Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

When it comes to longevity, simplicity and reliability, the Toyota Corolla is up there behind the Volkswagen Beetle. Were talking 50 years and 40 million cars, a milestone thats being marked with a 2017 Corolla 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. Only 8000 will built, according to Toyota, in three colors, with 17-inch alloy wheels, cherry stitching on black leather interior, and a badge or two.

Otherwise, the 2017 Corolla isnt changed over 2016, except for available safety technology that comes from the Prius. The 2017 Toyota Corolla is an 11th-generation product, launched as a 2014 model.

The base engine is a 1.8-liter four cylinder making 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The 1.8-liter Eco engine uses variable valve timing to produce 140 hp and 126 lb-ft.

Most Corollas come with a continuously variable transmission, though a 6-speed manual transmission is available. Toyotas CVT is better than most (the Subaru is excellent, as well). Its successfully designed and programmed to feel like a 7-speed automatic.

The Corolla is 183 inches long, big for a compact, but that gives it room. It grew by four inches in its last redesign, 2014. That gained 5.1 inches in rear legroom, so now six-foot-tall passengers are comfortable anywhere in the car.

Theres no hatchback Corolla model. The Toyota iM (formerly known as the Scion iM) is for all practical purposes is the Corolla hatchback.

The Prius is Toyotas fuel-mileage model, but the Toyota Corolla LE Eco gets an EPA-rated 30/42 mpg City/Highway, or 35 Combined miles per gallon, while other Corolla models get a respectable 31 or 32 mpg Combined. Corolla LE Eco features an Eco Drive mode altering transmission and throttle response, as well as a/c and accessory management.

In crash testing, Corolla gets five stars overall from the federal government, NHTSA, with four stars in rollover. From the IIHS insurance industry it got top Good ratings in frontal, side, rear, and roof crash tests, but just Marginal in the small overlap frontal test. There are eight airbags designed to protect you. However theres not a rearview camera in every model, to protect you from backing into a telephone pole.

New for 2017, Corolla models offer the Safety Sense-P package, including forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and lane-departure warning with active lane control that steers the car into the center of the lane.


2016 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla compact sedan offers reliable, inexpensive transportation. The Corolla delivers high value for its moderate price. It looks fresh, with crisp lines, its quiet underway, and it boasts all the technology expected by todays compact-car shoppers. Though classed as a compact, its not tiny.

Redesigned for the 2014 model year, the current model represents the 11th generation of the Corolla. A new Special Edition model featuring special trim joins the 2016 Corolla lineup. Otherwise, there are no significant changes for 2016.

Toyota Corolla is among the best-known names in the automotive world, following decades at or near the top of the sales charts in the U.S. The Corolla nameplate has represented basic, trouble-free, and relatively comfortable motoring for 40 years.

Two 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines are used with two different transmissions. Corolla L, LE, and S models come with a 1.8-liter engine is rated at 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. A slightly more fuel-efficient version for the Corolla LE Eco makes 140 horsepower (though, of course, its more expensive).

Most buyers choose the continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is tuned to provide a nearly linear, reassuring feel when accelerating moderately. As a result, theres less of the droning common with CVTs. The CVTs offer the best fuel-economy estimates, led by the Corolla LE Eco.

The 2016 Corolla with CVT is EPA-rated at 29/38 mpg City/Highway, or 32 mpg Combined. Corolla LE Eco is rated 30/42 mpg, or 35 mpg Combined.

Corolla L and Corolla S offer a 6-speed manual gearbox. The transmission option for the Corolla L is Toyotas ancient, sluggish 4-speed automatic. In contrast, the CVT in the S model echoes a 7-speed automatic, with paddle shifters that can select virtual gearchanges.

Little has changed for 2016 except for a new Special Edition model, based upon the sporty Corolla S. Only 8,000 will be sold, in three exclusive colors.

Infotainment systems are among the better ones in the affordable-car class. In some models, the latest Entune system features navigation and apps.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Corolla a five-star overall crash-test rating, with five stars in every test except rollover. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2015 Corolla earned top Good ratings, except for a Marginal score in the small-overlap frontal test. Only a few active-safety systems are available in Corollas.


2014 Toyota Corolla

Americans love winners, and Toyota Corolla is undeniably one of these, having been the world's most popular compact for a very long time. Starting out in 1966 as a go-kart-sized compact, 47 years later, it is starting into its 11th generation following the first redesign since 2008. Toyota Corolla has evolved into a highly practical small sedan adequate for starter families.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla continues this line's inch-by-inch growth streak, fulfilling every carmaker's fond dream of being longer, lower, and wider. Compared to the previous model, the 2014 Corolla is 2.6 inches longer, with a noticeably increased wheelbase of 3.9 inches. It is almost half an inch wider and 0.4-inch lower.

This 11th-generation Toyota Corolla definitely looks new. The 2014 Corolla is more stylish than last year's model, and more attractive.

Inside are practical improvements in interior space and comfort. Rear-seat legroom has been increased by five inches over last year's model and the back seats are exemplary, making the Corolla a comfortable sedan for four adults. The front seats are excellent, comfortable and supportive. The instruments are first rate, though we were put off by the massive black dash. There's more trunk space than before.

There are also useful improvements in over-the-road handling and stability.

Despite carrying over unchanged (with one new and interesting exception) the same line of 1.8-liter inline-4 engines as used in the 2013 models, the 2014 Corolla line achieves an incremental improvement, albeit small, in EPA fuel mileage figures across its entire line. Also, the Corolla LE Eco model, with its new Valvematic system, achieves an EPA-certified 42-mpg Highway rating, highest among gas-powered compacts using an automatic transmission.

But every improvement, large or small, is crucial to maintaining a lead position in the red-hot compact-car marketplace. With intense competition coming from Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, and the new compacts from Detroit, Toyota will rely heavily on its longstanding reputation for building compact cars that are affordable, of good quality, and above all, extremely reliable. Since its introduction, Toyota has sold 40 million Corollas worldwide, with sales showing no signs of slowing. The mother company has rarely shown any sign of being flashy or trendy, choosing instead the road of reliability and dependability. The 11th-generation Corolla faithfully follows that formula, providing few surprises, and just as surely, exceedingly few annoyances, an important consideration in an affordable commuter and errand runner.


 

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