Many Toyota vehicles have several trim levels to choose from, as to give customers as many options as possible when picking the model that would be perfect for them. As much as these many trims are appreciated, they can also be overwhelming from time to time, especially when trying to keep track of all the features and technology systems, which vary from one model to the next. Lucky for hatchback shoppers, there are only two 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback trim levels: SE and XSE.
Don't let the lack of trims fool you, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback isn't lacking in any other regard. Whatever you may want out of a hatchback—affordability, fuel efficiency, technology—you can find it in both trims of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. As a matter of fact, there are four ways to build a 2019 Corolla Hatchback. In addition to its two trims, every model also comes with your choice of either a standard six-speed manual transmission (6MT) or an available continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Configuration Specs of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
As one would expect, your choice of transmission will likely affect the fuel economy of your 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. As estimated by the EPA, both the SE 6MT and XSE 6MT configurations of the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback can earn up to 28 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg on combined roads. In other words, any 2019 Corolla Hatchback with a 6MT is expected to earn the same fuel economy ratings regardless of trim level.
The CVT models, on the other hand, do not share identical fuel economy ratings from one trim to another. As estimated by the EPA, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is expected to be the most fuel-efficient configuration, as it can earn up to 32 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg on combined roads. The XSE CVT, meanwhile, is estimated at 30 city-mpg, 38 highway-mpg, and 33 combined-mpg.
The other key differences between the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback trim levels can be found in each vehicle's list of standard features and technology systems. As one would expect, the XSE trim takes things to the next level while the SE trim provides its customers with a more affordable yet cost-efficient bundle. Some key standard features from each trim level, as well as the base MSRP of each configuration, can be found below.
SE 6MT – Standard features include leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Entune 3.0, Siri® Eyes Free, Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, and much more. Starting MSRP is $19,990.
SE CVT – Standard features match the SE 6MT. Starting MSRP is $21,090.
XSE 6MT – Added features include HD radio, satellite radio, Remote Connect, leather-trimmed heated sport seats, and Blind Spot Monitor. Starting MSRP is $22,990.
XSE CVT – Added features match the XSE 6MT. Starting MSRP is $24,090.