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2018 Toyota Corolla Starting Price: $19,520 | Price Yours Above Average: Great value, attractive looks, excellent fuel economy and resale value. Spacious cabin that doesn’t crowd; Back seat is comfortable for adults. Excellent safety features are standard, including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. The 2018 Toyota Corolla is unchanged from the previous model year, and returns with a large model range that will appeal to most buyers. Two engines, a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder and 1.8-liter ECO 4-cylinder, CVTi-S transmission and five trim levels. Soft, comfortable ride that appeals to a wide range of purchasers and drivers. Below Average: Techies need look elsewhere: No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Average driving characteristics. Enthusiasts best look to the Honda Civic Si, Volkswagen GTI or Mazda Mazda3 for behind-the-wheel thrills. Consensus: The perfectly safe first car, and an exceptional value for more seasoned drivers, the 2018 Toyota Corolla scores on price, fuel economy and reputation. 2018 Nissan Sentra Starting Price: $17,875 | Price Yours Above Average: Seven generations in, the Nissan Sentra is a roomy, fuel-efficient compact that is a smart choice for first-timers and budget buyers. Six trim levels, with two engines and two transmissions, including enthusiast-oriented SR Turbo and NISMO models. Room for five, with safety features including adaptive cruise-control, and autonomous braking. Spacious interior is large for its class. Active Understeer control is standard on all but base S model. Automatic Emergency Braking standard on all automatic-equipped models except NISMO. Well-earned reputation for reliability, comfort, style and fuel economy consistently makes it a best seller. Below Average: Available only as a sedan, hatchback fans should look to the Civic, Golf, Mazda3 or Chevy Cruze. Techies should look elsewhere, too. Nissan Voice recognition is the closest you will get to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Twist-beam rear suspension hampers handling somewhat. Enthusiasts will probably pass up the Sentra SR Turbo and NISMO in favor of VW’s Golf GTI and Golf R, Honda’s Civic Si and Type R, and Ford’s Focus ST and RS. Consensus: Again, a perfect candidate for a first car, with great value but we suggest stepping up from the base model to the better-equipped Sentra SV. Enthusiasts might be left wanting with the SR Turbo and NISMO. Both the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra are perfectly good cars for first time buyers or those on a budget. Fit, construction and features along with great fuel economy are the key checkmarks here. Those seeking coupes and hatchbacks along with better massaged enthusiast cars should look elsewhere, mainly at Honda (Civic Si and Type R) Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST and RS models. Toyota Corolla Advantages Toyota quality, economy and reliability lead the way here, despite a rather bland powertrain. Nissan Sentra Advantages Quality through and through, roomy fuel efficiency and enthusiast leaning 1.8-liter Turbo models help the Sentra jump ahead in this pairing. Similarities Both the Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Sentra base models feature similar 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engines. The Nissan Sentra jumps ahead though, currying favor amongst enthusiasts with its 1.8-liter turbocharged SR Turbo and NISMO versions. Final Recommendations Both competitors are worthy adversaries, and on paper are almost statistically equal, but since we like a little bit of spice on our entrees, we choose to hang out with the NISMO Sentra.
2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review: Although it started life as the Scion iM, this hatchback is now called the Toyota Corolla iM. This car is being thrust into a very contested compact hatchback segment. With new and updated entries like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Golf and Mazda3, this is now a class of cars that aren’t just cheap runabouts anymore — they now offer good driving dynamics, tech-filled cabins, and practical dimensions. They’re basically jacks-of-all-trades and Toyota may have missed a few of those recent trends in the segment, as the Corolla iM just can’t compete with these hatches on many levels. Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AutoGuideVideo YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/AutoguideVideo Facebook - http://facebook.com/AutoGuide Twitter - http://twitter.com/AutoGuide Google+ - http://goo.gl/LBxsP Web - http://www.AutoGuide.com AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos.
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Perfectly average in every way, the Toyota Corolla is thoroughly competent, but not at all interesting.
MSRP: From $19,445
Horsepower: 132 hp to 140 hp
MPG: Up to 30 city / 40 highway
Dimensions: 183” L, 70” W, 57” H
Curb weight: 2,840 to 2,885 lbs.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla is the white bread of new cars. Satisfying sustenance without much excitement; a car that does its job with only the occasional hint of flair.
That’s not an insult. Toyota has sold more than 40 million Corollas globally over the last few generations and the car is as much a household name as is Wonderbread
The latest Corolla rolls into 2018 largely identical, aside from the deletion of a 50th anniversary special edition (51st anniversary doesn’t have quite the same ring). Illuminated vanity mirrors are now standard on all models, while XLE and SE models add a leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel to their roster of equipment.
An important note: Toyota offers two different versions of the Corolla, each with its own story to tell. We’ve grouped them together—the Corolla sedan and the Corolla iM hatchback—since they share a name and a basic outlook on life. The Corolla iM, known briefly as the Scion iM before that brand was folded into Toyota’s portfolio, is essentially a European-market 5-door hatchback. It has its own interior design and, underneath, its suspension is considerably more sophisticated. Our rating is based on the sedan, which significantly outsells the iM, but we’ll make note of differences between the two designs as necessary.
The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE, and XSE trim levels, all with 4-cylinder power and a commendably high level of standard safety equipment. The Corolla iM is only offered in one configuration that slots in about equivalent to the Corolla SE sedan.
Regardless of body style, the Toyota Corolla scores well for its comfort and efficiency, as well as its crash-test record, but it loses some points for a chintzy feel inside, its questionable value, and because many rivals deliver more personality without diluting the practical nature that makes the Corolla so appealing.
The 2018 Corolla range is fitted with a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine rated at 132 horsepower in most sedans; the Eco sedan, as its name implies, is tuned for efficiency and, oddly enough, its version of the 4-cylinder engine offers 8 more hp. Most Corollas are equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), although a 6-speed manual is available on the SE sedan and the iM hatchback. Make no mistake: the Corolla’s underpinnings and steering are tuned for comfort and not performance, although the iM’s multi-link rear suspension endows it with a little more curvy road tenacity.
All models are well-equipped from the get-go, although none is a particularly stellar value in terms of their lists prices. Similarly, the Corolla range scores in the 30 mpg combined neighborhood, which is on the high side for compact cars—but not quite class-leading.
It's not bad inside, but the Toyota Corolla somehow manages to be awkward without being interesting outside.
Always something of a wallflower, the Toyota Corolla isn’t exactly the kind of car that’s going to make you stand out in a parking lot. For many of us, that’s just fine.
We’ve pulled a point off for a few awkward lines to the Corolla sedan’s exterior style and its curiously high ride height, but the Corolla iM hatchback is a little more interesting to behold.