Test drive the new Toyota Corolla


The novelty of the Japanese automobile industry of the Corolla family appeared in early 2019 and has already managed to fall in love with lovers of reliable cars. Traditionally, a car combines practicality, durability and comfort. What makes the new Corolla unique in its way?

Auto design

Compared with its predecessors, the car has acquired a more elegant body shape. Externally - it is loved by many Corolla, but with a bewitching accent premium.

Test drive the new Toyota Corolla

The hallmark of the whole family Toyota Corolla remains a traditional compact sedan. However, the updated version received two more bodies.

Test drive the new Toyota Corolla
Test drive the new Toyota Corolla
  Sedan Hatchback Universal
Length (mm.) 4630 4370 4495
Width (mm.) 1780 1790 1745
Height (mm.) 1435 1450 1460
Wheelbase (mm.) 2700 2640 2640

How does a car go?

Test drive the new Toyota Corolla

The car responds well to the variety of road surfaces in the country. The center of gravity shifted down makes transport more adequate in a bend. The depreciation system is adapted for a comfortable ride on the road of different quality.

Happy owners of the updated sedan noticed a number of improvements. Faster steering response. The 2019-XNUMX Toyota Corolla clings to the cover tighter when cornering. The only discomfort when traveling on porous asphalt or pits is noise. It is caused by the weak insulation of the arches.

Another negative nuance is the operation of the variator. Monotonous noise on the “tear” at maximum speed slightly lubricates the comfort of the trip. But if you don’t push the pedal to the floor, there will be no such problem.


The first test drive with different driving styles showed the uniqueness of the novelty. Corolla 2019 showed great dynamism and playfulness. You can go on a hike and spend time in slow-life mode. At the same time, the car behaves stably and adequately.

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The European version of the sedan comes standard with a 1,6 liter petrol engine. It has front-wheel drive. The motor develops power up to 132 horsepower. At 6000 rpm, the unit pulls 122 horses. And at 5200 rpm. issues 153 N.M. torque. The basic model is equipped with a 6-speed manual and CVT CVT transmission. In the first case, acceleration to hundreds will be 11 seconds, and in the second - 10,8. The mass of a car is 1370 kg in the case of a manual gearbox and is 15 kilograms heavier with a CVT.

 In hybrid versions, two versions have appeared. The first is an alternative to a diesel engine. This is a 1,8-liter turbocharged unit in conjunction with a 72-horsepower electric motor. The total capacity of this configuration was 122 horses.

A more dynamic hybrid model is equipped with a two-liter engine at 153 hp. and a 180-horsepower electric unit. The total capacity of this performance is 180 horses. The sports version is gaining a hundred in 7,9 seconds.

For an additional fee, Corolla 2019 will be equipped with an additional rear-wheel motor. This option will be useful on slippery roads. Although standard equipment is enough for the modern high-speed mode in Ukraine.

Body Sedan
PPC 6-speed manual / CVT
Acceleration to 100 km / h. 11 / 10,8 seconds
Internal combustion engine inline four, 16-valve, 1,6 l., 122 hp, 153 N.M.
Fuel Petrol
Привод Front
Weight 1370/1385 kg.
Top speed 195/185 km / h.
Suspension front - MacPherson struts with anti-roll bar rear - independent spring with two wishbones and a stabilizer
Wheels 195/55 R15, as well as 205/55 R16 or 17

An additional option of the updated model is sports mode. For him, the manufacturer completes the car with gearshift paddles that mimic a 10-speed gearshift. But one should not expect anything supernatural from this system. The motor will not give out more horses. The transition from one transmission to another will be more accurate. This mode will provide minimal loss of speed in the intervals between gears.

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In the interior of the new model there were no fundamental changes. The display on the working console has increased. It does not interfere with driving. At the same time, the data on it is clearly visible, which does not distract the driver while driving.

An additional detail was the projection screen. All important information, including warnings, is duplicated on the windshield.

Test drive the new Toyota Corolla

The torpedo is made in two styles. The client can choose between leather trim and classic silver plastic.

Test drive the new Toyota Corolla
Test drive the new Toyota Corolla

Due to the increased wheelbase for passengers in the rear seat, more space has appeared. The front seats are set slightly lower than their predecessor.

Fuel consumption

In urban mode, a gasoline unit consumes about 6,6 liters per 100 kilometers. The variator model showed small savings - 6,3 per hundred. Hybrid Corolla in traffic jams and toffee switches to electric traction. ICE turns on when you press the accelerator more strongly. In this mode, the unit produces a pleasant indicator from 3,7 to 4 liters per 100 km. This generation is not equipped with diesel engines.

Engines: Petrol Hybrid Diesel
In the city / 100km. 6,3-6,6 3,7-4,0
On the highway / 100km. 5,5-5,7 3,3

Cost of maintenance

Regarding repair and maintenance, the car is not included in the budget transport category. For example, for maintenance of a hybrid with a mileage of 10 to 60 thousand kilometers, you will have to pay 2500 to 9000 from an authorized Toyota dealer.

Maintenance work Estimated cost of the service, UAH
Maintenance (oil change, spark plugs, filters, diagnostics) 2600-7300 depending on mileage
Diagnostics of shock absorbers and brakes from 400
Fuel system cleaning from 1800
Wheel alignment from 950
Air conditioner cleaning from 750

Toyota Corolla pricing

In the car market, the Ukrainian buyer will be provided with 4 types of equipment. The standard has airbags, halogen headlights, air conditioning, heated seats, power windows, hill start assist function, electric interior heating.

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Classic set - multifunctional heated wheel, 4-inch monitor, the ability to install a variator. Equipping the Comfort option - six airbags, climate control for two zones, a 7-inch information display and multimedia with an 8-inch sensor, a rear-view camera. Options Prestige - front and rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, keyless entry and start from the button.

Auto option Price, UAH. from:
Petrol 431 943
Hybrid 616 320
Diesel Not produced

The official dealer offers a standard petrol sedan at a price of 431 943 UAH. The budget version lacks side airbags, protective curtains, climate control, cruise control. The variator analog is sold more expensive - 468 941 UAH.


The twelfth coming of Toyota's brainchild of the Corolla family prompts you to leave a pleasant review about the operation of the car. Ergonomics, design, dynamics and comfort are the advantages of the model. Any owner will appreciate the additional features of the Toyota Corolla - lane control sensors and a road sign tracking system. Cozy interior, affordable spare parts, availability of maintenance and repair specialists - allow the new product to remain in the top among motorists.

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