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2023 Toyota GR Corolla Trim Levels and Standard Features

by Frank

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Trim Levels and Standard Features Explained: It’s official: The first-ever 2023 Toyota GR Corolla, the powerful, fashionable, and nimble hot hatch that American drivers have been waiting for, is now available. This all-new addition to Toyota’s expanding roster of sports vehicles provides the performance, handling, and functionality that hot hatch lovers enjoy, thanks to the detail-oriented TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team at the wheel and master driver Akio Toyoda, a.k.a. Morizo, giving his seal of approval.

Despite being the newest member of TOYOTA’S GAZOO Racing sports car family, the first-ever 2023 GR Corolla is poised to leave a lasting mark on North American roads. With its rally roots, development under the watchful eye of legendary driver Akio Toyoda, and inspiration from Toyota’s sports car heritage, the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is poised to quickly climb driver wish lists as soon as it hits showrooms.

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla Trim Levels Explained

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla will be available in three different trim levels: Core, Circuit Edition, and MORIZO Edition. The GR Corolla is powered by the G16E-GTS turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine, which is a lightweight, small, but powerful engine that puts out an astonishing 300 horsepower.

Engine and Performance

A distinctive triple exhaust system that minimizes back pressure for optimal power delivery is one of the reasons the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla’s high performance is possible. While the MORIZO Edition produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, the Core trim level and Circuit Edition both produce 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim levels punch above their weight thanks to a turbocharger and high-strength engine components. The GR Corolla trim levels have a manufacturer-estimated 0-60 mph time of roughly five seconds, with a maximum boost of 25.2 PSI on the Core trim level and Circuit Edition and 26.3 PSI on the MORIZO Edition.

The Core and Circuit Edition’s maximum torque is produced between 3,000 and 5,500 rpm, while its maximum horsepower is produced at 6,500 rpm. The MORIZO Edition’s G16E engine has been aggressively tweaked by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing engineers to provide more power, with peak torque occurring between 3,250 and 4,600 rpm. Drivers will find gratifying torque throughout the powerband, regardless of the trim level.

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Transmission and Drive Modes

A short throw shifter and a mildly adjusted clutch on the GR Corolla, which is only offered with the Intelligent Manual Transmission or iMT, keep drivers entertained and interested in the driving experience. To the left of the steering wheel is a button that may be used to switch on iMT if desired. This feature is deactivated by default for drivers who want to choose to rev-match on their own. All 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim levels have a basic driving mode selection with the options of Eco, Sport, Track, and Custom for more responsiveness customization.


The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla’s GR-FOUR All-Wheel-Drive powertrain incorporates rally-inspired innovation. Drivers may modify the GR-FOUR system to meet a range of driving styles and road conditions by adjusting the torque distribution to the front and rear wheels to 60-40, 50-50, or 30-70 percent with the turn of a dial or a push for Track mode.


The GR Corolla 2023 is constructed on Toyota’s GA-C platform, with increased frame reinforcements designed exclusively for the 2023 GR Corolla at the GR Factory at the Toyota Motomachi facility. This platform is used for the production of the GR Corolla.

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Standard Features

Now that we’ve covered everything, let’s talk about the MSRP, standard equipment, and available packages for the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim levels. We’ll begin with the Core model, which has a starting MSRP of $35,900.

Core – $35,900

2023 Toyota GR Corollar Core trim level

The Core trim level receives these standard features:

  • G16E-GTS 1.6L turbo Inline 3-cylinder engine (300 hp / 273 tq)
  • 2 Max boost pressure (psi)
  • Drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, and Custom
  • 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) with rev-matching
  • GR-FOUR AWD system with three selectable power settings for torque distribution (front/rear): Street (60:40), Touring (30:70) & Track (50:50)
  • Open differentials
  • GR sport-tuned suspension
  • One rear strut brace
  • GR circuit-tuned Electric Power Steering
  • 4-piston aluminum front brakes with 14-inch ventilated and slotted rotors
  • 2-piston aluminum rear brakes with 11.7-inch ventilated rotors
  • 235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 high-performance summer tires
  • 18-inch gloss-black 15-spoke cast alloy wheels
  • Auto on/off LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED taillights
  • Matte-black front grille with GR badge, functional air ducts, and integrated LED fog lights
  • Gloss-black power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Side rocker panel with debossed GR-FOUR logo
  • Matte-black rear bumper lower cover with functional air vents
  • Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Color-keyed roof
  • Gloss-black front fender vent and GR badge
  • Triple exhaust with brushed stainless-steel tips
  • Widened front and rear fender flares
  • 3-in. digital Multi-Information Display with GR start-up animation
  • Aluminum sport pedals
  • GR-FOUR AWD select dial for power settings: Street, Touring, and Track
  • Fabric sport seats with gray stitching and GR-badged headrests
  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat with seatback pocket
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket
  • Gray stitched interior accents
  • GR engine start/stop button
  • GR leather-trimmed, tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel
  • Smart Key System remote keyless entry system with Push Button Start
  • Automatic climate control
  • Power windows with one-touch auto up/down
  • One 12V auxiliary power outlet
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats with center armrest and cup holders
  • Two USB charge ports
  • 8-in. Toyota Audio Multimedia Infotainment
  • Six speakers
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • SiriusXM with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription
  • Variable intermittent rear windshield wiper
  • Rearview camera with parking aid lines
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Trim Levels Feature Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

All 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim levels come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 which is a set of standard active safety features that include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Assist


There are three notable available packages for the Core trim level.

Cold Weather Package
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
Technology Package
  • JBL Premium Audio
  • Wireless smartphone charging
Performance Package
  • Front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials
  • Red-painted brake calipers
  • GR logo

Circuit Edition – $42,900

Circuit Edition trim level

The Circuit Edition has an MSRP of $42,900 and this trim level adds:

  • Front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials
  • Red-painted brake calipers and GR logo (front and rear)
  • Gloss-black front grille
  • Gloss-black rear bumper lower cover
  • Matte-black roof-mounted shark-fin antenna
  • Hood bulge and functional gloss black air vents
  • Gloss-black sporty rear spoiler
  • Forged carbon-fiber roof
  • Brin Naub and synthetic leather-trimmed sport seats with red stitching
  • Red stitched interior accents
  • Exclusive Circuit Edition badge
  • Leather Morizo signature shift knob
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Eight-speaker JBL Premium Audio with an amplifier

Morizo Edition – $49,900

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition trim level

The top trim level is the Morizo Edition with an MSRP of $49,900. The Morizo Edition deletes the back seat and loses the heated front seats and steering wheel. Here’s what you do get over the Circuit Edition trim level. You get the G16E-GTS 1.6L turbo Inline 3-cylinder engine with more torque, plus:

  • G16E-GTS 1.6L turbo Inline 3-cylinder (300 hp / 295 tq)
  • 3 Max boost pressure (psi)
  • GR track-tuned suspension
  • One rear strut brace and two-floor braces
  • 245/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high-performance summer tires
  • 18-inch matte-black 10-spoke forged-alloy wheels
  • Gloss-black rear spoiler
  • Semi-bucket sport seats with red stitching
  • Red stitched interior accents with red seatbelt
  • Exclusive Morizo Edition badge
  • Alcantara Morizo signature shift knob
  • GR Ultrasuede-wrapped sport steering wheel with a red sight line
  • 8-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia with two speakers

Which 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Trim Level to Buy

As for which 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim level to buy, I think the base model Core is the way to go. The Circuit Edition is a one-year-only special model and the Morizo Edition doesn’t have back seats and only a two-speaker stereo system. Between its three available packages, you can option the Core exactly how you want and you probably won’t miss the 22 extra foot-pounds of toque that the Morizo Edition makes.

Paint Colors

Lastly, let’s go over the paint colors for the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim levels. There are 6 available colors. Not every color is available on every trim level.

  1. Wind Chill Pearl
  2. Smoke
  3. Supersonic Red
  4. Black
  5. Ice Cap
  6. Heavy Metal

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Trim Levels – Wrapping Up

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to wrap this up. I went over the MSRP, standard features, available packages, which trim level to buy, and the paint colors for the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla trim levels. If you found this article helpful, informative, or entertaining, please like, share, and subscribe to my channel and enjoy the image gallery below!

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Image Gallery (60 Pictures)

View both the interior and exterior of the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla by browsing the 60-picture image gallery for the 2023 GR Corolla. Be sure to look at all the images to obtain views of the car from a variety of directions!

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