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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid’s EPA Estimates Take It To Prius’ Backyard


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the fuel economy estimates for the 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Hybrid, which achieves a very impressive 53/52/52 city/highway/combined mpg (4.5lt/100km combined).

In fact, the new Corolla Hybrid manages almost the same fuel economy figures as the Toyota Prius, which shares the same powertrain and achieves 54/50/52 city/highway/combined, although it has to be noted that Eco versions get an even better 56mpg (4.2lt/100km) combined .

The Corolla’s hybrid powertrain features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder unit that runs on the Atkinson cycle along with a pair of electric motors and a nickel-metal-hydride battery and has a total output of 121hp.

The powertrain is paired to an improved CVT transmission and there’s a new ‘preload’ differential that helps in reducing the unpleasant ‘rubber-band’ effect during acceleration.

The rest of the Corolla range consists of the base 139hp 1.8-liter model, which achieves 29/39/33 mpg (7.1lt/100km combined) with the six-speed manual and 30/38/33 mpg (7.1lt/100km combined) with the CVT transmission, and the 169hp 2.0-liter version, which scores 29/36/32 mpg (7.3lt/100km combined) with the manual and 31/40/34 mpg (6.9lt/100km combined) with the automatic gearbox.

So it’s not only the hybrid Corolla Sedan that deserves your attention but the 2.0-liter model as well, as it offers one of the better fuel economy ratings in the market (for a non-hybrid), which is even better than the less powerful 1.8-liter version.

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