The Toyota Corolla has been by far the best-selling car in the world since its release in 1966. Over 45 million units have sold. Yes, 45 million. For this, it existed in 12 generations, which therefore all bore the same name, except in France (and other European countries), where it became "Auris" for the 10th and 11th generations.
The Toyota Corolla at the 2020 Caradisiac Auto Show
But that's in the past. Back to the Corolla for the one that made its first laps last year in France. The Corolla "12" comes back having abandoned the conventional thermal engines. No more diesel, and even no more conventional gasoline. It will be hybrid only in France. A choice assumed by Toyota, which is also a specialist in this technology.
The Japanese compact, also available as a Touring Sports station wagon, now has two engine choices: a 1.8 hybrid with 122 hp cumulative power, which is taken from the Prius 4 and also used by the C-HR, and a 2.0 all-new 180 hp hybrid.
The latter gives it the performance of a small sports car, with a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 8 seconds, and will be suitable for those who thought that a hybrid could not rhyme with performance. And it consumes barely more than the 1.8 122 hp, which is a real camel. You can easily go below 4.5 liters on average in real conditions.
The latest Corolla is also well presented, well finished, well equipped, and its road performance is nothing short of ridiculous. It is comfortable and balanced in classic driving, at the level of the best compact cars on the market. It is only by stepping up the pace that management lacks feedback.
Our tests of the Toyota Corolla
XXL test – Toyota Corolla, everything you need to know
The Auris had replaced the Corolla and, in 2019, the Corolla is now replacing the Auris. But that's not the only thing that changes, since the compact Toyota abandons diesels and exclusively thermal engines more generally to focus on an exclusively hybrid offer of 122 and 184 hp. An original recipe but which does not lack qualities, as we tell you today in this essay in XXL format. > Read the essay
Video Trial – 2019 Toyota Corolla: Hybrid Crowd
The new Corolla is like Toyota's Golf. A weapon of conquest which intends to win the bet on the Old Continent against the classic diesel competitors, by offering exclusively hybrid engines. Test of the 122 hp version. > Read the essay
Our comparison with the Toyota Corolla
Video comparison – Toyota Corolla 122h vs Hyundai Ioniq: which is the best compact hybrid on the market?
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What is the used Toyota Corolla worth?
This generation is still too recent to have benefited from our insight into its second-hand behavior. That said, there are already a lot of choices on specialized sites. And reliability, if it keeps up with that of other generations, shouldn't be a big concern.
The Toyota Corolla used
New prices for a Toyota Corolla: from € 27,950 to € 34,250
Used prices for a Toyota Corolla: from € 21,500 to € 36,700
More than 560 ads for used Toyota Corolla and Corolla Touring Sports on La Centrale.
Caradisiac's reliability notice
Toyota already has one of the most established reliability reputations on the market. In addition, hybrid models, all brands combined, are among the most reliable in general. Mix it all up, and you'll guess the latest Corolla is off to a very good start in this regard, even if the hindsight is weak at the moment. In any case, the Prius which adopts the same engine does not know of recurring concern, and the old Auris was a gifted student too. So, little risk.
The 1st Caradisiac auto show could not have taken place without the active support of the Cotentin agglomeration community and the Association des Amis du Hangar à Dirigeables d'Ecausseville. Many thanks to all those who facilitated the reception of Caradisiac in the airship hangar of Ecausseville, a unique historical monument in the world!
Our warmest thanks to the Prévost Group, which supported us from the very beginning in this adventure of organizing the 1st Caradisiac auto show. His experience has facilitated the management of the delivery flows of more than one hundred cars in the Hangar d'Ecausseville, nestled in the Normandy countryside!