Are you seeking an affordable sedan with otherworldly fuel economy? Look no further than the dynamic 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. This four-door sedan features a plethora of advanced powertrain technology that provides an affordable, fuel-sipping, gas-station-passing driving experience. The Corolla Hybrid is tailor-made for commuters, but this compact sedan's sporty exterior styling and nimble ride handling attracts buyers for plenty of other reasons.
Buyers demand hybrids with class-leading fuel efficiency but don’t always expect other features like luxury cabin appointments. The hybrid category is loaded with value-oriented models that are void of personality, but that's not so with the Corolla Hybrid. Beginning with its ultra-simple one-trim lineup, the Corolla Hybrid strives to equip every buyer with plenty of extras without having to graduate to more expensive versions.
If fuel economy occupies the top spot on budget shoppers’ wish lists, next up is likely safety. The entire 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup receives Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a suite of advanced driver-assist safety systems designed to keep drivers alert and protected. Add to that the Corolla Hybrid’s ten airbags, and you’ve got the makings for an ultra-safe daily commuter car or small family people mover.
Is a hybrid sedan right for you? If your goal is to achieve a low cost-of-ownership, the answer is a resounding yes. Still, many buyers crave style and performance along with practicality. Thankfully, Toyota has you covered with the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, the best mix of form, function, and affordability in the compact sedan category.
Buyers seeking a more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional gas-powered sedan are in luck because the 2022 model year has ushered in a whole new crop of contenders. As major automakers like Toyota pursue aggressive electrification goals, the big winner is the consumer. Case-in-point – the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.
Hybrid sedans are designed for practicality, but the best versions don’t forget the other important features, like infotainment and cabin amenities. For 2022, Toyota infuses the Corolla Hybrid with tons of comfort and convenience features, including automatic climate control with a built-in dust and pollen filter. Every Corolla Hybrid comes with Smart Key System and a push-button start, along with a handy remote keyless entry capability.
A 60/40 split fold-down rear seat is standard, offering an easy way to transition from 5-passenger seating to versatile oversized cargo hauling. Cloth seating is standard, but buyers can opt for an appearance package that adds SofTex leather-like seating with heated front seats and lumbar support. As an added bonus, your hands won’t fatigue quite so fast when they’re wrapped around the standard leather-trimmed steering wheel.
The Corolla Hybrid features an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen centrally mounted on the dash for easy reach by the driver. The infotainment system connects effortlessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Amazon Alexa for seamless smart home device synching. Your new Corolla Hybrid comes with a complimentary 3-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio and one free year of Toyota Connected Services.
Offered in a single trim, the Hybrid LE, the Corolla Hybrid distinguishes itself from other compact sedans in the category not only for its class-leading fuel economy but because it’s a car that even first-time buyers can afford. The Corolla Hybrid LE starts at $23,750* and offers eye-popping style and interior options without sacrificing fuel economy or practicality. Even a fully-loaded Corolla Hybrid won’t cost you an excessive amount, which is unusual for a hybrid model, making it both an affordable and practical choice.
Among the many benefits you’ll enjoy as a 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid owner is the nimble compact sedan’s surprising performance capability. While most drivers don’t select a Corolla Hybrid for track racing, the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine provides plenty of horsepower for brisk acceleration. Its dual overhead cam 16-valve architecture marries efficiency with output flawlessly for a max rating of 121 horsepower.
The Corolla Hybrid’s gas-powered 1.8-liter engine is buoyed by a pair of electric motors powered by a lightweight lithium-ion battery. Technically, the electric motors are responsible for distributing power to the front wheels, but that’s not important to most drivers. What is, though, is the combined fuel efficiency of the Corolla’s Hybrid power plant, not to mention its smaller carbon footprint.
Paired to the Corolla’s hybrid engine is an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), a gearbox that’s at least partially responsible for the vehicle’s 52 MPG combined fuel economy rating. CVTs benefit both performance and fuel economy by automatically transitioning between a nearly unlimited range of gear ratios/settings. By contrast, a typical transmission is limited to a set quantity of gears which may or may not optimize fuel efficiency.
Ride handling is what you’d expect from a just-right-sized compact sedan. It’s sufficiently nimble to navigate congested urban streets effortlessly and makes good use of the available horsepower to distribute power evenly between gears. What you end up with is a smooth-shifting ride feel and confidence-inspiring steering control everywhere, from the mall parking lot at 5 mph to the carpool lane as you approach 60 mph.
When you choose a 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, you’re getting a compact sedan with plenty of power for everyday driving. It’s ideal for commuters, but if you live in the city or have limited space in your driveway or garage, you’ll fully appreciate the Corolla Hybrid’s compact dimensions. Steering is precise at slow speeds, so tucking your car into a tight street parking spot won’t raise your blood pressure.
When it comes to safety, the 2022 Corolla Hybrid is loaded with next-generation technology designed to help drivers stay alert and keep everyone out of harm’s way. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a suite of driver-assist systems that rely on radar, cameras, and sensors to continuously monitor road conditions, comes standard. These seven systems work together to make everyday driving safer.
Systems like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection alert the driver when a crash is possible, allowing time for evasive maneuvers or emergency braking to minimize or avoid impact. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist warns the driver when it senses the vehicle drifting out of its lane and sends haptic steering nudges to help ease the vehicle back where it belongs.
Along with several safety-oriented driver-assist systems, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 also includes Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). It’s a mouthful, but in short, the system automates speed changes when cruise control is engaged, so you can relax in stop-and-go traffic and let DRCC handle making speed adjustments. The system is designed to keep your vehicle at a consistently safe distance from the car ahead.
Every Corolla Hybrid features standard high-grade LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights for optimal visibility. Other included convenience features found on the 2022 Corolla Hybrid include automatic high beams, which switch from low to high-beam settings in response to oncoming traffic. Selecting the optional Premium Interior Package adds Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, both designed to keep an eye on the areas you can’t see, alerting you when a vehicle makes backing up or changing lanes unsafe. A set of 15-inch wheels mounted to all-season tires is standard. Power outside mirrors come with every Corolla Hybrid, but buyers have the option of adding more robust heated mirrors for an extra touch of luxury.