2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Review & Price list (Update in 2021)

Apr 16, 2021

Posted by: Joshua-Philip Okeafor

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1. Overview of 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

The 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback is one of the two trims of the 2019 Toyota Corolla; specifically the hatchback XSE model can be regarded as the premium or the highest trim.

Generally, the 2019 Toyota Corolla is the twelfth generation of the Corolla model that began its first production in 1966. Ever since its pioneer production, it has witnessed several changes as its technology and redesign continue to emerge in different dimensions.

With this car, you should expect all the best features Toyota can offer as most features have been reserved for this highest trim.

As a hatchback design, which is way different from the coupe and sedan Corolla more usually seen on Nigerian roads, the hatchback is ideal for private and even business use.

Nigerian drivers who are unfamiliar with it should expect a ride that is pleasant with a unique touch. 


The 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback is one of the most popular hatchbacks in the world

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2. Price of 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

You can buy a new or used model of the Toyota Corolla (Tips on buying a used Toyota Corolla). Provided below in the table are the prices of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback and this includes the prices of foreign used (Tokunbo) and the Nigeria used. 

Brand New Price of Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback price in Nigeria
Model Price
Brand new Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback (2019) From ₦8.9 Million
Foreign used Toyota Corolla Hatchback price in Nigeria
Model Price
Tokunbo Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2005 - 2010 ₦2.8 Million - ₦3.5 Million
Tokunbo Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2011 - 2015 ₦4 Million - ₦4.5 Million
Tokunbo Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2016 - 2018 ₦6 Million - ₦7 Million
Locally used Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback price in Nigeria
Model Price
Nigeria used Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback 2005 - 2007 ₦1 million - ₦1.5 million
Nigeria used Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback 2008 - 2010 ₦1.5 million - ₦ 2.5 million
Nigeria used Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback 2011 - 2013 ₦2 million - ₦3 million
Nigeria used Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback 2014 - 2016 ₦3.5 million - ₦5 million

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2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback: I can't believe it's this good

3. Styling and design of 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

Exterior styling

While all model in the lineup have the same exterior design, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE looks more like a racer, and has a similar cavernous grille, an angular light fitting with 18 inches machined wheel.

The car looks more attractive and a lot different from the Honda Civic hatchback which sports a more ‘regular’ look in terms of what a hatchback should look like.

The exterior is designed with edgy taillights and knife-like shape LED reflector headlight and a black gloss chrome rear diffuser.


2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback has a lean and mean sporty look from the outside

Interior design

The interior of the car is quite uncluttered and easily exudes a comfortable atmosphere. The dashboard is modern and smart in appearance, with a parallel design concept.


The interior of this car has an understated elegance

The infotainment system is not far from the driver’s reach but some alternatives to the Corolla Hatchback such as the Honda Civic Hatchback and the Volkswagen Golf can easily beat it with their all-digital gadgets.

The materials used are soft in texture, nicely padded and stitched, which makes the look neater and calmer. Available advanced features include:

  • A dual zone automatic climate control that has air filter and passenger seat vents.
  • 7 inches TFT multi-information display and a 8-inches touch screen
  • Two USB 2.0 charging ports
  • Apple Carplay but unfortunately no Android Automation
  • Wireless Bluetooth connection
  • Satellite Radio and AM/FM/HD Radio
  • Advanced voice recognition and command control.
  • Qi-compatible smartphone wireless charger with light indictor.
  • Leather trimmed telescopic steering wheel that has an audio, paddle shifters and Bluetooth.
  • Audio Plus with App Suite with included six speakers and few others.

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The latest Toyota tech is very present in the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

Seating capacity

The 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback is a vehicle compatible for five people including the driver and his front passenger.

Unlike the SE trim, the XSE trim comes with well-trimmed leather sport seats for all seats, as well as an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way adjusting counterpart for the front passenger.

Both the headroom and the legroom are moderately comfortable for tall kids and adults; the rear legroom is 29.9 inches, while headroom is 38 inches. However, hatchbacks in similar range tend to have higher margins.


This vehicle will take 5 persons comfortably

Cargo Space

The cargo space for the 2019 Corolla XSE hatchback is much less when compared to the competition.

While the Honda Civic Hatchback and the Golf holds a cargo capacity of 25.7 and 22.8 respectively, the Corolla XSE Hatchback has only 17.8.

The rear seats can be folded 60/40 down fold to provide a few feet of space to 23.3 cubic feet.

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At 17.8cc the 2019 Corolla hatchback isn't a top contender in cargo space

4. Safety technology of 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

As the highest trim of it version, this vehicle has the necessary security and safety technology for a memorable ride.

The Toyota Safety Sense system on this 2019 Corolla XSE provides most of the security and safety features. These include: 

  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Dynamic Rader Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Child door and window protector lockout control
  • Seats belts for both passengers and drivers
  • Eight airbags with an advance airbag system
  • Vehicle Stable Control (VSC)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Brake Assist (BA) and few others.

5. Engine specs & performance of 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

The 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback provides options for users to choose either the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or the 6-speed automatic transmission.

The engine of the car is what gave massive bragging rights to the car generally. It comes with a 2.0 liters four cylinder engine that pumps out 168 horsepower @6600 rmp and 151 pound feet of torque.

Having a front wheel drivetrain, it also has good if not great fuel economy; when the car is on the highway that’s about 38 mpg, while maintaining 30 for city and 33mpg when combined.


A 168 hp, 2.0L four cylinder engine hauls this car just fine

>>> Other than Toyota Corolla, Camry Muscle is also a worth-considering option: Toyota Camry Muscle (Camry 2007) reviews & prices in Nigeria

6. Verdict over Pros & Cons of 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

Should you buy this car? Here are the pros and cons of 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback you should consider before writing that check:

  • Neat Interior
  • Quality material
  • Good fuel economy
  • Relaxed  driving
  • Rear seat and cargo space is tight when compared to competitor
  • No Android Auto


2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE, how good a bargain?

It’s not for nothing that the Corolla is consistently one of Toyota’s top 5 sellers in any year. The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE is decidedly a true model of the marquee name. You should buy by all means.

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Joshua, or KK as friends call him, is a Filmmaker, Writer and Director. A Christian, Joshua is a product of Nigeria’s foremost film school, the National Film Institute, Jos, where he majored in Writing/Directing. Joshua began his writing career at age 18 when an older brother gave him a four page outline of a children novel. Joshua intends to keep writing and directing. His screen name is sometimes Joshua Kalu Ephraim (Writing), and sometimes Joshua KK (directing).

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