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Is The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Even Better Than Expected
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach -- Automotive Expert -- Consultant Lauren Fix, The Car Coach -- Automotive Expert -- Consultant
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Dateline: New York, NY
Friday, November 24, 2023


Is the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Even Better Than Expected? I was skeptical but it was a blast to drive. It has a spunky three-cylinder powertrain, tight handling, and adaptive all-wheel drive.

This delivers good performance. The GR Corolla sets the bar high for sport-compact hatchbacks.

Here are the specs:

  • *300-hp turbocharged three-cylinder engine / Torque: 273 lb-ft
  • Six-speed manual is the only available transmission,
  • rev-match feature is standard.
  • multi-mode all-wheel-drive system, * sport-tuned suspension
  • Circuit Edition comes standard with front and rear limited-slip differentials,
  • GR-Four system allows the driver to choose among different power-distribution modes, starting with a 60/40 front-to-rear split for everyday driving to up to 30/70 to allow for drifting antics; a 50/50 split option is intended to provide maximum traction for racing.
  • 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway
  • 0 – 60 MPH = 4.9 seconds
  • Top Speed (gov ltd): 143 mph
  • Brakes, F/R: 14.0-in / 11.7-in
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

If the GR Circuit edition isn’t enough the Morizo Edition promises an even higher level of excitement but at the cost of practicality; Toyota has removed the rear seat, the rear speakers, and even the hatchback-mounted window wiper to save as much weight as possible. Less weight equals quicker lap times.

  • Morizo Edition trim which was available last year.
  • The Big wing makes this car stand out in the crowd
  • Curb Weight: 3269 lb

Core at $37,195

Premium – $41,015

Circuit Edition – $45,835

Morizo- $49,900

Competes with: Honda Civic Type R –

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Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, sector analyst, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host.  A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.  Her analysis is honest and straightforward.

Lauren is the CEO of Automotive Aspects and the Editor-in-Chief of Car Coach Reports, a global automotive news outlet. She is an automotive contributor to national and local television news shows including Fox News, Fox Business, CNN International, The Weather Channel, Inside Edition, Community Digital News, Local Now News, NewsMax and more. Lauren also co-hosts a regular show “His Turn - Her Turn” on ABC.com; “Total Car Score” podcast and hosts a weekly radio segment on GCN Radio.

Lauren is honored to be inducted into the Women’s Transportation Hall of Fame and a Board Member of  is the Buffalo Motorcar Museum and Juror / President for the North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year Awards.  

Lauren is the author of three books and inherited her love of all things automotive from her father. She has been advising drivers for almost all her life.

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