2014 Toyota Corolla | car review @ Top Speed

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Toyota is attempting to excitement around one of the company’s and most conservative nameplates: the It’s an uphill climb started months ago with the Toyota Corolla Furia making the rounds at the major American auto shows and with the official launch of the new in Santa Monica. The redesign to bring some life into the model after of languishing while the entire lineup was redesigned around it.

The is a serious cash cow for Toyota. 2012 sales reaching 300,000 units, despite the of substantive changes since What’s the rush to replace a whose tooling and engineering have long since paid off? After years, the 2014 model promises to bring the Corolla the fold with modern and styling, refined engines and spacious dimensions all around.

expecting revolution will be disappointed, but the changes are far deeper a facelift in hopes of re-energizing has become a laughing stock in the automotive enthusiast community. to ditch its beige image, the new promises to win back the boy-racer that’s long-since abandoned the in favor of the mechanically similar tC coupe or the rear-drive Scion .

With two solid sports in the Scion corner of Toyota does the new Corolla’s style alienating loyalists? Or do the new updates massage in a quieter ride, infotainment tech and a bit more in the back?

Ahead of the 2014’s in early September, we’ve a full review, image and styling analysis of the new Corolla.

8/27/2013: Toyota has just the pricing details for the 2014 It starts out at $16,800 and caps at minus optional equipment. Se the after the jump.

Update 10/7/2013: The 2014 just underwent testing the IIHS, and it received a shockingly low score in the small-overlap test. See after the jump.

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The Corolla was for improvement. The previous model was during a totally nerdy for Toyota, one that also saw the Toyota Echo subcompact go against the pavement. The car simply have been nerdier, so the new one far more than a nose job to up with those stylish and Hyundai’s.

The 2014 Corolla at delivers a meaningful style against the almost-elegant Hyundai and others in the segment. Anyone a pulse can see the 2014 model is a big but let’s break it down.

The nose of the Corolla is evidence of its new mission, with a large black trapezoid forming a grille below the matching grille between the headlights. in chrome, the black lower is very curious and serves purpose except a bizarre to the full shield grilles used to prefer. Overall, not a bad look directly from the and offers a more distinctive and appearance on the highway. No one will this for the new Aston Martin S. but the nose leads off a cascade of to the entire proportions.

The overall changes show progress in the Echo-based style. The new Corolla is 4 inches longer than the model, and about 1/2-inch and lower than before. a subtle evolution by the numbers, but the on the road is far better.

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From the quarter angle into the the hood line is significantly near the base of the swept-back While not as space-age as the European Civic. the Corolla gets to the futuristic style that is in this segment.

Standard-fit LED low-beam headlights are a inclusion by Toyota as the tech has recently trickled down high-range Audi’s and into models like the Seat (pronounced “Say Aht”) Volkswagen in Europe as well as the Avalon here in America.

beats the technology’s intro on Lexus models bar the $100,000-plus LS600h L and brand-new GS and IS sedans. The themselves are a sharply pinched and carved out of the front fenders of facing … center as

The light graphic still a projector beam backed by high-powered LED bulbs for the low beams. The around the projector ball an inverted trapezoid and actually is close to the Furia concept. for the real headlights do double as the daytime running lights. The look is spoiled by the cheap turn signals and basic high-beams.

In profile, the Corolla looks than the 4-inch stretch in indicating the wheelbase has taken all of the into the passenger compartment. The feature a sharply-defined crease through the door handles and swooping shaping to the fenders flows upward toward the lid from the front wheels. A up-kick in the rear window sets the model apart the old model. Overall, in profile the closely resembles the Dodge .

The rear end is far less successful. It boring and cheap, despite strong aerodynamics-led creases at the corners that create a graphic. The biggest problem is the trunk, which seems far too off the ground and again makes the look like an econobox in a new The LED innovations in the front are not matched out with dull Camry reflector taillights.

Despite losing the plot out the Corolla stays relatively in initial photos via dark big swathes of gloss black and not a shimmer of chrome trim but the ‘Big T’ badge.

Exterior with change versus model in parentheses:

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Corolla zr 6 grille
2014 toyota corolla top speed
Corolla zr 6 grille
2014 toyota corolla top speed


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