My emotional journey with the new generation of Toyota Prius was as follows: I hated to be ugly, then I liked to be different, and now I'm pretty hated again. But the good news is that the fuel economy figures of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020 are just as good and that their car looks much better.
The fuel economy of the new Corolla Hybrid and the rest of the Corolla range is available on the US Government's Fuel Consumption website.
Here's how it breaks down:
- The versions with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and an automatic CVT transmission reach 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg in the highway and 33 handsets.
- The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a CVT car reach 31 mpg in the city, 40 mpg in the highway and 34 handsets.
- The 2.0-liter four with a six-speed manual transmission gets 29 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the road and 32 combined.
- The hybrid, which uses the battery with the 1.8-liter four-cylinder, reaches 53 mpg in the city, 52 highway and 52 combined.
According to a slide from a Toyota Corolla presentation, which you will hear about in a few days, the L and LE versions are powered by a 1.8-liter powertrain with a combined power of 33 mpg.
The XLE version receives 29 mpg City, 37 highway and 32 combined, the SE receives the four-cylinder 2.0-liter with CVT or six-speed, and the XSE version will get 31 mpg City, 38 highway and 34 combined. .
The government site also offers a 1.8-liter engine with a six-speed manual option, but Toyota has confirmed that the powertrain combo would not be available in the United States.
Now, compare the combined fuel consumption of the Corolla Hybrid's 52 highways to the Prius's, and it's the only one to be overtaken by the Prius L Eco, which has a combined top speed of 56 mpg. Otherwise, the Prius LE and XLE correspond to the new Corolla in terms of combined fuel economy.
This is a very good deal, even before the official announcement of the awards. The government even plans to save $ 3,000 in fuel over the next five years compared to the average new vehicle sold. If the price of the Corolla Hybrid is in your twenties, it's a good deal.