2014 Toyota Corolla – Back in force
June 27 2014,
The Toyota Corolla is undoubtedly the most important model in the Toyota range. It is a vehicle that has been among the most popular compacts for a very long time, and Toyota’s best-selling model in Canada year after year. The Corolla is the best-known model from Toyota, and this year, a new generation will try to continue the success established by its predecessors.
The 2014 Corolla is a brand new model with a more aggressive appearance, a more dynamic style, and an entirely new interior. This gives the popular compact a little extra grit, which is necessary in a competitive segment.
To stand out, the Toyota Corolla has always turned to its comfort, reliability and safety. The new model retains all of these elements, but the new generation adds a little more personality to what is considered a very good car, but not necessarily an inspiring one. The new generation is sportier and more fun to drive, and that is why the new Corolla should be able to attract even more buyers.
Everything has been redesigned inside the 2014 Toyota Corolla. A new dashboard confirms to the owner that he or she is in a new car while the center console is a success in both aesthetic and ergonomic terms.
The cabin is also roomier than the previous model. The wheelbase is among the largest in the segment which helps the Corolla offer much more legroom for all passengers. The trunk is large and the opening is wide, thereby facilitating the loading of long object such as golf clubs.
Depending on the model, buyers can get heated seats, Bluetooth, rearview camera, navigation system, sunroof, air conditioning, keyless entry with push-button start and satellite radio.
In terms of safety, the 2014 Toyota Corolla offers all possible airbags including a cushion for the knee. A traction and stability control is also standard.
Under the hood, the 2014 Toyota Corolla is offered with a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine developing 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. This engine is taken from the old Corolla and should preserve the reputation for reliability and fuel-efficiency established by the brand so far. Those who want a more economical model can opt for the Eco version that gains in power (140 hp), but is even more efficient.
A 6-speed manual transmission is offered, while a more dynamic CVT that simulates shifting is optional. The latter takes the usually dull experience of driving a CVT and flips it on its head.
The new 2014 Toyota Corolla is a model that has kept what we loved about the previous Corolla while improving the areas that, well, needed improvement. The car is still safe, fuel-efficient, and reliable, but it also now happens to be fun to drive. Come try it today in Île-Perrot Toyota!