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At 52 MPG, Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gives Prius a Run for Its Gas Money

At 52 MPG, Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gives Prius a Run for Its Gas Money
2020 toyota corolla hybrid

fuel economy figures for the 2020 toyota corolla hybrid are now epa-official, and toyota seems to have built itself a key competitor for its own prius hybrid. the first-in-the-u.s. 2020 corolla hybrid was announced in late 2018, with toyota promising a combined fuel economy rating higher than 50 mpg.

according to the epa, the corolla hybrid meets that goal, producing a rating of 53/52/52 mpg city/highway/combined. it does so from a powertrain of two electric motors and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline used engine ; the entire system produces 121 horsepower. that's a significant improvement over the gas-only 2020 corolla l's 31/40/34 mpg rating when powered by its new 2.0-liter four-cylinder used engine and mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. gas-only corolla xse models have the same city and combined ratings but a 38-mpg highway rating.

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among other toyotas, the 2019 prius also has a 52-mpg combined rating, although it does so through a 54-mpg city rating and a 50-mpg highway rating. and the 2019 camry hybrid sports as much as a 51/53/52 mpg city/highway/combined rating, giving toyota shoppers 52-mpg car options in varying sizes and shapes.

competitors also offer similarly fuel-efficient hybrids. the 2019 hyundai ioniq is rated at a slightly higher 55/54/55 mpg, while the 2019 honda insight manages a combined rating equivalent to the corolla hybrid's 52 mpg, exceeding it with 55 city mpg but lagging slightly behind on the highway at only 49 mpg. shoppers looking for a fuel-efficient crossover hybrid might want to consider the 2019 kia niro hybrid, rated at 52/49/50 mpg in fe trim and 51/46/49 mpg in lx and ex trims.

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toyota has yet to announce pricing for the 2020 corolla hybrid, but we expect further info closer to the model's spring 2019 on-sale date.

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