The four trim grades for the 2024 Corolla Hybrid are LE, SE, Nightshade, and XLE. Their efficient hybrid powerplant unites a 138-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with electronic all-wheel-drive (AWD) optional on all trims except the XLE. Both drivetrains are managed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The EPA has estimated fuel economy for FWD versions of the LE and XLE at 53 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway; this changes to 50 city/43 highway for the SE and SE Nightshade Edition. The AWD Corolla Hybrid LE achieves an estimated 51 mpg around town and 44 mpg on the open road (47 city/41 highway for the SE and SE Nightshade).
The highlights of the LE’s equipment list are automatic climate control, fabric upholstery, LED exterior lighting, remote keyless entry, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a tilt and telescopic steering column, power side mirrors, a 4.2-inch driver information display, variable intermittent windshield wipers, four USB ports (two per row), and 16-inch steel wheels with covers. The optional LE Convenience Package will add proximity keyless entry, push-button start, 16-inch alloy wheels, and additional driver-assist technologies (detailed below), while the LE Premium Package will add all of that plus a power moonroof.
The SE adds personality with a rear spoiler, unique exterior accents, sport seats with upgraded fabric upholstery, a drive mode selector, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. This trim also gets standard proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The SE Premium Package can be added for a power moonroof and additional driver-assist features. Wireless device charging is available on both the SE and LE.
The Nightshade builds on the SE with bronze-finished alloy wheels, a gloss-black mesh grille, and other black exterior treatments. The XLE is equipped similarly to the LE with the Premium Package and also has SofTex upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat, wireless device charging, and a 7-inch digital instrument display.
All 2024 Corolla Hybrids are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 for pre-collision support with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane-tracing assist, proactive driving assist (for additional braking and steering support), adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and road sign recognition. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is included with the XLE and can be added to the lower trims via a Convenience or Premium Package.
Every 2024 Corolla Hybrid has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with “Hey Toyota” voice access and over-the-air (OTA) updates. The system’s noted standard features are wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The base sound system has six speakers, but a nine-speaker JBL audio system is available for the XLE and Nightshade. All trims come with a trial subscription to Cloud Navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Toyota Connected Services (for emergency assistance, vehicle monitoring, and other remote features).