The Toyota Corolla is one of the most popular vehicles of all time, with millions sold since the model's launch. Since then, it has seen many upgrades-both exterior and interior. The newest Toyota Corolla isn't just stylish and smart-it's also impressively fuel-efficient, making it an excellent car for commuting around Macon, Warner Robins, and Milledgeville, GA.

So, how does the Toyota Corolla stack up in terms of miles per gallon (MPG)? Both the Toyota Corolla L and LE trim levels achieve an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG. Read on to learn what each Toyota Corolla trim level achieves in terms of MPG and more below!

Miles Per Gallon Across Corolla Trim Levels

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is available in a variety of trim levels: L, LE, Hybrid LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. These are important to know because fuel economy can vary across trim levels, depending on a few different factors. Choosing between a manual or an automatic transmission can make a difference too.

Toyota Corolla L, LE, and XLE

The L, LE, and XLE trims have the same standard engine and powertrain. Each one uses a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S) that puts out 139 horsepower. Both the L and LE trim levels are evenly matched at an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG.The XLE trim level, on the other hand, offers an EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway/32 combined MPG.1 You'll also find a 13.2-gallon tank in these 2020 Toyota Corolla trims.

Toyota Corolla SE and XSE

The Corolla SE is the only trim available with either a 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Choose the 6-speed manual transmission, and you'll see an EPA-estimated 29 city/36 highway/32 combined MPG.1 With the CVT, the Corolla SE earns an EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG.2

The SE, along with the XSE, features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that cranks out 169 horsepower. That is why the MPG numbers for these Toyota Corolla models differ a bit from the earlier trim levels, even with the CVT equipped.

The Corolla XSE only offers the CVT, not the 6-speed manual transmission, and it earns an EPA-estimated 31 city/38 highway/34 combined MPG.1

Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE

For noticeably improved fuel economy, you'll want to opt for the Corolla Hybrid LE. This eco-friendly trim level serves up 121 horsepower and will get an EPA-estimated 53 city/52 highway/52 combined MPG.You'll find yourself stopping less often at the pump with such impressive figures!

How Do You Drive?

Of course, one of the largest factors in determining a vehicle's miles per gallon is how you drive it. If you do lots of highway driving in an environment that scarcely ever sees less-than-ideal weather conditions, for instance, you may consistently end up with better fuel economy. In the same way, erratic driving in congested cities may be more detrimental to fuel economy.

Learn More About the Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is stylish, sporty, and efficient, and it will make an excellent commuter car for all your adventures in and around Macon, Warner Robins, and Milledgeville, Georgia. To learn more about this vehicle or to schedule a test drive, we encourage you to contact our team at Butler Toyota. 

  1. 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
  2. 2020 EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG for Corolla SE with automatic transmission. Actual mileage will vary.
  3. 2020 EPA-estimated 53 city/52 higway/52 combined MPG for Corolla LE Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

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