2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Swapnil Kulshrestha Content Writer Updated on: October 15, 2019


Toyota has come out with the decision of pulling the plug for the Corolla iM and refill its slot with the Corolla Hatchback. Corolla iM, which was earlier referred to as the Scion iM is now certain to face the ax and the implication of this call is the debut of a resculpted Corolla in a fresh hatchback body.

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Pros

Much Needed Styling Updates

Upgraded Material Quality

Cons

Low on Cargo and Cabin Space

Lacks Android Auto

Congested Legroom at the Back

What's New?

New 8-speed transmission

New 6.0L V8 engineStandard rearview camera


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20140

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

top speed

115 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

168 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

155 lbs.-ft @ 4800 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

60.3/60.8

dimensions

wheelbase

103.9 in.

length

169.9 in.

width

69.9 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3060 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

17.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

18.4 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

7.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.6 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

181 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/31/37 mpg

highway range

488.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

2 yr. / 25000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in blizzard pearl color  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Bronze Dune Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Classic Silver Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Galactic Aqua Mica color  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Midnight Black Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Super White color  2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color
blizzard pearl

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

4.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

4.0

Safety

8.0

6.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

SE

power
168 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
36 combined

$20,140


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $20,140 MSRP (28/31/37) 168 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,140 MSRP (32/36/42) 168 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

XSE

power
168 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$23,140 - $24,240


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,240 MSRP (30/33/38) 168 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
XSE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $23,140 MSRP (28/31/37) 168 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.5

Overall Rating


The new Corolla Hatchback is an improved rendition of the Corolla iM, carrying some desperate styling reforms along with it. Well, there is much more to the 2019 Corolla Hatchback than just these external cosmetic updates. The 2019 Corolla Hatchback also scores great on the tech and safety aspects.

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7.0/10
Features

 

4.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

4.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Features

7.0/10

The 2019 Corolla Hatchback is offered in two trims levels, namely – SE and XSE with both the models equipped with the 2.0L Dynamic Force engine. Both the trims score highly on features and are ultra-efficient when it comes to fuel economy. 

Trim Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE
MSRP $19,900 $22,990
Key Features Premium-leather Upholstery Heated Sports Seats
  Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel  Blind Spot Detection
  Bluetooth Connectivity HD Radio
  Apple CarPlay Remote Connect
  Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Satellite Radio
  Amazon Alexa Assistance  
  Entune 3.0  
  Wi-Fi Connectivity  

We Recommend

In case you are making up your mind for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, we suggest you go for the XSE trim since it offers a wide array of features that adds to the premium quotient of the vehicle. However, both the models of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback obtain the same engine, So in case you go for the SE trim also, the performance of the vehicle will remain unchanged.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Engine and Performance

4.0/10

Alas, at 168 horsepower it’s not that dynamic nor that forceful. - Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback hits all the right notes when it comes to the driving experience. With ample power coming from a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and subtle handling, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a pleasure to drive. The engine feels powerful but after a certain point, it leaves you high and dry, wishing you had a bit more power at your disposal. Toyota has stuffed techs like variable valve timing and Toyota’s D4-S system, in this twin-cam 16-valve engine.

The engine of the Corolla Hatchback is capable of generating 168 horsepower and 151 pounds-feet of torque. These engine figures are a leap of 31hp and 25 pound-feet over the Corolla iM’s engine stats. Both the trims are offered with a Dynamic Shift CVT and 6-speed MT. 

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Models

Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

MSRP

$20,140

$23,050

$21,595

Engine

2.0 inline 4-cylinder

1.5 inline 4-cylinder

2.0 Subaru Boxer Horizontal4

Transmission

FWD 6 Speed Manual

FWD Variable Automatic

AWD Variable Automatic

Horsepower

168

180

152

Torque(ft-lbs) 

151

162

145

The key rivalry for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback comes from the house of Honda and Subaru. The Corolla Hatchback is expected to lock horns with the Honda Civic Hatchback and the Subaru Impreza which produce 180 hp and 152 hp, respectively.

Acceleration

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback may not be the fastest car in the segment but it sure offers a comfortable and stable ride. Acceleration is the part where the Toyota Corolla Hatchback lags behind both its competitors. The basic reason for this drawback of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the lack of ponies underneath its hood. 

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Model

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

0-60 MPH

7.5 secs

6.8 secs

5.5 secs

Quarter mile

16.0 secs

15.2 secs

14.0 secs

Engine

2.0L

1.5L

2.0L

The car that comes out to be the fastest of the lot is 2019 Subaru Impreza, followed by the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback. The first and foremost reason for Subaru to achieve this feat is the existence of 2.0 Subaru Boxer Horizontal 4 engine underneath the hood, which provides Impreza the pump. 

Braking and Handling

The braking in the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is as smooth as it can get. The sufficient amount of pedal stroke and decent feel makes stopping the Corolla Hatchback a cakewalk. Immediate breaking requires approximately 125 feet, to bring the Corolla Hatchback from 60mph to a complete halt.

Model

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

Brake Front (in.)

10.8

10.2

11.6

Brake Rear (in.)

9.1

9.8

10.8

Curb weight (lbs)

3060

2937

3073

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

113

120

Though the Corolla Hatchback's braking system is smooth as hell, it does not inspire much confidence. The distance required by Corolla Hatchback to depreciate from 60-0 MPH is the most in the segment and thus is definitely not a plus point for it.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback boasts a decent fuel economy but lags behind its competitors by just one mile. The 2.0 inline 4 cylinder engine proves out to be pocket-friendly and provides decent power at the same time. The Corolla Hatchback gets a 13.2-gallon fuel-capacity engine which has the potential to bring out 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the expressway. Though its a matter of just one mile, still the Toyota Corolla Hatchback proves out to be the least fuel-friendly among all its rivals.

Models

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

MPG (City)

28

30

28

MPG (Highway)

37

36

38

MPG (Combined)

31

32

32

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Interior

7.5/10

The Corolla's interior should appeal to a wide variety of drivers. - Edmunds

Seating & Comfort

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a five-seater Hatchback, offering a calm and relaxed ride. The Corolla Hatchback comes out to be more refined than other Hatches. The company claims that the new Toyota Corolla Hatch comes with a 25-mm lower seating position, in order to enhance the sporty vibe of the ride. The seats feel comfortable and provide decent support. The seats are not exactly bucket-seats but pretty much resemble them. However, the design layout of the Corolla Hatchback depreciates the visibility by obstructing the view right behind the vehicle.

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Model

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

Passenger Capacity 

5

5

5

Front(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

(38.4/53.9/42.0)

(39.3/57.0/42.3)

(39.8/56.7/43.1)

Back Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

(37.6/54.5/29.9)

(37.4/55.0/36.0)

(37.2/55.6/36.5)

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback offers the greatest of the headroom for rear-seat passengers. The shoulder room also seems to be quite reasonable considering the dimensions of this hatch. However, the one area where this car will disappoint you is the legroom for the rear seat passengers. Well, considering the length of this hatch, this drawback not comes as a shock.

Infotainment

Toyota has kept the interior layout quite simple and user-friendly and the driver will be able to figure out the buttons and the controls with ease. The infotainment system has improved big time, with a big 8-inch focal touch panel, incorporating features such as:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Amazon Alexa Connectivity
  • Entune 3.0
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • HD Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Remote connect
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

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Cargo Volume

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a decent performer when we talk about cargo capacity. The hatch has got raised seats, which in-turn shallows the cargo-space. Moreover, the interior does not support any smart storage ways. 

Model

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

Cargo Volume (cu.ft)

17.8

22.6

12.3

The Civic hatchback offers the best-in-class cargo storage space, followed upon by the Corolla Hatchback and then the Subaru Impreza.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Exterior

4.0/10

There’s a demarcation between the upper and lower portions that give the front end a distinctive face that’s kind of blunt. But blunt seems to be the new sleek. - Car and Driver

Dimensions and Styling

The Corolla Hatchback is not like the past-age corollas. The hatchback version of the Corolla legacy receives a refreshed fascia and rests upon the all-new TNGA platform. The hatchback is now bigger by an inch and half when it comes to the wheelbase. The width of the Hatch also receives promotion of an inch and the roofline compensates for it by getting an inch lower. The front endorses a sleek performance hatch with a delineated toothy front grille. Shift your attention to the rear end and you'll notice a bulged out boot cover, which gets bordered by LED taillights

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Model

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback

Subaru Impreza

Curb Weight (lbs)

3060

2937

3073

Length (in.)

172

177.9

182.1

Width (in.)

70.5

70.8

70.0

Height (in.)

57.1

56.3

57.3

Ground Clearance(in.) 

6.8

6.7

5.1

Wheelbase (in.)

103.9

106.3

105.1

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the shortest in length, which complies that the vehicle's legroom is somewhat cramped. However, Toyota Corolla Hatchback beats all its competitors in terms of ground clearance, because that is what hatchbacks do. More ground clearance is always a prominent feature of hatchbacks and the 2019 Corolla Hatchback is a clear winner in the ground clearance race.

Exterior Features

Some of the prominent exterior features of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback are as follows:

  • 16-18 inch alloy wheels
  •  Versatile lighting feature
  • Edgy angles, Profound cuts
  • Weight reducing build
  • LED lighting arrangement for both headlights and taillights
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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Safety

8.0/10

The 2019 Corolla Hatchback comes heavily loaded with the best-in-class safety features. The Corolla Hatchback ensures the safety of not only the driver but also the passengers traveling in it. Moreover, the Corolla Hatchback is also equipped with Toyota Safety Sense2.0 as a standard feature, regardless of the trim. Some of the most prominent safety assist features of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback are: 

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  • Active Cornering Assist 
  • Lane Changing Assistance
  • Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Hold
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Day Time Cyclist Monitoring
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Standard Hill Start Assist Control
  • Standard Rear Parking Distance Sensors
  • Standard Electronic Traction Control
  • Driver/Passenger Front Airbags
  • Collision Warning System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

NHTSA Ratings

NHSTA has rated the car in the following manner:

Overall Rating 5 Star
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating 5 Star
Driver Frontal Barrier Crash Rating 5 Star
Passenger Frontal Barrier Crash Rating 5 Star
Overall Side Crash Rating 5 Star
Overall Side Barrier Rating 5 Star
Driver Side Barrier Rating 5 Star
Passenger Side Barrier Rating 5 Star
Front Seat Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating 5 Star
Back Seat Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating 5 Star
Rollover 4 Star
Dynamic Test Result N/A
Risk of Rollover 10.40 %

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Competition

Honda Civic Hatchback:

The Civic Hatchback is a great set of wheels, falling in this category and is a value for money. It offers the greatest dimensions and the most cargo space when compared to the Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Subaru Impreza. The Civic Hatchback also comes out to be a great performer with a 1.5 inline 4 cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower. The Civic Hatchback's interior provides you uplifting vibes with high-quality material and a very approachable design layout.

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Subaru Impreza:

The Subaru Impreza sans practicality for the sake of performance. With the least in class cargo space and below-par dimensions. However, Subaru comes out as the best performer of the segment befitted with a 2.0 Subaru Boxer Horizontal4 which churns out 152 horsepower with 145 ft-lbs of torque. The Subaru Impreza yields out decent fuel efficiency and comes for $21,595. The Subaru Impreza's cabin feels roomy, owing to the chunky windows and sensibly placed controls.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Final Verdict

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback turns out to be a great looking car, but looks can be decisive. The vehicle underperforms in front of both its competitors and lags on other aspects as well. The Corolla Hatchback comes fitted with a 2.0 inline 4-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing 168 hp and 151 ft-lbs of torque, which just hits the average mark.

The Corolla Hatchback is also defeated by the Honda Civic Hatchback in terms of Cargo and dimensional space. The car though certainly packs a bundle of technology and safety features and the cockpit feels pleasant.

We recommend you to go for the Honda Civic Hatchback over the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, in case you are looking forward to procuring a hot hatch.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0? 

Many Toyota vehicles employ an integrated forward-facing camera and grille-mounted radar system, which is designed to help mitigate or avoid a frontal collision. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 makes this setup more effective with the addition of low-light detection for pedestrians, plus daytime detection of bicycles.

Are there any packages available for the Corolla Hatchback? 

No, the Corolla Hatchback does not offer any packages for the year 2019. However, Nightshade edition has been incorporated in the lineup for 2020. 

What is the top speed of the Corolla Hatchback? 

The Corolla Hatchback can sprint up to a speed of 110 mph.