The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback isn’t exactly new; it’s a re-imagined version of the Toyota iM that was once the Scion iM. This Corolla hatchback is powered by a new 168-horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. Performance from the 168-horsepower engine was pretty good, not exactly sporty but more than enough power for any driving conditions. Overall ride and handling was pretty good; it only got a bit unsettled over bumpy roads. The Toyota Corolla is an affordable hatchback that doesn’t feel cheap. Fit and finish is quite good, the ride and handling is as good or better than the competition. The Corolla may not be the most fun or most powerful in its class, but it’s a perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.
Price as tested: $21,090
Engine: 4-cylinder 168 horsepower
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