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2022/2023 Corolla SE Sedan vs. 2022/2023 Corolla SE Hatchback

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I know the Corolla SE Sedan cost more than the Corolla SE Hatchback and is a larger car than the hatchback with much more cargo space.

Does this mean the Sedan is going to have a better more quiet ride as well as comfortable ride over the hatchback model on real world roads?

Both of these cars have the same 2.0 169 HP engine.
What are the performance specifications differences between these two cars with different bodystyles with the same engine?
Weight differences?

CVT vs. 6 spd. manual transmission performance?
I can drive either transmission but which transmission is going to be more reliable, with less problems and last longer? The CVT has been on the Corolla since 2018 and is warrantied by Toyota for 5 years. So now what does the test of time say about the Toyota CVT transmission?

Which Corolla SE between the Sedan and Hatchback will be more reliable, better comfortable ride with less road noise/engine noise?
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people love to mash the pedal to the metal and I have heard that doing this doesn't contribute to the longetivity of a CVT transmission.
That's the case with any type of transmission 😉 plus the stress on many other components. Otherwise, a CVT doesn't care that much since it will take it's own time to manage properly the required torque anyway even though the engine might have quickly reached high RPM. That's what some people call "rubber band" effect. Whatever momentum is lost then is recuperate after (a bit less with those useless except for marketing fake shift points). The advantage of a physical first gear is to eliminate this original "delay" yet keep the performance advantage of the CVT after that. There is also an advantage for both manufacturing cost and size/weight since the CVT part not having to manage original acceleration torque can be build smaller and "weaker" so to speak. In other words, the CVT part of a Direct Shift wouldn't be happy all by itself, but a regular CVT wouldn't have a problem. Also, statistically, there is no indication that a CVT is less reliable than any other type of transmission. Actually, on forums, iMT and its clutch are more often see.
 

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iMT and its clutch are more reliable or unreliable?.
I wouldn't say iMT is less reliable (no statistic and no idea of the seriousness of what is read on forums) but you see more "anyone else have this problem ?" type posts about manual than CVT. Which is somewhat signigicant since the number on iMT units is far less than CVT units.
 
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