In the hot compact-sedan segment the 2016 Toyota Corolla continues its leadership role. No longer a boring economy car, the Corolla's sleek styling and roomy interior broaden its appeal to buyers cross-shopping compacts such as the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and Dodge Dart. Unfortunately, the Corolla still lags behind these rivals in the areas of horsepower and handling.
You'll Like The 2016 Toyota Corolla If...
If your budget says "compact car" but your growing teenagers say "midsize accommodations, please," Toyota's 2016 Corolla sedan is the solution your wallet and their legs have been waiting for.
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The Corolla may be reliable, but it still lags behind other compacts in the areas of power, handling and features. The VW Golf, Mazda3 and Ford Focus offer better performance and handling, as well as a more cargo-friendly hatchback configuration.
The Toyota Corolla s has 'grown up'. It is a compact, without being small.
The 2016 Corolla is comfortable to drive and ride in, and is easily adjustable for both my 6. 0' Spouse and me, at 5'1". Gas mileage is usually over the recommended mpg, and the vehicle is stylish but sturdy and secure. I have rarely used the fold-down back seat feature, which is not obvious visually, but when I have, it expanded the trunk space to accommodate more than I expected. Large and husky passengers are surprised at the seat and leg room in both front and back seating area. The Corolla is surprisingly quiet and smooth, taking road inconsistencies and railroad tracks with minimal jarring. This is about my sixth Corolla over 15 years when I drove 1. 5 Highway hours both ways to work, and I kept my first 2003 Corolla then bought and traded every 25k miles. I am sold on Toyota Corolla quality, although the local dealership service representatives are not as customer-oriented and proficient as in the past. We've had recurring issues with appointment times and visit reasons being logged incorrectly, problems not experienced until about a year ago. Dealership and management follow-up have also deteriorated. The dealership reputation has suffered in my opinion, but the Toyota Corolla holds its own and does not disappoint.
Great car for a great price.
Some of the companies reviewing the Corolla seem to have no sense. No car today will have a metal interior. Plastic is basically the choice anymore due to less injuries during an accident. The engine is perfect for the car. If you are coming from a car that zips through traffic and can outrun a lot of cars. Once you own this car and give it two weeks to get use to, you will change your ideas about the car. Some car manufacturers charge to much for their cars and when you leave the lot, you lost half of the original value. Yep, it is and American manufacturer. Toyota represents value for the money and the car will last beyond other cars on the market. The car has a very good temperature control system in it. It is very simple to use. Remember this, the more powerful the car is, the more likely of you getting a speeding ticket.
Not only does it look sporty, it is fuel efficient and safe. Getting compliments on how good it looks is great! However, nothing is greater than safety that looks sporty.
I was looking to get something that was both functional for the day I have kids, but didn't look like a mom car. With my black rims, all black interior, red trim, and paddle shifters, I feel like a badass on a daily basis. It is not only fun to drive, but has plenty of room for the two kids I plan to have some day. Best of all I plan to pass it down one of these days. It has never let me down, and so long as I keep up with maintenance, it is almost guaranteed to serve my children well. The touch screen navigation is sure to become out of date, or fail at some point in the distant future, but if that happens, it is as easy as a trip to any electronics store to get a replacement. Other than that, it still drives and performs just the way it did back when I got it brand new.
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