2019 Toyota Corolla vs Toyota Corolla Hatchback

If you’ve decided that the Corolla is the right car for your drives through the greater San Diego area, the final question is whether the 2019 Toyota Corolla or Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a better fit.

To help local drivers decide which option is best for their commutes around the Kearny Mesa and El Cajon areas, the team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego compared them side-by-side on the points of interior dimensions, performance/efficiency, technology, and design.

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2019 Corolla vs Corolla Hatchback: Interior Dimensions

The biggest difference between a sedan and a hatchback is the interior dimensions—and we definitely see that when we compare the Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hatchback.

Cargo Space :

In general, if you’re looking for more cargo space, you’re going to be better off with a hatchback. This type of car is a “wagon,” meaning it doesn’t compartmentalize its trunk and passenger area. Because of this, the Corolla Hatchback offers more cargo space, at 17.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat.

The Corolla sedan, on the other hand, offers 13 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.

Passenger Volume :

It’s important to note that the Corolla Hatchback appears to have sacrificed some passenger space in favor of more cargo capacity. The 2019 Toyota Corolla sedan has a total passenger volume of 97.5 cubic feet and gives backseat passengers 41.4 inches of legroom.

The Corolla Hatchback only has 97.5 cubic feet of total cargo space and 29.9 inches of rear-seat legroom.

Overall, if you’re looking for a bit more room for you and your passengers, you’ll probably like the sedan. If you need more cargo space, the Hatchback will be a better fit.

Toyota Corolla Sedan vs Corolla Hatchback: Performance and Efficiency

The Corolla sedan and Toyota Corolla Hatchback offer very different powertrains and body styles that affect their performance and efficiency.

Engine Specs :

The Corolla sedan offers a bit more choice over your powertrain by offering two engine options. The first is a 1.8L I-4 engine that delivers 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The second is an Eco version that generates 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.

The Corolla Hatchback comes equipped with a single option, however it delivers more horsepower. This 2.0L I-4 engine produces 168 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel Efficiency :

In addition to their potent engines, both the 2019 Toyota Corolla and Toyota Corolla Hatchback are highly fuel efficient, achieving 40 MPG or more on the highway, according to EPA estimates. 1

With its standard 1.8L engine, the Corolla sedan manages an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 MPG city and 36 MPG highway. 1 The Eco engine option gets an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 30 MPG city and 40 MPG highway. 1

The Corolla Hatchback gets a comparable maximum fuel efficiency with its 2.0L engine, managing an EPA-estimated 32 MPG city and 42 MPG highway. 1

While the hatchback is slightly more fuel-efficient than the sedan, the sedan also has a lower coefficient of drag, coming in at just .29 Cd. This means it may fight less against wind resistance, which can improve overall efficiency at higher speeds.

2019 Toyota Corolla vs Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Which Will You Choose?

If you need help deciding whether the 2019 Toyota Corolla or Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the right car for your drives through San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon , come to Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego.

We can tell you more about each model and talk about their infotainment and safety technology features before getting you out for a test drive.

Contact us to schedule a test drive today!

1 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.