The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a great attempt at marrying the concept of both utility and enjoyability. It’s certainly gained some fans as a great all-around car for anyone to choose, but it also has some surprising faults. Cargo space is limited and the engine itself seems to struggle a bit especially in the sound department. Even with that, the Corolla is still a popular pick for drivers everywhere. This 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback review will focus on the features and specs that make up this compact package.
Concerning new changes to the Corolla family lineup, there’s not much to tell. The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback color choices have been updated with a new selection: Finish Line Red.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback price gradually increases with every feature and option that’s available to buyers. Firstly, drivers can choose between a 6-speed Manual Transmission and a Continuously Variable Transmission system that costs an additional fee. Below is our 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback cost table, detailing all available trim levels and transmission systems:
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE (MT)||$20,915*|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE (CVT)||$22,015*|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Nightshade Edition (MT)||$22,915*|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE (MT)||$23,865*|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE (CVT)||$24,965*|
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback specs sheet details the 2.0-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine that power all the different models. Its capable of 168 horsepower and has a torque output of 151 pounds-feet. Buyers have a choice of either the Continuously Variable Transmission or the intelligent Manual Transmission system. Paired with that, all models come standard with Front-Wheel Drive only. Other features that improve the Corolla’s performance is the inclusion of an Electric Power Steering system and multiple selectable drive modes. Sports mode come standard to the XSE CVT model, giving the engine some more power behind it. The braking system is composed of a set of front and rear disc brakes, with the front set being power-assisted and ventilated. Its front suspension is made of MacPherson Struts while the rear is composed of mutli-link suspensions. The SE model rides atop 16-inch wheels while the XSE models make use of 18-inch wheels.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The fuel efficiency ratings of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback come across as quite an economical pick for all kinds of drivers. The CVT transmission models seems to be the models that offer the most fuel savings between all of the trim levels. For context, all models have a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons. Below is a table summarizing the MPG ratings of all trim levels and powertrain options for the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE (MT)||28||36||31|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE (CVT)||32||41||35|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Nightshade Edition (MT)||32||41||35|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE (MT)||28||36||31|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE (CVT)||30||38||33|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Toyota did some good work with the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback interior, being composed of soft-touch materials that are quite pleasing to look at. The hatchback has a seating capacity of 5 with the seats being fitted with fabric upholstery on the SE and leather-trimmed seating covers on the XSE models. Drivers are treated to their steering wheels being fitted with premium leather covers, adding a bit of luxury to this car known for its utility. For cargo capacity, its rated to have around 17.8 cubic feet of storage space. Ironically, the hatchback model seems to have less space at the rear when compared to its sedan counterpart.
The infotainment system mounted on the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is simple but can definitely make journeys a bit more entertaining than usual. We start off with an 8-inch touchscreen from which drivers and passengers can operate the cabin features available on the car. The Corolla Hatchback comes compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. Bluetooth is also available for both media purposes and hands-free operation of phones. Even the base SE model comes with a 3-month platinum plan subscription to SiriusXMs services. The cabin may also come with wireless charging capabilities, an option that’s limited to the XSE CVT model. Power outlets and USB charging ports are also available if your device isn’t really compatible with wireless charging. Dual-zone automatic climate control is present on the XSE models, with the base SE model getting a slightly trimmed back version of this feature. The audio system found on the Corolla Hatchback is a 6-speaker standard sound system, carried throughout all models. However, the XSE can have the option for a JBL 8-speaker with an amplifier setup equipped onto it.
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback comes equipped with the brand’s special suite of safety features and driver-assistive technologies. The Toyota Safety Sense kit includes Pre-Collision detection and mitigation systems, Pedestrian Detection, A blind-spot monitor system with rear cross-traffic alerts, and other features that improve safety. The XSE model can upgrade it further to the Toyota Safety Suite 2.0 package which comes with its own special features to improve passenger safety. For security purposes, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback carries a few features with it. An anti-theft system is present with an engine immobilizer setup for any unexpected break-ins. The Safety Connect Suite comes with a Stolen Vehicle Locator in case your car does get taken away from you. However, buyers should note that the Safety Connect Suite requires a subscription plan to get any benefits from it.
Toyota’s offers when it comes to warranty packages are quite alluring when compared to their competitors. Their Limited Warranty plan covers for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Their Powertrain Warranty plan lasts for 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. The company does offer complimentary scheduled maintenance so that’s a great positive when compared to other manufacturers.