₱ 1,054,000 - 1,610,000
Toyota Corolla Altis Specs
  • Body Type Sedan
  • Segment C-Segment
  • Engine Displacement 1.6 - 1.8 L
  • Horsepower 97 - 121 PS
  • Transmission Type CVT / MT
  • Energy Type Fuel
The 2021 - 2022 Toyota Corolla Altis is offered in 4 variants - which are priced from ₱ 1,054,000 to ₱ 1,610,000, the base model of corolla-altis is 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 E MT which is at a price of ₱ 1,054,000 and the top variant of Toyota Corolla Altis is 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 V Hybrid which is offered at a price of ₱ 1,610,000.
  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Powertrain
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Economy
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    UMW Toyota Motor introduced the all-new 2020 Corolla Altis back in October 2019, which rivals the Honda Civic and Mazda 3. (2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis)

    New additions to the Corolla Altis include a Qi wireless charger pad, rear air-conditioning vents, and Toyota Safety Sense. 

    It is priced between RM 128,888 to RM 136,888, right smack in the Civic's price point (RM 113,600 to RM 139,600). 

  • Exterior

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    2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Gallery

    Design

    Toyota took a more conservative approach when designing the Corolla Altis, and it shows.

    It may not be as gorgeous-looking as the Mazda 3, or as sharp-looking as the Honda Civic, but there's little to fault the Corolla Altis' design.

    Dimensions

    2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Dimensions
    Length 4,630 mm
    Width 1,780 mm
    Height 1,435 mm
    Wheelbase 2,700 mm

    Lighting

    The Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 E gets automatic halogen headlights, while the more expensive 1.8 G variant gets automatic LED projector units. 

    Both cars get LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights. 

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    Wheels

    The Toyota Corolla Altis is available with wheel sizes ranging from 16- to 17-inches.

    2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Wheels
    1.8 E 16-inch wheel
    1.8 G 17-inch wheel
  • Interior

    Dashboard

    The Toyota Corolla Altis gets a sleek-looking dashboard with a floating-style infotainment display (we'll get to that below) taking centre stage. 

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    Beneath the digital air-conditioning controls is a Qi wireless charging pad, a first for the segment. 

    Space and Practicality

    Unlike the practical Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla Altis' interior pales in comparison - storage spaces is lacking, limited to just 2 cup holders and a tiny centre console box. 

    Boot

    The Toyota Corolla Altis' boot measures 470 litres, less than the Civic's 519 litres. 

    Despite that, boot space can be expanded via the 60:40 split folding rear seats.

  • Features

    Safety Features

    All variants of the Toyota Corolla Altis get 7 airbags, traction control, and stability control as standard. 

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    2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Specs and Features

    Furthermore, the Corolla Altis 1.8 G adds Blind Spot Monitor, front and rear digital video recorders (DVR), a 360-degree view monitor, and crucially, Toyota Safety Sense ADAS suite. 

    Comfort Features

    Both the Corolla Altis 1.8 E and 1.8 G come equipped with rear air-conditioning vents and an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat.  

    The more expensive Corolla Altis 1.8 G further add leather upholstery and a rear sun shade. 

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    Infotainment

    The infotainment system of the Toyota Corolla Altis is somewhat of a letdown - the implementation is poor, resulting in thick and unsightly borders around the display. 

    It also lacks support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, instead relying on Toyota's own T-Link mirroring feature. 

  • Powertrain

    Engine

    Both variants of the Toyota Corolla Altis feature a carried-over 1.8-litre Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder petrol engine that does 139 PS and 172 Nm. 

    Transmission

    Like the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla Altis is CVT-only. 

    Drivetrain

    The Toyota Corolla Altis is a front-wheel drive model. 

  • Driving Performance

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    View the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Review here

    Acceleration

    Toyota does not provide 0-100 km/h figures for the Corolla Altis. 

    Engine Performance

    The engine performance of the Toyota Corolla Altis is average at best - it does not pack a punch like the Honda Civic, nor does it sing as well as the Mazda 3. 

    Despite the lack in outright power, the Corolla Altis' engine makes up for it with its buttery smooth power delivery. 

    Transmission Performance

    The CVT-type automatic has been improved over the predecessor model - it now feels more direct and the CVT whine has been eliminated.

    Steering and Handling

    Thanks to the Corolla Altis's TNGA architecture, the ride is noticeably more supple and forgiving against rough tarmac than the slightly firmer and noisier Honda Civic. 

    As good as the suspension set-up is, the steering felt artificial when compared to the Civic, which is a little frustrating as the chassis can handle a lot more power.

    Then again, if you want to enjoy every moment behind the wheel, you ought to check out the Mazda 3 instead.

  • Ride Comfort

    Sound Proofing

    Sound proofing of the Toyota Corolla Altis isn't the best or the worst out there.

    It is quieter than the Honda Civic, but noisier than the Mazda 3. 

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    Passenger Comfort

    The Toyota Corolla Altis has a width of 1,780 mm, 19 mm less than the Honda Civic and it shows.

    Shoulder room at the rear is tight, and the car is best used as a 4-seater. 

    Thankfully the Corolla Altis is now fitted with rear air-conditioning vents, but there's no rear USB ports. 

  • Fuel Economy

    Fuel Consumption

    Toyota does not provide any fuel consumption figures of the Corolla Altis. 

  • Conclusion

    Just like Toyota Corolla models of yore, they were engineered and developed with the so-called 80-point doctrine, in which it has to be above average in all aspects and covering all the necessary bases but not necessarily outstanding in any particular aspect.

    The Toyota Corolla Altis may not out accelerate the Honda Civic or offer driving dynamics of the Mazda 3, but that does not matter.

    Instead, the Toyota Corolla Altis is all about being dependable - take good care of it and it will last long enough to be passed down to the next generation.

Toyota Corolla Altis has total 5 color options in Philippines: Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic, Celestial Silver, Attitude Black

Silver Metallic

  • How much is Toyota Corolla Altis in the Philippines?

    The Toyota Corolla Altis price in the Philippines starts at ₱1,014,000. The lowest price is the 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 E MT, ranging all the way up to the 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 V Hybrid priced at ₱1,595,000.

  • Is the Toyota Corolla Altis a good car?

    The Toyota Corolla Altis is a popular car to buy as it offers powerful and efficient engine options as well as premium, spacious interiors. Even used Toyota Corolla Altis cars offer the premium driving experience.

  • Is Toyota Corolla Altis manual or automatic?

    We're learning that the 2021 Toyota Corolla Altis is available with continuously variable MT transmission

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