Toyota has been a leader in the compact car market for decades thanks to the Corolla, and now they've taken this popular model to an entirely new level. Meet the 2014 Toyota Corolla, a model that does more while using less. That means less gas and lower C02 emissions while maintaining the reliability and technology modern Toyota owners demand. We think it's an incredible package, but the list of new features can be overwhelming. To that end, we've created a list of our favorite things about the new Corolla that we think will make it a hit with Greater Boston Toyota drivers.
We know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we love the way the new Corolla takes some of the best features from new models like the Camry and Avalon and improves on them. Recently, Toyota’s started to adopt a more assertive, fashionable look for their sedans and the Corolla certainly follows this trend. Although it's 3.90 inches longer than the older model, the new Corolla’s longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs make it look more compact and athletic. At the same time, the corners are tapered at both the front and rear to give the Corolla a more overall expressive and chiseled appearance. From the aggressive grille to the standard LED headlights, the 2014 Corolla will turn heads wherever it goes.
Toyota vehicles have always been designed to go farther on a gallon of gas, and the newest Corolla is no exception to the rule. There's even going to be an Eco trim that takes efficiency to new heights. This brand new LE Eco grade is equipped with a 140-horsepower, 1.8 liter engine with Valvematic, a valve technology that offers greater than 5% improvement in fuel economy, aided by an aerodynamic underbody to reduce airflow. The new model targets 40 mpg, using a mix of mechanical and aerodynamic touches to reach that goal. Final EPA numbers have yet to be released, but we're confident the Corolla will be a leader in fuel economy in it's class.
We don't hear about ergonomics in cars much these days, but when you're in a poorly designed car you can definitely tell. There are no worries about comfort in the new Corolla, which is built to keep drivers and passengers feeling fresh no matter the length of the journey. The longer figure and wheelbase of the 2014 Corolla along with a rear seat hip point that’s shifted back 3 inches means much more space and legroom in the back. Toyota also put a lot of effort into reducing external noise so that you can enjoy all the interior features of the Corolla. From the well-bolstered seats to the steering-wheel-mounted controls for things like climate control, audio settings and more, you can be sure the Corolla will be a road-trip-friendly ride.
There's a lot to love about the new 2014 Toyota Corolla, and our list is just scratching the surface. If you want to know more about this affordable stand-out, call our Massachusetts Toyota Corolla dealership and one of our product specialists will answer all your burning questions.