If you’ve thought about driving a Prius, but couldn’t bring yourself to get behind the wheel of an ugly car, you might want to check out what’s happening with the Corolla. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid now offers fuel economy figures that are just as good as the Prius, but it looks far better.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Fuel Economy
With the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine combined with the CVT automatic transmission, estimates expect 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with the CVT automatic transmission achieves 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission receives 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Finally, the hybrid uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and battery power. Altogether, it achieves 53 mpg in the city and 52 mpg on the highway.
Compared to the Prius
If you compare those last numbers to the Prius, you will be quite impressed. The only Prius model that receives better ratings is the Prius L Eco. This maxes out with 56 mpg combined. The Prius LE and XLE match the hybrid Corolla with combined fuel economy.
We’ve seen an uptick in cars such as these being purchased by millennials. That’s why Toyota thinks these new numbers should make them happy. In total, the government has projected that drivers will save $3,000 in fuel over five years. For young people looking to make their break into the world, that is a nice chunk of change.
While we don’t know the price of the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid yet, we do anticipate it will be low. We could even hope that it might come in somewhere in the low $20s. If that’s the case, you will see them flying out of the dealerships.
What are your thoughts on the new Corolla Hybrid model? Would you rather drive this or a Toyota Prius?