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.
2015 Toyota Corolla OVERVIEW
A car that knows how to woo consumers, the Corolla keeps racking up sales without breaking a sweat. While other compact sedans might be more distinctive or fun to drive, none of them has the magic formula that makes the Corolla irresistible to such a large contingent of buyers.
What's New for 2015
Redesigned just last year, the Corolla receives detail changes only.
Choosing Your Toyota Corolla
The Corolla excels as a comfortable, hassle-free commuter car. You get pleasant interior details, predictable road manners, and just the right balance of features and affordability. To keep things simple, there's only one available engine, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 132 horsepower, or 140 if you opt for the Eco trim level. As expected, a six-speed manual transmission is standard, although most buyers go with the available four-speed automatic or continuously variable transmission (CVT).
As before, the Corolla is offered in a wide variety of guises:
Also available are "Eco" versions of the LE, LE Plus and LE Premium. They add gas-saving engine and transmission tuning, aerodynamic body trim and low-rolling-resistance tires. Each achieves up to 35 mpg in combined driving, about 3 mpg better than the rest of the line.
With its extra conveniences and available CVT, the LE is far more pleasant to live with than the base L, which is too austere for most buyers these days. If you have a sporting bone if your body, we recommend checking out the S Plus or S Premium due to the firmer suspension setup.
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