There’s no denying it, the new 2017 Toyota Corolla is absolutely gorgeous. Long gone are the days of the compact sedan being a plain and stripped down model, this car has set the bar high in the compact sedan segment where others will surely need to follow and do so very soon. The Corolla is already a top selling vehicle and leads the way in this segment, but with the new looks, the impressive added features and the continued reliability expected of the Toyota name, this car will be hard to beat for any other vehicle on the market.
If you want a car that’s the perfect first car, second car, third car, etc. the Corolla makes a great choice with an extensive list of great standard safety equipment, a low price point and the fuel efficiency you want to enjoy. This car looks amazing and helps to save you money, how could you ever not love this amazing new Corolla? As a car that now feels more refined than ever the Corolla brings in the Safety Sense-P as standard equipment on the car and adds adaptive cruise control, automatic collision barking and much more at a price that remains affordable for you. On the inside you’ll see great looks and styling that uses upgraded materials for the enjoyment of the comfort.
When you get in behind the wheel the Corolla offers you the drive you want to enjoy in a car that’s been made to be comfortable and offer you the quality of ride on any road that you want to experience. This car is an amazing vehicle to drive and offers you a range of powertrains you ca experience so that you have the one that makes a difference for your driving. The active suspension and steering make this car feel light on the road but confident in the turns to give you the ride you’ll love when you aren’t stuck in traffic.
Powering the Corolla you can choose from two different engines on the models you purchase. The base engine, which is on most of the models is the 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine that offers you 132 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine doesn’t sound powerful, but it’s right in line with other engines for the compact sedan market. This version is attached to a six-speed manual transmission for the SE model and a CVT automatic for the L, LE and S. The fuel mileage comes in at 27 city/35 hwy on the SE and 28 city/36 hwy mpg on the others with the CVT automatic.
The second engine is actually the same one, just tuned up a bit. Interestingly, this version does give you more power, but the goal was to receive more fuel mileage, which you also receive. The power is pushed up to 140 horsepower and 126 lb.-ft. of torque for the Le Eco. This engine is mated to a similar CVT automatic transmission and is capable of bringing you 30 city/40 hwy mpg to give you the fuel mileage you want to enjoy when you have a long commute to and from your job every day.
When you shop the base model of the Corolla, the L model, you will have LED headlights, a rearview camera with path projection, air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel that has audio and Bluetooth controls integrated, a USB port, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display audio system, the Toyota Entune multimedia system, Siri Eyes Free and a six-way adjustable driver’s seat. This gives you a great place to start from and even allows you to have some of the features you want to enjoy when your budget has you shopping at the L model.
Upgrading the Corolla to the LE model adds automatic climate controls, a multi information display that sits between the gauges for you to make use of and upgraded interior trim items. The XLE and XSE add the faux leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat, upgraded instruments, a color MID, push button starting, keyless entry and much more. The SE can be had with the manual transmission if you want to shift your own gears and the SE offers you the color MID to make it a bit of an upgrade over the LE models. The 50th Anniversary edition of the Corolla has a standard seven-inch infotainment system that can be upgraded to include navigation.
As you can see, the 2017 Toyota Corolla has indeed gotten a lot better and is ready for you to drive home from your local Toyota dealer.
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