Test Drive: New Toyota Corolla Hatchback appeals to the heart and mind

The Toyota Corolla hatchback is competing for the hearts and minds of consumers.
photo The Corolla hatchback has an expressive rear end.


* Model: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE * Exterior color: Classic Silver Metallic * Interior color: black and white * Engine: 2.0-liter, four-cylinder * Horsepower: 168 * Transmission: six-speed manual * Fuel economy: 37 mpg highway, 28 mpg city * Local Dealer: Capital Toyota, Toyota of Cleveland, North Georgia Toyota * Price (as tested): $20,910

Take a classic automobile name like the Toyota Corolla, mix in a potent 2.0-liter engine with an available manual transmission, and give the vehicle a hatch that makes it handy for hauling gear.

Now, whaddayagot?

Toyota hopes what you've got is a recipe for success.