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Old 01-17-2019, 02:19 PM
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A Sport or XSE, or whatever they're calling it now, with a 6MT wouldn't make for a bad daily.
168hp/151tq isn't much, but for an eco daily, not terrible, I suppose.

And, it's cheap, at ~$23k for the XSE 6MT
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Yeah, it's great to have options.

Plus with the way the newest 3 hatch looks... I don't know.
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I'd probably still have the 3, it's almost guaranteed to be a better driver's car over the Corolla.
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Some light mods can help with the looks, too.
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https://carbuzz.com/news/2020-toyota...-the-new-prius

For years, the Toyota Prius hybrid (and now optional plug-in hybrid) has been the go-to vehicle for solid fuel economy without the range anxiety associated with pure electric vehicles. However, thereís a new kid on the block that may somewhat push the Prius aside and, ironically enough, itís also a Toyota. According to recently published EPA fuel economy figures, the new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedan returns 53/52/52 mpg city/highway/combined.

By comparison, the latest Prius returns 54/50/52 mpg. Nearly identical figures, we know, and thereís a completely logical explanation why: both vehicles are powered by the same Atkinson cycle 1.8-liter inline-four with two electric motors, a nickel-hydride battery, and an e-CVT.

However, the Prius Eco manages to squeeze out an even more impressive EPA-rated 58/53/56 mpg. But the fact remains that the standard Prius hybrid and the new Corolla sedan hybrid are now sort of internal competitors. Itíll be interesting to see how thatíll play out in terms of actual sales figures.

The EPA also released fuel economy figures for the also new non-hybrid Corolla models and, as expected, straight up internal combustion is more efficient than ever. The SE and XSE 2020 Corolla trims, powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four and linked to a six-speed manual return an also impressive 29/36/32 and 29/36/32 mpg, respectively.

Lower trim levels are powered by the smaller 1.8-liter four pot and rated at 29/39/33 with the manual and 30/38/33 mpg with the optional CVT. Moving up the ladder for the more powerful 2.0-liter with 169 hp returns 31/38/34 for the XSE trim and 31/40/34 for other trims.

If youíre in the market for a non-hybrid economy car with high fuel economy scores, the new 2020 Corolla and its also new 2.0-liter inline-four may be the way to go. But itís the new Corolla Hybrid thatís mighty impressive. Not only does it nearly equal the Prius, but it actually beats the Kia Niro, matches the Honda Insight, and only slightly trails Hyundai Ioniq.
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Saw one of the new Corolla hatch on the road in black, not a bad looking car at all.
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Saw one of the new Corolla hatch on the road in black, not a bad looking car at all.
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Thereís a Corolla XSE hatch near me and I think it looks quite good. The anemic engine is a non-starter for me though.
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Yep, I still stand by my earlier statement that I'd be in a Mazda3 over the Corolla or Civic hatches.
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Yep, I still stand by my earlier statement that I'd be in a Mazda3 over the Corolla or Civic hatches.
Idk about the new 3 hatch though. That C-pillar is awful.

Before this gen I would never consider an xB. Now I would take it over the Mazda equivalent.
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Withholding final judgement on the 3 hatch until I can see it in person. From some angles it's not as bad & seems better in lighter colors.
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https://www.topgear.com/car-news/gen...view-hot-hatch

Mere weeks into its life, Gazoo Racing fiddles with the Corolla. This is good news

The Toyota Corolla is back, and with it, much promise of sharper dynamics than ever before. Thus far, we’ve been a bit unmoved by it, essentially because its enthusiasm-sapping hybrids remove any great desire you might have to discover the outer edges of its handling ability.

This Corolla GR Sport – destined for the Geneva Motor Show – does not fix that. Because it uses the same 120bhp 1.8-litre and 178bhp 2.0-litre petrol-electric powertrains as standard. Boo.

But the mere fact it’s wearing GR badges is cause to celebrate; if Gazoo Racing has got its mitts on a Corolla mere weeks into its six- or seven-year life, then the probability of a properly hot GR version – perhaps a seriously hard-edged GRMN, like the Yaris – is surely high. This is Gazoo getting its eye in.

So the Corolla gets nattier 18in alloy wheels, a mildly racier body kit, a weeny diffuser and its own special grey paint option. It does look smart, even if the mechanicals beneath haven’t yet been sharpened up to match.

Quite how they might be is purely speculation; the Yaris GRMN uses a Lotus Elise-sourced engine purely because of the tiny development schedule Gazoo was given in order to pump some out alongside Toyota’s return to the World Rally stage.

We suspect the Corolla’s powertrain will have more thought put into it, and if we were reallyspeculating, we’d begin to wonder if one of BMW’s four-cylinder turbos would slot neatly in the front.

Toyota is using BMW engines in the Supra, after all, and the next 1 Series hot hatch will be front- or four-wheel drive, so whatever powertrain sits beneath its bonnet would likely speak to the Corolla’s oily bits too.

But hey, that’s just us hypothesising. Let us know what form you’d like to see a Corolla hot hatch take below. Ten internet points to the first person who says ‘2JZ’.

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