For 2023, Toyota has made a few changes to the Corolla. While the compact car is mostly a carryover model, it benefits from a slightly updated design, a revised lineup, a new standard engine, Toyota’s Safety Sense 3.0 suite of safety features, and an updated infotainment system. The largest change to the Corolla is the introduction of the new 2023 GR Corolla, which is a hot hatchback that’s aimed at track use. Compared to the regular Corolla, the GR Corolla comes with a more powerful engine, an advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, and high-performance components.
The 2023 Corolla arrives with a few exterior styling tweaks. The sedan body style gets revised front and rear fascias, LED daytime running lights, as well as redesigned LED headlights. The sporty SE and XSE trims benefit from a new diffuser and new 18-inch wheels. The Corolla hatchback gets a redesigned front grille, a body-color rear bumper, revised LED headlights, and new optional 18-inch wheels. The high-performance GR Corolla features an aggressive body kit with a wide stance, angry lines, enormous vents, and a unique tri-outlet exhaust system.
On the inside, the 2023 Toyota Corolla will share the same overall design as the current model on sale. Both the sedan and hatchback have a streamlined look with a simple horizontal dashboard. The infotainment system is placed in the middle of the dashboard but sits in front of the dash. Toyota includes physical controls for both the infotainment and HVAC systems. While the new 2023 GR Corolla shares a similar design to the regular Corolla, the sporty hatchback has racier seats, aluminum pedal covers, and sportier trim. The Morizo Edition will be the sportiest of the GR Corollas without any rear seats and rear speakers to save weight.
Every Corolla now comes with an updated infotainment system for 2023. The compact car has a redesigned 8-inch infotainment system, while the vehicle’s digital gauge cluster has been updated. The available 7-inch digital instrument cluster has also been redesigned. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard. Available features should include a wireless charging pad, nine audio speakers, navigation, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
Toyota has discontinued the Corolla’s previous standard engine. Instead, all Corollas will come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Output is rated at 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) are available. Toyota has updated the CVT for improved performance when taking off from a stop. The 2023 GR Corolla will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine that makes up to 300 hp. A six-speed manual transmission and Toyota’s GR-Four AWD system are standard for the GT Corolla.
The 2023 Toyota Corolla now comes with the automaker’s Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 suite. Standard safety features include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high-beam assist. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert should be optional.