Is Toyota Corolla a good car? Read the What Car? verdict

Is Toyota Corolla a good car

Is Toyota Corolla a good car? Leading automotive publication What Car? certainly thinks so, having awarded the latest version of our family car a full five stars out of five.

Is Toyota Corolla a good car

What Car? were one of the first UK automotive titles to appraise the model year 2023 Corolla and experience the raft of updates and improvements which have been made to the model. What Car?’s expert car reviewers tested the Hatchback equipped with the 1.8-litre engine and fifth-generation hybrid powertrain.

Click this link to read What Car?’s full test of 2023 Toyota Corolla

In its verdict, What Car? awarded the Toyota Corolla a full five stars and wrote: “So, you don’t want a diesel. The petrol cars you’ve looked at aren’t frugal enough and an electric car won’t fit your lifestyle. It’s a common conundrum for the modern car buyer, but before you tear your hair out, there could be an answer: a ‘self-charging’ hybrid, like the Toyota Corolla.

Click this link to see detailed info and specs for Toyota Corolla

“The Corolla doesn’t need to be charged overnight to get the best out of it, you simply treat it like a regular petrol car and let it sort out the electrical business for itself. The battery is topped up when you use the brakes, then a small electric motor is deployed to improve either efficiency or performance. If you’re really gentle, you can drive the Corolla on battery power alone for short distances.

Is Toyota Corolla a good car

“When it comes to CO2 emissions and, officially at least, fuel economy, this halfway house between a petrol car and an electric one certainly delivers some impressive numbers. And thanks to tax advantages, the Toyota Corolla is much cheaper to run as a company car than most of its rivals.”

If you are still asking yourself ‘is Toyota Corolla a good car?’ after reading this, you can check out our round-up of other reviews of the 2023 Toyota Corolla by clicking here.

MY23 Corolla What Car Review


  1. I’ve ordered one, 2.0 Design hatch in black. Really looking forward to it.

    When will I be able to see the details on MyT?

    1. Hi Guy,
      Thank you very much for your order.
      Your Toyota Centre will be best placed in helping you get the MyT app set up.
      We hope this helps.

  2. Whether its a good car or not, New Toyota cars can be stolen in 90 seconds. The Toyota service center said they will not fix the security issues. Many New Toyota cars are being stolen recently. It takes 90 seconds to open the doors and start the car.

  3. Hello,

    I have a 2019 used Corolla Icon Tech and also a 2019 Rav4. The rubber surrounds for the audio controls on the Rav4 are very tactile and comfortable. When I purchased the Corolla a month ago the audio controls were uncomfortable and slippery and cheap looking. I have since purchased some very small rubber bands and placed them carefully around the controls of the corolla and hey presto! works a treat and much better to use much better response using the controls – why didn’t they think of the controls like the Rav4? Then again i have a solution now they are transparent and you can’t really see them. Just thought I’d let you know.

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