Introduced just last year, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid gets the same planet-saving powertrain as the Toyota Prius and nearly the same fuel economy, sans the Flash Gordon styling, nerdy center-mounted dash gauges, and joystick shifter. If you didn’t notice the small Hybrid badges adorning this Corolla’s front fenders and rear decklid, you’d be forgiven for not knowing you were getting into a hybrid.
As hybrids go, the 2021 Corolla Hybrid is a screaming bargain. Buyers get the same technology as the fuel-sipping Prius wrapped in a conventional package. The Corolla Hybrid comes in just one reasonably well-equipped LE trim. It’s not the base rental-car L or the fancy XLE. Including the $995 destination charge, the 2021 Corolla Hybrid LE is priced at $24,495. That’s $2,235 less than the LE-trimmed 2021 Prius.