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2023 Toyota GR Corolla review, price, specs


Toyota released Gazoo Racing, its Skunk Works division of high-performance cars, to apply compact tuner treatment Corolla hatchback.And what a great job they’ve done: the end result is his 2023 GR Corolla and it’s a bit of a fright.Toyota already GR tune version that Yaris subcompact car The GR Corolla uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter 3-cylinder engine in the global market. The little triple is beefed up to 300 horsepower here and comes with a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive only. Toyota has struggled in recent years to add excitement to its lineup with sportier offerings. The resurrected Supra sports car—and a more stylish design and this rally racer-inspired hot hatchback should help in that effort.

New for 2023

The GR Corolla is a new addition to Toyota’s lineup for 2023 to take on the popular sports compact. Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Veloster Nand the 10 best awards-win Volkswagen Golf GTI When Jetta GLIIn fact, given its price and horsepower, the GR Corolla is the top tier of hot hatches Volkswagen Golf R and future Honda Civic Type R.

price and what to buy




Morizo ​​edition


Stick to the core trim and splurge on a performance package that adds front and rear limited-slip differentials. The top-spec Morisot Edition trim will be produced in very limited numbers, with only 200 produced in 2023. The rear seat and several other components have been removed to save weight and maximize performance.

Engine, transmission and performance

Under the hood of the GR Corolla is a turbocharged three-cylinder engine plucked from the GR Yaris, the hatchback that the Japanese automaker sells in global markets outside the US. The GR Corolla is tuned to 300 horsepower, 185.4 horsepower per liter, 43 horsepower more than the GR Yaris. Transmission is only a 6-speed manual, and all models are equipped with Toyota’s GR-Four all-wheel drive system. The GR-Four system allows drivers to choose from different power distribution modes. In daily driving he starts with a 60/40 front/rear split and allows drift up to a 30/70 split. The 50/50 split option is intended to provide maximum traction in the race.Even the current Corolla Sporty SE and XSE models, doesn’t offer remotely racey handling or performance, but upgrades to the GR’s suspension and powertrain make it a legitimate contender in the sports compact car segment. is standard equipment. The base Core model offers these as options. The limited-edition Morizo ​​features lightweight forged wheels, a retuned engine that produces 295 lb-ft of torque (versus 273 lb-ft on the standard model), uniquely tuned suspension, and ultralight forged wheels. This is a truck-oriented model. Sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rubber. Cornering grip is tenacious, and even on winding roads, the GR Corolla offers the driver the perfect blend of sure-footedness and politeness. The pedal placement may not be ideal for heel-to-toe work, but the 6-speed manual is easy to pedal. Equipped with a rev match function as standard equipment.

Fuel consumption and actual MPG

The current Corolla is one of the most fuel-efficient options in its class, and while its driving characteristics are downright sleepwalking, the high-performance GR variant aims purely for maximum performance. The diminutive he should still get relatively decent gas mileage thanks to the 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine. The EPA highway rating is expected to be around 30 mpg. It sits between the Veloster N (29 mpg on the highway) and the Golf GTI (32 mpg on the highway). Click here for GR Corolla fuel efficiency EPA website.

interior, comfort, cargo

The GR Corolla shares most of the cabin with the standard Corolla hatchback. This means great build quality, soft-touch materials and lots of features, but with racier trim and sport seats. Standard equipment includes ambient interior lighting, a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, push-button start and aluminum pedal covers. Automatic climate control, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel are all standard on the Circuit Edition, and it also wears suede and faux-leather upholstery instead of the cloth on the base model. Edition promises an even higher level of excitement, but at the expense of practicality. Toyota removed the rear seats, rear speakers and even the hatchback-mounted window wipers to keep the weight as low as possible. Lighter weight means faster lap times. The front seats are treated with exclusive red and black upholstery, with racy faux suede on the shift knob, parking brake lever and steering wheel rim.

Infotainment and connectivity

An 8.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes standard, and also includes Amazon Alexa functionality and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. The core model’s technology package adds an eight-speaker JBL stereo system, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and in-dash navigation. All of these items come standard with the Circuit Edition.

Safety and driver assistance functions

Toyota now offers a lot of it Driving assistance technology It is standard equipment on most lineups, and the GR Corolla is no exception. Numerous desirable technical features are bundled across the lineup, including adaptive cruise control, pedestrian and cyclist detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps. For more information on the GR Corolla crash test results, please refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection function as standard equipment
  • Standard Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and maintenance scope

Like all Toyota vehicles, the GR Corolla comes with a standard warranty package bolstered by a two-year free scheduled maintenance plan. Honda doesn’t offer such a plan on the Civic Si, but the Veloster N offers more value in the form of a longer warranty and his one-year free maintenance. Every GR Corolla comes with his one-year membership in the National Auto Sport Association, which includes access to free high-performance driving classes.

  • Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • 2 years or 25,000 miles of free maintenance



2023 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit
Vehicle type: Front engine, all wheel drive, 5 seater, 4 door hatchback

Base/Tested: $43,995/$44,420
Optional: Heavy Metal Paint, $425

Inline 3 with turbocharger and intercooler, aluminum block and head, port and direct fuel injection
Displacement: 99 inches31618cm3
Power: 300hp @ 6500rpm
Torque: 273lb-ft @ 3000rpm

6 speed manual

Suspension, F/R: strut/multi-link
Brakes, F/R: 14.0″ vented grooved disc/11.7″ vented grooved disc
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 4
235/40ZR-18 (95Y)

Wheelbase: 103.9 inch
Length: 173.6 inches
Width: 72.8 inches
Height: 57.2 inches
Passengers: 85 feet3
Cargo Volume: 18 feet3
Curb weight: 3269 lbs

CDs Test results
60 mph: 4.9 seconds
100 mph: 12.1 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.3 seconds @ 105 mph
140 mph: 29.7 seconds

Omit the results above 1 foot rollout 0.3 seconds
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.4 seconds
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 8.5 seconds
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 7.1 seconds
Top speed (gov ltd): 143 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 167 feet
Braking, 100-0 mph: 329 feet
Loadholding, 300′ skid pad: 0.94 g

CDs fuel consumption
Observed: 20 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY (manufacturer estimate)
Combined/City/Highway: 24/21/28 mpg

CDs test description 2023 Toyota GR Corolla review, price, specs

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