The New Toyota Corolla Hatch: Made for Fun

By: Prince George Toyota   |   14 Aug 2019
A dark Corolla Hatchback flies down a Prince George highway

The Sportiest Corolla You’ve Ever Seen

Toyota Corolla’s have earned their fame for being both reliable and affordable -- but not necessarily fun. All that has changed with the arrival of the 2019 Corolla Hatchback: a dynamic, sporty ride that blends efficiency with surprising power and stable handling, allowing you to hug the curves of mountain roads as you zip anywhere in Northern BC. 

Three distinct design features make this all-new hatchback stand way ahead of the pack. Join us as the car pros from Prince George Toyota break down exactly why we’re thrilled about the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

The Way it Drives

Reaching back to Toyota’s rally roots, Corolla Hatchback delivers big when it comes to quick acceleration and responsive stability, benefitting from a lower centre of gravity and a wider stance than Corollas past. Its 2.0L high-pressure direct-injection engine dishes out 168 hp (beating out hatchback favourites like Suburu Crosstrek at 152 hp) while still keeping things efficient at 6.7 litres per 100 km of travel.

metallic grey corolla hatchback parked in desert

You die-hard driving enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that Corolla Hatchback is available with 6-speed manual transmission and features downshift rev-matching for deceleration that’s smooth as butter. Don’t know how to drive stick? Feel like a pro anyway with the help of Direct Shift-CVT and optional paddle shifters letting each road trip turn into an adventure all on its own. 

Incredible Functionality

What would a hatchback be without some practical perks? Though it’s not an SUV, Corolla Hatchback offers seating for 5 with anchor carseat capabilities, making it great for small families living in Prince George. Load tonnes of cargo via the hatch with 60/40 seat folding for even more space. 

Function blends into comfort with features you’ll love like 8-way power-adjustable seats, heated front seats for those cold BC winters and details like a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel. Not to mention, every aspect of this hatchback has been designed to offer you a surprisingly quiet ride, using sound-absorbent materials and drivetrain efficiencies.

Loaded to the Brim with Tech 

A sector where no other mainstream hatchback comes even close? Technology. Toyota is proud to take the cake when it comes to innovative systems built to improve every aspect of travel. Take Toyota Safety Sense, for example. The latest version of this driver assistance suite comes standard in Corolla Hatchback, protecting passengers with systems like Lane Trace Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Pre-Collision System.

interior shot of all-new 2019 corolla hatchback

On the fun side of the technological spectrum, you’ll be pleased to know that Entune 3.0 (Toyota’s most advanced infotainment centre yet) is available on every Corolla Hatchback. Enjoy the very best in radio with Sirius XM, a 6-speaker sound system and all the driving apps you can think of along with Apple CarPlay compatibility to stay connected no matter where you find yourself. 

See everything around you from an 8-inch touchscreen dash display, making reversing with the back-up camera a cinch! Plus -- you’ll feel like you’re straight out of the future with the optional wireless charging station!

“The interior's upscale feel also stood out—uncommon at this price point. One judge described it as a "mini-Lexus." Another called it "Avalon-like." 

                                         -Motor Trend


But enough talk already! If you think Corolla Hatchback is the car for you, visit us at Prince George Toyota and find out how simple and affordable it is to drive away in what Motor Trend dubbed a “2019 Trend Car of the Year”. Send us a message, give us a call or stop by our location today to begin!



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