Toyota Corolla Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Although not a match for its plug-in hybrid rivals, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid's MPG and CO2 figures are competitive

MPG (comb) MPG (ex-urb) MPG (urb) CO2
50-66mpg N/a N/a 76-89g/km

The claimed fuel economy and official CO2 emissions figures for the Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback vary considerably, depending on whether you go for the 1.8- or 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain, and exactly what size of alloy wheel you specify.

Economy ranges from 50 to 66mpg and CO2 emissions from 76 to 89g/km, which is broadly competitive with hybrid rivals such as the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (63mpg) and Kia Niro (60mpg).

Toyota Corolla Hybrid MPG & CO2

The most efficient Corolla Hybrid hatchback is the 1.8-litre hybrid on 16-inch wheels, which emits 76g/km of CO2 and returned nearly 66mpg under the WLTP testing procedure.

Increasing the wheel size to 17 or 18 inches ups the emissions to 83g/km, while the 2.0-litre hybrid engine (which is only available with the larger wheels) emits 89g/km of CO2 and will return just over 50mpg economy.

The Corolla will make the most difference to your running costs if you regularly tackle low-speed, stop-start urban driving. This gives the car's hybrid drivetrain the greatest opportunity to run in electric mode, with Toyota claiming that up to 50% of a typical commute can be covered on battery power.

For those who do more long-distance motorway runs, however, a modern diesel may make more financial sense.