2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid with AWD option, more equipment, better mpg
2023 Toyota Corolla being refreshed for the new model year. The styling changes are very modest, but there are loads of changes big and small. The mixture noticed the most significant changes giving it more power, a lower base price and an all-wheel drive option. Gasoline-only models also have some minor changes.
With hybrid, Toyota improved the 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain with a more powerful electric motor. It’s more powerful making 13 more ponies and 10 more pound-feet for a total of 134 horsepower and 156 pound-feet. It also received a new lithium-ion the battery instead of a nickel metal hydride package. The system delivers 50 mpg in the city, 43 on the highway and 47 combined. That’s somewhat lower than the 53 mpg city, 52 highway and 52 combined of the outgoing model, but still good numbers. All-wheel drive is a new option and like RAV4, Prius and most other Toyota hybrids, is the result of an additional electric motor powering the rear axle. Total output remains the same as the front-wheel drive hybrid, but energy saving drops to 47 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 44 mpg combined.
In the classic “As seen on TV” form, that’s not all. The hybrid powertrain is now available on LE, SE and XLE trim levels. The first two were the only ones available with all-wheel drive. There’s even an Infrared version (pictured above) for the SE, which adds sportier suspension from the gas-powered SE, red interior and exterior accents, and is available with all-wheel drive. front or all cakes. The base price for the hybrid version is now $1,250 lower than before. You can find prices for all Corolla model at the end of this article.
There are also changes to the gas-powered Corollas. Like hybrids, they’ve all been revised front and rear. The non-hybrid sedan is currently only available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. It also returns 2 more mpg in combined driving compared to 1.8 for a total of 35 mpg. That’s still the sole engine for the hatchback (except for GR Corolla), and it is currently only available with CVT. If you want the manual, you’ll have to get the GR version.
All Corollas now benefit from Toyota’s latest infotainment system. It has an 8-inch touch screen. It also includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 comes standard with automatic emergency function brake with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, automatic high beams, and rear seat reminders. All SE versions now come standard with proximity keys for locking and starting. Other detailed changes include wheels, interior and exterior colorand minor equipment tweaks like the standard 800-watt audio system on the XSE hatchback.
Prices for the Corolla range are below:
- LE: $23,895
- LE AWD: $25,295
- ND: $26,295
- SE AWD: $27,695
- XLE: $27.695
- LE: $22,645
- ND: $26,295
- XSE: $27,795