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2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Toyota Corolla
Toyota
8.2
Price$25,395 - $35,645
Fuel Efficiency3.5 - 6 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$25,395 - $35,645
Fuel Efficiency3.5 - 6 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is Australia's top-selling passenger vehicle, and one of the best-known nameplates in the world. It's available as a hatchback or sedan, with petrol and hybrid engines.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Super low running costs

Good ride and handling balance

Unpretentious, reliable motoring

Miss

Hatch has small boot

Hybrid feels underpowered

Tyre noise on coarse roads

Video Review

Corolla Video Review

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Intro
Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Features
Practicality
On the Road
Verdict

Toyota Corolla hybrid review 2020

A sporty, efficient and fun Corolla, you're kidding, right?!
Date
July 15, 2020
Views
187,270

This is the BEST selling car in the world! It's crazy, but Toyota has sold over 50 million Toyota Corollas and now it's available as a hybrid! The Corolla once had the image of being quite a boring mode of transport, but has that all changed?

Corolla Price

What is the price of a Toyota Corolla?
  • Ascent Sport hatch 2.0 manual: $23,895
  • Ascent Sport sedan 2.0 manual: $23,895
  • Ascent Sport hatch 2.0 auto: $25,395
  • Ascent Sport sedan 2.0 auto: $25,395
  • Ascent Sport hatch 1.8 hybrid: $27,395
  • Ascent Sport sedan 1.8 hybrid: $27,395
  • SX hatch 2.0 auto: $28,795
  • SX sedan 2.0 auto: $28,795
  • SX hatch 1.8 hybrid: $30,795
  • SX sedan 1.8 hybrid: $30,795
  • ZR hatch 2.0 auto: $32,695
  • ZR sedan 2.0 auto: $34,195
  • ZR hatch 1.8 hybrid: $34,695

All prices exclude on-road costs

Reviews

Our expert's reviews of the Toyota Corolla

News

All the latest Corolla news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Toyota Corolla range is best for you?

The entry Ascent Sport comes standard with:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Full-size spare (petrols)
  • Temporary spare (hybrids)
  • LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Cloth seats
  • 4.2-inch trip computer
  • Manual A/C (petrols)
  • Dual-zone climate control (hybrid hatch)
  • Single-zone climate control (hybrid sedan)
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth and USB
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six speakers
  • Proximity key access (hybrids only)
  • Reversing camera 

The SX grade adds the following:

  • Temporary spare wheel
  • Paddle shifters (petrol)
  • Front LED fog lights
  • Bi-beam LED headlight upgrade (hybrid sedan only) 
  • Auto electronically retractable side mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • ‘Premium’ wheel and shifter 
  • Dual-zone climate control (hatch)
  • Single-zone climate control (sedan)
  • Proximity key access
  • Extra USB point
  • Satellite-navigation
  • Digital radio 
  • Wireless phone charger 

The ZR grade adds the following:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit (hybrid hatch)
  • Bi-beam LED headlight upgrade 
  • Rain-sensing wipers (sedan) 
  • Sports bucket seats
  • Leatherette (sedan)
  • Ultrasuede (hatch)
  • Heated front seats, driver-side power adjust
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • 7.0-inch trip computer
  • Head-up display 
  • Eight-speaker JBL audio upgrade (hatch)
  • Nine-speaker JBL audio upgrade (sedan)
  • Sunroof (sedan)
  • Two-tone paint (hatch, option)

Variants

What are the variants of the Toyota Corolla?
ASCENT SPORT
FROM
$25,395
ASCENT SPORT + NAVIGATION
FROM
$26,395
ASCENT SPORT HYBRID
FROM
$27,395
ASCENT SPORT + NAVI HYBRID
FROM
$28,395
SX
FROM
$28,795
SX HYBRID
FROM
$30,795
ZR
FROM
$32,695
ZR TWO TONE OPTION
FROM
$33,645
ZR HYBRID
FROM
$34,695
ZR TWO TONE OPTION HYBRID
FROM
$35,645
4D SEDAN
DIRECT SHIFT CVT
5D HATCHBACK
Continuous Variable
Variant Name
ASCENT SPORT
Price From
$25,395
Series
MZEA12R
Style
4D SEDAN
Transmission
DIRECT SHIFT CVT
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Economy
6.0L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Toyota Corolla Interior

Corollas have plenty of seat and wheel adjustments, to suit all occupant sizes. The analogue gauges flank two trip computer options, and ZR grades get a projecting head-up display.

The touchscreen and infotainment systems offer nothing cutting-edge, and you need to option sat-nav and DAB in base models. But all have phone mirroring and reversing cameras.

In terms of build quality the Corolla is always excellent, and all controls are functional and simple to use. There's nothing overly flash – stitch-work, and the ZR's ambient lighting aside – but function trumps form.

Back seat space is not best-in-class, but two average-sized adults can fit back there, and there are outboard ISOFIX child-seat anchors, and top tether points.

The sedan has 470L of luggage space, while the hatchback has between 217L and 333L. The larger of the two volumes is for models without a spare wheel. This is pretty pokey by class standards.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Toyota Corolla Exterior

The ZR hatch in particular looks quite sharp with its 18-inch wheels, but all have nice light signature and curvaceous, inoffensive styling.

The edgier five-door hatch is definitely skewed towards younger buyers than the more safe and staid four-door sedan.

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Corolla Colours

What colours are available for the Toyota Corolla?

Hatch:

  • Glacier White
  • Frosted White ($575 extra)
  • Silver Pearl ($575 extra)
  • Jasper Red ($575 extra)
  • Graphite ($575 extra)
  • Eclectic Blue ($575 extra)
  • Peacock Black ($575 extra)
  • Eclipse Black ($575 extra)

Sedan:

  • Glacier White
  • Frosted White ($575 extra)
  • Silver Pearl ($575 extra)
  • Atomic Rush red ($575 extra)
  • Lunar Blue ($575 extra)
  • Saturn Blue ($575 extra)
  • Celestite Grey ($575 extra)
  • Ink ($575 extra)

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Toyota Corolla?

The first five services at intervals of 12 months or 15,000km apiece are each capped at $205 across the Toyota Corolla range.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Toyota Corolla drivability?

The TNGA platform and all-round independent suspension (trailing wishbone rear) look good on paper, and indeed this Corolla is way sharper on turn-in and flatter through corners than older models.

It's actually quite a sporty car in handling terms.

However, the suppression of noise, vibration and harshness could be better, the ride quality on 18-inch wheels degrades over the 16s, and the hybrid – while extremely efficient – is a sluggish under hard acceleration.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The Corolla has an ANCAP rating of five stars based on testing conducted in 2018. It received scores of 96 per cent in adult occupant protection, 83 per cent in child occupant protection, 86 per cent in vulnerable road user protection, and 76 per cent in safety assist.

The entire range comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-tracing assist
  • Adaptive cruise control (high speed-only in manual models)
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Reversing camera
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag

The SX and ZR add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

5
overall
96%
passenger
83%
infant
86%
pedestrian
76%
detection

Corolla Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Toyota Corolla?

Having launched in 2018, the Corolla is a tick over half way through its lifecycle. An update will likely arrive later in 2022.

Corolla Options

Options list for the Toyota Corolla

Metallic paint is the only option.

Corolla Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Toyota Corolla?

The Toyota Corolla is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Corolla Stock Availability

Is the Toyota Corolla available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

All Toyotas are in short supply at the moment, but Corolla stock will improve as the year progresses.

Corolla Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Toyota Corolla?

The sedan has a decent 470L of luggage space, while the hatchback has between 217L (pokey as heck) and 333L. The larger of the two volumes is for models without a spare wheel.

Corolla Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Toyota Corolla use and what are its emissions?

The 2.0-litre petrol Corolla uses 6.0L/100km on the combined cycle.

Fuel economy in the hybrid is 4.2L/100km in the hatch and just 3.6L/100km in the sedan. Unbeatable.

All models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel and have a 50L fuel tank except for the hybrid models, which use a 43L tank.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 TOYOTA COROLLA fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
ASCENT SPORTMZEA12R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ASCENT SPORTMZEA12R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ASCENT SPORT + NAVIGATIONMZEA12R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ASCENT SPORT + NAVIGATIONMZEA12R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ASCENT SPORT HYBRIDZWE211R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--3.5-
ASCENT SPORT HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.2-
ASCENT SPORT + NAVI HYBRIDZWE211R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--3.5-
ASCENT SPORT + NAVI HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.2-
SXMZEA12R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
SXMZEA12R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
SX HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.2-
SX HYBRIDZWE211R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--3.5-
ZRMZEA12R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ZR TWO TONE OPTIONMZEA12R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ZRMZEA12R4D SEDANUNLEADED PETROL--6.0-
ZR HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.2-
ZR TWO TONE OPTION HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACKUNLEADED PETROL/ELECTRIC--4.2-

Corolla Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Corolla

The Corolla hatch measures 4375mm long, 1435mm tall and 1790mm wide, with a 2640mm wheelbase.

The Corolla sedan measures 4630mm long, 1435mm tall and 1780mm wide, with a 2700mm wheelbase.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 TOYOTA COROLLA measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
ASCENT SPORTMZEA12R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
ASCENT SPORTMZEA12R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
ASCENT SPORT + NAVIGATIONMZEA12R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
ASCENT SPORT + NAVIGATIONMZEA12R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
ASCENT SPORT HYBRIDZWE211R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
ASCENT SPORT HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
ASCENT SPORT + NAVI HYBRIDZWE211R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
ASCENT SPORT + NAVI HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
SXMZEA12R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
SXMZEA12R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
SX HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
SX HYBRIDZWE211R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
ZRMZEA12R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
ZR TWO TONE OPTIONMZEA12R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
ZRMZEA12R4D SEDAN4630178014352700
ZR HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640
ZR TWO TONE OPTION HYBRIDZWE211R5D HATCHBACK4375179014352640

The 2022 TOYOTA COROLLA has a braked towing capacity of 1300kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 450kg.

Corolla Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

Both body styles are classified as Small Cars under $40,000.

Corolla Sales Data

How well has the Toyota Corolla been selling?

Corolla was number-one in class in 2021, recording 28,768 sales for 29.1 per cent market share.

Its closest rivals were the Hyundai i30 (25,575), Kia Cerato (18,114), and Mazda 3 (14,126).

Should you buy the Corolla

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

These sell so well, and for good reason. There are flaws around packaging, but overall it's bulletproof and cheap-to-run motoring, with newfound dynamic nous and pretty sharp design.

Toyota Corolla Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The Corolla is now into its 12th generation, and has on many occasions been the world's top-selling car over a calendar year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Toyota Corolla range kicks off from $25,395 (plus on-road costs) for the "Corolla ASCENT SPORT" variant and finishes at $35,645 (plus on-road costs) for the "Corolla ZR TWO TONE OPTION HYBRID" variant.

The Toyota Corolla is built in Japan and is then shipped to Australia.

The Toyota Corolla has a braked towing capacity of 1300kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 450kg.

Toyota suggested that owners service their Toyota Corolla every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Toyota Corolla has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Toyota Corolla use Unleaded Petrol or Unleaded Petrol/electric.

The Toyota Corolla comes in 4 or 5 door variants.

In our latest review the Toyota Corolla scored 8.2 out of 10. Read the full Toyota Corolla review here.

The Toyota Corolla had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.
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