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   Consumer Reviews of Toyota Corolla Hatchback Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
5/5 Interior Design
5/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4/5
1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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1 Reviews

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ZephyrX_045
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1 forum posts Joined on 15-Dec-2019
Mind Blowing Test Drive Experience  Posted on 27 Jul 2020
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Review
I went down to Carle Singapore to test drive the car. Coming from a SEAT Leon I expected nothing less than almost-instantaneous torque and fast off-the-line acceleration. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid surprised me with the instant torque delivery of its electric motors. Combined power output is actually 139hp and 207nm. You get 171nm instantly at 0rpm off the line with its motors, before getting the full 207nm if you're still flooring it.

Comfort is really good as it takes potholes and speed bumps really well due to its sophisticated suspension. Handling feels very lively as I can tell where the car is going. Cornering has minimal understeer and the turning radius is 200mm shorter than the Leon's.

Overtaking was decent, if not, on par with the SEAT Leon's 1.0 Turbo engine. Especially in this mode called Power Mode, this makes the engine and motor work together at lower speeds for better power output.

Carle's showroom does let you customise the car of your choice extremely well, from external body styling kits, rims, caliper colors to the material, color and stitching of the seats.

What I like
1. Instantaneous torque the moment you step on the pedal
2. Adjustable boot floor
3. Toyota Safety Sense suite even in this "base spec" model from Australia
4. Sporty Looks, curvaceous and sporty rear especially.

What I do not like
1. Very very misleading power figures. 97hp & 142nm advertised by SGCM, 122hp (Combined) & 142nm on Toyota UK's website. 167hp (Total) & 200nm claimed by Cars & Coffee SG.... Can't trust any of these until Dyno results shown by the sales representative as 139hp & 207nm.

2. Small rear passenger space for a hatchback the same size as a VW Golf

3. Mediocre boot space for its class

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Toyota Corolla Hatchback Hybrid
4.5 stars - based on 1 reviews