Test drive: 2014 Toyota Corolla ECO nets 36 mpg average — Phoenix Auto…

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Toyota Corolla Compact II

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To our test for 2014 Toyota added a fuel efficient model to the mix of called ECO. It has a special of the standard 1.8 liter four-cylinder with other tweaks allow to achieve up to four mpg.

The Valvematic 1.8 liter engine has eight more than the standard one at 140.

more fuel efficient due it its range of variable valve and it features variable lift for the valves.

It’s rated up to 42 mpg which is as much as 4 mpg more the standard Corolla. The only choice in the Corolla LE ECO is a constantly transmission or CVT.

The Valvematic engine is much refined and pleasant to listen to many of the competitors high mpg which use direct fuel-injection for efficiency. The CVT transmission is however a downer even with its shift points, which are to make it feel more a normal transmission.

The EPA fuel for the Corolla LE ECO is 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, and 35 mpg if you get the standard wheels. With our alloys, this drops to 30 mpg 40 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined due to the larger 205 width tires fitted to

From the styling standpoint, it a makeover from the wheels up gives it Toyota’s most design language which is to the company’s heritage. Up front are exclusive standard LED headlamps and an grille treatment.

The ECO model has unique aerodynamic like a body color spoiler, and under-body panels smooth air flow. The ECO also unique wheel covers steel wheels or the optional 16” alloy wheels seen on our test car.

The interior of the LE ECO is to the LE. Our LE Premium trim grade us a host of features to dress up the including SofTex simulated seating surfaces with keyed accent piping. The also received some pinstripe accents as well.

The seats are comfortable enough the driver getting power and the passenger manual. The steering is manually adjustable for tilt and too. Our tester came the $850 power sunroof and Driver Convenience Package.

Toyota Corolla Compact II

The brings push button top end infotainment system with and Entune suite of app capabilities, and keyless entry just to a few. Nice set of features, but at trim grade some include these things an optional package

Room an issue front or rear, plenty of space in both The rear seats fold 60/40 to allow increased space. The trunk area is as as you can expect in this class a sizable opening for larger

The interior however remains a bit and cheap in feel with a deal of hard plastics, so than many competitors. At the of $23,000 and some change I was I still had a hard plastic wheel in my hands.

In our testing we 36 mpg combined which is a full 2 mpg than the window sticker on our car This is always good you can better the promises but it’s not better than some

On the road, the Corolla offers up handling which means not too but not too flaccid. It’s right the middle of the road when it to road feel and ride. noise isolation is better you might expect in this offering a quiet highway

Notable is the fact the Corolla gives you rear drum even in this fully up model, a feature gaffe I Nearly all its competitors offer four-wheel disc brakes on their standard base in this century.

Overall, the of whether the 2014 Toyota ECO model is worth the extra comes down to whether you this car to other brands or against Corolla. The additional is not that much more the standard Corolla so why not. If against other brands, many don’t charge for their efficiency numbers are sometimes equal or better.

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