2022 Toyota Corolla vs. Its Competition

2022 Toyota Corolla
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

A freshly redesigned Civic has reinvigorated the Honda lineup.

Don’t buy a small car without testing one.

The Mazda 3 is costly against rivals, but it offers great power, handling, and optional all-wheel drive.

VW’s Jetta has a precise feel and is well-priced.

A Subaru Impreza makes a great choice for drivers who regularly encounter snow or gravel.

And the refreshed Kia Forte is a budget thriller in some configurations.

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Quick Specs
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With more interesting style, the 2022 Toyota Corolla is a wallflower no more; hybrids have Prius-like fuel economy.
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The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
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The 2022 Kia Forte jams its compact cabin with value, though performance falls flat.
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The 2022 Subaru Impreza pegs the rational meter, with standard all-wheel drive and excellent crash-test performance.
The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta packs more standard features for a better compact car value.
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The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
MSRP From     
$20,075$21,900$19,090$18,795$20,195$20,650
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
L CVT (SE)LX CVTFE IVTN/AS Manual2.0 FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODN/AManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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