Specifications of Toyota Corolla Hatchback XII (E210) 1.2 D-4T (116 HP) 4WD CVT-i
General characteristics of Toyota Corolla Hatchback XII (E210) 1.2 D-4T (116 HP) 4WD CVT-i
With an overall length of 172 inches, a height of 57.1 inches, a width of 70.5 inches, and a 103.9-inch wheelbase, the Corolla Hatchback's dimensions are conducive to city roads and tight parking spaces. The curb weight for the little hatch is 3,060 pounds across the range.
Despite its sharp, sporty demeanor and compact, lightweight design, the Toyota Corolla hatch is to no extent a hot hatch. Behind its patterned grille is a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine that's good for 168 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a CVT as standard, the SE and XSE have access to a six-speed manual transmission as well - all models are front-wheel drive only.
Power and responses from the powertrain are fine for city driving, but getting up to highway speeds and overtaking can be a gradual and noisy affair. This is no hot hatch, and while top speed figures and a 0 to 60 time of around eight seconds are not important in this case, it's worth noting that the Honda Civic offers much more enthusiastic acceleration, thanks to an optional turbocharged four-pot.
As a relatively diminutive car that's equipped with a small-capacity engine and efficiency-minded CVT, the Corolla Hatchback is inherently very economical. Both the SE and the SE Nightshade Edition CVT return gas mileage figures of 32/41/35 mpg on the city/highway/combined driving cycles. The top-spec XSE CVT, because of its extensive list of additional specs, returns 30/38/33 mpg. Opting for the six-speed manual in either SE or XSE drops fuel economy down to 28/36/31 mpg.
By comparison, the most frugal Honda Civic hatch returns 31/39/35 mpg on those same cycles and the most thrifty Mazda 3 hatch manages 26/34/29 mpg. Fill the most efficient Corolla's 13.2-gallon fuel tank to the brim and it'll grant you around 460 miles of driving range before running empty.
The 2022 Corolla Hatchback's cabin is contemporary, well-built, well-appointed, and surprisingly upscale. All three trims have a leather-clad steering wheel. The front sports seats, while not designed for athletic driving, provide enough support and comfort for long-distance road trips and regular everyday driving.
The base SE has manually-adjustable front seats with six-way adjustability for the driver. Only Black or Moonstone upholstery colors are on offer. The sportier SE Nightshade Edition only offers Black fabric seats. On the top XSE trim, you can have Black or Moonstone combination leather seats. This model also enjoys an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat.
The Corolla hatch can accommodate up to five occupants, but the rear bench isn't very spacious at all and is better suited to only two passengers.
As a hatchback, the Corolla does compromise on some passenger room in the rear seats but it also offers more cargo room in the trunk than the sedan version. Pop the hatch and you're presented with 17.8 cubic feet of storage room. The trunk's load floor is rather high because of the spare tire, but if you do away with the spare wheel and opt for the puncture repair kit instead, you get a total of 23 cu.-ft. of room. While that is decent, it's still beaten by the new Honda Civic Hatchback's 24.5 cu.-ft. trunk. If you do need more cargo room, the rear bench does fold in a 60/40-split configuration.
Inside, the Corolla hatch comes with a center console storage area, the usual door pockets, and cupholders front and rear. Both front seats also have seatback pockets for the use of those at the back.