2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Model Overview at Germain Toyota of Columbus

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Key Features

  • Starting at $21,670 MSRP*
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Dynamic Force Engine with 168 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque
  • 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined estimated MPG
  • LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
  • Audio — includes six speakers, 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, & Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging (automatic)
  • Optional leather-trimmed heated sport seats with fabric inserts

About the Toyota Corolla Hatchback

With roots tied to the Corolla iM, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback combines the practicality of a hatchback design with eye-catching styling and potent performance. Its precision-tuned suspension, 2.0L Dynamic Force Engine, and Dynamic Shift-CVT with paddle shifters help invigorate your commute. Available Sport Seats and a 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission also add another dose of adrenaline. Designed around the driver, the interior of the Corolla Hatchback offers innovative tech features including Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa smartphone compatibility to keep you connected no matter how far you travel. Enjoy the security and confidence from knowing your protected from the unexpected thanks to standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, offering a collection of advanced driver-assistive safety features. Bold, expressive exterior colors include Blue Flame and Scarlet to let your Corolla Hatchback reflect a personality as unique as your own.

What the Critics Say

For a nameplate that doesn’t normally evoke a whole lot of passion, the latest Corolla Hatchback is surprisingly fun to drive. It’s nimble and engaging around turns and is decently powerful when you need it to be. On top of that, it’s comfortable on long drives and comes with plenty of the latest technology and safety features.” — Edmunds
Yes, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is a good compact car. In fact, we named it as a finalist for our 2021 Best Compact Car for the Money award because it offers one of the best combinations of quality and value in the class.” — US News

Toyota Corolla Hatchback Features

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Styling

Attractive Styling

Instantly recognizable on the road, the Corolla Hatchback offers charisma and character not found in many hatchbacks. Striking design elements include distinctive LED headlights and taillights, chrome tailpipe diffuser, chrome grille surround, and available 18-inch alloy wheels. Offering more than a sport-infused appearance, the practicality of its 5-door design offers greater versatility which comes in handy when packing for your next adventure. You’ll find an array of colorful hues offered on the exterior to help create a personality as vibrant as your own. A signature rear spoiler adds another eye-catching complement to the rear of the Corolla Hatchback.

Tech-Focused Interior

Never compromising on comfort and technology, the interior of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback offers a versatile yet spacious environment for drivers and passengers to enjoy. Upscale design elements include contrast stitching on the dash and doors, soft-touch materials, and premium piano-black accents. Optional dual-zone climate control and leather-trimmed heated sport seats add even more luxury.

A massive 8-inch touchscreen serves as your hub for infotainment and houses the standard Entune™ 3.0 Audio system. You’re able to use the power of your iPhone® on every drive thanks to standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. An available Premium Audio system with Dynamic Navigation and JBL® w/Clari-Fi features 8 speakers to help you hear your favorite tunes in a concert-like setting. A standard Smart Key System allows you key fob to sit comfortably in your purse or pocket, giving you the ability to lock, unlock, and start the vehicle with a push of a button.

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Interior
2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Radar Badge

Performance & Safety

From the moment you step on the gas, the standard 2.0L Dynamic Force Engine gets your adrenaline pumping with a total of 168 horsepower. A low, lightweight body combined with a precision-tuned suspension lets you enjoy every mile of twisty back roads. A standard Dynamic Shift-CVT features paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. Looking to row your own gears? An optional 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) offers intelligent rev-matching feature for precision downshifts. The 2021 model also adds a fuel-saving engine stop-start function to all trims.

Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) provides extra reassurance that you and your passengers will stay out of harm’s way. Examples of technologies included in this comprehensive safety suite are Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), and several others. Toyota continues its commitment to building some of the safest vehicles on the road with the Corolla Hatchback.

Trims & Specs

Corolla Hatchback SE

Corolla Hatchback SE

  • Starting at $21,670 MSRP*
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Dynamic Force Engine
  • LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
  • 8-inch Touchscreen with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Fabric sport seats with 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
Corolla Hatchback SE Nightshade Edition

Corolla Hatchback SE Nightshade Edition

  • Starting at $23,710 MSRP*
  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  • Black front lower grille surround
  • Black heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Black rear Toyota emblem and badges
  • Black rear spoiler
Corolla Hatchback XSE

Corolla Hatchback XSE

  • Starting at $24,660 MSRP*
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) (automatic)
  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Leather-trimmed heated sport seats with fabric inserts
  • 7-in. TFT Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Dual zone climate control

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.