Fresh from a redesign from the previous model year, the 2015 Toyota Corolla is now sharper and bolder in style, and made to appeal to modern car buyers.
In addition to a reworked exterior design, the compact car also benefits from an upgraded interior, improved fuel economy, and increased rear legroom.
Consumers that at one time or another purchased a Toyota Corolla probably drove it to the ground after an impressive 10-13 years of service. The Corolla is known for sticking around for a long time, and is considered as the quintessential economy car, due to the fact that it is small, fuel-efficient, reliable, and inexpensive.
Early in its career, the Corolla was considered as the best-selling car worldwide, and although today’s compact car category is filled with fierce rivals, the Corolla remains one of the best-selling vehicles on the market. With a reputation for quality, durability, and reliability, the Corolla is still a tempting choice for many buyers.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla has a starting price of $15,995 MSRP, and for under $20,000, buyers get a solid and dependable car that benefits from good fuel economy ratings, and styling and technology that is more suited towards modern-day customers. Buyers of the new sedan can choose between several models, such as the CE, LE (CVT), S and LE ECO (CVT).
The first three trims are equipped with a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque, whereas another version of the 1.8-litre that generates more horsepower (140 hp) and a little less torque (129 lb-ft) is found under the hood of the LE ECO model.
As for transmissions, the CE and S come standard with a 6-speed manual, and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is included with the LE CVT and LE ECO CVT, as is evident by the name of the trim. Those interested in the 2015 Corolla can also opt for a 4-speed automatic, or for consumers that prefer the CVT, it comes available with a sequential multi-mode shifter and paddle shifters.
Fuel consumption ratings for the 2015 Corolla LE CVT model are 7.9/6.1 litres per 100 kilometres (city/highway), with a combined rating of 7.1 L/100km. With the LE ECO CVT, the combined rating becomes 6.9 L/100km. Overall, with ratings like these, it is hard not to consider the Corolla as a potential purchase.
Inside, based on the new styling and overall layout, the Corolla looks good and feels more spacious. The vehicle also includes easy-to-find and simple-to-use controls, and comfortable bucket seats or sport seats depending on the trim. For increased comfort and convenience, heated front seats, power driver’s seat, keyless entry, and push button start are available.
Buyers of the new 2015 Corolla can also enjoy elements like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and rearview camera, available depending on the trim. Features like USB, Bluetooth, a 6.1-inch audio display, and satellite radio are also worthy considerations.
In the end, the new 2015 Toyota Corolla is best suited for buyers in need of an affordable and dependable compact car with good fuel economy ratings. The sedan’s sharp new styling, reworked interior, and available options should also prove convincing.