The Toyota Corolla has taken the title of Best Hybrid Car in the 2020 What Car? Awards
Announced at a ceremony in London yesterday evening (14 January), the awards also saw the Toyota Yaris Hybrid taking the title for Best Hybrid Car for Less Than £20,000 and the Toyota Aygo being named the Best Value Car (priced between £10,000 to £12,000).
Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, said: “The Toyota Corolla comfortably beats the fuel economy of pure petrol-powered rivals and betters a fair few diesels in its 1.8-litre form that we recommend. Better still, it manages this while delivering more performance than most people will need. Plus, in stop-start traffic, near-silence descends when you use electric power alone.”
Corolla earned five stars for reliability, equipment features, running costs and ride comfort in its full What Car? test, scoring four stars overall.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid also won best hybrid car costing less than £20,000. This success follows on from its 100 per cent fault-free record in the What Car? 2019 Reliability Survey
Editor Huntingford explained: “The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is one of the most efficient cars we’ve ever tested, returning 80mpg around town and doing decently on the motorway.”
Toyota’s third award recognised the great value of its Aygo city car. Huntingford commented: “Aygo has plenty more going for it than just funky looks. Not only is it cheaper to buy than rivals in our recommended x-play trim, but its 1.0-litre petrol engine is gutsy yet efficient, so should be cheap to run. It’s agile around town, too, with a tight turning circle, which makes it ideal for city car parks.”