Toyota Corolla Guide
Get the best online car shopping experience with expert reviews of the Toyota Corolla. Read more to learn about the most important features and important factors to consider when researching the Toyota Corolla.
Toyota Corolla Overview
With a production run of half a century and counting, the compact Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in automotive history. And with good reason: This is the quintessential economy car. It's small, inexpensive, fuel-efficient and reliable. Put gas in it, give it the occasional oil change, and it will provide dependable transportation well past the 100,000-mile mark. Discover the ins and outs on used Toyota Corollas, available now in Carvana’s inventory.
Comfortable RideThough the Corolla is far from a sporty vehicle, it does offer precise steering and comes with a suspension that allows for a smooth ride that falls short of being luxurious. For passengers, the seating accommodations are also soft and comfortable.
Very Fuel EfficientThe Corolla comes in a variety of trims, but each one delivers terrific fuel economy for its prospective owner. The six-speed manual and four-speed automatic both offer 31 mpg combined, while the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is slightly better at 32 mpg combined. However, the LE Eco model -- thanks to its special engine and fuel efficiency alterations -- gets 35 mpg combined.
Roomy SeatingFor a compact sedan, the Corolla does a great job making room for its passengers. Not only is there plenty of space up front for taller drivers and front seat occupants, but the Corolla’s backseat takes backseat to no one. In fact, at 41.4 inches, the available rear legroom is among the best offered by any vehicle in this segment.
Horsepower And AccelerationWhen it comes to the Corolla, for at least the 2014 models, every one comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 132 horsepower and 128-pound-feet of torque. This is a modest offering that is backed up by the Corolla’s lack of power when attempting to execute passing maneuvers or when climbing steep inclines.
Infotainment SystemOptional with the Corolla is Entune, which offers a suite of smartphone-connected services such as the Bing search engine, Pandora streaming radio, traffic data, and sports and stock information. Getting started with Entune, however, can be a hassle, as you have to install the app on your phone and register for an account. That, plus you need an active data connection in order to use it. Additionally, the Ensure interface can be unresponsive at times to user touch.
Driving ExperienceIf you’re hoping to be blown away by the Corolla’s performance capabilities, you’re only setting yourself up for disappointment. The Corolla is a perfectly capable vehicle, but it’s not necessarily trying to impress anyone in this department. It’s simply a reliable vehicle that serves up a consistent, if not uninspiring, experience for the person behind the wheel.
Toyota Corolla Reviews
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