The Toyota Corolla is a Japanese designed and manufactured car, in Sedan style and on the smaller side. One of the positives of this car is its value for money and fuel economy, which I talk about further below. It’s not the most exciting car, however its modern design will appeal to some.
Toyota Corolla 2016 Running costs and emissions
The Toyota Corolla delivers a good fuel economy, but there is no hybrid options for this car, so there are more emission conscious cars on the market. If you are looking for a hybrid car from the Toyota family, the Toyota Camry Hybrid could be the option you are looking for. Of the Corolla range the most energy efficient is the LE Eco model, which is rated at 30 mpg city.
Toyota Corolla Engine and performance
One of the disadvantages of the Toyota Corolla, is that the acceleration time is slower than some of its rivals. The standard model has a six speed manual gear box, however you can also opt for a variable automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus have engines that are more powerful and competent compared to the Toyota Corolla.
The 2016 Toyota Corolla offers a choice between two different 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engines. Performance is not, however, a major selling point of the Toyota Corolla, money and fuel economy will be the appeal of this car. The rivals of this car offer more exciting and powerful engines. Customers looking for a car to have fun with must bear this in mind. The steering can also be unresponsive and clumsy, other cars such as Mazda3 and Ford Focus are much more agile and skilled when it comes to turning corners.
Toyota Corolla 2016 Design
Its spacious rear seats will appeal especially to the family demographic. The spacious legroom and seat accommodation beats some other mid-size cars such as the Kia Optima. Headroom is average, and the driver and front passenger have plenty of space. The seats are very comfortable and supportive. For headroom, the rival cars Kia Soul and Volkswagen Golf offer more space.
The interior is stylish, but it is outperformed by a few rivals who offer top speck quality, such as Mazda3 and the redesigned Honda Civic. It also comes with a 6.1 touch screen infotainment system, a fun and luxurious addition to this car. The easy to use and straightforward infotainment system is one of the biggest advantages of the Toyota Corolla 2016 version.