2019 Toyota Corolla Review & Compare | Spokane, WA

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The 2019 Toyota Corolla Is Back with More

The Toyota Corolla is among the most recognized and well-loved vehicles in the world, with over 44 million sold over the past fifty years. With a production run that long, it's expected that the vehicle would grow less exciting, eventually becoming an old underappreciated stand-by we take for granted.

But there's a lot to be excited about with the new 2019 Toyota Corolla. One thing Toyota always seems to get right is constantly reinventing the Toyota Corolla to keep it fresh and exciting, yet preserving its reputation as an incredibly reliable, safe, and efficient vehicle with an affordable price.

Even better, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla five-door hatch is here, and the beloved Toyota Corolla sedan gains some updated styling, more options and features, and revitalized trim levels.

The Hatch Returns

One of the most exciting changes for 2019 is the reintroduction of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback after a decades-long absence. We bid farewell to the awkward repurposed Scion hatch known as the Corolla iM, and we gladly welcome the new 2019 Toyota Corolla HB.

The new Toyota Corolla HB is available in two trims: the practical everyday Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE, and the fun-to-drive sport-inspired Toyota Corolla XSE. Both are five-door, feature up to 17.8 cubic-feet of storage space behind the 60/40 folding rear seats, and are available with a six-speed intelligent manual transmission.

Perhaps best of all, the Toyota Corolla HB is affordable, with a starting MSRP below $20k, legendary Toyota reliability and durability, and up to 42 MPG. You can enjoy a fun-to-drive hatchback without shelling out tons of cash for the precision German-engineered repair bills of competing sport hatchbacks.

Classic Corolla Style


Toyota favorites like the new RAV4 and Camry sport bold new styling, with aggressive sculpting and a commanding stance--but the Toyota Corolla offers us that subtle-sporty look we love in our compact sedans, and the new hatchback offers a clean, confident look. What we love about the Toyota Corolla design is that it doesn't try to look like something it's not, but it can still surprise you when you get the motor running and really see what it can do. It doesn't brag, it just performs. It's got the perfect balance of classic and sporty, bringing you a look that will never be outdated.

Legendary Toyota Corolla Performance

The new Toyota Corolla is faithfully carrying on the Toyota Corolla tradition of high fuel-efficiency with a solid fun-factor. Too many cars, especially in the compact class, demand that you give up good mileage for performance or performance for good mileage.

The Toyota Corolla never makes you choose. The sedan comes standard with a peppy 132 horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with up to 128 pound-feet of torque paired to a six-speed stick or a smooth Continuously Variable Transmission. The Toyota Corolla LE Eco gives you a bump up to 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque for a little extra fun that won't sacrifice efficiency. We're most excited about the hatchback's 2.0-liter engine: it boasts up to 168 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque and can net you up to 42 MPG highway.

Toyota Safety Sense Comes Standard


Driver-assist and active-safety tech are all the rage right now, and buyers are paying a premium for these high-tech addons--unless you're buying a new Toyota Corolla. Every Toyota Corolla model comes standard with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Is It What We've Been Waiting For?

If you're looking for a stylish sedan that commands as much or more respect than any competitor in the market, or you want an affordable, economic, and well-equipped commuter, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla is absolutely what you want. If you want to enjoy a whole lot of practicality as well as some thrilling city sport driving, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is incredibly fun to experience. But if you're looking to truly relive those AE86 Corolla Levin hot hatch days, you want the new 2019 Toyota 86, an authentic homage to the AE86.

In any case, the new 2019 Toyota Corolla is a solid choice for just about anyone--whether it's the Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE for the driving enthusiast, the plush Toyota Corolla XLE sedan for the family, or the Toyota Corolla LE Eco for the fresh college student.

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