2014 Toyota Corolla review — Page 2 — CNET

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The ride quality was unremarkable, what I would expect an economy-oriented compact sedan. The uses a pretty standard for economy cars of MacPherson up front and a torsion bar across the Over smooth roads, the was fine, but I felt potholes and found it tedious driving miles of roughly paved

I wouldn’t enjoy driving the just for the sake of driving, but it the bill for economical transportation. mid-30s fuel economy my time with the car proved

From the driving experience, I was impressed with the electric steering. This technology is new, and automakers have to make it feel natural. But seems to have conquered particular hurdle in the Corolla. The wheel had a good feeling of and lacked any electric motor even when turning stopped.

Interface paradigm

With years since the last one area I was eager to see in the new Corolla was the tech, which had a lot of catching up to do the pace of consumer electronics. And I disappointed, as Toyota made interesting choices with the optional navigation head which integrated the relatively new connected features.

Toyota all the cabin tech features one menu called Apps. Miller/CNET

Not terribly surprising for an car, the touch-screen LCD is only 6.1 To either side of the LCD sit hard but Toyota made some choices here. Down the side there were labeled Audio, Apps, and Home brought up a configurable capable of showing the map, and speed dial numbers for the system. Audio was a direct to the stereo screens, while brought up a menu with all the car from navigation to audio to prices.

Toyota may have stolen the interface idea from makers, but it works as an excellent for the car, putting all the functions in one accessible bucket. The Apps also lets Toyota add functions, as there are multiple pages.

The navigation system off an SD card and includes live which I found helpful on a of occasions. But this system is a bit primitive. First off, the only display in plan with no perspective format. look a little washed-out and are not read on the small screen.

guidance was also weak, as graphics were jammed the small screen and voice did not call out street names. the system did not say which side of the my destination was on.

Entune’s connected features with this navigation which can be a great help. For I called up Yelp on the car’s found a recommended restaurant, and a few touch-screen actions set the address as my Similarly, Entune includes search, helpful for finding destinations based on a keyword Unlike a static points-of-interest Bing’s results are likely to be

Toyota uses Bing for its local search engine. Miller/CNET

For Bing, I could initiate searches using the command button on the steering the system doing an excellent job of the keywords I spoke.

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In fact, command for the Corolla’s head was generally excellent. Not only I perform online searches, I also enter addresses as a string, or request music by album, or song title.

The touch screen was reasonably showing little lag between I pressed a button and when I got a However, voice commands a little longer to parse.

added online audio to the stereo, with Pandora and Besides those, it had the usual collection, such as Bluetooth a USB port for USB drives and iOS devices, and radio.

The Corolla’s six-speaker system left a lot to be desired. It lacked much in the way of power, as the produced hollow-sounding audio. The frequencies came out all mashed making it hard to distinguish instruments or get any sort of separation a singer’s voice and the musical Unfortunately, there is no upgrade at least not from Toyota. system is as good as it gets in the

Corolla or Prius?

Toyota’s for high fuel economy in the Corolla LE Eco left me wondering, why someone buy this car when could get a Prius for about the price, averaging anywhere 7 to 15 mpg better depending on the variant? may be a few people who, despite 15 on the market, still distrust The Corolla’s real reason for seems to reside in Americans’ for sedans, as the Prius only in hatchback form.

Although I terribly impressed with the dynamics of the new Corolla, I have to Toyota credit for some design tweaks. The exterior some sharp features follow the company’s design and the interior is outright bold.

As of the $2,360 Convenience package, the head unit brings in nice features. The navigation is a bit lacking and will probably get you more than once, but is very compelling. I like the sources, voice command, and phone system as well. the audio system needs possibly a subwoofer from the might give it a little

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