Jack a hatchback up on its suspension, add some wheels and tires that look tough, and the result is a crossover. But Toyota has resisted that temptation, at least with this newest Corolla. (The same cannot be said for Ford and its next-gen Focus.) It’s a hatchback in the purest Volkswagen Golf sense of the word—a front-wheel-drive box with four wheels set out toward the corners, exactly what it appears to be. Sold as the Auris in Europe, it’s not sporty, it’s not luxurious, and yet it’s pretty good-looking.
*Mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
1MSRP based on base model trim excluding tax, license, registration.
2 For well-qualified lessees.
3 Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Owner’s Manual for proper use.