The 2017 Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan that offers mixture of great fuel economy, laundry list of features, top-notch reliability and great value for the buck. The model can be acquired in four trim levels: L, LE, LE Eco and S. It competes for spotlight with Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze. Better said, other compact sedans have to compete for spotlight with Toyota Corolla, considering that it is a bestselling car in that category. The model has a long history as it has been on the car market since 1966 and the Corolla is now in its eleventh generation.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Toyota Corolla has more aggressive and contemporary design. The front is dominated by the huge shiny black trapezoidal false grille trimmed in chrome. It is placed below the similar, thin grille which is sandwiched between the sharply-shaped wraparound headlights. The lights are combination of a projector beams and LEDs. The profile get a character line that runs through the door handles, while the back features an interestingly design taillights.
The roomy inside features soft-touch surfaces. Also, the car is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and Multi-Information Display.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla is available with two types of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder 2ZR-FE engine. All trim levels, the LE Eco excluded, get the powertrain with dual Intelligent VVT-i variable valve timing that delivers 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful 2ZR-FAE offered on the new LE Eco trim is equipped with Valvematic variable value timing and it produces 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque.
For entry level Corolla L, a customer can choose between a six-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission. The higher trim levels come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while on S plus the six-speed manual is optional.
The fuel consumption numbers look like this: 31 mpg combined (27 city/36 highway) for the car with the four-speed automatic, 31 mpg combined (28 city/37 highway) for the vehicle with the six-speed manual transmission, 32 mpg combined (29 city /38 highway) for the corolla equipped with a continuously variable transmission and, 35 mpg combined (30 city /42 highway) for the standard LE Eco model.
2017 Toyota Corolla Price and Release Date
Pricing for the new entry level 2017 Toyota Corolla starts at $17,230. Additional trim packages and options will likely knock the price into the low $20,635 range. The model should be in dealerships at the end of 2016 or at the beginning of 2017.