2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback U.S. Specs Revealed, On Sale This Summer

Toyota calls the all-new 2019 Corolla 5-door its most stylish and technologically-advanced small car. It’s scheduled to go on sale this summer in the U.S., with pricing yet to be announced.

Among its most important standard features is the Entune 3.0 system with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, a revised-sport tuned suspension and the automaker’s TNGA platform. The new Corolla also marks the first North American application of Toyota Safety Sense 2.0.

Compared to the old 2018 Corolla 5-door, the new model has a larger wheelbase (by 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm), is both wider and shorter by 0.6 inches (1.5 cm), and less tall, by 0.4 inches (1 cm).

Both the SE and XSE grades feature LED headlights and taillights, a chrome rear diffuser and alloy wheels ranging from 16-inches to 18-inches in diameter. It’s the XSE though that ups the ante with 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights, chrome front grille surround and the available Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), which you can only get on XSE CVT models.

Meanwhile, color options include the new-for-2019 Blue Flame, Blizzard Pearl, Silver Metallic, Midnight Black, Galactic Aqua Mica, Scarlet and Oxide Bronze.

Cool, collected and connected

Inside, SE models get standard features such as single-zone automatic climate control, leather shift knob, paddle shifters, electronic parking brake, three-door SmartKey system, automatic up/down windows and two front USB outlets. Opt for the XSE and you’ll also enjoy dual-zone climate control, combo leather seats, heated front seats and an eight-way power driver’s seat. You also get the Enture 3.0 Audio Plus system (optional on SE CVT), which adds HD Radio and Weather/Traffic info, SiriusXM with Cache Radio and connected services, while the JBL 8-speaker 800-watt system with Clari-Fi is optional on XSE CVT models.

Powering the 2019 Corolla hatchback is a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder unit, said to be smaller, lighter and quieter than the old 1.8-liter four-pot found on its predecessor. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual or an all-new Dynamic-Shift CVT with Sport Mode and paddle shifters.

As for available active safety systems, there’s Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist.

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  • Christian

    Always…Fuckin always…A Japanese something comes to AMERICA, THE land of the free…Ends up getting fat and ugly with Botox…I mean, wtf is that big blue thing? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/48276661a45c841c2baaf19a1d28b5e553161ec300df287a38cc72a694ff9fdc.jpg

    • no25

      First of all, they are the same car. The one photoed is an XSE in blue (which yes, believe it or not, it WILL come in other colors). You really need to grow up and be more mature in your comments. It’s irritating and annoying. I’m sure you’re like a freshman in high school (maybe younger), but act like an adult, please.

      • Christian

        Somebody got Triggered. 🙂

        • no25

          No you’re just an immature child who only posts nonsense. Grow up. As a Lexus fan, I hate that you have a Lexus as your profile pic.

          • Christian

            So you’re Triggered. 🙂

            Job Done.

          • Croppo

            Boosted or not, yet another boring C-segment car. In Europe only the VW Golf survives in those woods. Unfortunately everybody is going towards the heavier, bullying and polluting-addicted SUVs. In my opinion, designers are partly guilty of this switch. You can’t get to sell ugly cars.

          • Christian

            SUV’s? You mean Crossover which is based on Hatchback’s…

          • Croppo

            Yes, ok. They started as SUVs, now they call them Crossover. Always tall and heavy cars.

          • no25

            We’ll let the upvotes speak for themselves.
            Also, yes I know it’s Photoshop (poorly done Photoshop) – either way it’s still a Lexus.

          • Christian

            Did you just trash my art car? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU,SIR?!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DantesLegions

      Dude, that’s the same car! lol

      • Christian

        Why are you like destroying my safe Space?

  • Autoexperte

    stupid fake exhausts

  • Harry_Wild

    Got a CVT inside and smallish engine! Big turn off! 0-60 in the 8-9 second range…maybe? I need at least in the mid 5s for highway driving!

    • ace_9

      So… which medium priced hatchback with 5s acceleration do you have now?

      • TheVuvuzelanist

        Mazdaspeed 3… is 20k considered mid priced?

        • ace_9

          20k of what? Certainly not euros or dollars when it was new. Don’t be ridiculous… That’s now the price of a better equipped standard Mazda 3. Mazdaspeed 3… sure… why not Focus RS. I bet you can also get that one miraculously just below 20 k$…

          • TheVuvuzelanist

            My ’09 was $21k when I got it new. A focus RS is significantly more car than a speed 3. The RS would be more comparable to the sti of the time.

            It’s more fair to look at a Civic Si.. Those are about $25k, a little more than I initially claimed. But with the right discounts might not be far off

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    how about corolla sedan?

  • Althea Later

    It looks dated. It also looks like a cheap little car from a 3rd world country. Looks like the back seat doubles as a crumple zone. Sorry! Just my opinion. The iM looks better.

  • Matthijs

    This how most models will look like. I kinda like it. The rear reminds me a lot of the Mazda3 gen 2 though

  • Six_Tymes

    now very good looking in light colors. better in very dark colors to hide its not so good looking exterior. and that tacked on navigation screen, yuk.

  • willhaven

    Looks great! A bit anemic compared to the current batch of hot hatches, but as a regular daily for regular people that couldn’t care less about performance, this is a winner.

  • sean tooher

    what a mess ….

  • john1168

    This is the best looking vehicle Toyota makes today. The only things I’d change on this car are the fake exhaust tips and the instrument cluster. I’d make equal sized, side by side tach and speedo but I could live with this setup as is.

  • Jordan Mulgrave

    This thing looks like trash! Why would anybody buy this instead of a Mazda3 Sport?! Also, is it just me or does the rear of this thing look an awful lot like the former generation Mazda3 Sport? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1567ff4a14df3a51e8c24aba76c9235f6b064fef8931665e67b8418b8b5679ca.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/952497c11a7957a96b9a8705894dbac07fa9085417a4999e2e93f8075cb60ab6.png

    • no25

      oh wow they’re both blue! youre so right! they look exactly the same!!

  • Simon Wilson

    this is the first Toyota in years that doesn’t make my eyes bleed.

  • Vassilis

    A sporty-looking trim on a car that isn’t sporty at all. Got it.

  • Infinite1

    Rear end looks like a Mazda