Toyota Corolla Hatchback Will Start Under $20,000
And now Toyota has announced the base Corolla Hatchback SE will start at $19,990, giving us even more reason to love the car (though this doesn’t include the $920 destination fee). You’ll have to add another $1,100 to get the continuously variable transmission, but odds are that if you’re interested in this car, you’d rather get the six-speed manual.
Toyota has also finally revealed the car’s estimated fuel economy. Expect up to 37 mpg on the highway with the base manual and up to a whopping 42 mpg on the highway with the SE CVT. The second trim level, which starts at $23,910 including the destination charge, is expected to get 38 highway mpg with the CVT (manual mileage is yet to be determined).
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Standard features on the SE include Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as well as Entune 3.0 with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. Upgrading to the XSE gets you dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and an upgraded Entune, with the option of spending an additional $1,600 for an 800-watt, eight-speaker JBL sound system, wireless phone charging, and navigation among other nifty features.
Under the hood is a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 168 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. All things told, the Corolla Hatchback should prove to be an exceptional car for drivers who appreciate a sporty ride and good features at a reasonable cost.
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