with redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla steps out of its conservative comfort zone this redesign give 2014 Toyota Corolla features a more daring look and standard LED headlights. Toyota has kept the Corolla safely in the middle when it comes to design and performance. That’s about to change with the bolder 2014 Corolla, which is bringing a more expressive exterior to its fight against competition like the Honda Civic, Dodge Dart, 2013 Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze.
The novo 2014 Toyota Corolla looks to reclaim the veteran compact sedan’s place among competitors that have recently outpaced it. On paper it looks good, but a new design will need to win over buyers. here the pros of redesign of 2014 Toyota Corolla Increased cabin space, improved interior, adding standard LED headlights and extra fuel-efficient LE Eco model.
Toyota has sold more than 40 million Corollas, making it the best-selling automotive nameplate in the world. The Toyota Corolla has always been a safe, sensible, and solid choice. Every year Toyota sells a ton of them and, over the course of nearly five decades, more than 47 million Corolla-badged cars have been sold. However, with the eleventh generation, Toyota has let its hair down (just a bit) by giving the Corolla a more expressive exterior.
What’s New For 2014 Toyota Corolla
The redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla with a new chiseled look and standard LED headlights, underscoring Toyota’s willingness to take some design risks with one of its mainstay products. this design 2014 Toyota Corolla isn’t earth shattering, but it’s a nice step for a previous plain-vanilla sedan that commonly faded into the background. A more chiseled front end and larger grille is what you’ll notice first – and the fact you’re noticing anything about a Corolla’s exterior is pretty impressive.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla marks the compact sedan’s 11th generation and comes not a moment too soon, as well-dressed competitors begin to outpace what was once a no-brainer pick among compact sedans.
The 2014 Corolla’s wheelbase and overall length are nearly 4 inches longer, yet tight overhangs and a subtly lower, wider stance give the new sedan a leaner and more elastic look. The new Corolla retains an independent front and torsion-beam rear suspension, but the growth spurt promises increased rear legroom.
Toyota also stamps the Corolla with its recent design obsession, an exaggerated front end that looks like an angry carp (also see: new 4Runner SUV). But LED headlights — adopted to minimize the mass of headlight housings — come standard, a nice, high-end touch for this segment. The Corolla will come in four trim levels, including the sportier S model that offers 17-inch aluminum wheels. Depending on trim level, other features include premium vinyl upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation and the Entune smartphone integration system.
Interior 2014 Toyota Corolla Design and Feature
Toyota has lengthened the wheelbase by roughly 3 inches, to help boost cabin room. This also gives the Corolla a sportier-looking stance, with its wheels pushed further out to each corner. Overall length has grown too, by 3.9 inches. The Corolla now features standard LED headlamps which, according to Toyota, are a first in the compact sedan market. Eight airbags are fitted as standard, and Toyota says the electric power-assisted steering has been tuned for a more dynamic feel.
The cabin has also received a facelift, and features a more horizontal design for a roomier look and feel. What will matter most, at least to rear seat occupants, is the extra room inside. There is more rear legroom, thanks to everything from that aforementioned boost in wheelbase, to the use of thinner front seats, and a flatter floor made possible by a redesign of the exhaust system.
The compact economy class doesn’t lack for choice and makes the 2014 Toyota Corolla’s exterior design something of a gamble for Toyota. The Honda Civic has rebounded from its own design missteps, while the Mazda 3 and 2013 Ford Focus remain well-stocked drivers’ favorites. Nor can the full-featured Hyundai Elantra and Kia Rio models be dismissed. The spec sheet, however, indicates that the Corolla should have all it needs to compete in this segment.
Four main trim levels will make up the 2014 Toyota Corolla range: L, LE, S, and new LE Eco. The S model is the one that will deliver a modicum of driving excitement, thanks to a slightly stiffer suspension and more powerful 140-hp 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 132-hp 1.8-liter comes standard, and a fuel-saving continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available on LE, S, and LE Eco models.
Toyota promises the 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco model, when equipped with the CVT transmission, should deliver fuel economy in excess of 40-mpg during highway driving. For the moment, however, no official mileage figures have been released for the Corolla lineup.
2014 Toyota Corolla Release date
The risk is that Toyota may alienate some of its conservative audience with the changes to the 2014 Corolla. But the reward is that it may win over younger buyers. The redesign of the 2014 Corolla may be the most important product moment for Toyota this year, since the Corolla is the main entry point for the brand. Toyota calls the car the “best-selling car nameplate on the planet,” with nearly 40 million units sold. “Corolla is our #2 selling model in the U.S., behind Camry, and the best-selling vehicle globally,” said Greg Thome, a Toyota Motor Sales USA spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query.
The Corolla faces increasingly stiff competition from compact cars with more design flair. They include the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla arrives this fall. Check back for a full review of the new Corolla, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as they become available.