Toyota argues that the 2014 Toyota Corolla compact sedan is all-new, and it certainly looks all-new, with a newer and much nicer interior. Many of the 5-passenger Corolla's tried-and-true mechanicals, though, are refined but not revolutionized. Competitors like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Mazda3 are all tempting, but none of them can match the bread-and-butter goodness of a Corolla.
You'll Like The 2014 Toyota Corolla If...
If you and your family have been speaking Toyota for as long as you can remember, the 2014 Corolla is the compact 4-door for you.
You May Not Like The 2014 Toyota Corolla If...
If you want sportiness, chase down the new Mazda3 or a Ford Focus. Need to save as much as possible? Try to scrape up a bare-bones Kia Forte (good luck on that quest).
This is the fifth Toyota that I have owned and I never will buy anything else. This car is very reliable and comfortable. My favorite thing is the seats that fold down and the amount of space. I can fit a lot of items that people do not think will fit like an antique arm chair or 15 large boxes. I also love the a/c and heat. Set it to the desired temperature and the car determines if it needs to heat or cool. This car gives great gas mileage. I spend $40. 00 a month on gas which is a great cost saver. The USB port is also a great feature so l can charge my phone while driving. The latch system is wonderful for quickly installing car seats for grandchildren. Another great feature is the continuously variable transmission. It is very quiet and the speed pick up is awesome. One of the highways I travel frequently has very short on ramps and I never have an issue getting up to speed in order to get on the highway. I have not been involved in an accident in this car but with all of the airbags I feel very safe. I have fabric seats and my car is white so this helps a lot with the heat we have in our Texas summers. I do wish the tire sensors would tell you which tire it thinks is low on air so I would know which one to check and I am not fond that the tire warning light comes on every time there is a temperature change.
Maintenance are a must in order for the car to function smoothly.
I love my 2014 Toyota Corolla, the safety features such as the back-up camera and fog lights make the car much safer to drive. The engine run really smooth. Gas prices are currently high and the Corolla do not burn a lot of gas, I usually do $30 a week. The Audio is really easy to navigate, the Audio control buttons are also located on the steering wheel. As a driver I can still utilize my phone without actually having my phone in my hand because of the car Bluetooth connectivity. The car let me know when I need to have maintenance done. The tire sensing systems lights up whenever maintenance is needed. I never had to stop on the road because of the sensing systems added. It is a pretty fast car, it is a small car but there's plenty of room for a family of 5 and under to be comfortable. The air system also allow me to switch the air to my feet, face, arms, and other places, there's a sign showing where the air is going. At times my feet are hot and this feature allow me to cool up my feet. The only issue I have with the car was the keys that came with car. I had a bit of an issue using the keys to get inside the car. I had to unlock the keys the old fashion way and sometimes that was hard to do as I was carrying a lot of stuff in my hands. I took the car into a local shop and they fixed it.
Extremely reliable but not luxury.
My Toyota Corolla is great. I bought it certified used from the dealership in 2015 and have had no serious mechanical issue with it in the last 3 years. I enjoys the features of reminders when oil changes are needed, let’s you know when you are driving at an eco friendly mileage, as well as, number of miles you have left to drive on your tank of gas. The sound system is decent and allows your phone to be hooked up via Bluetooth to make hands free calls and listen to personal music; however it does not have a carplay option compatible with the iPhone. It also does not have maps compatibility to see the map on the car screen when driving. Also, there was once that I had a passenger and while my phone was hooked up to the Bluetooth, they went to watch a video on YouTube and there was a sound delay. I noticed this was not an issue when the phone was hooked up directly via the USB port.
Toyota Motor Engineering & manufacturing North America, Inc. (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Camry and Camry HV, model year 2013 Avalon and Avalon HV and model year 2014 Corolla vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper switch assembly may short circuit. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, No. 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems."
A short circuit could cause inoperative windshield wipers, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiper switch assembly, free of charge. The recall began on November 8, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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