Our First Look at the 2014 Toyota Corolla — Popular Mechanics

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Toyota Corolla

Toyota stretches out and redesigns its compact sedan.

The Toyota has been on the market for a staggering 47 meaning the compact is barely than automotive icons as the Porsche 911 (50 years) and Ford (49 years). The long-lived but pedestrian may not have cachet of those cars, but it may be more successful. says it has sold close to 40 of them. And even though the 10th-generation Corolla has been on roads for nearly half a Toyota sold more 260,000 of them last beating the Ford Focus, Elantra, and Chevrolet Cruze. Not bad for the car in the compact class.

As popular as the Corolla might be, it was time for a remake. The 11th unveiled this week at an in Santa Monica, Calif. a clean-sheet redesign to the Corolla Underneath the crisp, modern is a new chassis that stretches the by close to 4 inches to boost space. And yet the front and rear are shorter, so the overall look is taut. Extensive use of high-strength has kept the weight below pounds, no matter how much equipment a buyer selects. In our test of compact sedans. not one of the competitors managed to tip the scales at than 2900 pounds, so an impressive number.

Toyota Corolla

Those with a thirst for thrust probably won’t be up for the 2014 Corolla. Under the sits either the standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder from the Corolla, or a new 140-hp version of the engine with more valvetrain technology. That top is more efficient#151;it comes in the LE Eco paired to a new continuously variable (CVT) that is said to the rubber band feel of CVTs.

Underneath every are strategically placed aero to help reduce turbulence and fuel economy. The company all this new tech will Eco-badged Corollas to surpass 40 mpg on the A six-speed manual is available on L and S And speaking of the S grade, there is a button that recalibrates the as well as the electric power

Toyota says the 2014 is the first compact car to be equipped standard LED headlights (yet, the Corolla still uses rear brakes on all but the S model). In there’s plenty of equipment that used to be the reserved for expensive cars, such as start, touchscreen infotainment rear backup camera, yes, even paddle Paddle shifters might out of place in the current somnolent but the new car could be sporty enough for to make sense. We’ll final judgment until we can behind the wheel later year.

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