Toyota's redesigned Corolla hatchback, aimed at first-time buyers and manual-transmission fans, is finally on sale in Canada — about a month after it arrived in the United States — and it’s priced $1,770 lower than the 2018 Corolla iM it replaces.
The Corolla hatchback will start at $22,625, including delivery.
It comes in four trims as opposed to three in the United States.
The 2019 base S comes with the choice of a six-speed manual transmission of CVT. The manual version starts at the entry-level price $22,625 while the CVT model costs an additional $1,000. Power windows with one-touch up/down function on all windows, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, sport fabric seat material and 15-inch steel wheels are standard.
The SE trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, an anti-theft system, unique badging, and more. CVT-equipped models also receive steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It starts at $24,225 for the manual transmission, delivery included. Again, the CVT model is an extra $1,000.
The SE Upgrade trim level, with a starting price of $25,625 for the manual and $26,625 for the CVT version, comes with a heated steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, a blind spot monitor system and the Qi wireless charging system for personal electronics.
The priciest trim, the XSE, starts at $29,625 and only comes with a CVT. It adds Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the enhanced Entune 3.0 audio system with Safety Connect and embedded navigation. Other upgrades include dual auto air conditioning, sport fabric seating material with leatherette trim, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 7-inch multi-information display and LED fog lamps.
The 2019 Corolla has a version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) fully independent suspension that's found in the Camry, the Prius and the C-HR. The compact car's new four-cylinder motor has 168 hp.
The CVT versions uses 7.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in the city, 5.8 on the highway and 6.7 combined. The manual transmission uses 8.4, 6.3 and 7.5 litres per 100 km, respectively.
Automotive News contributed to this report.