Corolla has been giving reliable and cheap transportation services to the
buyers for a long time. It is an impressive compact car with excellent fuel
economy and driver assist features. Toyota Corolla has two variants of
sedan and hatchback. While the last generation of Corolla did not have
much character and style, this year’s model ticks off all these requirements.
So let’s take a look at this car in detail.
Engine and Performance
A 4-cylinder, 1.8 liter engine is nestled inside the car which produces 139
hp. The engine is paired with a standard CVT which feels inconsistent in
delivering power and does not offer fast acceleration either. An optional
inline-4, 2 liter engine is for the sedan version whereas it is standard in the
hatchback variant. This inline-4 engine provides 169 hp but it is not fast
either. Nevertheless, this additional engine is a delightful improvement over
a much weaker base engine. There is also a choice of transmission with
this additional engine between a better CVT or a 6-speed smooth manual.
This compact car gets a good fuel economy which is 30 mpg in the city with
the base engine and 38 mpg on the highway. The fuel economy figures get
even more improved if the optional engine is paired with CVT. In this case,
it is 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. However, a range of
29-36 mpg is given by the manual transmission.
A new suspension system was incorporated in the Corolla 2020 which
enhanced the performance of the car as compared to the previous
generations. This suspension is tuned in both sedan and hatchback models
for a sportier feel. The weight distribution is perfectly balanced even at low
speed. Cornering is done with convenience and the car remains in
Toyota Corolla Interior
Toyota Corolla can seat 5 people easily. There is moderate space in the
front and rear seats. The higher trims have sports seats which offer support
and side bolstering so that the passengers can be comfortable on long
travels. The hatchback model gets some complaints regarding the lack of
space because the sloping roofline cuts the headroom down due to which
little space is given to the second row. The sedan version has enough
space in back seats but it’s still lower than the previous model. Moving on
to the cargo space, the sedan version offers 13 cubic feet in the trunk
whereas the hatchback gives 17.8 cubic feet and 23.3 cubic feet when the
back seats are folded down. These figures fall a bit short because compact
cars have better storage space. Even though the opening of the trunk is
huge, the space is hampered by the large hinges in the trunk which lessen
the cargo space. And the back seats do fold down but not totally which is
why big items can not be loaded in the trunk space. However, the sedan
version has the utility of folding the second row completely which provides
a wide storage space to carry stuff in bulk.
Overall, the interior has a rich, minimalistic and sophisticated design.
Infotainment system is well-built, user-friendly and intuitive in both the
variants. The touchscreen display is situated at the top of the dashboard in
order to access it easily. The quality of the materials which were used to
make the interior is just average but they are soft to the touch.
Toyota Corolla Features
The interior features include a 7-inch touchscreen display, voice recognition
and voice commands, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, push-button
start, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capability, a bin underneath the
armrest, a useful tray at the front of center console and a built-in WiFi
hotspot. Almost all of the controls are in one place and there are physical
buttons at the screen side. The audio volume and radio tuning are
controlled by the physical knobs on the side of the screen. Whereas the
big, easily accessible knobs to operate climate control are situated under
The higher trims contain an 8-inch touchscreen and a better functionality of
Entune app. Some optional features include satellite radio, navigation, HD
radio, heated front seats, upgraded interior lighting, dual-zone climate
control, a 9-speaker JBL high-quality audio system, a 7-inch digital driver
information display and a wireless phone charging facility.
Since the car has extreme reliability, active safety gear is included which
contains adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automated
With outstanding reliability, excellent fuel economy and a lot of tech gear,
Buyingused Toyota Corolla is one of the best compact cars to own.