The compact car segment was buoyed this summer by the sale of Toyota's brand new 2019 Corolla hatchback.
Pleasantly styled, comfortable to drive, reasonably priced, equipped with standard equipment and able to travel in modest quantities. The Corolla hatchback seems destined to sell very well.
There are two trim levels: SE and XSE. Both models have front-wheel drive, are powered by a 168-hp four-cylinder engine and are available with a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The CVT includes a jump-start, the first ever for a passenger vehicle CVT. It uses gear drive when starting from a full stop, increasing transmission efficiency and creating powerful but smooth acceleration.
Fuel economy ratings for the SE model's CVT are 32 mpg city, 42 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined. For the CVT of the XSE model, the numbers are 30/38/33 mpg. The lower numbers are due to larger wheels (1
Prices, including a 920 target load, start at $ 20,910 for a SE with manual transmission.
My tester was that of the line XSE model with an automatic transmission, but it should be noted that even the beginning-the-line SE with a manual transmission is amply blessed with standard features.
Toyota's award-winning Star Safety System and Safety Sense All 1965 models come standard with 2.0
As mentioned earlier, the Toyota Corolla hatchback 2019 is fun not only on the twisty road. The small car receives bonus points as it is also easy to find on highways and highways.
The optional equipment of the tester included adaptive LED headlights, a rear window spoiler and an upgrade to the premium infotainment system Entune 3.0 with all the features you want. More bonus points because it's a reasonable, easy-to-use system with tremendous sound.
Driver and front passenger have plenty of space in the Corolla hatchback. Even the passengers in the back seats get along pretty well, unless the driver or the passenger is tall. In this case, the legroom of the rear seat almost comes to a standstill.
One of my favorite pastimes in this car was a feature that you do not often find vehicles that were never included in equipment lists and were almost never mentioned in car reviews: an extender on the visors. If you move the visor towards the side window in the Corolla hatchback, you can pull out the extender to prevent the sunlight from bouncing into the room. Regular visors do not block. And that's the room where the sun shuts down, right?
2019 TOYOTA COROLLA HATCHBACK XSE
Base Price, including Destination Charge: $ 25,010
Price Sold: $ 27,823  Mary Lowry is an independent automaker living in Snohomish County. She is a member of the Motor Press Guild and a member and former president of the Northwest Automotive Press Association. The vehicles are provided by the manufacturers as a one-week loan for review only. In no way the manufacturers control the content of the reviews.