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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