2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta

The name Corolla is synonymous with versatility, thanks to a wide range of trims including sedans and hybrids, but when it comes to utility there’s nothing quite like the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. A distinct edge to its design—and a generous cargo area accessible by its hatch—the 2021 Corolla Hatchback offers the same engaging drive and efficiency along with exceptional functionality. Read on to learn more about this 5-door wonder with Calgary’s source for all things Toyota: Stampede Toyota!


While there’s great utility found within its design, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback ramps up the already stellar style of the Corolla sedan—taking great inspiration from rally racers to offer a look all its own. Low overhangs and sleek lines emphasize the low, wide track of the Corolla Hatch, while bi-beam LED headlamps and a chiselled front fascia really hammer home the athletic nature of this sporty Corolla model. Of course, the hatch itself is the star of the show, blending seamlessly with the rear of the Corolla while the integrated spoiler adds even more attention. Inside, sport seats set the tone up front, while a 60/40 split-fold rear bench seat allows for a number of different cargo configurations. Smart details, like the piano black trim and glossy accents give the 2021 Corolla Hatchback an incredibly premium feel—or, upgrade to the available Softex seats for an even more luxurious feel. In addition to the SE Upgrade Packages, or XSE Package, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is offered in two unique, special edition trims starting with the Nightshade Edition and its black-coloured accents, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, and more. Or go with the all-new Corolla Hatchback Special Edition available exclusively in Supersonic Red, and a body kit consisting of a black sport front bumper accents, side skirts, and black roof and bumper spoilers—along with black 18-inch alloy wheels. Any way you look at it, and at any angle, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is one phenomenal looking addition to the Corolla lineup.

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Length (mm/in)4,375 / 172.2
Width (mm/in)1,790 / 70.5
Height (mm/in)1,435 / 56.5
Wheelbase (mm/in)2,640 / 103.9
Ground Clearance130 / 5.1
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg/lbs)1,843.86 / 4,065.0
Interior Dimensions2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Front Headroom (mm/in)975 / 38.4
Rear Headroom (mm/in)955 / 37.6
Front Legroom (mm/in)1,067 / 42.0
Rear Legroom (mm/in)759 / 29.9
Front Shoulder Room (mm/in)1,369 / 53.9
Rear Shoulder Room (mm/in)1,156 / 45.5
Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft)660 / 23.3
Seating Capacity5


The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback doesn’t just look the part, with a performance that has no problem matching its sporty style. A 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC is found under the hood of this hot hatch, cranking out a serious 169 horsepower—perfect for this diminutive hatchback to rocket forward from a stop or weave into and out of traffic. The Corolla Hatchback is incredibly efficient, too, no matter which transmission you choose. A Direct Shift-CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) offers a simulated 10-speed shiftmatic option along with available paddle shifters, only using 6.7 L/100 km, while a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) with downshift rev-matching offers a thrifty 7.5 L/100 km amidst a more engaged driving experience. Thanks to Toyota’s New Global Architecture, the 2021 Corolla Hatchback offers a low centre of gravity leading to exceptional handling around corners, while a rigid frame, multi-link rear suspension, and the smart Active Cornering Assist feature ensure that this Corolla hatch lives up to the standards set by its rally racing-inspired look.

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Performance

EngineTransmissionHorsepowerPayload CapacityFuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km) (CVT)
2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve with VVT-iIntelligent Manual Transmission, Direct-Shift CVT169 hp390 kg/ 860 lbs7.5 / 5.8 / 6.7

Safety & Technology

Of course, the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback offers no shortage of advanced safety features or infotainment technology, all beginning with a 6-speaker audio system funneled through the Bluetooth®-integrated, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™-compatible 8-inch colour touchscreen. Not only does the touchscreen double as a backup camera, but it also features Toyota’s incredible range of Connected Services, with select models seeing a one year trial subscription to features like Remote Connect, Safety Connect®, Service Connect, and Destination Assist. Add in Toyota’s Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and an available wireless charging station, and the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is as smart as it is sporty. Keeping you safe, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes standard with active-safety tech like Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-light Vehicle and Daytime Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, Automatic High Beams, as well as Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, with the available Lane Trace Assist simply being icing on the cake. You can find even more peace of mind courtesy of the available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, making the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback incredibly safe—along with being incredibly stylish and sporty, too. 

Toyota Corolla Hatchback Model Changes

Adding on to the already stellar 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the 2021 version now features Android Auto™ standard across the lineup along with two new rear-seat-mounted side airbags—bringing this Toyota hatch up to 10 airbags in total. The biggest change is the limited Special Edition trim, featuring a sleek body kit and a standout Supersonic Red paint job. Finally, a no-cost choice between a spare tire or tire repair kit adds even more cargo volume to the already generous rear hatch area.

Featuring the practicality and utility of a 5th door—the hatch—along with the abundance of advanced safety and tech Toyotas are known for might have been enough, but the 2021 Corolla Hatchback decided to add in a sleek and stylish exterior as well as racing-inspired performance for good measure. Taking the already exceptional Corolla nameplate even further, the 2021 Hatchback offers no shortage of practicality or driving thrills. To learn more about the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, or to book a test drive, simply fill out the quick and easy contact form below. Or, stop by our dealership, and learn firsthand why Stampede Toyota is Calgary’s premier destination for everything from new and used vehicles, to financing, vehicle service, parts, accessories, and more!

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