2020 Toyota Corolla models

2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Difference between 2020 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hatchback

The Toyota Corolla is an insanely popular compact. With gorgeous lines, loads of features, and real Toyota reliability, the Corolla is the right option for a lot of people, but did you know that there is a Corolla Hatchback version? We’ll tell you all about it including the difference between the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hatchback.

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Pricing and trim level options of the Corolla and Corolla Hatchback

The standard Corolla has 6 trim levels in all with a starting MSRP of $19,600 for the base L trim level. At the top of the Corolla lineup, you have the top XSE trim that has a starting MSRP of $25,550. The Corolla Hatchback starts with the SE trim with an MSRP of $20,290. Above that you have just the SE Nightshade Edition and the top XSE trim, the latter of which has a starting MSRP $23,240.

It may be a little confusing, but the top Corolla XSE is a little more fully featured than the Corolla Hatchback XSE with features like a power-tilt moonroof, JBL audio, and more. The Corolla also has an SE and an SE Nightshade Edition both of which end up being more expensive on the sedan side.

Essentially, the Corolla Hatchback offers a selection of features and options from the middle of the Corolla lineup but with a hatchback style. Most of the features that are important to hatchback buyers, are still available on the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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Corolla and Corolla Hatchback fuel efficiency

There are a lot of configurations to consider on the Corolla when it comes to fuel economy. The L and LE trims get 30-city and 38-highway mpg, the SE gets 31-city and 40-highway (and 29-city and 36-highway with a manual 6-speed). The XLE trim gets 29-city and 37-highway mpg and the top XSE gets 31-city and 38-highway mpg.

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You can find slight improvements with the Corolla Hatchback as the SE gets 32-city and 41-highway and the XSE gets 30-city and 38-highway mpg with the manual SE getting 28-city and 37-highway mpg.