Saturday, 21 September 2013

2014 Toyota Corolla models

While Chevrolet and Dodge shifted from one compact nameplate after another, Toyota produced Corollas by the millions. A simple formula makes it all work, and nowhere on Toyota's list of top priorities is flashy exterior styling or class-leading dynamics. Instead, ultra-sexy traits such as quality, durability, and reliability (QDR) take precedence. Does the 2014 Toyota Corolla have something to offer compact buyers who dare seek more than QDR?  Toyota at least got the styling right. Though the gap between the top of the tires and the bottom of the wheel arches is no less apparent in person than it is in pictures, the Corolla has noticeably different styling for the first time in more than a decade.

Higher-end S trims even get a subtle rear spoiler, bolder front grille with piano black trim, and available two-tone 17-inch wheels. The real change, however, is with the new CVT.Even on rental-car-grade 2014 Corollas, LED low-beam headlights are standard, though an automatic setting isn't available. The LEDs do shine a brighter and less-yellow light on the road ahead, one-upping competitors that offer HIDs.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla lineup tops out just below for an S or LE Eco with a moonroof, navigation, hands-free keyless entry with no buttons on the doors, Softex leather-like seats (heated in front), alloy wheels, fog lights and, of course, those LED headlights. As with other compacts, rear disc brakes are available but not standard. Toyota is expecting a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, potentially a good selling point and better than the RAV4 and Camry that scored Poor in the new small overlap front test.

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