Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Reviews Should You Buy a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback?

Should You Buy a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback?

Is it possible to be excited about a Corolla? A Toyota Corolla? After driving the new 2019 Corolla hatchback, the answer is yes. But despite this answer, typical Corolla buyers might be left scratching their heads once they sample the new product.

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the history of the World and there are no signs that this trend will slow down. In fact, this new Corolla HB could be considered the best ever. And bring in a whole new generation of buyers.

Not your granny’s Corolla? Let’s dive in a little deeper:

Why you should buy a 2019 Toyota Corolla HB:

  • If you’re in the market for a compact hatchback, the Corolla is not only one of the safer bets (resale value, reliability) but also one of the more attractive and modern options.
  • It drives and handles as good if not better than all its competition. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try it.
  • Both transmissions are excellent. The CVT might be the best there is in the segment. No longer is this a shameful option. The 6-speed manual is still the right choice. In fact, if you want to learn, this is a great car to do it in.
  • With said CVT, the Corolla HB is the most fuel-efficient in the category.
  • The level of tech and standard safety features with the new Corolla HB are practically unrivalled.

Why you should not buy a 2019 Toyota Corolla HB:

  • Regardless how great the new Corolla is, it’s still a Corolla. And, unless your Corolla is an AE86 or from the first four generations, your buddies will never take you seriously.
  • It has no trunk, no real useful back seat either. If you have two camping besties, you’ll have to make a choice as the seatback will have to go down to fit the tent, cooler and other gear.
  • It might handle exceptionally well but the only other compact car you’ll be able to take on from a dead-stop will be a Corolla sedan. The HB could use more gusto.

Conclusion:

The new 2019 Toyota Corolla HB is a winner on nearly all points. Pricing and packaging are very competitive but its undersized boot could be enough to for one to shop elsewhere, or upmarket. As a Plan B, consider the Mazda3 Sport, Volkswagen Golf or one of the Subaru Impreza/Crosstrek duo.

Trending Now

Report: Polestar to Build EVs at New Premium Plant in China

New plant to build 30k premium EVs per year Owned by new company of parent Geely Wondering where Polestar's EVs would be built once...

Not All GMC Dealers Will Sell The Hummer EV

Some GMC dealers are standalone shops in the US. Investments will be required from dealers to sell the Hummer. Only about half of...

Acura Canada Prices Sold-Out Thermal Orange RDX at $58,890

Hand-built PMC edition RDX limited to just 30 Thermal Orange RDX models show up at dealers next month On September 22nd, Acura announced that...

Ford And GM, Among Others, Were Aware Of Climate Change More Than 50 Years Ago

Despite findings, nothing was done at the time to reduce emissions. Both companies, among others, opposed efforts to lover GHG. The American Automobile...

Mini Launching Value-Oriented Special Edition 1499 GT, Oxford Models

1499 GT tips hat to 1969 model Oxford adds $5,600 in extras for lower price While special editions usually mean a special price tag...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.