The utility of a well-engineered, styled, and equipped compact car is undeniable, and even more so with a hatchback. Consumers can get their hatchback vehicles in AWD, manual transmissions, three-door, or a five-door; The possibilities are endless. Toyota has an option in the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the hotly anticipated GR Corolla. Here are some of the trim levels, features, specs, and pricing that can help you decide which Toyota Corolla Hatchback is right for you.
- The 2022 Corolla Hatchback is available with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine producing 168 horsepower.
- Toyota’s new compact hatchback has an option of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual transmission.
- The Corolla Hatchback has quite a gulf in fuel range, with a city mileage of 24 mpg, and highway mileage of 51 mpg. That gives the compact car a combined mileage of 36 mpg.
- Corolla trims start with the SE at $22,190, then move up to the Nightshade at $24,190.
- Consumers can choose the range-topping XSE for a starting price of $25,140.
The base model Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE offers potential at just $22,190
The SE trim comes standard with Toyota’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a choice of an automatic or manual transmission. Also, consumers can option the SE with the Preferred package, which gives the audio system an update. The Preferred package upgrade also equips the base hatchback with a blind spot warning system and satellite radio.
2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Nightshade is adorned in black accenting and has a starting cost of $24,190
The Corolla Hatchback Nightshade is the most distinguishable of the lineup. Shoppers will quickly notice the blacked-out trim, especially when contrasted with lighter hues like white. First, the front end sports a more aggressive grille with a blacked-out chin valence. Next and most noticeable are the 18-inch black alloy wheels on every corner. Finally, the Nightshade gets blacked-out trim pieces like the mirrors and door handles.
The range-topping XSE gets prettier wheels, a nicer interior, and starts at $25,140
Consumers who opt to max out their Corolla Hatchback purchase will get an XSE. The XSE features 18-inch wheels in a subdued alloy look instead of the Nightshade’s blacked-out aesthetic. Furthermore, the interior receives the leather treatment and dual-lumbar power seats. In addition to material upgrades, the XSE has dual-zone climate control and heated front seats.
Toyota’s new Corolla Hatchback is an affordable compact car at any trim level but ultimately fails to challenge the competition
Consumer Reports finds the best balance of value and utility in the base model SE with the Preferred package. Although the new Corolla Hatchback gets accolades from Consumer Reports based on handling, fuel efficiency, and usability, it falters when facing the competitors. They preferred the Subaru Impreza and, to a lesser extent, the Mazda3. Scroll down to read more about cars you could choose over the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.