The Toyota Corolla continues to be one of the most popular models in the compact sedan/ hatchback segment. Now Toyota has made it even better with more power under the hood, updated tech features, new trims for the Corolla Hybrid and updated styling.
The 2023 Corolla now comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 169 horsepower, which replaces the 139-hp 1.8-liter engine. Toyota says that the more powerful engine gets the Corolla to 60 mph two seconds faster, plus it’s more fuel efficient as well with an estimated 31 city/40 hwy./34 combined mpg rating.
The 2023 Corolla Hybrid gets a more powerful powertrain that mates a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with two motor-generators through a planetary-type CVT. The hybrid also gets a new lithium-ion battery that’s located under the rear seat. All-wheel drive is also optional on the Corolla Hybrid. Lastly Toyota has finally added more trim levels for the Corolla Hybrid, since it’s now available in LE, SE and XLE versions.
On the outside the front fascia has been redesigned, the Corolla LE gets a new rear bumper design, while the SE and XSE get a rear sport diffuser and new 18-inch Gloss Graphite-colored alloy wheels.
The Corolla Hatchback gets a redesigned front grille with chrome-finished accents, along with revised LED headlights. The rear bumper is updated with a combination of body color and added chrome-finished accents.
Inside the Corolla XSE and XLE get a redesigned 7-inch multi-information display. The new standard 8-inch touchscreen features Toyota’s latest infotainment system. It also features standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
On the safety front, the 2023 Corolla gets the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 system, which features automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, lane tracing assist, road sign recognition and automatic high beams.