2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD - Re-Driven Review

2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD - Re-Driven Review
2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD: The value leader in all-weather hybrid electric driving.

PARSIMONY TRAMPLES POLAR EFFECT: The first wave of gas electric hybrid vehicles boldly assumed unconventional function over form packaging. With the first wave of full battery electrics having hijacked wild looks, the second wave of hybrids have been adorned in more familiar apparel.

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, with the beating heart of a Prius underneath, was about as conventional as the automobile gets. This year, as part of the Japanese automaker's still bullish on hybrid propulsion approach, the 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid all-wheel drive spreads part time electrification to the regions of the planet suffering from chilly polar weather influences.

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD performance specifications

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $30.483 (starts at $25,995 for Corolla LE AWD)

Curb Weight (pounds): 3218 lbs.

Horsepower petrol / Torque (pound - feet): 138 hp / 105 lb.-ft @ 3600 rpm

Powertrain - petrol: 1.8L SFI + DI Atkinson cycle 16V DOHC I-4

Powertrain - hybrid electric: 650 VAC, 93 hp ( 70 kW) parallel E-front axle PSM MSG; 40 hp (30 kW) on-demand E-rear axle PSM MSG, 8 kW PSM regenerative MSG

Drivetrain / Final drive ratio: Continuously variable automatic transmission, open front differential, (opt. E-rear axle MSG all-wheel drive) / 3.73:1

Battery - electric propulsion / weight: LiIon 207.2 VAC, 56 cells @ 3.7 v, 4.0 Ah, 1.3 kWh capacity

Fuel Economy - miles per gallon combined EPA / Range (maximum): 42 mpg (observed), 445 miles (15.9) gallons

Performance: 0-60 mph: 9.1 seconds; Top speed: 107 mph

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD
2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD: darkened exterior trim, more aggressive character lines

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD driving hits:

Top value in all-weather drive hybrid electric motoring

42 miles per gallon average

Greater rear wheel electric motor power than last generation Prius AWD

Drives like a solidly made conventional economy sedan.

Fully independent, sport tuned, suspension rare at this price point, imbuing ride refinement.

Low profile performance tires on smoke finished alloy wheels enhance lateral grip

Front & rear disc brakes easy up to the task of slowing.

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD fuel economy
2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD: good fuel economy suffers slightly from larger tires & wheels
2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD should deliver years of reliable 40+ m.p.g. driving in a roomy, comfortable cruiser package.

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD chassis specs

Suspension: F: Strut, lower A-Arm, R: 4-link, F+R: coil springs, sway bars, dampers

Brakes: F: 1-piston floating caliper, 10.8" in. 1-piece vented rotor, R: 1-piston floating caliper, 10.2" in. 1-piece solid rotor

Tires, Wheels: F+R Yokohama Avid GT AS M+S 225/40 V, 18.0" smoke finished alloy wheels

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD driving misses:

Engine droning under strain

Larger wheels + performance tires nip at hybrid fuel economy

Acceleration merely adequate

Exploring improved tire grip exposes some body roll

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2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD dimensions

Wheelbase: 106.3" inches

L x W x H: 182.3" x 70.1" x 56.5"

Ground clearance: 5.3" inches

Headroom, Rows 1, 2: 38.3" inches, 37.1" inches

Legroom, Rows 1, 2: 42.0" inches, 34.8" inches

Cargo Capacity: 13.1 cubic feet

Curb Weight: 3218 pounds

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD
2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD: low profile tire & wheel combo, rear lower diffuser

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD notables, inside & out

The SE trim on the 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD = darkened, but serious, with a sport suspension & low profile tire + wheel package.

The Look: A rakish roof sedan, wearing the latest corporate language slim upper grille + wide trapezoid lower grille is sported up in SE trim, with all accents & frames blacked out, more aggressive lower front splitter & lower rear diffuser, dark contrast lower body crease plus a low profile tire wheel package.

Fit & Finish: Airy greenhouse, low cowl, material color contrast, blue + green instrument graphics, duct brightwork, piano gloss black switchgear bezels, solid door close thuds, even above waist panel fit, fine panel pebbling, pliable touch points, little road noise.

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD interior cockpit
2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD: Keeping the cockpit traditional for ease of use

Standard Feature Set (includes): Keyless entry & push button ignition, Toyota Connected app remote start, 1-zone automatic climate control, Full express power windows x 4, Cloth bucket front seats - manual adjust; Tilt + telescoping steering wheel w/ integrated controls

Infotainment Technology (includes):

  • Twin analog dial gauge cluster + 4.2" TFT multifunction driving display
  • Toyota Connected Touch 8.0" inch panorama center dash pod touch LCD media display w/ voice commands; Toyota Connected Services;
    • By Subscription: Toyota Connected Services via 4G Wi-Fi (4 years trial); SiriusXM satellite radio ( 90 days incl.), 4G Wi-Fi hot spot (2 GB / 90 days trial)
  • USB-C x 4; Bluetooth and smart phone messaging
  • 6-speaker, 180 W streaming audio with HD-radio
  • Android Auto + Apple CarPlay phone app projection (wireless)
Toyota Connected Touch is the brand's most advanced infotainment system to date with more streamlined menus and a "Wake Up" phrase.

SAFETY: +1 2024 IIHS Top Safety Pick; 9 supplemental restraint airbags; Backup camera w/ predictive grid lines + front & rear warning park assist, Door mount wing mirrors, Automatic headlights

2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD interior cockpit
2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD: driver assistance & wireless Android Auto app projection
  • Driver assist tech: STANDARD Toyota SafetySense 3.0 = Pedestrian detection braking; Forward collision avoidance braking; Lane Departure Warning, enhanced Keep Assist w/ Trace Control + curve speed reduction; Full adaptive cruise control, LED projector headlamps w/ auto on/off; Automatic High Beams, Road sign detection
standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 driver assistance suite offers provides effective hands-free motorway driving (but still makes Blind Spot warning optional)

WARRANTY: 3 year / 36k miles bumper to bumper, 5 yrs. / 60k mi. powertrain, 8 year / 100k mi. hybrid component warranties + 2 yrs. complimentary scheduled maintenance

WHAT the 2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD HAS NOT (or NOT PREFERRED):

  • Most operational settings including climate accessible ONLY in the central touch infotainment screen
  • Steering wheel limited telescoping range
  • -1: Hard dash top, exposed front seat rails, drivetrain noise & wind whistle from large wing mirrors permeates cabin.
  • -1: Blind spot warning remains optional

STANDOUT FEATURES on 2024 Toyota Corolla SE Hybrid AWD:

  • More aggressive exterior front fascia, lower rear diffuser, darkened trim and low profile tires on smoked finish 18" inch wheels
  • Blind Spot monitor & Rear cross traffic warning
  • Cloth sport seating
  • Power moonroof
  • Steering adaptive LED headlamps
  • USB-C x 4 (including 2 x 2nd Row), Qi inductive charging pad

Adding all-wheel drive to America's most affordable hybrid car will bolster the future of the small family sedan.