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Is it better to buy Toyota or BYD? Corolla gets 18 km/l on gasoline while BYD King gets 26 km/l. One costs around R$150 and another R$190.000. Are you in doubt? Check out details of the best-selling sedans in the world!

Written by Roberta Souza
Published 29/05/2024 às 10:48
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Discover what hybrid rivals have to offer. Toyota Corolla Hybrid faces the future BYD King in technical comparison

The hegemony of the Toyota Corolla Hybrid among hybrid sedans is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new competitor coming from China: the BYD King. After being spotted on Brazilian soil in early April, the BYD sedan wants to rival the Corolla Hybrid. But what will this fight be like? The technical comparison between the two models may provide some answers, according to the Estadão website.

Hybrid comparison: performance and autonomy of sedans

Before comparing sedans, it is important to say that, despite being mid-size hybrid models, we are talking about different hybrids. The Corolla Hybrid is a HEV (full hybrid), while the King is a PHEV (plug-in hybrid), which can be charged from an outlet.

Corolla Hybrid:

  • Motorization: 1.8 aspirated engine with 16V and 101 hp of maximum power, and two 72 hp electric motors, totaling 122 hp of combined power;
  • Consumption (ethanol): 12,8 km/l (city) and 11,1 km/l (highway);
  • Consumption (gasoline): 18,5 km/l (city) and 15,7 km/l (highway);
  • Battery: 1,3 kWh capacity;
  • Acceleration (0 to 100 km/h): 12 seconds;
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BYD King:

  • Motorization: 1.5 DM-i engine with 204 hp and 33,1 mkgf of torque combined;
  • Electric Range: 100 km;
  • Battery: 18,3 kWh capacity;
  • Consumption (gasoline): 26,3 km/l (WLTP data);
  • Acceleration (0 to 100 km/h): 7,9 seconds;

Dimensions, internal and luggage space

BYD King:

  • Length: 4,78 years;
  • Width: 1,83 years;
  • Height: 1,49 years;
  • Wheelbase: 2,71 years;
  • Trunk: 450 liters;

Toyota Corolla:

  • Length: 4,63 years;
  • Width: 1,78 years;
  • Height: 1,45 years;
  • Wheelbase: 2,70 years;
  • Trunk: 470 liters;
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Embedded technology and standard items

Corolla Hybrid:

  • Instrument Panel: 12,3″ Digital;
  • Multimedia center: 9″ screen with wireless mirroring for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay;
  • Other: Automatic and digital two-zone air conditioning, induction cell phone charger, USB sockets, seven airbags, and several ADAS systems (frontal collision warning, adaptive cruise control, etc.);

BYD King (Chinese version):

  • Instrument Panel: 8,8″ Digital;
  • Information and Entertainment System: 12,8″ screen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity;
  • Other: 4G connectivity, digital air conditioning, ventilated seats, 360° camera, and driver assistance package;

Sedan values

BYD King:

  • Price in Mexico: 499.800 pesos (approximately R$ 152 thousand).
  • Launch in Brazil: Expected in July.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid:

  • Prices in Brazil: From R$ 187.790 to R$198.890.

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