. While Normal and Eco modes speak for themselves, slip the Corolla Hybrid into EV mode and you'll be on battery power only, enjoying the near quiet as you make your way downtown. Switching to Sport mode means a boost of acceleration, thanks to the hybrid battery kicking in to assist the gasoline engine.

5. Graceful driving presence

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For smooth handling and a comfortably controlled ride, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has you covered. This is a functional, no-nonsense ride—a great choice whether you're a new driver, have a growing family, or you're a senior enjoying some travel time. No matter what your age, you'll love driving the Corolla Hybrid.

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A four-door, five-seat hatchback that drives like a sedan, the 2017-2021 Toyota Prius uses a hybrid powertrain to deliver some impressive fuel-economy figures. The 2017-2021 Prius is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with two onboard electric motors. The 2019-2021 L-Eco base trim with this engine achieves an EPA-estimated 56 mpg combined.

 In addition to the standard model, you can find other trims and body shapes, too. There's the compact Prius C, the larger Prius V, and the plug-in hybrid Prius Prime.

The 2017-2021 Toyota Prius base trim includes:

  • Automatic climate control

  • Rearview camera

  • Infotainment touchscreen

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

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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
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Navigation System
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37.1"

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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Barcelona Red Metallic

  • Black Sand Pearl

  • Blizzard Pearl

  • Blueprint

  • Celestite Gray Metallic

  • Classic Silver Metallic

  • Super White

Interior details

  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seating with center armrest and two cup holders

  • 13.1 cubic feet of cargo volume

  • Eight-inch entertainment touchscreen with a six-speaker audio system

  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility

  • Seven-inch driver information display screen

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