2014 Toyota Corolla Review

The Toyota has finally started the shipment of the new 11th generation Toyota Corolla to the dealership. The new Corolla is really appealing and is equipped with lots of advance features and now it is bigger, spacious, composed and crisper than ever. Corolla is no doubt a well known and most selling compact sedans but the 2014 model is year is something beyond the limits. The model is offered in the base CE, LE, LE Eco and S. The S trim is the top of the lineup.

Styling and Appearance

Toyota Corolla 2014 got accurate styling that is suiting its personality and is making its appearance. The styling of the 2014 model year is quite different from that offered over a decade. The exterior of the Toyota Corolla 2014 features standard LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, 3.9 inch extension in wheelbase and a soft touch surface. The 2014 Corolla is wider and longer than before and so it measures 183.1 inch length, 69.9 inch width, 57.3 inch height, 106.3 inch wheelbase and curb weight between 2800 to 2865 lbs.  Three wheel choices are offered, 15 inch, 16 inch and 17 inch wheels.

2014 Toyota Corolla - Wheel

What it Pack In?

The Toyota’s asset, 2014 Corolla is more comfortable and spacious than ever. The instrument panel is complemented with a very appealing blue hue and a blue stripe around the cabin. The Toyota added a dominating multi-level horizontal stack and because of which the interior looks a bit more modern and upgraded. The car’s cabin is equipped with lots of features and electronics for the comfort, convenience and entertainment. The car has a cargo area of 13 cubic feet.

2014 Toyota Corolla - Interior

Under the Hood

The five passenger 2014 Toyota Corolla is powered by a two engine choices, a 1.8 liter inline four cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine produces 132 horsepower and 128 lb ft of torque and a 1.8 liter inline-4 produces 140 horsepower and 126 lb ft of torque. The engine is mated with either a five or six speed automatic or a CVT transmission. The acceleration time from 0-60 mph is 8.6 to 9.2 seconds at a top speed up to 115 mph. The average fuel economy is 30 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined.

2014 Toyota Corolla - Under The Hood

Pricing and Availability

The 2014 Toyota Corolla lineup comes at a price from $15,995 to $19,215. The good news is that Toyota priced the new 2014 lineup at a decent price with a reduction of roughly 1,000 dollars.

Competitors

The key rivals of 2014 Corolla include Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic.

Pros

  • Upgraded Interior
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Rear Seat space

Cons

  • Base engine
  • Dull driving experience
  • The new engine is offered only one trim

The Verdict

2014 Toyota Corolla - Verdict

Toyota is the hottest selling car of the brand and now they are trying to attract younger buyers. However, Toyota should seriously think about the needs and likes/dislikes of older buyers. The new 2014 Corolla features lots of new and advanced features and is a bit more modern without any significant increase in its price.

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