2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

If you’ve followed Toyota or automotive news in general over the past couple of months, then you’ve no doubt heard about the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback! The all-new Corolla Hatchback is Toyota’s first foray into the compact hatchback market as it aims to give drivers a model that offers the efficiency and reliability of a Toyota Corolla, but with the space of a hatchback. The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has received a lot of hype, but how does it compare against its competition?

That’s what we’re going to find out in this model comparison page! The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the new kid on the block and we’re going to see how it fares against one of the most popular compact hatchbacks, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. We’re going to compare the efficiency, affordability, performance and interior space of both models to see which one offers drivers the best value! Note that we’re comparing the base trims for both compacts. Let’s see who comes out on top!

2019 toyota corolla hatchback vs 2019 volkswagen golf

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback


2019 Volkswagen Golf

$19,990 Starting MSRP $21,845
31 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 32 MPG
168 HP Horsepower 147 HP
18.0 Cubic Feet Interior Cargo Volume 17.4 Cubic Feet


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As you can see from our table breaking down the two popular compact hatchbacks, there’s a reason that both are so popular among drivers. Both the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and 2019 Volkswagen Golf seem to offer exactly what drivers of the segment are looking: extra space to go along with efficiency and affordability. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it’s clear that the new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback holds the edge over its Volkswagen counterpart.

From the start, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has the advantage thanks to its lower starting MSRP than the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. But just because the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is more affordable doesn’t mean it offers less. As drivers can see, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is right there with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf when it comes to efficiency and even significantly outperforms it when it comes to horsepower.

And, of course, we can’t forget about the cargo space. The whole point of making a hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla was to offer more space, which the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback clearly does in comparison to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. It may not seem like much, but when you’re packing for a trip, you need all the space you can get!

Want to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!