2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Corolla Model Overview at Beechmont Toyota

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Key Features

  • Starting at $20,910 MSRP*
  • New 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Four-Cylinder paired with your choice of a Six-Speed iMT Manual Transmission or a Dynamic-Shift CVT
  • First North American Application of Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • Standard Entune 3.0 Audio with 8-inch Touchscreen, Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa Integration, and Apple CarPlay™
  • New TNGA Platform with Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Optional Entune 3.0 Premium Audio with JBL 8-Speaker Sound System with 800 Watts & Dynamic Navigation
  • Available Adaptive Cornering Lamps
  • Available Toyota Remote Connect via Smartwatch and Smartphone Connectivity

About the Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Since the Corolla nameplate was introduced in 1966, buyers across the globe have helped it become one of the best selling cars in the world. Debuting the 12th generation of the Corolla nameplate is the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Combining utility, practicality, and value with a fun-to-drive experience — the all-new Corolla Hatchback rides on a new TNGA platform with a sport-tuned suspension. Its striking new design helps reflect your own unique personality with a bold range of available exterior colors. Other key highlights of the 2019 Corolla Hatchback include the first North American Application of Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and a new 2.0-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine. Today’s subcompact hatchback buyers will be thrilled by the driving dynamics, class-leading standard safety equipment, and cutting-edge technology found on the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

What the Critics Say

Built on Toyota’s TNGA platform and riding on a sport-tuned suspension, the 2019 Corolla hatch has moves that place it in another class of responsiveness and fun above the American-market sedan.” — Motor Trend
We found the Corolla to be pleasant when driven around town. It’s small and easy to drive, and the well-tuned transmission does a fine job keeping the revs low when driven normally.” — Consumer Reports

Toyota Corolla Hatchback Features

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Styling

Striking Styling

The Corolla Hatchback emphasizes personality with chiseled side profile character lines and an eye-catching front grille design. Offering more than simply practicality, the perfectly sculpted sweeping rear end of the Corolla Hatchback makes a statement even as you accelerate away. For the ultimate in style, XSE Corolla Hatchback models come standard with 18-inch Machine Alloy wheels, LED fog lights, and a premium chrome grille surround. Offering more than just good looks, the Corolla Hatchback is lower (by 1.0 inches), wider (by 1.2 inches), and longer (by 1.5 inches) than the outgoing Corolla iM. A longer wheelbase along with wider front and rear tracks gives the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback engaging handling and dynamic response.


Standard power for the Toyota Corolla Hatchback comes in the form of a 2.0-liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Engine which boasts 168 horsepower. Lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity and benefitting its overall balance, this engine is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. An all-new Dynamic-Shift CVT features simulated 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic steps, Sport Mode, and paddle shifters to make every drive more engaging. The use of iMT controls inside the transmission, which automatically adjust engine revolutions when changing gears, help give the Corolla Hatchback world-leading transmission efficiency.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Performance
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Entune 3.0 Multimedia

Advanced Technology

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback comes with an extensive list of standard and available advanced multimedia features. Each trim level includes standard Entune 3.0 Audio with 8-inch Touchscreen, Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa Integration, and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration. Two USB terminals and one AUX port give you endless possibilities for enjoying your favorite tunes. Optional on the Corolla Hatchback, the JBL 8-Speaker Sound System with 800 Watts of power lets you hear music with concert-like clarity thanks to Clari-Fi. Clari-Fi technology works by analyzing, rebuilding, and restoring audio signals that were lost In the digital compression process.

Groundbreaking Safety

At launch, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback will be the first vehicle in North America to debut Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as standard equipment. This updated safety package adds new active safety technologies and capabilities which enhance protection and confidence. Included in this suite of technologies are Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (Full-Speed DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), and Automatic High Beam (AHB). Additional features which are all-new for Toyota Sense 2.0 are Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA). Rounding out the list of safety equipment are seven standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System.

On sale in summer 2018, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is anticipated to challenge established rivals in the compact hatchback segment. Stay informed on the latest news and updates on the Toyota Corolla Hatchback with Beechmont Toyota.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Trims & Specs

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

  • Starting at $20,910 MSRP*
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Dynamic Force Engine
  • LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
  • Entune™ 3.0 Audio and App Suite with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Fabric sport seats with 6-way adjustable driver’s seat

Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

Corolla Hatchback XSE

  • Starting at $25,080 MSRP*
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) (automatic)
  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Leather-trimmed heated sport seats with fabric inserts
  • 7-in. TFT Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Dual zone climate control

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2019 Corolla Hatchback XSE with automatic transmission preliminary 30 city/38 hwy/33 combined mpg estimates determined by Toyota. EPA ratings not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.