2011 Toyota Corolla – HybridCars.com

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TYPE: Sedan


BASE MSRP: $15,600

The Corolla compact car is Toyota’s No. 1 as well as the world’s best-selling car of all with cumulative sales 1966 through 2010 37 million units. And despite a recall for throttle-pedal modifications and floor mats designed to unintended acceleration for all 2010 it was the top-selling small car, as as, the fifth best-selling vehicle in the in 2010.

What is it that this little sedanlette so

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The is a highly refined economy car offers textbook Toyota a comfortable and well-conceived cabin, and that rivals many and subcompacts. It’s the consummate car and is ideal for small families to ride in an efficient alternative to crossovers and larger midsize

Corolla underwent a complete in 2009 that increased its added sophistication to the engine and a fresh look inside and For 2011, Toyota modestly the exterior and improved aerodynamics. The XLE and XRS models have been and several high-end options are no offered.


Corolla follows the theme of its bigger brother, the Offend no one, please everyone. In fact, from a with no size reference it’s easy to think a Camry. That’s not to say its an ugly it isn’t, but you won’t find a poster tacked to a teenage bedroom wall.

While not the styling tweaks for 2011 the Corolla a fragrance of modernity. Up a new horizontally split grille, headlamps and broader air dam, with A-pillars that been stretched backwards, the looks of, dare we say#8230; In back, a new rear decklid, and a chrome strip that the taillights add a distinctive appearance from last year’s

Those wanting a sportier should check out the Corolla S. It fog lights, ground affects, a spoiler and 16-inch chrome

Unlike most competitors both sedan and hatchback the Corolla is only available in a sedan body style. the Toyota Matrix is a smartly four-door hatchback version of the An updated 2011 Matrix in late spring and offers a features not found on the Corolla, drive and a more powerful


As with the exterior the Corolla’s interior mimics the which means it is clean and Material quality and fit and finish, no longer class leading, are in with it prices. Hard surfaces have a nice grain complemented by a center featuring low-gloss black with silver trim the top and down the sides.

Instrument are large and easy to read distinct numbers and needles. and climate controls are as logical as come, are easy to reach and with a smooth mechanical Column stalks for the windshield and turn signals can be easily without moving a hand the steering wheel.

A tilt and steering column combines a height-adjustable driver’s seat for positioning. Outward visibility for the is quite good, and narrow pillars are revered during over-the shoulder glances.

Side-by-side, and front-to-rear, passengers sit far with generous hip, and legroom for a car this size. of Toyota, the Corolla’s seats are soft, but a firm rear cushion would make trips more comfortable. who tote wee ones around find front or rear child seats easy to and the trunk’s 12.3 cubic is more than adequate to a stroller along with the necessities.

Standard safety include six airbags: dual front side-impact, and side airbags. Anti-lock brakes are as is electronic stability control.

On The

Dropping last year’s XRS powered by a 2.4-liter engine the 2011 model year with only one powerplant: a four cylinder with output of 132 and a decent 128 pounds-feet of Acceleration is adequate with a spurt taking a little than nine seconds, average for this class of Performance is very good town, but head out on the highway and the struggles with full-throttle on runs and hills.

Once merged into it is a capable and fairly quiet

There are two transmissions available. A manual is standard on the base and S levels, and a four-speed automatic is on the LE, optional on the base and S. Both yield impressive fuel 28/35 mpg city/highway for the manual and for the automatic. And that’s without batteries, motors and computer

To pack the most fun into daily driver, choose the It has low efforts, is simple to use and as a bonus, save a bundle on cash on While several competitive now have five, and even automatic transmissions, the Corolla is with a four speed. gear ratios allow efficient extraction of engine and better fuel economy.) It acceleration—add another second to scoots—and it continuously hunts for during uphill climbs.

As in the the Corolla offers a soft, ride. Its emphasis is on road which is why it is a great daily or commuter car. It is also for longer highway journeys, but expect the Corolla to handle a champ or zip you in and out of traffic the way a Mazda 3 or a Lancer would.

The Toyota Corolla might some younger drivers for a more responsive experience on the

But performance isn’t what owners care about. appreciate the hushed engine, and road noise, and the soft


The base Corolla at $15,600. The step-up LE is priced at and the S has a sticker price of $17,470. The model means just it’s a base model, and for the price you have to lock the adjust the outside mirrors and the windows up or down manually.

are no options so, the additional $1,700 for the LE, has all of most wanted convenience standard, is the best buy.

The car segment has become extremely and the Corolla faces stiff like Hyundai’s sleekly Elantra that delivers fuel economy with a price of just $14,830. Cruze is attracting buyers its roominess, refinement and efficiency and is priced starting at $16,275. 2012 Ford Focus has arrived with stunning styling and a host of high gizmos that starts at

And then there’s Corolla’s the Honda Civic that the Corolla in sales last by less than 7,000 An all-new Civic arrives this year, while the Corolla full redesign due until model-year 2014. advantage might be enough for the to take the top spot in small car

In the world of conventional motoring, the Corolla remains among the practical, logical choices. it’s true that the price, performance, fuel or interior are enough on their own to someone instantly realize the Corolla is their dream you would be hard-pressed to find a car that offers so much with so few drawbacks.

Prices are Suggested Retail Price at time of publication and do not include charges, taxes or licensing.

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