2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Charts its Own Path
Strictly speaking, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback isn’t a Toyota Corolla, even though both cars share the name. It’s actually derived from the Euro-spec Toyota Auris, and replaces the Toyota Corolla iM, which itself was derived from the defunct Scion division of Toyota. However, if you visit Bell Road Toyota, you’ll learn pretty quickly that what’s in a name still matters.
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Details
- 2.0L four-cylinder engine
- 168 hp / 151 lb.-ft. torque
- Six-speed iMT manual transmission or CVT
- 18 cubic feet of cargo space
- EPA fuel economy: 32 City / 42 Highway (varies by configuration)
The distinction between the sedan and hatchback versions of the Toyota Corolla is a lot smaller now than it was last year. That’s because beneath the differing body styles, both ride on the modular TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, so they have a lot in common.
One engine (a capable four-cylinder) powers both trims, the SE and XSE. There are also two transmissions, one a six-speed manual that uses iMT technology that lets the transmission tweak engine performance, and the other a CVT that actually features a first gear. FWD is standard.
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Safety and Special Features
Safety is a hallmark of new Toyota cars, and like its stablemates, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback comes with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite standard. It’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick and easily earns its five-star NHTSA safety rating.
The Toyota Entune infotainment system now includes Apple CarPlay™, and the company promises Android Auto™ compatibility in the near future. When you visit your Phoenix Toyota dealership, be sure to ask about other standard and available features, like Smart Key, dual-zone climate control, and leather seating.
- Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
- Toyota STAR Safety Suite
- Toyota Entune infotainment
- Apple CarPlay™
- Dual front USB ports
Buying a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
So is this, or is it not, truly a Toyota Corolla? If you want to get technical, no. But in every way that matters — a car that’s predictable, reliable, and just fun enough — the answer is clearly yes. If you want a change from the usual, you’ll find it in the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, and you’ll find the hatchback right here at 2020 West Bell Road in Phoenix, home of Bell Road Toyota.