2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2019 Chevy Cruze Hatch

Toyota has gone a bit retro with the development of a new hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla. The newest member of the best-selling vehicle platform in the world uses the latest chassis design language as well as an updated power plant that offers more power output and vastly improved fuel economy scores. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2019 Chevy Cruze Hatch reveals a few very interesting facts that may be interesting to buyers looking for a fun-to-drive vehicle that is well-equipped with the latest technology and offers plenty of practicality. The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback should be available during the late summer or early fall of 2018. Anyone who would like to begin the pre-ordering process for the 2019 Corolla Hatchback should make an appointment with a Colonial Toyota product expert today by calling, 203-286-5500.
The routes taken by the design teams working on the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and 2019 Chevy Cruze Hatch are noticeably different. Chevrolet essentially took an existing sedan design (the Cruze) and added a liftgate to the rear of the vehicle. On the other side of the equation, Toyota has employed its new global frame architecture which makes the Corolla Hatchback more engaging to drive on the open road and nimbler to better handle driving on crowded urban streets. While advocates for the Chevy Cruze Hatch will point to its advantage in maximum cargo space, however, the slim dimensions of the Corolla Hatchback are not a bug, but a feature. However, the new Corolla model retains the nameplate’s legacy of offering excellent passenger comfort, with a maximum of nearly 30 inches of rear legroom.

2019 Corolla Hatchback


2019 Cruze Hatch

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl.
168/151 Horsepower/Torque 153/177
CVT Transmission Six-speed automatic
32/42 Fuel Economy 29/38

Performance Specs

Drivers sitting behind the wheel of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will have more performance to work with versus what is available from the 2019 version of the Chevy Cruze hatch. All of the available trim grades of the 2019 Corolla Hatchback use the same powertrain setup. Under the hood of the new model is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine which can be attached to a continuously variable transmission or a sporty six-speed manual gear-changer. Either transmission option will help the 2019 Corolla Hatchback produce 168 horsepower while recording up to 32 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. Not only does the 2019 Cruze Hatch make fewer horsepower, but it also doesn’t achieve the same level of fuel economy measured at 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
A photo of the infotainment system in the 2019 Corolla Hatchback.
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in a parking lot.
An interior photo of the front seats in the 2019 Corolla Hatchback.
A photo of the rear seats in the 2019 Corolla Hatchback.