Battle of the Body Styles: the 2019 Toyota Corolla sedan vs the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The Toyota Corolla has long been a popular, entry-level sedan for commuters, students, and young-professionals alike. At Jones Toyota in Bel Air MD, we have a great selection to choose from, and we're also excited that we now have another Corolla to offer: the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

When you come in from Cockeysville or your nearby hometown, you now might wonder if the sedan or the hatchback is the better pick for you to buy or lease. Both are great options, but we'll break down key differences between the two.


Do you want to simply commute from Lutherville-Timonium or do you want to drive the backroads of Parkville MD with some enthusiasm? If having a lot of performance isn't a must-have for your next vehicle, go with the Corolla sedan. Most trims have a 1.8L with 132 horsepower, and the LE Eco's 1.8L has 140 horsepower. The Corolla Hatchback is significantly more powerful and has a standard 2.0L engine with 168 horsepower! You'll definitely enjoy ripping around in it.


If you want to have a lot of options and a wider budget range to work with, you'll likely have better luck shopping for the Corolla sedan. It has six trims and the LE, LE Eco, and SE have additional package options. The Corolla sedan has a manufacturer's suggested starting price of $18,700 and goes up to a starting price of $22,800 on the top trim.

The Corolla Hatchback only has two trims: the SE and XSE. Their manufacturer's suggested prices are $19,990 and $22,990 — a little higher on both fronts and there's obviously not as many options. Depending on your rent in Baltimore MD, one might be a better choice for your budget.



A big reason people go with hatchback's is because they still ride low to the ground and aren't huge, but you'll get more cargo space than with a sedan. The Corolla Hatchback has a 17.8 cubic-foot trunk and the sedan has 13.2-cubic feet of trunk space.

Don’t worry if you're still on the fence deciding which Toyota Corolla body style is right for you. Come down to our dealership to test drive both options and head home with the right one!

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