Toyota Corolla SX Hybrid 2020 Radio Review

2020 Toyota Corolla SX Hybrid sedan.

Toyota Corolla, what can be more synonymous with the Toyota brand in Australia. In years gone past it was Australia’s top selling car by far, and Rob Fraser has just driven the new hybrid version.

Toyota has a long history with hybrid cars, some I like some not so much. However the Corolla Hybrid in SX trim is actually a pretty good car.

It’s quiet, economical and comfortable and reasonably priced at just under $30,000 plus the usual costs. The hybrid adds about $1500 to the price of a normal SX

The main reason people buy hybrids is twofold. Better fuel economy and no range anxiety. The Corolla delivers on both with about 4.5l/100 over the 800 odd kilometres I did from one tank of fuel.

Unfortunately the hybrid isn’t available in the range top model as a sedan. If I was buying I might just choose the hybrid, but I would want the leather seats and all the goodies that come with the ZR version.  There is a hatch but no sedan.

I would have thought that was an obvious model choice. Apparently Toyota don’t agree.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.