Is The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Even Better Than Expected

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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