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This is the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, now at Northwest Toyota, and it may be the most Corolla-y Corolla of all time.

The Corolla hatchback has been putting the fun in functional for decades now, and the latest iteration may be the best yet. This vibrant blue Corolla SE is lighting up our showroom right now. In fact we already featured it as our Car of the Week, but are so excited about the newest hot hatch from Toyota that we simply had to blog about it too.

Stylistically, the 2019 Corolla hatch is unpretentious but sharp, wearing its fifth door like a badge of pride where some hatchbacks try to camouflage it.

This is the first compact hatch to have Toyota New Global Architecture at its foundation, and it’s 60 percent more rigid than the last offering. Engine wise, it’s got a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder that puts out 168 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. That’s paired with one of two brand new transmissions. There’s the automatic, Direct Shift CVT with sport mode and available paddle shifters. Or there’s the six speed intelligent manual transmission, which is made smoother by its downshift rev-matching control. Drivetrain, meanwhile, is pure front-wheel-drive, just like a good hatchback should be.

The interior is minimalist with a premium feel and a focus on safety. How very Corolla, right? This SE model includes a heated steering wheel, 18” allow wheels, Qi wireless charging system and Blind Spot Monitor safety system on top of the standard list of Apple CarPlay, Scout GPS Link, 8” Display Audio system with USB input and voice recognition, automatic A/C, push button start and more.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback is certainly Corolla-y, but is it the most Corolla-y of all time? Come down to Northwest Toyota to find out for yourself.