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2023 Toyota Corolla

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2023 LE 4dr Sedan w/CVT
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Price:   -  From $21,700
2023 SE 5dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $23,155
2023 SE 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $24,140
2023 XSE 5dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $26,580
2023 XSE 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $26,850
2023 GR Core 5dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $35,900
2023 GR Circuit Edition 5dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $42,900
2023 GR Morizo Edition 5dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $49,900
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Overview

What's New

The 2023 Toyota Corolla receives updated front and rear styling, upgraded active safety systems, and a new infotainment system, while the base 1.8-liter engine is dropped and the Corolla’s trim lineup has also been greatly simplified. Rally enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the high-performance GR Corolla is now available.

Choosing Your Toyota Corolla

The Corolla sedan is offered in LE, SE, and XSE trim levels with base prices that range from $22,645 to $27,795.

The hatchback is offered in the SE and XSE trims and is priced from $24,060 to $27,525 while the new high-performance GR Corolla hatchback can be had in Core, Circuit Edition (available early 2023), and Morizo Edition (available late 2023) trims levels with prices spreading from $36,995 to $50,995.

Engine Choices

The pedestrian versions of the Corolla sedan and hatchback are now solely powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque with power routed through a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) to the front wheels. The manual transmission is no longer offered, however, the CVT utilizes a fixed-ratio first gear to help reduce the typical CVT rubber-band feeling when accelerating from a stop. The less-powerful 1.8-liter four-cylinder is dropped from the line-up as the larger engine is more powerful and fuel-efficient, earning an EPA-estimated 35 miles per gallon combined (or 34 mpg with the sedan’s SE and XSE trims and 33 with the hatchback’s XSE trim).

The GR Corolla is in an entirely different league. It exclusively offers a 1.6-liter single-scroll turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque – the Morizo edition cranks up the boost for more torque (295 lb-ft). A six-speed manual with (defeatable) rev-matching and a variable torque-splitting all-wheel drive system are also included. The Core offers limited-slip front and rear differentials through the $1,180 Performance Package that is standard on the Circuit and Morizo trims. Not surprisingly, the hot hatch’s score of 24 mpg means you can expect to pay nearly $1,200 more in annual fuel costs – if this is your daily driver.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Corolla sedan is 182.3 inches long and 70.1 inches wide which puts it about 10 inches longer than the hatchback. Inside, the sedan offers 34.8 inches of legroom for the rear passengers which shrink to just 29.9 inches in the hatchback. The hatchback makes up for that with a larger cargo space – up to 23 cubic feet vs 13.1 cubic feet in the sedan. A split-folding rear seatback is standard.

The GR Corolla features a wider track and enlarged fenders that push the width out to 72.8 inches while the track-focused Morizo edition removes the rear seat (among other items) to reduce weight, which allows for an up-right row of a second set of tires to neatly fit inside.

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Safety Features

The Corolla receives Toyota’s latest active safety system (version 3.0) that includes traditional functions such as automatic emergency braking (with low light pedestrian detection), lane-keep assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control with lane centering, automatic high beams, and road sign assist, while also adopting an expanded use of the systems to predict deceleration events to automatically provide braking support and avoid upcoming obstacles (aka people, cars, objects) by automatically providing steering input.

The XSE trim and the GR models are equipped with blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert which is optional on the LE and SE trims.

Connectivity

The Corolla receives a much-needed infotainment system update and it arrives with an eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM, HD Radio, Bluetooth with dual device connectivity, Wi-Fi, remote connected services, over-the-air update capability, and natural speech command recognition. A JBL premium sound system with nine speakers, an 800-watt amplifier, and a 10-inch subwoofer is offered on the SE and XSE (sedan) trims for $600-$675. It also brings a wireless charging pad to supplement the four (increased for 2023) USB ports. The XSE hatchback now includes the upgraded audio system as standard.

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2023 Toyota Corolla LE – MSRP From $22,645

Last year’s base L trim has been dropped and the LE takes its place. LED headlights, daytime running lights, and tail lights, 16-inch steel wheels, heated power mirrors, automatic climate control, cloth seats with a six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat, and a 4.2-inch driver information display are among the notable standard features. The LE Convenience Package ($1,340) includes proximity entry and 16-in alloy wheels while the Premium Package further adds a sunroof for $850.

2023 Toyota Corolla SE – MSRP From $25,085 Hatchback $24,060

The SE trim takes on a sporty tone and is the base trim for the hatchback model. New glossy 18-in alloy wheels, a gloss-black sport mesh grille, revised front and rear bumpers, a sport rear diffuser, mirrors with integrated turn signals, painted gray sport rocker panels, a body-color rear spoiler, dual chrome exhaust outlets, proximity entry, red interior accents, premium sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and metallic interior trim with chrome door handles are included. The SE Premium Package includes a sunroof and blind-spot detection for $1,220.

The SE hatchback trim features a black upper grille surround, a rear spoiler, a single exhaust outlet with a black diffuser, and newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels.

2023 Toyota Corolla XSE – MSRP From $27,795 Hatchback $27,525

The XSE uses the SE’s sportier appearance and adds more features such as a sunroof, a painted gray rear spoiler, heated synthetic leather seats with cloth inserts and 8-way power-adjustability for the driver, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, and paddle shifters.

The top hatchback trim gains those features as well as fog lights, chrome accents on the front and rear bumpers, and dual-zone climate control.

2023 Toyota Corolla GR Core – MSRP From $36,995

The GR Corolla is a rally-inspired high-performance model that is built on a dedicated assembly line that better allows for low-volume manufacturing. Along with its unique drivetrain, the chassis receives additional bracing, spot welds, and structural adhesives for improved rigidity, as well as unique suspension tuning, a mechanical hand brake, wider tires, 18-inch gloss-black wheels, and bigger brakes (with four-piston calipers in front and slotted rotors). An active exhaust with an added central outlet is also included for optimum sound and flow. The body wears a unique front bumper with a molded-in black front grille with functional air ducts and integrated fog lights, wider fenders with a gloss-black front fender vent, gloss-black mirrors with integrated turn signals, a body-color rear spoiler, a unique rear bumper with functional vents, and underbody paneling for improved aerodynamics.

Inside, the GR features proximity entry with push-button start, heavily bolstered fabric seats with GR embossing in the headrests, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a unique leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a 12.3-in. digital gauge cluster with GR start-up animation, aluminum sport pedals, and gray interior stitching. The $1,180 Performance Package adds mechanical limited-slip differentials to the front and rear axles and red-painted brake calipers. Other packages include the Cold Weather Package ($500) which brings a heated steering wheel and heated front seats and the Technology Package ($770) which installs the premium sound system.

2023 Toyota Corolla GR Circuit – MSRP From $43,995

This trim is exclusive to the 2023 model year and utilizes a carbon fiber roof panel, a gloss-black front grille and lower rear bumper insert, functional hood vents, a gloss-black rear spoiler, and the items from the Performance Package. Inside, the heated seats are wrapped in suede and leather with red mesh inserts and stitching, there is a unique shift knob, and the premium audio system is included.

2023 Toyota Corolla Morizo – MSRP From $50,995

The Morizo trim prioritizes track-day performance with stronger 18-inch forged wheels, a suede-covered shift knob and steering wheel, and the removal of rear door speakers (for a total speaker count of two), rear wiper, and the back seat which reduces the curb weight by about 100 pounds.

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For some, the GR Corolla provides precisely what they’re searching for as its performance and rally-focus are unique in the U.S. market (since the demise of the Focus RS). However, the upgrades seen on the base Corolla plus the added features of the Convenience Package equip it with enough everyday safety and creature comforts to make it the best choice for most.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • More powerful standard engine
  • Sporty styling
  • Great roster of safety features
  • Mega performance from GR Corolla
Cons
  • Small cargo area
  • Tight rear seats
  • Gutless four-cylinder engine
  • Loud cabin
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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2023 Brings Major Changes. Toyota has made a host of changes to the Corolla for the 2023 model year. Right off the bat, the compact car gets refreshed exterior styling, though it remains one of the more aggressively styled options in the segment.

The visual tweaks are minor for the sedan and include LED daytime running lights and updated headlights for the SE, XSE, and XLE trims. The sporty SE and XSE models also wear a new rear diffuser and redesigned 18-inch wheels.

Changes for the Corolla hatchback models are more extensive. The hatchbacks gain a new grille, an updated rear bumper, new chrome accents, and LED headlights. These changes affect the entire lineup.

Toyota’s exterior updates for 2023 ensure the compact car has one of the more standout designs in the segment and continues to feature an aggressive design.

New Base Engine. Previously, the Corolla was available with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and had a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as an option. For 2023, the Corolla is only available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The 2.0-liter engine is a carryover motor from last year and continues to make 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. While the engine isn’t all-new, it’s still a major upgrade over the previous 1.8-liter unit. That engine won’t be missed.

Performance from the 2.0-liter engine is lackluster and the unrefined sound coming from the engine bay under hard acceleration isn’t inspiring, either. The way the continuously variable automatic transmission performs could have a hand in the Corolla’s lackluster performance.

The car’s saving grace for the powertrain is that it’s efficient. Regardless of body style, the Corolla can get up to 35 mpg combined.

Updated Infotainment and Safety Features. The 2023 Corolla may not have the largest touchscreen in the segment, but it’s easy to use, has crisp graphics, and responds quickly to inputs. Toyota now offers the entire Corolla lineup with its latest infotainment system.

The Corolla now comes with an eight-inch touchscreen that features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Seeing these two features as standard equipment on an affordable compact car is surprising. Other standard features include navigation, a “Hey, Toyota” virtual assistant, a Wi-Fi hotspot, six audio speakers, and four USB ports. Move up to the XSE or the XLE trim and you’ll get a redesigned seven-inch digital instrument cluster.

Toyota has made its Safety Sense 3.0 suite of advanced safety features standard on the 2023 Corolla. The compact car comes with upgraded versions of automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam assist. Other standard features include pedestrian and cyclist detection and lane departure warnings.

With such a great list of standard features, you’re not wanting more. Unlike most of its competitors, the Corolla is available with upgrades like blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert on the base trim as part of two packages.

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Tight Rear Seats, Tiny Trunk. While some compact cars have grown to rival midsize cars from a few years ago, the 2023 Corolla is firmly a compact vehicle. So, it has a small interior and trunk compared to its rivals.

Consumers that expect to have rear passengers on a regular basis should look into the sedan over the hatchback. The sedan has 37.1 inches of rear headroom and 34.8 inches of rear legroom, while the hatchback has 37.6 inches of rear headroom and 29.9 inches of rear legroom. While the sedan’s rear seats feel tight, the Corolla hatchback’s rear seats are near to being unusable by adults.

Cargo capacity is another one of the Corolla’s features that is also disappointing. The trunk has just 13.1 cubic feet of trunk space and the hatchback has 17.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place. These figures are below average for the class.

Absolutely Bonkers GR Corolla. For 2023, Toyota has unleashed its Gazoo Racing division on the Corolla and created the insane GR Corolla. It’s Toyota’s version of the GR Yaris for the U.S. market and is deeply rooted in the world of rallying.

The GR Corolla may bear the Corolla name, but it doesn’t share much with the rest of the lineup. It comes with a 300-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine, an advanced all-wheel-drive system, a six-speed manual transmission, and a body kit that makes the GR Corolla look like The Hulk.

In addition to having a tenacious level of grip, the GR Corolla rips to 60 mph in less than five seconds, offers razor-sharp handling, and has stiff suspension for track use. The GR Corolla doesn’t look like a Corolla and it sure doesn’t perform like one. It’s right up there with the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf R, and Hyundai Elantra N.

Final Thoughts. Compact vehicles have come a long way when it comes to interior space, refinement, and upscale cabins. While the rest of the segment has made great strides in these areas, the 2023 Toyota Corolla carries on with what it does best. It comes packed with safety features, gets great fuel economy, and has aggressive styling. It’s a strong contender in the class, but there are better options. For performance seekers, the new GR Corolla is a riot.

In contrast, the Honda Civic continues to be the segment leader. It has an upscale exterior design, a roomy cabin, a few engines to explore, and large screens. Few competitors can match the Civic’s level of refinement, joyful handling, and features.

The Mazda3 isn’t available with any electrified powertrains, but it feels like a premium option, offers nimble handling, and has an upscale interior design. The Mazda3 is also available with all-wheel drive and a 250-hp turbocharged engine.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 169 HP / 151 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Dynamic Shift 10-spd sequential shift control w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
32 / 41 / 36 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 169 HP / 151 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
32 / 41 / 36 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
89 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.5 "
Exterior Width
70.1 "
Exterior Height
56.5 "
Front Headroom
38.3 " / 38.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Rear Legroom
34.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
51.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,955 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision System (pcs) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor (bsm) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) W/steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Tracing Assist (lta) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Automatic High Beams (ahb) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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