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TOYOTA COROLLA TOURING SPORT

2.0 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [JBL]

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2.0 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [JBL] TOYOTA COROLLA TOURING SPORT
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Key Information

Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type
Fuel Type Hybrid
Top Speed
Top Speed 112mph
Economy
Economy 72.40mpg
Battery Size
Battery Size 1kWh
Emissions
Co2 121.00g/km
Stopwatch
0 - 62mph 8.10s
Engine Size
Engine Size 2.0litres

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Standard Equipment

Technical Data

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Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Driver Convenience

  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • E-call
  • Electrically assisted power steering
  • Intelligent park assist
  • Kick sensor for power tailgate
  • Push button start
  • Reversing camera
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed limiter
  • Voice activation

Entertainment

  • 2 ring combimeters with 7" colour TFT screen
  • 8 speakers
  • 8" multimedia and back monitor
  • 800 Watt amplifier
  • AM/FM radio
  • DAB Digital radio
  • JBL Premium Sound System
  • Toyota touch 2 with go navigation system
  • USB and Aux in connectors + 12V front outlet

Exterior Features

  • Anti-jam protection on power windows
  • Auto dimming inside rear view mirror
  • Auto up and down function on all power windows
  • Automatic folding mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Bi-LED headlights with LED lightguide
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED rear combi lights with LED lightguide
  • Power front windows
  • Power rear windows
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Reverse tilting door mirrors
  • Shark fin antenna

Interior Features

  • 12v power outlet - luggage side
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel + gear knob
  • Clean air filter
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning with ECO mode switch
  • Front head restraints
  • Full leather upholstery
  • Heated seats
  • interior illumination
  • ISOFIX seat fixing (2 fixings on rear outer seats)
  • Pollen filter
  • Power lumbar support
  • Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel switches
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • WIL - Whiplash Injury Lessening seats

Packs

  • Parking pack - Corolla
  • Toyota safety sense 2 pack - Corolla

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Adjustable front driver seat belt extender
  • Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distribution
  • Brake assist function
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front passenger airbag on/off switch
  • Front seatbelt reminder
  • HAC-Hill-start Assist Control
  • Rear seat belt reminder
  • Supplemental restraint system (SRS) 7 airbags - dual driver, dual side curtain, side impact and driver knee airbags
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure warning system

Security

  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Smart entry

Technical

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Wheels

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    1.4
  • Battery Type
    Nickel-Metal Hydride

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.188
  • CO2 (g/km)
    89
  • HC
    0.022
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    67
  • NOx
    0.004
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    121
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    127
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    121
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    156
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    108
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH
    112
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL
    108
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    114
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH
    115
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL
    114
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    104
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    106
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    104

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1987
  • Compression Ratio
    14.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    80.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    97.6
  • Engine Code
    M20A-FXS
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    72.4
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    70.6
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    78.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    4.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    61.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    184
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    VVT-i Hybrid
  • Coin Series
    Excel [JBL]
  • Generation Mark
    11
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    21E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    95
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    77
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    184
  • Engine Power - KW
    135
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    140
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    19.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    190
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4400
  • Top Speed
    112

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    MACHINED FACE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1435
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4650
  • Wheelbase
    2700
  • Width
    1790
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1955
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1606
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    581
  • Max. Loading Weight
    585
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    450
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1370
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.4

TOYOTA COROLLA 2.0 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [JBL]

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    6
  • Handling
    6
  • Comfort
    8
  • Space
    7
  • Styling
    8
  • Build
    7
  • Value
    8
  • Equipment
    8
  • Economy
    9
  • Depreciation
    8
  • Insurance
    8

The Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is the estate version of Toyota's practical family hatchback. Jonathan Crouch checks the revised version out.

Background

You might well think of the Toyota Corolla as a rather sensible but broadly uninteresting thing. If so, you're a little behind the curve. These were sentiments reasonably applicable to this car's Auris predecessor but its Corolla replacement has quite a bit more attitude. Here, we're looking at the 'Touring Sports' estate body style. This Corolla Touring Sports model succeeded the old Auris Touring Sports estate, which sold between 2012 and 2018 and tried for a younger, more fashionable audience than its hatch stablemate. People who wanted more from their transport than sense and sensibility. It was a worthy effort, but one slightly hobbled by a rather dull interior and unremarkable driving dynamics. Outside of the expensive top petrol/electric hybrid variant, the engine range was a little behind the curve too. So in 2019, Toyota had another go and continued the Touring Sports theme with its new generation Corolla model. This improved Corolla Touring Sports model is a much more creditable package, offering a sharper look, but the important stuff lies inside and beneath the bonnet in a package that still manages to be one of the more practical choices in its class. Let's check it all out.

Driving Experience

This revised Corolla Touring Sports gets the fifth generation of Toyota's full-Hybrid self-charging powerplant and, as before, it's available in both 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol forms. The big differences come with the smaller capacity 1.8-litre unit, with power output up from 120 to 138bhp, bringing a 1.7s reduction in the 0-62mph sprint time to 9.2s. A lot of that's down to weight-saving (the hybrid system's more powerful lithium-ion battery is 18kgs lighter), plus driveability's been improved too, thanks to a redesign for the power control unit and the transaxle motor. In addition, the hybrid control has been recalibrated to provide acceleration feel closer to throttle pedal use, with less of the previous 'rubber band' effect. As before, it all works via CVT auto gearbox with six speeds. Whichever powerplant you prefer, you should find this Toyota dynamically able - far more so than some of its segment predecessors. Throw the car into a corner and you'll find that though this Corolla is no Focus, it far from disgraces itself, with a decent level of front end grip and steering that's predictable and accurate, though rather light. The 2.0-litre variant's obviously the one to choose if you want a little extra performance, this version (now with power raised from 180 to 193bhp) making rest to 62mph in 7.5s (around a second faster than a VW Golf 2.0 TDI), but more relevant is the huge improvement in response in the 30-50mph overtaking increment that makes the car feel so much more flexible and spontaneously powerful on faster roads. Don't misunderstand us: a 2.0-litre Hybrid Corolla is still way down on the level of pulling power a black pump-fuelled engine would produce, with a 190Nm figure that's almost 50% less than a comparable 2.0-litre diesel. But you notice the shortfall much less than you do with the 1.8-litre Hybrid.

Design and Build

Subtle updates mark out this revised Corolla Touring Sports model. These include changes to the front grille mesh pattern, fog light bezels and alloy wheel designs. Higher grades gain smarter bi-LED headlights with an Adaptive High-beam System. In addition to this estate variant, there's also a completely separate Corolla Cross SUV model, though that's not our focus here. This is one of the better looking compact estates. Some of these look a little awkward, with the kind of finished shape that brings to mind a hatchback being squired by a uPVC conservatory. There's nothing like that here. In profile, the 'Touring Sports' model shares its hatchback stablemate's steeply raked windscreen, which flows into an extended roofline with aluminium roof rails and an integral rear spoiler. This station wagon derivative sits upon a lengthened 2,700mm wheelbase version of this model's 'TNGA' 'Toyota New Global Architecture' platform. Inside, the changes to this updated model are farer-reaching, the key one being a much-needed upgrade to the central infotainment screen, which grows in size to 10.5-inches and gains the facility for over-the-air updates. Plus from mid-range trim levels upwards, the driver's instrument display gains a 12.3-inch combimeter that can be customised to preference across four different modes - 'Casual', 'Smart', 'Sport' and 'Tough'. The driver can also make use of a new on-board voice agent that recognises natural, conversational requests to operate the multimedia, or vehicle functions such as opening or closing windows. The cabin's now of higher quality too, with new graphics, trims and embossed patterns that add three-dimensional depth and tactile appeal to the upholsteries, surfaces and finishes. The trim and seat upholstery combinations follow smarter Dark and Light Harmony themes with co-ordinated colours and finishes to give the interior a contemporary, elegant feel. This model's relatively generous exterior dimensions should be particularly obvious in the rear, though the optional panoramic glass sunroof does eat into headroom. Apparently, it reduces it by 22mm. There's a 598-litre boot in the 1.8 Hybrid variants; in the 2.0 Hybrid, the figure's 581-litres. With the rear bench folded, all derivatives offer 1,591-litres and 1,860mm of load space length. The top SUV-style 'TREK' version has black edging for the front and rear bumpers, silver-finished front and rear under-runs, black wheel arch mouldings and black rocker panels with silver inserts. There's a machined/black contrast design for the 17-inch alloy wheels and TREK badging on the tailgate, plus rear privacy glass, a honeycomb-pattern grille and LED headlights.

Market and Model

There's a £1,270 premium to pay if you want the Touring Sports estate version of this Corolla rather than the standard hatch. That means a price span in the £28,000 to £33,000 bracket - which is par for the course in this segment. There are six trim levels - 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design', 'GR Sport', 'Excel' and 'TREK'. All of these spec levels deliver even more kit for the latest model year, with fresh colours that include a vibrant 'Juniper Blue'. The dynamic-looking 'GR Sport' version's been upgraded too. This improved Corolla is equipped with Toyota T-Mate, which combines the latest generation Toyota Safety Sense package with other active driving and parking assistance features. Improvements in the operation and functionality of the systems include Acceleration Suppression, which reacts to sudden use of the accelerator when travelling at low speed; collision avoidance support when making a turn at an intersection; Emergency Steering Assist that can now react to oncoming vehicles; lateral collision avoidance and curve speed reduction. There's also now a 'Safe Exit Assist' system, which stops doors being opened in the face on oncoming vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians. And a 'Rear Seat Reminder' has been added, which alerts the driver to look at the rear seats as they leave the car.

Cost of Ownership

Toyota has decided that all Corolla Touring Sports buyers should have a Hybrid engine - and a look at the efficiency stats reveals why. The stats are still pretty eye-catching, a typical 1.8-litre Hybrid Corolla Touring Sports with 'Icon' trim managing up to 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and up to 102g/km of CO2. That's further helped, Toyota expects, by the fact that for typical customers, up to 50% of typical commuting journeys will be accomplished in all-electric drive. For the 2.0-litre Hybrid hatch, the best stats are up to 57.7mpg and up to 107g/km. The Japanese maker describes the Corolla's Hybrid technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety, which means that it isn't of the currently popular Plug-in variety. The brand of course has PHEV technology (it's available on top versions of its Prius model) but currently feels it isn't necessary for the Corolla line-up. What else? Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that you can extend it for nothing up to a maximum of ten years, providing you have the car regularly serviced at a Toyota dealer. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

Summary

These days, Toyota works to a philosophy called 'Genchi Genbutsu' which, roughly translated from Japanese, means 'go see for yourself'. In other words, in developing its new era models, the Tokyo brand has, more than ever, taken the trouble to speak to owners in order to see how they use their cars in real life. You can see the fruit of that approach in this revised Touring Sports model. It's a design with a stronger focus on desirability and real-world utility. In short, this Corolla estate variant has something about it. Okay, so it's not going to have the enthusiast press getting all excited, but here is a car many people would be delighted to have on their drive. Nothing about it suggests you've settled for a life of suburban mediocrity. Sometimes practical is good. Welcome to a surprising new world.

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