Blue 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback with a city skyline in the background

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

Combining the practicality and pleasing driving dynamics of the iconic Toyota Corolla with a stylish and versatile hatchback design, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback offers a compelling choice for compact car shoppers. Read more to find out about its engine specs and fuel economy.

Dynamic Force Engine in the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The 2021 Corolla Hatchback delivers an engaging driving experience and quick acceleration with its 2.0-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC engine. With its direct injection fuel system and Toyota Direct Ignition system, the Dynamic Force engine cranks out 168 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Power from the engine is channeled through the Dynamic Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) — or for driving purists — the Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). The Continuously Variable Transmission has a physical first launch gear while the Intelligent Manual Transmission has rev matching capability.

High-Level Efficiency of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The Corolla Hatchback is very efficient. Fuel economy is dependent on the trim-level and the transmission type. The SE MT grade gets an estimated fuel economy of 28 city/37 hwy mpg while the SE CVT grade gets an estimated fuel economy of 32 city/41 hwy mpg. The XSE MT grade gets an estimated fuel economy of 28 city/37 hwy mpg while the XSE CVT grade gets an estimated fuel economy of 30 city/38 hwy mpg. The Corolla Hatchback also offers a SE CVT Nightshade Special Edition model, which gets an estimated fuel economy of 32 city/42 hwy mpg.

Read More: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition Features and Release Date

Driver's side rear angle view of silver 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

What other performance features does the 2021 Corolla Hatchback offer?

All Corolla Hatchback models come equipped with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension, a multi-link rear suspension, an electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system, power-assisted ventilated disc front brakes, and solid disc rear brakes. For enhanced convenience and safety, the Corolla Hatchback comes standard with many driving assistance features, such as Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assist, and the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.