The SX grade sits in the middle of the Corolla sedan range and the hybrid version has a list price of $29,735, which is $1500 more than the petrol-only SX. By the way, the hatch version costs the same as the sedan.
And another thing, you can get a hybrid version of the top-of-the-range ZR as a hatch, but not as a sedan. Fear not, the XS sedan comes with a stack of standard features.
Coming standard are LED headlights and tail-lights, (the daytime running lights are also LED); an 8.0-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; wireless phone charger, a six-speaker stereo, climate control, 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, fabric seats, proximity unlocking, and heated wing mirrors.
Is it good value for money? Absolutely, even if it is more expensive than the petrol version.
The only direct small car rival to the Corolla SX Hybrid sedan is the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid which lists for $35,140. Mazda doesn’t have a hybrid version of the Mazda3 but the G20 Touring is fuel efficient and costs $29,240.
Kia hasn’t released a hybrid Cerato either, but it is a competitor to the Corolla and the Sport+ is the SX rival at $29,340. There’s also Subaru’s Impreza 2.0i-S, which I’ve recently tested. It’s not a hybrid either, but worth considering at $31,160.