2014 toyota Corolla S

2014 Toyota Corolla S: If you're shopping in the compact-car class, gas effectiveness and also affordability are most definitely amongst your top concerns. Toyota's redesigned small sedan provides both-- as long as you're OK with a few tradeoffs comfortably.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is a huge renovation, but it ranks merely midpack against other compacts, specifically in terms of cabin noise and ride top quality.

Along with an outside styling remodeling, the 11th-generation Corolla gets a revised engine and a more high end interior for 2014.

This is a big, active course with a lot of strong challengers as well as a near-constant redesign timetable. The Corolla's primary rivals include the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra as well as Ford Focus.

2014 Toyota Corolla S

Outside & Styling

For 2014, the Corolla drew a vehicle Miley Cyrus: Toyota took the car's outside from Hannah Montana conventional to attention-grabbing starlet (however, Robin Thicke had not been included). Its standard LED-accented headlights, sculpted body lines and also pumped-up grille make it the most dramatic-looking Corolla yet. Actually, nevertheless, any kind of upgrade would've elevated the 2013 version from the depths of its drabness.

Immediately apparent are cues Toyota obtained from the Avalon huge car (the grille and also fronts lights particularly look acquainted), and also although words "huge car" don't usually convey excitement in the styling division, the effect works on the Corolla. The sedan's fresh looks cannot match the aggressive, flashy position of the Kia Strength or the sweeping elegance of the Hyundai Elantra, but it could get rid of "uninteresting" from its checklist of woes.

Exactly how It Drives

Although the old Corolla's lackluster appearances are gone, a sleek outside can't conceal an unfinished driving experience.

First, the hits: Toyota did a wonderful task with the constantly variable transmission. It really feels even more natural as well as refined than the devices in the Subaru Impreza as well as Nissan Sentra. I drove the Corolla LE Eco model, as well as power distribution from the 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder was also quicker than the other 2. Some CVTs in the course take their time building power as well as cause their engines to grumble loudly, however Toyota's is both responsive as well as reasonably quiet. It can get loud when pushed, however it's much from the largest wrongdoer.

Other designs (L, LE as well as S trims) make use of a variation of the 1.8-liter that's good for 132 hp. Criterion on the base L is a six-speed manual transmission, and an old four-speed automatic is optional; the CVT is standard on all various other trims.

The LE Eco version's powertrain is the most efficient. During my 200-mile trek in the city as well as on the freeway, the Corolla returned excellent gas mileage: 38.3 mpg, which is much better compared to the EPA's rating of 30/42/35 mpg city/highway/combined. Base models with the manual are still excellent, with a 28/37/31 mpg rating, which is midpack compared with base variations of the Civic (28/36/31 mpg), Focus (26/36/30 mpg) and Elantra (28/38/32 mpg).

Now the misses out on: Although decent pep places it at the top in terms of power, unreasonable sound degrees drop the Corolla to the bottom of the section. Noise gathers from anywhere. The mirrors reason quite a bit of wind ruckus, as well as roadway sound will have you examining to see if all the windows are shut, leaving the powertrain's unrefined note rounding off circus-like levels of loudness. This was an issue with the previous variation, also, and also the redesign hasn't already place a damage in it.

Though on the firm side, an also bigger issue with the car's flight high quality is a lack of seclusion. Too much of the roadway comes into the cabin, so uneasy degrees of resonance as well as harshness are constant, unwelcome guests. The flight itself frequently borders on edgy, with a little bit excessive hop over larger bumps. Like the Honda Civic, the firmness is bearable in the beginning yet comes to be exponentially unpleasant as the drive endures. The Kia Forte and Ford Emphasis, nonetheless, ace trip quality; both preserve a comfortable level of calmness over bumps.

The Corolla ratings better in regards to handling, with natural-feeling steering and also positive roadholding capacities. It doesn't really feel stylish, but the sedan takes edges without sloppiness.


The makeover is no much less extreme in. Toyota replaced the previous generation's drab layout as well as materials with an enticing blend of shade as well as texture, together with an extra horizontal control design.

The Corolla I drove integrated a dark eco-friendly outside with camel-colored tones inside as well as was really welcoming. It's a renovation over in 2014's budget-grade concept, yet the cabin still cannot match the Elantra's blend of top quality materials as well as advanced layout. It does, nonetheless, provide even more top quality as well as design than the cabins of the squeak-and-rattle-prone Emphasis and conservative Specialty.

Appeal is not skin deep in this instance. Not just does the within appearance good, yet it additionally really feels excellent, as well. The door panel armrest is padded enough, and the seats strike an excellent balance: encouraging without being also solid, soft without being as well mushy. One tiny missing thing is a moving sunlight visor, which numerous cars and trucks have as well as are useful everyday.

At 182.6 inches long, the Corolla is just one of the greatest cars in the class after expanding a pair inches for 2014. Extra size suggests included guest space, and legroom is generous in the front as well as rear seats. The backseat padding, nevertheless, is rock-solid.

Ergonomics & Electronic devices

Numerous controls as well as screens are in a comparable spot in the new-generation Corolla, yet the format has been extended horizontally for 2014. It looks like Toyota was aiming for a more streamlined setup. The result is more attractive overall, however the panel is still strained with buttons. Identifying what they all do isn't really a trouble, nonetheless.

The 6.1-inch touch-screen sound device is once again conventional on the LE trim level and also over however not available on base trims. The display dimension is respectable for food selection readability and button size. The system showcases Toyota's Entune app collection, as well as Bluetooth audio streaming with my Android phone was smooth. Connecting to my Pandora Net radio app was additionally simple, yet I wish to see more performance. You can make use of the touch-screen to play as well as stop briefly a track, yet features like skipping a song or loading a new terminal aren't readily available.

Freight & Storage space

In spite of the gains in dimension, the Corolla's trunk is still relatively small, with just 13 cubic feet of space. That's up from in 2014's rating of 12.3 and also larger than the Civic's trunk (12.5 ), however somewhat smaller sized compared to the Focus (13.2) and also Elantra (14.8 ). Much more annoying is the Corolla's trunk layout. Huge metal joints stick out right into the baggage space; lots of car manufacturers have actually updated to smaller sized, strut-like tools.

The backseat folds in a 60/40 split for added cargo room-- an useful attribute that isn't basic on the Civic or Focus.

Up front, there's a phone-sized cubby conveniently located in front of supporting input as well as USB ports, along with a small-ish center console; the Civic's is much larger and includes a comfortable moving armrest. For the backseat, there are 2 flimsy pop-out cupholders (they wouldn't last a week with my family members) and also one bottleholder in each door.


The 2014 Toyota Corolla is an Insurance Coverage Institute for Freeway Safety Top Security Choose, making Good scores in all areas of testing other than the hard new small-overlap frontal collision examination. The Corolla racked up Low in this test, just one step over the lowest rating of Poor. The Forte scored Poor in this area, but the Civic, Elantra and Focus executed better, making Top Security Pick Plus standing. The National Highway Web Traffic Security Management has yet to crash-test the Corolla.

A backup cam is inaccessible on base L models but common on every other trim. The only auto in this class with a standard electronic camera across the schedule is the Civic, the base rate which compares to the Corolla LE. The Corolla additionally comes requirement with a chauffeur's knee airbag and both vehicle driver and also guest seat pillow air bags that blow up under the knees-- unusual features in this course. Go here for a complete checklist of safety and security functions, as well as see just how well the Corolla accommodates child-safety seats in our Safety seat Inspect.

Worth in Its Class

The 2014 Toyota Corolla starts at $17,610, making it among one of the most cost effective lorries in its course, placing simply over the Ford Emphasis, at $17,105 (all costs include destination charges). The Elantra starts just greater, at $17,760, as well as the Civic tops the list at $18,955.

Shoppers looking to update to an automatic will likewise locate the Corolla budget friendly. The outdated four-speed is an added $600, below the additional cost for the Civic's automatic ($800), the Emphasis' terrible automated guidebook ($1,095) and the Elantra's six-speed unit ($1,000).

We called the 2013 Corolla "sub-mediocre" in a section rupturing with impressive cars, so this revamped variation has a hell of a hill to climb. Although the Hyundai Elantra as well as Kia Forte are kings of the mountain in terms of value, attributes as well as comfort, the new Corolla makes some strides in terms of gas performance and also interior products.

Possibilities are, nonetheless, that couple of individuals will certainly care that it still falls short. Regardless of the previous Corolla's stinker standing, people still bought it-- tons of individuals. Toyota has sold more than 40 million Corollas worldwide since it took place sale for the 1989 version year. In the U.S., the sedan continuously covers monthly hot seller listings, trying to getting the top small port with the Honda Civic. It may not be as all-round as several vehicles in its course, however the 2014 Corolla is most definitely a step up from the previous generation and also will remain to bring in the masses.

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