L 4dr Sedan
2021 Toyota Corolla

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The 2021 Toyota Corolla enters its second year of a new generation. This new Corolla is more pleasant to drive, more handsome to look at, and much nicer to be in. The Corolla also makes overtures to the enthusiast set, but doesn’t quite present a threat to drivers’ favorites such as the Mazda3, the Volkswagen Golf, or sportier versions of the Honda Civic. The Corolla is now offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles, and there’s a Corolla Hybrid.

The Corolla sedan was redone for 2020, following the all-new hatchback that arrived for 2019. An Apex Edition is new for 2021. It gets a sportier suspension and more aggressive styling. The rest of the Corolla lineup gains Android Auto, rear side airbags and some trims gain blind-spot monitoring.

The sedan trim levels follow two tracks: the base L, LE, and XLE on one side, and the sportier SE and XSE on the other. Most non-hybrid models use an updated 1.8-liter inline-four that makes a modest 139 horsepower and pairs with a continuously variable transmission. The SE and XSE trims get a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter that offers the CVT or the option of a six-speed stick. The hatchback is offered in SE/XSE form only. The Corolla Hybrid comes only as an LE. All have a full slate of active-safety gear including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability (CVTs only).

The Corolla’s fuel economy is good but not best in segment. Estimates for the standard 1.8-liter inline-four are 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined, with the XLE reducing those numbers by 1 mpg. The larger 2.0-liter engine also returns marginally better fuel economy, topping out at 32 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined in the SE hatchback CVT. The sedans, the XSE hatch, and the manual transmission don’t fare quite as well. The real fuel-economy champ is the Corolla Hybrid (129 horsepower total system output), with estimates of 52 mpg combined.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Toyota Corolla, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.


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The 2021 Toyota Corolla enters its second year of a new generation. This new Corolla is more pleasant to drive, more handsome to look at, and much nicer to be in. The Corolla also makes overtures to the enthusiast set, but doesn’t quite present a threat to drivers’ favorites such as the Mazda3, the Volkswagen Golf, or sportier versions of the Honda Civic. The Corolla is now offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles, and there’s a Corolla Hybrid.

The Corolla sedan was redone for 2020, following the all-new hatchback that arrived for 2019. An Apex Edition is new for 2021. It gets a sportier suspension and more aggressive styling. The rest of the Corolla lineup gains Android Auto, rear side airbags and some trims gain blind-spot monitoring.

The sedan trim levels follow two tracks: the base L, LE, and XLE on one side, and the sportier SE and XSE on the other. Most non-hybrid models use an updated 1.8-liter inline-four that makes a modest 139 horsepower and pairs with a continuously variable transmission. The SE and XSE trims get a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter that offers the CVT or the option of a six-speed stick. The hatchback is offered in SE/XSE form only. The Corolla Hybrid comes only as an LE. All have a full slate of active-safety gear including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability (CVTs only).

The Corolla’s fuel economy is good but not best in segment. Estimates for the standard 1.8-liter inline-four are 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined, with the XLE reducing those numbers by 1 mpg. The larger 2.0-liter engine also returns marginally better fuel economy, topping out at 32 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined in the SE hatchback CVT. The sedans, the XSE hatch, and the manual transmission don’t fare quite as well. The real fuel-economy champ is the Corolla Hybrid (129 horsepower total system output), with estimates of 52 mpg combined.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Toyota Corolla, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.


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Engine 1.8L I-4
MPG 30 City / 38 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission CVTi-S 2-spd CVT w/OD
Power 139 @ 6100 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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