Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020 review: SX sedan
If the Corolla SX Hybrid sedan is not at the top of your urban vehicle list, then why not?
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The SX isn’t just the mid-point in the Yaris family, it’s also the cheapest way into the electrified version of Toyota’s city car, with the hybrid costing $29,020, or $2k more than the petrol-only model ($27,020).
Petrol cars are powered by a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine which will produce 86kW and 145Nm, while hybrid cars add a lithium-ion battery and electric motor for a combined output of 85kW. Both now pair with a CVT automatic.
Standard gear includes navigation with live traffic, auto air-con, keyless entry and push-button start, a digital speedo, tachometer and hybrid use gauge, as well as a leather-accented wheel and better cabin materials. Outside, you get 15-inch alloys, LED headlights, privacy glass and silver exterior design elements.
On the tech front, you'll find a 7.0-inch touchscreen inside with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a smaller 4.2-inch driver info screen. You'll also get a six-speaker stereo and DAB+ radio.
The safety story is impressive, beginning with eight airbags - including two front centre airbags, the only car in this segment to get them - and the usual suite of braking and traction aids.
Then the tech steps up, with Toyota's pre-collision safety system, which has AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as active cruise control, intersection turn assistance, lane trace assist with active steering, road-sign recognition and a reversing camera.
The new Yaris scored the maximum five-star ANCAP rating.
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