When thinking of compact sedans, Toyota quickly comes to mind. The very well-respected company has been producing compact sedans for quite some time. Each vehicle is crafted with utter sophistication and care. There’s a dependability with Toyota products. It’s often seen annually in correspondence with the latest releases. The 2018 version of the Toyota Corolla has been getting plenty of hype — and rightfully so. There are many reasons why this vehicle is a hot commodity on the current market.
There’s plenty of variation from underneath the Corolla umbrella. This is a big reason why so many prospective car buyers are bullish on this year’s model. As seen on Toyota.com, the 2018 Toyota Corolla offers the following types: L ($18,600), LE ($19,035), LE ECO 9$19,435), SE CVT ($20,545), SE Manual ($21,765), XLE ($22,035), and XSE ($22,780).
These five-seat cars are equipped with a standard 1.8-Liter four-cylinder engine (132 HP). Eco models have a bit of a step-up in pop (140 HP). Potential buyers are also able to acquire a six-speed manual transmission (though only offered in the SE trim). One hallmark of Corollas has been its supreme fuel economy. This year is no different — as the 2018 Toyota Corolla gets estimations of 28 miles-per-gallon in city driving and 36 miles-per-gallon on the highway. Eco models get rough estimates of 30 miles-per-gallon in city driving and 40 miles-per-gallon on the highway. These numbers are fantastic, particular for those who commute to work or have a penchant for roadtrips.
Aesthetically, the car retains its understated yet classy frame. The 2018 Toyota Corolla can be found in nine colors: Galactic Aqua Mica, Blizzard Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Falcon Gray Metallic, Super White, Black Sand Pearl, Slate Metallic, Blue Crush Metallic, and Classic Silver Metallic. All models come standard with Multi-LED headlights, LED accent lights, power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade, and bumper-integrated LED daytime running lights.
The interior of the cabin has a base of standard cloth upholstery — though tweaks can be made to include leather seating, eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, and heated front seats. For a family of five, this car makes a whole lot of sense. The cabin itself is very spacious — especially with improved room in the front row. Other standard features from a technological standpoint include Bluetooth capabilities, one USB port, a sparkling six-speaker system, a rearview camera, and a 6.1″ screen.
From a safety standpoint, the 2018 Corolla is fantastic. Toyota’s Safe Sense suite was designed to fully give the driver/passengers as safe a ride as possible. Forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automatic emergency braking are all meshed together within the most basic of packages.
The highly respected IIHS gave the 2018 Toyota Corolla ‘GOOD’ marks (the highest possible) on all five of the major safety categories. The NHTSA offered 5-star grades on overall rating and side crash.
Without question, the 2018 Toyota Corolla brings much to the table. This safe, cost-effective car will remain a staple for those in need of an affordable option.
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