Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Toyota Corolla OVERVIEW
The Camry might be the bestselling passenger car in the country, but the Corolla may have a more devoted following. The compact sedan has a reputation for inexpensive ownership and near-indestructibility. It also delivers excellent fuel economy—and for a sticker price that undercuts hybrids by thousands of dollars.
Redesigned for 2014, the Corolla is now in its 11th generation.
What's New for 2014
The Corolla is almost completely new. A rearview camera is standard in all models, except for the base.
Choosing Your Toyota Corolla
The Corolla is available with options galore that require reading the fine print. Most are very reasonably priced, though, and MSRPs range from around $17,000 to $19,000.
Toyota offers two engine variants in the lineup:
L, LE and S models use a standard 132-horsepower version of Toyota's familiar 1.8-liter four-cylinder. Depending on exact specification, these Corollas get between 36 mpg highway and 38 mpg highway.
Eco models use efficient Valvematic to extract 140 horsepower from the 1.8-liter engine. Cars with this engine are rated for 40 mpg highway.
Except for the base L, the each trim level has Plus and Premium variants:
Plus: Fog lights appear at this level, along with an option list that includes a moonroof, smart key, and navigation.
Premium: This adds heated and power front seats upholstered in SofTex.
The Corolla won't thrill you with its performance or looks, but drivers who appreciate reliability and inexpensive ownership are sure to be pleased. With minor differences in price, which Corolla you choose depends entirely on your top priority: comfort (LE), performance (S) or economy (Eco).
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