2023 Toyota Corolla: A Trim Comparison

2023 Corolla

The 2023 Toyota Corolla is completely redesigned from the ground up. While it has a history of being incredibly reliable and affordable, the past few Corollas scored near the bottom of the pack when it came to driving composure and included features.

New 2023 Toyota Corolla Trims

A notable newest addition to the lengthy lineup of Corolla trims is the hybrid model. On top of that, there are five other trims to choose from. We break down each trim level, including the hybrid offering, so that you know which price level includes which features.

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The 2023 Toyota Corolla L trim has an incredible starting MSRP of just $21,550. It comes with a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine, which gets up to 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The inside comes with basic features you’d expect in a 2023 car, including four USB ports, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone abilities, and Bluetooth technology. It also comes with an integrated backup camera to make parking and backing out easier.

The infotainment system features an 8-inch display and it comes equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, and satellite radio. The audio system features six speakers and there’s a Wi-Fi hotspot. You’ll even get navigation which isn’t typical for a vehicle in this price range.

This trim also comes with automatic climate control, including a dust and pollen filter. This may be important for those who deal with severe allergies or asthma.

One of the best things Toyota includes with most of its vehicles is Toyota Safety Sense. This package comes with a Pre-Collision System, which includes pedestrian detection, lane departure alerts with steering assist, forward collision mitigation, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.


The 2023 Toyota Corolla SE comes with the same engine and more features. It has a starting MSRP of $22,965 for the hatchback model and $23,950 for the sedan model. One of the best features of the Corolla LE is the multi-function in-key remote, which allows all of your standard key functions as well as keyless entry. There is also a key-in-ignition warning, which will go off if you walk away from the car with the key still in the ignition.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel proves a nice added touch of luxury.

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Hybrid LE

The 2023 Corolla Hybrid LE is the first hybrid offering of this Toyota model. It has a starting MSRP of $22,800. The Corolla Hybrid LE has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor to put out a combined 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. This hybrid is capable of delivering 53 mpg in the city and 52 mpg on the highway. And because it’s a traditional hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), there’s no need to plug it in for charging.

This model also has the smallest wheels available, a 15-inch package, which is designed to reduce rolling resistance and bump up fuel economy. Other than the wheels and the engine, the Corolla Hybrid LE comes with all of the same features as the regular Corolla LE model.

Many of the features are the same as its gasoline counterpart.

Hybrid SE

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid SE starts at $25,200. This trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, sport seats, heated outside mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels in terms of cosmetic changes. For convenience, there’s proximity keyless entry and push-button start.

Hybrid XLE

The gas version of this trim was discontinued this year but you can get the hybrid version starting at $26,600. It includes heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster. Other standard features include a moonroof, and additional driver safety features – blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.


The last option for the sedans is the 2023 Toyota Corolla XSE, the ultimate sporty option. It has a starting MSRP of $26,700. In many ways, this trim is a combination of the Corolla SE and XLE trims. It comes with the sporty feel of the Corolla SE while including features like  SofTex synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, a moonroof, 7-inch digital gauge cluster and additional safety features: blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

A hatchback trim is available starting at $26,430, and this includes LED foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a eight-speaker audio, and wireless device charging, among other things.

GR Corolla

The GR Corolla is available exclusively as a hatchback and comes in three different editions: Core for $35,900, Circuit Edition for $42,900 and Morizo Edition for $49,900. Each model is equipped with a 300-horsepower turbocharged three-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and an exclusive all-wheel-drive system.

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For the Core trim, most features of the SE trim carry over to this one but there also added features like upgraded brakes, 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, widened fender flares, and fog lights. You’ll also get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The Circuit Edition adds a carbon-fiber roof, a large rear spoiler, front and rear limited-slip differentials, synthetic leather upholstery and hood vents for added sports performance. It also adds luxury features like synthetic leather upholstery, eight-speaker stereo, and wireless device charging. On top of this, there are heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Morizo Edition provides optimum performance by removing the back seats and speakers to save vehicle weight. It adds racing seats, however, as well as improved suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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