In fact, multiple trims hold the line on price, and a couple are less expensive: the SE model is now $50 less, and the XSE 6MT (manual transmission) grade’s price goes down $380. The only version that gets a notable price increase is the XSE CVT, which is $610 more.
Not much changes functionally for the Corolla Hatchback, save for taillights that come on any time the car is moving. That’s in response to a forthcoming government mandate that, starting in September, all new cars sold in Canada must have automatic taillights. The recently announced 2022 Corolla sedan has the same feature.
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The only other new feature is an available eight-speaker JBL stereo, which is now part of the XSE package.
Otherwise, the Corolla Hatchback is fundamentally unchanged. Most trims come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox called iMT, which can perform re-matched downshifts for smoother driving. The optional transmission remains a continuously variable automatic (CVT) with a launch gear that Toyota says provides better acceleration from a stop.
Toyota offers the 2022 Corolla Hatchback in S, SE, SE Upgrade, Nightshade Edition, and XSE trim levels. The Corolla Hatchback’s sole engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder with 169 hp/151 lb-ft of torque, and it comes mated to the six-speed iMT transmission in all but the Nightshade Edition and its standard CVT.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is on sale now across Canada.
2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Pricing
S 6MT: $21,390
S CVT: $22,390
SE 6MT: $23,440
SE CVT: $24,500
SE Upgrade 6MT: $25,300
SE Upgrade CVT: $26,300
Nightshade Edition CVT: $26,830
XSE 6MT: $27,170
XSE CVT: $29,150