3 Things Consumer Reports Likes About the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid brings fuel-sipping economy figures to one of Toyota’s most popular sedans. Still, the model has more than just competitive fuel efficiency to boast. Check out what Consumer Reports likes about the Toyota model in addition to its economy, like the sedan’s standard safety feature suite. 

Is Toyota Corolla Hybrid worth buying?

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is worth buying due to its merits as a sensible, economical compact sedan. For instance, Consumer Reports commended the Corolla Hybrid for three promising attributes: 

  • Stellar fuel economy
  • Strong brand reliability
  • Standard advanced safety features
A red 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid cruises down a country road while it exercises its fuel-sipping efficiency.
2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid | Toyota

Beyond the fuel efficiency, reliability, and safety features, the Toyota hybrid model boasts all-wheel drive (AWD), which makes the Toyota model economical and capable in inclement weather. Moreover, Car and Driver reports that the 2023 hybrid model starts at around $1,250 less than the previous model. However, the rest of the Corolla’s non-hybridized offerings experienced price growth, sometimes as much as $2,315. 

How many mpg does a Toyota Corolla Hybrid get?

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE gets 50 mpg city and 46 mpg highway. While that is impressive, it’s down about five to seven mpg from the 2022 model. What’s the culprit? An extra 13 horsepower and 51 lb-ft of torque compared to the 2022 model. 

Still, the figures are more than reasonable compared to the conventional Corolla lineup. For instance, the entry-level LE returns around 32 mpg city and 41 at highway speeds using its 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine. That’s about 18.0 mpg less than the Hybrid LE in the city. 

Of course, fuel economy suffers with the addition of AWD grip. According to Car and Driver, the Corolla Hybrid AWD drops fuel consumption figures to about 47 mpg city and 41 mpg highway. However, the Toyota model is a well-balanced option in the segment even with the decreased fuel economy.  

Consumer Reports applauds Toyota’s brand reliability

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid topped Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Reliability Survey. However, the Corolla model isn’t alone in the automaker’s reliable offerings. For instance, every Toyota model secured above-average scores in the survey, except for the RAV4 Prime PHEV. In the RAV4 Prime PHEV’s case, the Toyota model dropped to average reliability scores. 

Moreover, Lexus, Toyota’s luxury car marque, is similarly reliable. Still, the Corolla and Prius hybrid models promise above-average reliability scores among comparable cars in the segment.    

A white Toyota Corolla Hybrid model soaks up the sun as it parks on an empty road.
2023 Corolla | Toyota

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What are the standard safety features of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid?

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid packs many standard safety features, including the automaker’s Safety Sense 3.0 suite. The Corolla’s standard equipment includes a lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, and parking assist with automatic braking. 

In addition to crash avoidance features, TrueCar says the Toyota model includes adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, and adaptive front lighting that points low beams lights in the direction of a turn. 

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