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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£2,895 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Privacy glass, Traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Bluetooth telephone connectivity, Reversing camera, Push button start, Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto, Automatic folding mirrors...

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MPG

Combined - 72 mpg EC Extra Urban - 71 mpg EC Urban - 79.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

With their Corolla Touring Sports model, Toyota aims to bring us a compact yet very spacious estate that's a cut or two above the class norm. This version boasts a sharp look, a smart interior and a hi-tech hybrid pair of engines. And it's still very practical, with a decent 598-litre boot. It's a car that's been rehabilitated.

Background

You might well think of the Toyota Corolla as a rather sensible but broadly uninteresting thing. If so, you're a little behind the curve. These were sentiments reasonably applicable to this car's Auris predecessor but its Corolla replacement has quite a bit more attitude. Here, we're looking at the 'Touring Sports' estate body style. This Corolla Touring Sports model succeeded the old Auris Touring Sports estate, which sold between 2012 and 2018 and tried for a younger, more fashionable audience than its hatch stablemate. People who wanted more from their transport than sense and sensibility. It was a worthy effort, but one slightly hobbled by a rather dull interior and unremarkable driving dynamics. Outside of the expensive top petrol/electric hybrid variant, the engine range was a little behind the curve too. So in 2019, Toyota had another go and continued the Touring Sports theme with its new generation Corolla model. This improved Corolla Touring Sports model is a much more creditable package, offering a sharper look, but the important stuff lies inside and beneath the bonnet in a package that still manages to be one of the more practical choices in its class. Let's check it all out.

Driving Experience

This generation Corolla design was the first of the brand's models in Europe to offer customers a choice of two hybrid powertrains - a revised 120bhp 1.8-litre system and a fresh 178bhp 2.0-litre unit that's engineered for more power on demand and more effortless acceleration, without compromising overall fuel and emissions efficiency. As full hybrids, both powertrains have the advantage of offering an all-electric drive capability, with zero emissions and fuel consumption. Both, as you would expect, are also matched to a seamless belt-driven CVT automatic transmission with six speeds. There are wheel-mounted paddleshifters supplied as part of this transmission package, but it's unlikely that typical buyers will make much use of them. For the record though, the 2.0-litre hybrid variant should get from rest to 62mph in around 8 seconds, which is reasonably rapid by class standards. Expect refinement to be excellent; certainly far better than it would be in a rival rumbly diesel. There are no conventional petrol engine options - and of course, no diesels. At the top of the range, an SUV-style 'TREK' variant has been introduced. It doesn't get any mechanical or ride height changes over the standard versions.

Design and Build

This is one of the better looking compact estates. Some of these look a little awkward, with the kind of finished shape that brings to mind a hatchback being squired by a uPVC conservatory. There's nothing like that here. In profile, the 'Touring Sports' model shares its hatchback stablemate's steeply raked windscreen, which flows into an extended roofline with aluminium roof rails and an integral rear spoiler. This station wagon derivative, like the alternative Saloon Corolla body style, sits upon a lengthened 2,700mm wheelbase version of this model's new 'TNGA' 'Toyota New Global Architecture' platform. Inside, the cabin should feel considerably more up-market than the interior of an Auris Touring Sports model ever was, with better-quality materials along with an 8-inch 'Toyota Touch 2' centre-dash infotainment screen as standard, complete with a DAB tuner and a reversing camera. On most variants, it will feature navigation too. This model's more generous exterior dimensions should be particularly obvious in the rear, though the optional panoramic glass sunroof does eat into headroom. Apparently, it reduces it by 22mm. There's a 598-litre boot in the 1.8 Hybrid variants; in the 2.0 Hybrid, the figure's 581-litres. With the rear bench folded, all derivatives offer 1,591-litres and 1,860mm of load space length. The top SUV-style 'TREK' version has black edging for the front and rear bumpers, silver-finished front and rear under-runs, black wheel arch mouldings and black rocker panels with silver inserts. There's a machined/black contrast design for the 17-inch alloy wheels and TREK badging on the tailgate, plus rear privacy glass, a honeycomb-pattern grille and LED headlights.

Market and Model

There's a £1,270 premium to pay if you want the Touring Sports estate version of this Corolla rather than the standard hatch. That means a price span in the £25,000 to £30,500 bracket - which is par for the course in this segment. There are five trim levels - 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design', 'Excel' and 'TREK'. All of these spec levels deliver plenty of kit. Even 'Icon' variants deliver 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats with lumbar support, automatic LED headlights, a reversing camera and dual-zone air conditioning. There's also an 8-inch centre-dash 'Toyota Touch 2' touchscreen, your access point to a DAB tuner, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone functions and a reversing camera. As the name suggests, the 'Icon Tech' grade adds further useful technology features, including satellite navigation and voice control, plus parking sensors and Intelligent Park Assist' set-up that will steer you into spaces. All Corollas get as standard the full package of 'Toyota Safety Sense' camera-driven safety features. These include autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, Lane Trace Assist, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High beam.

Cost of Ownership

Toyota thinks that the vast majority of Corolla Touring Sports buyers are going to like the Hybrid-only engine policy here - and a look at the WLTP efficiency stats reveals why. A typical 1.8-litre Hybrid Corolla Touring Sports on 16-inch wheels manages up to 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 reading of up to 101g/km. Bear in mind that these figures rise quite a lot if you fit larger alloys: the 'Trek' variant for instance, on its 17-inch rims, delivers bests of 56.4mpg and 113g/km in 1.8-litre form. For the 2.0-litre hybrid Touring Sports model, you're looking at a best combined cycle figure of 57.6mpg if you buy in at base spec. Again, with larger rims, those figures rise; this 2.0-litre 'Trek' model manages bests of 53.3mpg and 121g/km. All of these figures will be helped, Toyota expects, by the fact that for typical customers, up to 50% of typical commuting journeys will be accomplished in all-electric drive. The Japanese maker describes the Corolla's Hybrid technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety, which means that it isn't of the currently popular Plug-in variety. The brand of course has this technology (it's available on top versions of its Prius model) but currently feels it isn't necessary for the Corolla line-up. What else? Insurance groups range between 14E and 15E for the 1.8 and 18E to 21E for the 2.0-litre. Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that most spares are relatively inexpensive. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Pure white
  • Solid paint
  • Leather - Black with red accents
Specification
Body Glass
Rain sensor
Privacy glass
Automatic wipers
Full power windows
Power front windows
Power rear windows
Rear window wiper
Auto up and down function on all power windows
Anti-jam protection on power windows
Rain sensing wipers
Brakes
Traction control
Brake assist function
HAC-Hill-start Assist Control
Anti lock braking system + Electronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brake
Chassis/Suspension
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Communication
Bluetooth telephone connectivity
Voice activation
E-call
Driver Aids
Adaptive cruise control
Rear parking sensor
Front parking sensor
Reversing camera
Intelligent park assist
Speed limiter
Driver Convenience
Push button start
Electrically assisted power steering
Driver Information
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Driving Mirrors
Automatic rear view mirror
Automatic folding mirrors
Auto dimming inside rear view mirror
Reverse tilting door mirrors
Entertainment
USB/AUX connectivity
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
AM/FM radio
2 ring combimeters with 7" colour TFT screen
Toyota touch 2 with go navigation system
8" multimedia and back monitor
USB and Aux in connectors + 12V front outlet
Exterior Body Features
Shark fin antenna
Body coloured bumpers
Kick sensor for power tailgate
Exterior Lights
LED fog lights
Auto high beam
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED rear combi lights with LED lightguide
Bi-LED headlights with LED lightguide
LED front fog lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
Pollen filter
Clean air filter
Dual zone automatic air conditioning with ECO mode switch
Interior Features
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Alcantara/partial leather upholstery
Power lumbar support
Partial leather upholstery with sport seats
Tilt/telescopic steering column
Full leather upholstery
3 spoke leather steering wheel + gear knob
12v power outlet - luggage side
Steering wheel switches
Interior Lights
interior illumination
Packs
Toyota safety sense 2 - Corolla
Parking pack - Corolla
Toyota safety sense 2 pack - Corolla
Safety
Supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags - 7 airbags including driver, front passenger, curtain, side and knee airbags
Front seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag on/off switch
Rear seat belt reminder
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure warning system
Adjustable front driver seat belt extender
Supplemental restraint system (SRS) 7 airbags - dual driver, dual side curtain, side impact and driver knee airbags
Seats
Heated seats
Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
WIL - Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
ISOFIX seat fixing (2 fixings on rear outer seats)
3 rear headrests
Front head restraints
Sports seats
Security
Smart entry
Alarm/immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
Tyre repair kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.1
Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT140
Engine Torque - MKG19.4
Engine Torque - NM190
Engine Torque - RPM4400
Top Speed112

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