Everybody knows about the Toyota Prius. This iconic hybrid has spent years as a default choice for fuel-savers who don’t want to rely on electric charging. But for its entire two-decade life, the Prius has faced criticisms about its unique styling. Sure, plenty of buyers appreciate how the Prius’s futuristic design stands out from other cars, and its unusual silhouette is carefully sculpted to maximize aerodynamics. But for others, the Prius’s funky looks are a deal-breaker.
There’s now another option: the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, part of the redesigned 2020 Corolla lineup. This compact sedan takes the same gas-electric innards as the classic Prius and hides them in a handsomely conventional body. The Corolla has been one of America’s favorite cars for decades, and with its first-ever hybrid powertrain, it can now get more than 50 miles per gallon. The Corolla Hybrid starts at $23,100, compared to $19,600 for the gas-only Corolla or $24,325 for the Prius. Let’s go over the details.