The twelve-generation Toyota Corolla is a little car with great fuel economy and a wealth of standard safety equipment, but it is significantly less fun to drive than it appears.

The Corolla is available as a sedan or hatchback and also comes with a very fuel-efficient hybrid drivetrain with into front or all-wheel drive.

For 2023, Toyota makes significant revisions to the Corolla's trim levels and engine. SE and XLE trim levels are now available for Corolla Hybrid cars, and all-wheel drive 

The 169-hp 2.0-liter, which was previously exclusively offered with SE, XSE, and Apex trims, has taken the place of the 139-hp 1.8-liter that was sold with the L, LE, and XLE trims.

All models receive a new 4.2-inch gauge cluster, while the XSE and XLE now feature a revised 7.0-inch gauge cluster.

We'd go for the slightly sportier SE sedan. It has a manual gearbox option and a tauter suspension than the standard configuration, which makes driving it more pleasant.

Even though it negates the option packages that would otherwise be available with the base continuously variable automatic gearbox, we'd happily tick that box (CVT).

The Corolla has a variable frequency automatic transmission and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 169 horsepower (CVT).

For SE and Apex SE models, a six-speed manual transmission is an extra. While the engine is the same for all hatchbacks, the sedan additionally has a hybrid option.

The Corolla hatchback and sedan both feature a smooth ride that effectively eliminates all but the harshest bumps. Additionally, they are more agile than previous 

The Corolla car provides a highly frugal hybrid option in addition to a four-cylinder engine. According to the EPA, a front hybrid will get 52 mpg on the interstate and 53 mpg in the city.

The Corolla hatchback has a city/highway fuel economy rating of up to 32 mpg. Both the automatic and manual hatchbacks that we tested achieved 40 and 36 mpg, respectively.

Both the hatchback and sedan versions of the Corolla have a modern dash and soft-touch materials inside. Push-button start and passive entry are standard on most models.