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How Far Can the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Last on One Tank of Gas?

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid MPG Rating and Driving Range

The debut of the twelfth-generation Corolla has brought a landslide of exciting new developments to gawk over. Topping the list of achievements, the Corolla Hybrid debuts as the first gas-electric Corolla to be sold in the U.S. market. Read on for more details on the excellent mpg ratings and driving range offered by the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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Fuel Economy Ratings and Driving Range

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid returns excellent EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg highway and 52 mpg combined. Those figures translate to a jaw-dropping EPA-estimated range of 686.4 miles on a single tank of gas (13.2 gallons). For best results in fuel economy, Toyota recommends the Corolla Hybrid run on 87-octane or higher unleaded fuel.

An electronically controlled brake system manages the handoff between the regenerative braking and the conventional friction brakes, offering the perfect balance of fuel efficiency and smooth operation. There is also an EV mode, which allows you to drive using electric power only for short stretches, depending on how much charge the battery has.

2020 Toyota Corolla front fascia

2020 Toyota Corolla exterior

2020 Toyota Corolla taillight

Powertrain Setup

The Corolla Hybrid employs a 53-kW electric motor with the 1.8-liter engine, bringing in a combined output of 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. Output is routed through an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. Drivers are given a collection of three drive modes to choose from:

  • Eco – Tames throttle response to optimize fuel efficiency.
  • Sport – Optimizes the throttle and engine to provide maximum acceleration.
  • Normal – Offers the ideal blend of fuel efficiency and power depending on the situation.

The nickel-metal hydride battery pack stows away under the rear seat, leaving the trunk and interior space completely uncompromised. No funky adjustments to exterior styling, no sacrifice in performance. Just potent electric power with no downside.

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