Toyota Corolla 11th Generation 2014-2019 Review

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Used Corolla 11th Gen

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11th Gen Toyota Corolla: What Owners Say

  • The Toyota Corolla E170 follows a long line of Japanese cars known for being dependable and reliable. It also provides a fuss-free and affordable motoring experience.
  • It has a spacious interior and a large trunk.
  • It's a comfortable car with exceptional build quality.
  • Thanks to a standard CVT transmission, all models are known for being frugal.
  • The eleventh-generation Toyota Corolla is not exactly considered an enthusiastic driver's car, so if you're looking for something with a bit of excitement, this may fall short.
  • It's bland.

11th Generation Toyota Corolla Facelift

The 11th-gen Toyota Corolla went under the knife in 2017 with a design brief that aimed to make the conservative compact sedan more dynamically appealing and modern. Along with a more distinctive exterior, the Japanese sedan also received a retailored interior in a bid to enhance the cabin ambiance to be more premium and digitally oriented. Under the metal, the 2017 model was afforded better safety equipment.

2017-2019 Corolla 11th Gen Facelift Front Changes CarBuzz
2017-2019 Corolla 11th Gen Facelift Front Changes

Toyota's attempt to make the 2017 Corolla appear more modern is achieved by adding two new headlight designs. The L, LE, and LE Eco gain a set of Bi-LEDs while the SE, XSE, and XLE benefit from complex LED clusters1. The most distinctive change made is no doubt to the bumper2 that boasts a new set of vertical LED fog lights encapsulated in big gloss-black plastic housings with four horizontal streaks, replacing the earlier horizontal strips3. This is accentuated by an aggressive lower bumper intake that stretches upward into a thick curved divider. Just above this, you'll find a smaller air inlet and a redesigned grille with a body-color plastic trim strip dipping down from the hood to meet the Toyota badge on sportier trims4. The narrower air inlets give the front end a sportier appearance as it rakes down from the headlights to the badge.

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2017-2019 Corolla 11th Gen Facelift Rear Changes

The lower bumper changes a bit1 and Toyota has refreshed the taillight clusters2. The light clusters retain their shape, with the white upper strips containing the turn signals and backup lights getting a darker, smoked-amber finish, or making way for all-red clusters on the sportier trims with tiny LED backup-light strips inset into the trunk-mounted clusters. The Corolla retains the integrated trunk spoiler on some models, and this little piece of plastic makes a big difference3.

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2017-2019 Corolla 11th Gen Facelift Side Changes

The profile of the Corolla changes at the front thanks to the new bumper design1 and very noticeable new upright fog-light housing2. Furthermore, Toyota introduces a new set of 16-inch wheels for the LE and XLE trims while the SE and XSE get a new set of 17-inch alloys3.

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2017-2019 Corolla 11th Gen Facelift Interior Changes

The 11th-gen Corolla retains the same simplistic and unapologetically Japanese interior throughout its life, but the 2017 update does modernize things a touch. The triangular side air vents have been replaced with circular ones1 and the silver trim strip above the center vents now arch up to meet the curve of the gauge-cluster hood to its left2. Speaking of the gauge cluster, the updated model now features a central 3.5-inch monochrome TFT multi-information display3. The buttons on the steering wheel have been repositioned4. On automatic transmission cars, the dead pedal's rubber trimming now features diagonal grip lines as opposed to the vertical design seen on the pre-facelifted car5. The center section of the dash has a new housing for the LED clock6 while the new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is set into a sleek new flushly-integrated, gloss-black panel with a round hazard-light switch replacing the old squared-off one7. The climate controls have also been exchanged for a new set that does away with the rotary dial for the temperature8. To enhance the cabin feel, Toyota has upholstered the 2017 Corolla with a new fabric finish for the LE. You may find that these cars are covered with the Almond, Ash/Dark Gray, or Black/Brown color schemes. In the SE, a Vivid Blue, Orange Zest, and Black premium fabric insert with Softex leatherette upholstery can be found9.

Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain

Only one engine is available and it serves a basic purpose, which is to provide adequate forward propulsion without using an excessive amount of fuel. The 2ZR-FE is a tried and trusted 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that is forged with an aluminum block and head with a DOHC 16-valve layout. Using the brand's Dual-VVTI-i in the 11th-generation Corolla, it produces 132 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. This is the case for all models except for the Eco which is tuned specifically for the lowest possible fuel consumption. It produces 140 hp at 6,100 rpm but torque is down at 126 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm.

Looking at the pre-facelifted range, the CE and S trims come fitted with the manual transmission as standard. The CE can be had with the four-speed automatic torque converter while the S can be upgraded to the CVTi-S which is standard on the LE and LE Eco. For the 2015 range and onwards, all models are paired with the CVTi-S with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The SE is the only trim that can be fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as an option. Power is sent to the front wheels only, and the suspension setup is unashamedly geared towards comfort. The result is a car that feels effortless, though in no way engaging.

1.8-liter inline-four 2ZR-FE
132/140 hp | 128/126 lb-ft
132/140 hp
128/126 lb-ft
CVT / optional six-speed manual

The 11th-generation Toyota Corolla is equipped with a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. In most models, it produces 132 hp at 6,000 rpm and 128 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm. Eco models are tuned slightly differently to produce torque lower down. If you go the Eco route, you can expect 140 hp at 6,100 rpm and 126 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. It's a good engine and, like every other Toyota out there, it will soldier on way above 200,000 miles if you treat it properly.

A six-speed manual is available as an optional extra, but since the Corolla was never aimed at the enthusiast crowd, few people are likely to own one with it. Most used Corollas are equipped with the CVTi-S, which received some complaints. More importantly, it helps the 11th-gen Toyota Corolla achieve impressive consumption figures.

2014-2019 Corolla 11th Generation Real MPG

The standard Corolla's engine is tuned to be frugal, though Toyota took it a step further by providing a specific ECU tune for Eco models. As you can see below, all models come with impressive claimed and real-world MPG figures.

Most impressive of all is the manual's real-world MPG figures the EPA received from customers. It seems self-shiting humans are smarter and more frugal than a CVT. The gas tank's size makes the Corolla a useful highway cruiser with 13.2 gallons of fuel available.

EPA MPGReal-World MPG*
1.8 FWD CVT29/37/3233.6
1.8 FWD CVT Eco30/38/3334.5
1.8 FWD six-speed manua28/36/3138.3
1.8 FWD four-speed auto27/35/3033.1

* Real-world mpg and MPGe figures are provided by the EPA. Once a car has been on sale for a significant period of time, the EPA gets real-world figures directly from the customer base. These figures are then provided on the EPA website. Real-world figures are not available for certain models due to a lack of sales, or not enough people partaking in this after-sales survey.


Pre-facelift models have the bare essentials. The most advanced feature is a rear-view camera, standard on all models except the rental-spec CE and L. Other standard features include eight airbags, ABS brakes, and traction and stability control.

The 11th-generation Toyota Corolla gains some serious safety upgrades post-facelift. All facelifted models have a rear-view camera, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Toyota was one of the first manufacturers to set a benchmark of what driver-assistance features should be standard on all cars, and the competitors had to include them to keep up.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result (2014)

Even before Toyota added all of the driver-assistance features as standard in 2016, the eleventh-generation Corolla received impressive crash test results from the NHTSA.

Overall Rating:
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating:
Side Crash Rating:
Rollover Rating:

11th Gen Toyota Corolla E170 Trims

Present and accounted for on the 11th-generation Corolla are most of the typical Toyota trims, including L, LE, SE, XSE, and XLE. The 2014 CE trim is essentially just an L trim and was renamed from 2015. The pre-facelift S trim is the sporty derivative, but was replaced with the SE from 2015. The only other odd trim is the LE Eco, based on the LE trim but with a focus on fuel efficiency. Each trim generally follows the previous one with all the same equipment unless otherwise noted.

Worth noting - and not included in the trims below - is the 2016 S Special Edition:

  • Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition: To celebrate a pretty impressive 50-year milestone, Toyota celebrates its Corolla with a special edition that can be had painted in n Black Cherry Pearl, Blizzard Pearl or Classic Silver Metallic complemented by a 50th-anniversary badge at the rear. It also features unique 17-inch alloy wheels and Toyota Safety Sense P as standard. Inside, you'll find Black Cherry contrast accents and stitching, and 50th Anniversary Special Edition floor mats.
2014 (CE), 2015-2019 (L)
1.8-liter four-cylinder
Six-speed manual/optional four-speed automatic/CVT automatic

The CE, available in 2014 only, is essentially a rental spec for the launch year of the Corolla. This comes fitted standard with an audio system connected to four speakers with radio, CD, Bluetooth, USB, aux, and MP3 compatibility. Other comfort and convenience features include fabric upholstery for the seats, a 60/40 split-folding rear bench, front and rear cupholders, all-season floor mats, dual vanity mirrors, and power windows with an auto up and down feature for the driver. For lighting, the Corolla features LED low-beam lights with halogen high beams and LED daytime running lights. It sits on a set of 15-inch steel wheels with silver plastic covers. Despite being a base model, safety is comprehensive with the inclusion of eight airbags, traction and stability control, ABS with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, and tire-pressure monitoring. Air conditioning was optionally available for the CE. With the introduction of the replacement L trim in 2015, the base Corolla inherits air-conditioning with a dust and pollen filter as standard.

The 2017 updated base trim inherits a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is supported by a USB port for smartphone charging and data transfer. Safety is further enhanced with the inclusion of Toyota's Safety Sense system which features a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. It also sports a backup camera with guidelines, auto-locking doors, and hill assist control powered by the CVT.

1.8-liter four-cylinder
CVT automatic

The LE is a popular trim as it remains a fairly basic offering but with key creature comfort inclusions. In the cabin, you'll find features such as the 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system connected to six speakers with a USB port and aux inputs, radio, and MP3 support. It also acts as a display for the backup camera. Other features on the LE include 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, a front passenger seatback pocket, a rear armrest, keyless entry, and an Eco indicator. The seats are upholstered in Grey or Ivory premium fabric and provide heating for the driver and passenger. The wipers are variably intermittent while the headlights are automatic. For the launch year, three packages were available for the LE. The Upgrade package adds a power moonroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Premium package upgrades the interior by adding automatic climate control, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, SofTex synthetic leather seats, and generic synthetic leather trimmings for the doors. The technology package adds navigation, SiriusXM Satellite radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a digital compass.

From 2015, the LE's interior benefits from metallic interior trimmings with chrome interior door handles, and color-keyed door panel piping but there are some significant alterations to the packages and options. For a more comprehensive ownership experience, the LE can be had as a Plus or Premium model. The Plus adds 16-inch alloy wheels and integrated fog lights and gains access to an optional sunroof, and the navigation package. The Premium trim is essentially a clone of the package from the 2014 model.

With the arrival of the facelift in 2017, the Premium trim is reverted into a package with the bumper-integrated LED daytime running lights now included. Additionally, a 16-inch wheel design and automatic climate control become standard on the trim.

LE Eco
1.8-liter four-cylinder
CVT automatic

The LE Eco can be seen as supplementary trim to the LE as it focuses on saving fuel, but that doesn't mean it is short on features. Above the LE, this model is kitted out with automatic climate control, an Eco indicator, premium fabric seat upholstery, heating for the driver and passenger seat, a roof spoiler, and tire-pressure monitoring. 15-inch steel wheels are standard fit but a set of 16-inch alloys are optional via a package that also includes fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and chrome window accent trims.

Like the LE, the Eco trim also gains access to the Plus and Premium packages but with the added benefit of an Eco drive mode. Everything beyond this mimics the trim of the standard LE as the years progress. The Eco is also the only Corolla available with outputs of 140 hp and 126 lb-ft being sent to the front wheels via a CVT.

1.8-liter four-cylinder
Six-speed manual/optional CVT automatic

The S is the pre-facelifted model's flagship trim which grants it a rear spoiler, sportier front and rear bumpers with integrated fog lights, 16-inch steel wheels, a multi-information display located at the center of the instrument cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters in the CVT automatic model, and a set of front sports seats upholstered in fabric with heating. Three packages are available for the S trim. The Upgrade package adds a sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, and 10.2-inch solid rear brake discs. The Premium pack adds automatic climate control, eight-way electrically adjustable SofTex seats, and faux-leather trims for the doors. The Technology Package is also available for the S trim.

1.8-liter four-cylinder
CVT automatic/optional six-speed manual

The SE takes over from the S as the sporty model, but Toyota is a bit smarter with it. The sportier suspension has been ditched and the focus is on making the car look good instead. The SE has 17-inch alloys, a mesh grille in black, sportier front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a sportier gauge cluster.

1.8-liter four-cylinder
CVT automatic

Interest in the S model was low, so along with the facelift, Toyota introduced new models that catered better to pre-facelift buying habits. The XLE is a top-trim model but without the sporty pretensions. It has 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette, a seven-inch touchscreen display with HD radio, and app-based navigation. It also has some nice-to-have features, including heated front seats and a sunroof.

1.8-liter four-cylinder
CVT automatic

The XSE is a combination of the SE and the XLE. It gets the aggressive styling of the SE, but with all of the luxury goodies of the XLE included as well.

Eleventh Gen Corolla Features

Back-Up CameraN/AN/ASSSSS
Bluetooth ConnectionSSSSSSS
Leather SeatsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Keyless EntryN/AN/ASSSSS
Keyless StartN/AN/AN/AN/AOSS
Alloy WheelN/AN/AOSSSS

Interior, Trim, And Practicality

Toyota Corolla 11th Gen Interior Overview Toyota
Toyota Corolla 11th Gen Interior Overview

The Corolla has a typical Toyota interior. It may not have the best-looking plastics, but the Japanese brand's material selections only start making sense 20 years down the road. When you're driving a 20-year-old Corolla without rattles or squeaks, you quickly forget about the various shades of gray and the simplistic layout. The interior is ergonomically brilliant, too.

There's no shortage of space either. The 11th-gen Corolla's rear bench seat has 41.4 inches of legroom, which is somewhere between the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series of the same era.

With the rear seatbacks up, the trunk can accommodate 13 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Folding the rear seats forward increases the capacity, but the seatbacks don't fold flat enough. It creates an odd curvature in the available space, limiting cargo-carrying options. For a family of four, the Corolla offers more than enough trunk space, though a weekend away will require careful packing.


11th Generation Toyota Corolla Maintenance and Cost

The estimated annual servicing cost of a Corolla is roughly $360, which is a lot less than most cars. There's no shortage of dealerships that will look after it, not to mention the thousands of third-party service centers that have the right equipment. A major inspection and repair service is required at roughly 100,000 miles. If a belt needs to be replaced, you can expect a $1,000 bill. The brakes usually need to be replaced at 60,000 miles, in which case you can expect to pay $500.

11th Gen Toyota Corolla Basic Service

Engine Oil Change Including Filter

Oil capacity: 4.2L

Recommended oil type: 0W-20 synthetic

How often to change: 7,500 miles.

Average Price: $36 oil and filter.


2ZR-FE 1.8-liter inline-four

Part code: 9091901275

Price: $53 for four.

Air Filter

Part number: 178010T030

Average price: $22


All models

Part number: Standard 12V

Replacement: Every 3 to 5 years.

Average Price: $70.

Toyota Corolla 11th Gen Tires

CE and L
Tire Size:
$391 to $615 per set
Tire Size:
$488 to $848 per set
Tire Size:
High-performance all-season:
$456 to $727 per set

Check Before You Buy

Technical Service Bulletins according to the NHTSA. Check service book for:

There aren't many 11th-gen Corolla recalls you need to be aware of. All model years were recalled in 2020 for airbags and seatbelt tensioners that don't deploy as intended. This was part of a huge airbag recall that affected more than 2.8 million cars. Toyota installed a noise filter between the airbag and its wire harness free of charge. The second recall for the first model year was for a wiper switch that may short circuit, but this affected less than 10,000 cars. The 2017 model was recalled for incorrect spare tire pressure and a missing load-carrying warning label. 2018 and 2019 models were recalled in 2020 for a possible faulty low-pressure fuel pump in the fuel tank. In late 2018, Toyota issued a CVT transmission recall. The CVT pump blade could have detached, causing a loss of power at high speed.

These are the error codes you'll most likely encounter when shopping for an 11th-generation Toyota Corolla:

  • Code P0441 indicates a leak in the EVAP system. This also relates to Code P0420, which is a problem with the catalytic converter.
  • Code P0705 shows up when the ECM isn't communicating properly with the gearbox.
  • Code P0300 indicates an engine misfire. Codes 301, 302, 303, and 304 tell you which cylinder is misfiring.
  • Code P0171 is for a faulty mass airflow sensor, which usually turns out to be dirty and not faulty at all.
  • Code P0013 indicates a problem with the timing.
  • Code P0138 points to a high voltage being sent to the oxygen sensor on bank one.

Common Problems

2ZR-FE engine

Like most things Toyota, the 2ZR-FE is built to be robust. There are a few issues that might come up, though Toyota has mastered the art of building this particular engine. All of the problems we mention here are usually related to the units produced between 2008 and 2010, which means it's generally not applicable to the 11th gen Corolla. But who knows? You might be the one in a million customer who gets a Corolla equipped with an engine assembled on a Monday morning after a boozy weekend.

The most worrying trend with the early units is high oil consumption. Excessive oil burning is caused by oil getting into the combustion chamber via the piston rings. This particular issue was all but eradicated before the launch of this Corolla, so there's a very slim chance you'll come across a car that burns oil excessively. And even if you do, the fix is nothing more than a basic ECU software upgrade.

There are also reports of coolant pump failure and problems with dirt getting in the Valvematic system. It's worth noting that these issues are so infrequent that it does not register as a common problem.

Mileage: The coolant pump is likely to fail after 30,000 miles.

Cost: $114 for a new coolant pump including the gasket.

How to spot: If your engine starts rapidly overheating, this could be a sign that your coolant pump has failed. If this is the case, you'll need to have the issue seen to immediately or it could result in engine failure which comes with a catastrophically high repair bill.

Radio Problems

It seems the media unit in the pre-facelift models isn't nearly as reliable as the rest of the car. Several owners reported that the unit would just fail to respond over time, leading to radio, screen, Bluetooth, speaker, and navigation problems. Some owners had the media unit replaced under warranty, but others weren't quite as lucky. Toyota charged a hefty fee to replace the unit, but there are several third-party media systems available that still interact with the audio controls on the steering wheel.

Mileage: Around 50,000 miles.

Cost: Around $1,300 to replace the touchscreen unit.

How to spot: Play around with the touchscreen interface on high-end models and ensure that all the functions still work properly.


Owners complained about the air-conditioning problems. Unfortunately, it wasn't just the gas that had run out. In most cases, it was a faulty compressor, leading to heat and AC problems.

This problem appears to be limited to early models, but it is an expensive fix. The Corolla also suffers from a common Toyota problem, namely a musty smell coming from the air conditioner. In short, moisture gets trapped in the evaporator, providing bacteria with the perfect breeding grounds. Toyota has released several technical bulletins on the topic, even admitting that there is no real solution to the problem.

Mileage: Around 60,000 miles for the faulty compressor, while the stale smells start from around 16,000 miles.

Cost: Around $1,400 for a new AC compressor.

How to spot: Play around with the AC. Turn the heat up, and then turn it to icy cold. See if both work. To fix the smell issue, you need to get rid of the bacteria. You can get an AC disinfectant spray from an auto spares shop and spray it into the air conditioning fan while the system is operating on low. Keep the windows open while you do it. This will kill the bacteria and remove the smell. It will likely return, but then you simply repeat the process.

Door Locks

The door lock actuators are known for failing, leading to door lock problems. In most cases, the passenger door refused to unlock via the key, in which case the driver has to manually open the door. Most owners end up replacing a door lock actuator as one unit costs just $20. The OEM part code for this replacement is 6903002130.

Mileage: Around 40,000 miles.

Cost: $20 for a replacement actuator.

How to spot: Unlock the car from the keyfob and check whether all of the doors opened.


A small percentage of Corolla owners complained about CVT and automatic transmission problems. The first was an idle problem, where the car overrevs when standing still. According to owners, the revs suddenly jump to 2,500 rpm, which is around 1,500 rpm above the normal idling speed. The second is a CVT transmission and active cruise control problem. With the cruise control engaged, the car gears down on an incline. While this should theoretically slow the car down, it slowly accelerates to around 8 mph above the set limit. There were no reported shifting or mechanical problems with the gearbox.

Mileage: Around 40,000 miles.

Cost: N/A

How to spot: Both these issues appear to be software-related. They're also not common enough to cause concern, though it's something worth keeping in mind. We'd check the service history to see if any software upgrades were made to the car.


This is a common problem many modern cars appear to have. In an effort to go green, Toyota dropped normal plastic wiring looms in favor of wires covered in a soy-based alternative. Rats will eat just about anything, including a tasty soy wiring loom. You don't need an engineering degree to see why this is a problem. A rat eating its way through a wiring loom is a weird, yet surprisingly common reason why cars develop electrical problems.

Mileage: N/A

Cost: Between $2,000 to $9,000, depending on the damage. The car essentially needs an entire rewire, and the main cost is labor.

How to spot: You can check a used car for signs of rat infestation. They tend to nest near the engine, so keep an eye out for rat droppings. Once you own it, check under the hood at least once a week. You can also buy capsaicin-laced tape to keep the rats away, but it's impossible to tape up all the wiring, so controlling rodents where the car is parked is paramount.

Less Common And Problem-Free Areas

2014-2019 Toyota Corolla problems are few and rarely a cause for concern. Like most Toyota products, it's generally robust and an excellent buy. It did receive a series of one-off complaints from several buyers, though. These ranged from LED headlights to moonroof and paint-peeling problems. One less common problem that will drive you mad is dashboard rattles. There aren't nearly enough complaints for it to register as common, but a rattling dashboard can really ruin your life.

Normally, problems like these would be cause for concern, but the number of complaints versus the number of Corollas sold makes these problems anomalies rather than the norm. Other anomalies you should be aware of are paint-peeling, alternator, battery, and starter problems. Two less common problems worth keeping an eye out for are the brake and electric power steering problems. A few owners reported grinding brakes, indicating brake-pad wear and failure of the brake master cylinder.

The second is a steering problem or rather an issue with how the steering feels. The latter also relates to a suspension problem. In short, some people did not like the lack of feedback and the rear of the car felt floaty or light. We reckon it's a case of accepting the Corolla for what it is, or it could be as simple as the wrong tire pressure. Enough owners complained about gas caps not closing properly, and Toyota responded with a technical service bulletin. Code P0455 will usually illuminate, but the fix only requires a repositioning of the fuel tank filler neck.

Another common problem you might encounter is the Safety Sense suite not working properly. This is common in cold-weather states, or on cars that are regularly exposed to dirt and dust. The solution to this problem is super easy. You need only keep the sensor on the top of the windshield and the front emblem clean. The lower front sensors are located behind the front badge. Just give these two sensors a wipe, and the car should be good to go.

Which One To Avoid

Given the reliable engine and the lack of serious problems, there isn't a particular model year to avoid. The most complained-about year is 2014, and the most serious problem was the radio. That's hardly cause for concern, but 2014 models are easy enough to avoid given how many Corollas there are for sale. The pre-facelift L is a bit too rental-spec for our liking. Still, there really isn't a wrong answer here. Your personal purchase will likely be limited by a budget. Since Toyotas generally don't give their owners headaches, we'd opt for the highest possible specification level.

Which One To Buy

Looking at all the Corollas on sale in the USA at the time of writing, only a handful of manuals are available. Finding one will be a hassle, but not impossible. The best trim is the SE, offering the best balance of features. As a post-facelift trim, it comes with all of the neat driver-assistance features. We prefer the manual for two reasons. First, the CVT is a poor companion. It's reliable, but we want something more than that, even if it's just the self-expression that comes with manual gear changes. Secondly, the manual is surprisingly frugal. However, if you live in the city, you might want to stick to the CVT.

11th Gen Toyota Corolla Verdict

Toyota's Corolla is one of the most famous cars in the world. Even non-car-people know what a Corolla is. This humble sedan built a name for itself by sticking to its roots. It offers reliable and affordable motoring to the masses, even if it comes at the expense of all joy. The Corolla is the perfect option for people who want a car to get them from point A to point B with as little hassle as possible, using the least amount of fuel. An 11th-gen Corolla is a great addition to those looking for an efficient, reliable family sedan.

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