Written by Marco Carvajal
I am test driving the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE in warm Florida.
The Corolla is a convenient car offering a good size, good style, and value that you can trust long-term.
Corolla is a very well known sedan with attractive style and very good purchasing value.
The Corolla Hatchback is more stylish than the regular Corolla. it has a very interesting design with a curvy sporty shape.
High style, value, and practicality are Toyota’s goals when producing the new Corolla Hatchback that can drive you through long highways or busy congested cities.
The Corolla Hatchback is a convenient and fun car to drive, with very low pricing for a new car, starting at $22K.
Corolla is one of the most successful vehicles in the history of Toyota. There have been twelve Corolla generations since 1996, with more than 46 Million Corolla cars sold worldwide.
The new generation Corolla is younger and stylish, it comes with the same backup of the older Corolla models but with a new reinvented look and more technological features, ready to impress the new generation of car drivers.
The word Corolla automatically makes me think about Toyota. Our brain links the words Corolla and Toyota.
Corolla brings to my mind value, good price, good fuel economy, hassle free repairs, free maintenance and great look.
Toyota’s prestigious Corolla brand model has been saved in our minds for many years, Toyota’s successful work is to produce a good car at a good price, that everyone can love and drive.
The Corolla has been a very popular entry-level car in Toyota’s brand. Consumers know what to expect, great value for a great car.
Most of the success of Corolla comes from its great value and low pricing.
The Toyota Corolla used to be assembled at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Blue Springs, Mississippi. The new Corolla is now being produced at the new Toyota plant in a joint venture with Mazda, the new plant in Huntsville, Alabama.
The new Toyota-Mazda plant in Huntsville, Alabama, is employing about 4,000 workers and produces about 300,000 cars per year.
Even if Toyota is a Japanese brand, Corolla’s production in the United States helps the US local economy.
Everyone knows the classic Corolla, it is such a well-known and classic brand name, the Toyota Corolla, however, not everyone knows the Corolla Hatchback, which is still very new among many car buyers.
The Corolla hatchback looks very modern, trendy, stylish, and especially very appealing for young drivers. The Corolla looks great, drives well and it will give you thousands of miles to drive without any issues due to the great quality and backup of Toyota. Easy and low-cost maintenance is one of the great appeals of the 2022 Corolla Hatchback.
Value is everywhere when buying a Toyota Corolla Hatchback. You get so much quality and features for your money. It is a great car for the money.
The Corolla Hatchbacks is small and available for a low price, but don’t let the size and pricing deceive its power.
This hatchback combines the robust TNGA-C platform, responsive multi-link rear suspension, and a powerful 168-horsepower 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine with a Torque of 151 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm
This fast engine includes high efficiency for great performance on the road. The optional 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (IMT) features optimized fuel economy.
Since the Corolla Hatchback was launched back in 2018, it draw hatchback enthusiasts into the Corolla family. Drivers are attracted by its sporty styling and enhanced driving dynamics, and for those who like speed control and switching gears, the available intelligent manual transmission is a plus.
The new 2022 Corolla Hatchback is very similar to the previous 2021 hatchback model.
New features for the new model include more colors, enhanced cargo space, and new safety features.
The XSE trim model upgrades the SE model interior with nice features like dual-zone climate control, combination leather-trimmed seating, unique stitching on the instrument panel and doors, heated front seats, and an eight-way power driver’s seat.
The Hatchback XSE includes a high-quality Audio system with an 8-inches touchscreen; six speakers; Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility; Safety Connect trial; Wi-Fi Connect; Siri Eyes Free; Auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control; AM/FM; MP3/WMA playback capability; Sirius XM trial, hands-free phone capability; voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth, HD Radio and Weather/Traffic info; Connected Services; Service Connect and Remote Connect trials.
A lot of advanced interior features are included standard on the XSE trim.
The optional JBL 8-speaker, 800-watt premium audio system includes Clari-Fi which analyzes and restores audio signals for greater quality.
Corolla Hatchback XSE Fuel Economy
The hatchback includes very reasonable and competitive fuel economy when using the standard CVT automatic transmission, producing 33 Miles Per Gallon Combined, 30 MPG in the city, and 38 MPG on the highway, something that we expect from Toyota’s compact cars, not only great pricing but also low cost to drive.
2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Highlights:
- Standard CVT automatic transmission
- Available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (IMT)
- Engine 2.0L 4-cyl. with Dual VVT-1, CVT
- Torque of 151 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm
- 18-inch machined-finish alloy wheels
- 5 leather-trimmed heated sports seats
- Premium leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel
- Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Hold function
- Chrome front upper grille surround
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Chrome front upper grille surround
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Blind Spot Monitor is standard on the top-of-the-line XSE trim model
- 10 airbags in total
- 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID)
- Toyota Audio Plus, standard on XSE, adds HD Radio and Weather/Traffic info; Connected Services; Service Connect, and Remote Connect trials.
- Audio Plus includes an 8-inch touchscreen display
- Available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL speakers
- Enhanced Cargo Space
- Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
- All 2022 Corolla models include new safety features
- LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
- LED taillights
Trims and Pricing
The 2022 Toyota Corolla hatchback is available for sale in 3 trim types: SE, SE Nightshade, and XSE.
Pricing for the 2022 Toyota Corolla hatchback goes from $22K to $25K depending on the model selected, an average 2K increment from last year’s pricing, but still, a very low price compared to other cars in the market.
- Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE
$22,265 Starting MSRP
- Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Nightshade Edition
$23,165 Starting MSRP
- Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE
$25,215 Starting MSRP
The new 2022 Corolla Hatchback is very safe, including rear seat-mounted side airbags for a total of 10 airbags in this compact sedan.
Among other features, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Blind Spot Monitor is standard on the top-of-the-line XSE trim model.
The Corolla is all about value, it is wonderful to be able to buy a car for $23K including so many standard safety features, where you have to pay for optional fees for the same safety features with other car models.
Every 2022 Corolla Hatchback model comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of driver-assist technologies including:
- Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicyclist Detection
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (CVT only)
- Lane Tracing Assist (CVT only)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Road Sign Assist
All Corolla Hatchback models are built with the Star Safety System, and integration of advanced safety technologies designed to enhance traction, braking, and more.
Behind the exterior grille-mounted Toyota badge you can find a millimeter way radar that help detect vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.
2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has great Value and Style
The new 2022 luxury hatchback is a great choice for those interested to drive a sport compact hatchback sedan priced between $22K to $25K.
New available colors and the new aggressive sporty exterior makes this new Corolla more attractive with new additions like increased cargo space, sporty side skirts, a rear spoiler, and more safety features.
The 2022 Toyota Hatchback is fun to drive and it has great value and style with a cool sporty look.