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All-new Toyota Corolla video road test

Best-Selling Subcompact Is Still A Legend!

In the all-new Toyota Corolla, we have tested one of the best-selling subcompact/compact cars in the world. Take a ride with us and see why this fuel-efficient model has continually been a favorite since it was first introduced in the United States in 1968. This all-new Corolla boasts a lower, sportier design.

Our tests showed an ACTUAL highway fuel economy of 50.2 MPG, which is 19.5% better than the EPA estimate. Showcase THIS new model on your website and emails today, and watch your sales grow!


Improved fuel economy due to CVTi-S transmission

The current-generation Corolla introduced in the fall of 2013 offers two efficient 1.8-liter, all-aluminum four-cylinder engines. The base 1.8-liter unit with VVT-i is available on the L, LE, and S grades and is rated at 132 horsepower. The Corolla's new LE Eco trim level that we tested is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine with Valvematic, a valve train technology which appears for the first time in North America with Corolla. Valvematic offers a broader range of continuously variable valve timing (lift and phasing) to provide optimal intake valve (not on exhaust side) operation relative to engine demands. Valvematic offers more than a five-percent improvement in fuel economy and engine output (140 horsepower).

The Corolla also offers improved fuel economy thanks to its advanced Continuously Variable Transmission. This CVTi-S (i for intelligent, S for shift), which will be available on the LE, S, and LE Eco Corolla models, features several enhancements to improve its efficiency and driving performance with discrete shift points that help create a sensation more similar to a traditional hydraulic automatic transmission.

The Corolla offers improved handling and steering due to a rigid unibody that takes advantage of improved suspension tuning to offer a more engaging, better handling, more dynamic car. The Corolla's unibody makes extensive use of high-strength steel to improve the rigidity of the structure, but also keeps vehicle curb weight under 2,900 pounds for all grades, which helps fuel efficiency.

For construction of the new Corolla's unibody, the use of high tensile-strength steel allows for reduced thickness and optimized shape of structural panels while increasing strength to help improve collision performance. Corolla is expected to perform very well in collision safety ratings test. The new Corolla features additional unibody bracing (tunnel brace and rear floor brace) to help increase platform rigidity over the current model

The current-generation Corolla is a design and style focused compact sedan that offers an elevated compact car experience. The Corolla, long renowned for its reliability and fuel economy, now offers a more expressive exterior design with a sleeker, more athletic profile. The interior's sculpted design enlists premium materials and softer surfaces to help offer an elevated compact car experience. Corolla offers nine exterior hues and eight interior color treatments.

Track Results
MPH 0 to 60 (sec) 11.7 Quarter Mile Time (sec) 18.9
MPH 50 to 70 (sec) 6.3 70 to 0 MPH Braking Time (sec)
Quarter Mile Top Speed (mph) 79.7 70 to 0 MPH Braking Distance (ft)

Highway Results
Actual MPG 50.2 Sound Level Hwy dB(A) 72 dB(A)
Estimated Hwy MPG 42 Turning Radius (ft)
Percent Change Actual vs. EPA +19.5%    

Performance Chart
Interior Photos
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Mechanical Specifications
Standard Engine 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic technology Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)
Displacement 1.8L Suspension Front Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar
Fuel System Gas Suspension Rear Torsion beam rear suspension with rear stabilizer bar
Horse Power 140 hp @ 6100 rpm Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Torque 126 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm Brakes Power-assisted ventilated 10.8-in. front disc brakes; 9-in. rear drum brakes and Star Safety System√

Overall Height (in) 57.3 Headroom 38.0/37.1
Overall Width (in) 69.9 Shoulder room 54.8/54.8
Overall Length (in) 182.6 Leg room 42.3/41.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 Seating Capacity 5
Bed Length (in) Off-Highway
Bed Height (in) Approach/Departure angle (degrees)
Interior front/second/third row seats Ground Clearance (in) 5.5

Weights and Capacities
Curb Weight (lbs) 2875 Cargo volume (cu ft) behind front/second-row/third-row seats 13.0
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs) Fuel tak (gal) 13.2

Tires and Mileage
Standard Tire P195/65 R15 Optional Tire
Spare Tire Temporary Fuel Economy EPA estimates (city/highway/combined) 30/42