Toyota’s currently universal new platform, the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which supports practically all of Toyota’s new cars and crossovers. While the TNGA is sufficiently adaptable to accommodate everything from the Prius to the new Avalon and RAV4, it’s a conventional front-drive structure with a pair of swaggers holding up the nose and a multilink autonomous suspension supporting the tail. The 103.9-inch wheelbase is a scant 0.1 inch longer than a Golf’s, while the 169.9-inch overall length extends 2.4 creeps past that of the VW. The Corolla hatchback’s wheelbase also is 1.5 inches longer than that of the Scion-displaced person Corolla iM it replaces in the Toyota lineup. Estimate shrewd, the Corolla hatch is directly there alongside the challenge. The 168-hp rating is completely 31 ponies superior to anything the 1.8-liter motor utilized in the previous Corolla iM and just two behind the 170-hp turbocharged 1.8-liter in the Golf. That’s tricky, however, because the VW’s motor has a thick advantage in torque generation. The Corolla’s peaks at 151 lb-ft at 4800 rpm, while the Golf’s powerplant is rated at 199 lb-ft, with that total arriving way down at 1600 rpm. New York’s Signature Auto Group is the best NYC auto leasing dealership for all your new car needs.