Toyota Corolla 2019 Philippines: Specs, Pros & Cons

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1. Toyota Corolla 2019 Philippines: Brief Overview

Reliability, fuel efficiency, and affordability are some of the reasons why Toyota Corolla is still in this industry. It was proven a long time ago of how reliable the name is and got the consumers trust. And now after a long history of Corolla, they made a noise in the industry.

For 2019 Toyota Corolla they give us the Redesigned Toyota Corolla Hatchback. This is not the first time they launched the hatchback body style. The new hatchback model replaces and way a lot different than the Corolla iM. The Corolla iM was not a total success. This is not what you have seen before in the Toyota family.

Toyota Corolla side view

 2019 Toyota Corolla gives us the Redesigned Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 is for their 12th Generation, it was first launched in New York Auto show early 2018 and was available for sale in the US during mid – July in 2018. Unfortunately, the most-awaited and talked about hatchback is not yet in the Philippines. However, it is said to be expected to arrive in October this year. Smells good as a Christmas gift for yourself? 

 Toyota Corolla 2019 front view

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 is for their 12th Generation

There are two trims available in Toyota Corolla Hatchback the SE and XSE equipped with a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine, 168 hp, and 151 lb-ft with an option of 6MT (28 city/37 highway) and CVT (30 city/38 highway).

Toyota Corolla interior

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 has the easiest infotainment to use

For more details and a more in-depth discussion, visit our Toyota Philippines Review section

2. Toyota Corolla 2019 Pros

Affordable and top of the line for fuel efficiency

The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is estimated at $2500 less than Mazda3 hatchback. The cost difference could be from $1100 - $3,400 to upgrade and add features.

Lots of Standard Features

Bluetooth, amazon Alexa, apple car play, Toyota safety sense 2.0, wifi connect, Etune 3.0, Siri eyes and much more.

Safety Feature

One of its best assets is that it is loaded with safety features. The newest and top of the line Safety Sense 2.0. It said to be the first Toyota in America to fit with this technology.

Sporty Exterior

The style was not always been the best asset of Toyota Corolla over its lifetime. Well, now plus points for its style. It is getting more competitive. The front fascia is hard to resist it has the attitude and makes your head turn. What a sassy car!

Easy to Navigate

Toyota Corolla Hatchback has the easiest infotainment to use. All the controls and functions are easy to reach, easy to understand, and easy to use. The 8-inch touch screen has large buttons, clear graphics, and does not log.

Toyota Corolla

The style was not always been the best asset of Toyota Corolla over its lifetime

2. Toyota Corolla 2019 Cons

“Not a hot Hatch”

This is the verdict of many driving enthusiasts. It is pretty good but it is still lacking in performance compared to its rivals. (Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf, and Mazda3)

Small Cargo Space

Has maximum storage of 0.51 cubic meter this is smaller compared to other classes. 

The Etune

This feature does not please everyone especially the Android users. They do not have an Android option at the moment. This is a drawback since other rivals already offer android options.

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