The Corolla Hatchback replaces the Corolla iM and shares major components with the 2020 redesigned Corolla sedan.
The most enjoyable aspect of the Corolla hatchback is how well it tackles curvy roads, exhibiting an athletic demeanor with quick reflexes and a taut, tied-down attitude.
But the ride is stiff and the car is loud, the latter due mostly to the raspy engine that usually seems like it’s working too hard.
However, the 36 mpg overall it achieves is impressive.
The front seats hug occupants nicely inside the tight cabin, but the rear seat is super cramped.
Controls are very easy to use and connectivity is up to date with Apple CarPlay, although Android Auto compatibility isn’t available.
Toyota has made forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard, but blind-spot warning is optional.