Those seeking security versus sporty will be happy with the affordable and reliable 2018 Toyota Corolla. While Toyota’s iconic small is filled with standard active security assists, excellent crash-test rankings, and class-leading rear-seat legroom, what you won’t find is driving a vehicle enjoyment. An asthmatic four-cylinder with a continuously variable automatic transmitting (CVT) is the standard powertrain; an optional six-speed manual offers a pulse to a otherwise lifeless front-drive partner. Base models cater to budget-minded customers with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. Apart from subpar fuel economy and second-rate interior quality, the Corolla is a portion staple that will satisfy those who just need to get there.
The Corolla gets into 2018 with the most nominal of changes. The front-seat sun visors now feature lighted vanity mirrors, and XLE and stick-shift SE models get a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The improved helms have adjustments for the drivers information display, music adjustments, Bluetooth operation, and active basic safety settings.
The Toyota Corolla received refreshed styling, a fresh special edition, and a batch of effective safe practices features that became standard over the board. Leading end was redesigned, and the inside received a revised instrument panel and climate handles. The Corolla 50th Wedding anniversary Edition included special Dark Cherry Pearl coloring; the exclusive color theme and badging lengthened into the cabin, too. Every Corolla was treated to the Toyota Basic safety Sense system, which include adaptive cruise control, automated high-beams, lane-departure caution and lane-keeping assist, forward-collision caution, and automated crisis braking.
2018 Toyota Corolla Specs
If slow-moving and stable wins the race, the 2018 Toyota Corolla takes the checkered flag. The one noteworthy areas of its uninspired powertrain are an available manual transmission and a far more powerful LE Eco model. The Corolla’s 2017 posts didn’t reach its powertrain, which trend proceeds in 2018. The asthmatic 1.8-liter inline-four is in need of an inhaler, but at least a manual transmission is still on the table.
An underpowered 132-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder is the typical engine unit. The LE Eco runs on the specially tuned version which makes 140 hp and slightly less torque. A constantly variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard equipment; a six-speed manual is optional only on the SE. For a far more involved driving a car experience, opt for the stick shift, but don’t expect anything transformative. Still, the Corolla’s CVT is better than almost all of its rivals. We’re less impressed by the sluggish four-banger; it done in the bottom of our own acceleration assessments when equipped with the CVT. We shaved a complete second off its zero-to-60 mph time with the manual, but that 8.5 a few moments still places the Corolla behind every competition.
2018 Toyota Corolla Exterior
By the “2018 Toyota Corolla” stylized outside, you may expect that energy to be mirrored in the car’s driving a vehicle dynamics. Instead, the Toyota is more show than go. Those who didn’t scoop up a 50th Anniversary Release in 2017 won’t have the opportunity. The commemorative Corolla has been discontinued.
The Corolla’s leading end was restyled for 2017 with a new grille and LED headlamps. The LE Eco cut level and below feature bi-LED lights, as the SE, XLE, and XSE use multi-LED projectors with LED accent lamps. The SE and XSE wear a distinctive prominent end with a glossy-black mesh grille that’s meant to look sporty. We can appreciate the design team’s try to spice up the Corolla with interesting body lines and large fake brake-cooling ducts on the sportier trims, but the dramatic styling is not supported by the car’s dynamics.
2018 Toyota Corolla Interior
The 2018 Toyota Corolla back-seat people will think they’re riding in a Toyota Camry thanks to its class-leading legroom. Its interior materials, however, lack the quality and attractive designs of all other compacts, and it functions as a continuous reminder of the Corolla’s discount price.
The XLE and the SE–with the manual transmission–now have a leather-trimmed steering wheel. What’s more, the tyre features control buttons for the drivers information display, sound adjustments, Bluetooth procedure, and active safety settings.
Base-model Corollas have basic interior surroundings with few comfort or convenience features. A revised dashboard incorporates circular outboard air vents in exactly what is a functional structure. However, the look is overly angular and forgoes streaming lines and only jarring elements such as different-size air vents located over an asymmetrical infotainment system. The Corolla has redesigned programmed climate controls, however the single-zone system isn’t available in the entry-level L model, which has manual A/C. Warmed front seats and an eight-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat are exclusive to the XLE and XSE. Materials inside our top-of-the-line XSE model were a mix of cheap plastics and glossy-black lean bits that were magnets for fingerprints.
A sloping hood and a huge windshield give a clear view of the road ahead, however the rearmost roofing pillars can create blind places. Positive thing the Toyota has the second-best rear visibility among rivals, because a blind-spot screen isn’t available.
2018 Toyota Corolla Prices
The 2018 Toyota Corolla is for customers on a budget. Numerous trims will suit different preferences; among those will be the LE Eco for fuel-conscious folk; the SE, that provides a six-speed manual and other sporty elements; and the XLE, which contributes comfort and convenience features. The XLE’s standard equipment includes:
- Heated front seating with an eight-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat
- 7.0-inch Entune infotainment with navigation app
- Smart Key unaggressive accessibility and push-button start
The XLE was more than the LE Eco or the SE, but it offers a better drive than the sporty SE, and its own more luxurious cabin outweighs the LE Eco’s higher gasoline economy.