2016 Toyota Corolla Review

The new 2016 Toyota Corolla comes to us in its updated from having a setup that it always had by offering us a very reliable and very much inexpensive ride with a few new additions that are very welcomed for this model. With a bit of a flair to its look this time and n updated infotainment system that is greatly appreciated by the people who get to ride in it, the new Corolla is going to continue its popularity with this new model as well.

2016 Toyota Corolla side view, alloy wheels

The 2016 model epitomizes your everyday, basic, trouble-free and very reliable transportation vehicles, and it has been able to do that for around 40 years already. The model is going to continue doing this for at least as much and as we can see from this new model the great design and the popularity of this car is not going to subside. This time they have decided to add a bit of flair to the model and have also updated it by adding a new modern and up-to-date version of technology indie the car. No one would say that the current model of the Corolla looks charming, but this one certainly has something that makes it so and there is actually a lot more going on for this model than we see on the surface.

2016 Toyota Corolla front view, white color, headlights and grille

This time there is going to be another Special Edition Corolla which is added to the flock of the already known and familiar vehicles trims that the Corolla is getting. This is model is going to be based in the S and CVT types from before and it is going to have three new color pallets added to it with 17-inch wheels provided as a standard option for this version. On the inside you get a black sexy interior which is complemented with red contrast stitching.

Keep reading the review if you want to see what the 2016 Toyota Corolla has new to offer you. There are a number of news that regard the price and the release date of this new vehicle.

2016 Toyota Corolla exterior

As of recently the designers of Toyota have been becoming much more daring with their new models, but this is not the case with the 2016 Toyota Corolla. Although each new model has been getting something special and something new each time it gets to be released, there are not many innovations added to the 2016 as they have decided to play it safe and not updated it as dramatically as you would hope for it to be. It has shed some of its past flaws but it is still recognizable as a Corolla from a mile away.

2016 Toyota Corolla LE exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Toyota has stated that they are calling this type of design “Iconic Dynamism” and is what will market the car much more athletic. Make out of that what you will but we do not see anything exceptional happening here. We do agree that it has a bit more flair but not in an immense way which will turn everything around for the Corolla. But in fact it does manage to escape from a generic look that was seen from the past Corolla models and states a potential compete change in the future.

The model is going to have a linger wheelbase which is going to bring the wheels closer to the corners. which at the same time gives is added interior spacing but also makes it seem more sportier than before. The final part are the new LED headlights with running lamps which make a whole lot of difference this time. It is best to combine them with a blacked-out grille which comes with the S trim.


The inside of the 2016 Toyota Corolla has been fully updated. The best part is the two-tier dashboard design that gives you a feeling of more interior space than there actually is. It pushes the corners further from the front seats and moves the occupants towards the base of the windshield a bit. The dash itself has some soft materials added which combines with molded-in stitching and some subtle pinstriped accents  which are added in contrasting colors. To some it may not sound as being that much significantly effective but it is actually pretty good as it makes for a fresher inside look.

2016 Toyota Corolla interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The base Toyota Corolla models are going to have upholstery made from  Steel Gray Fabric, while the LE and LE Eco models get upgraded fabrics. Within the S model trims you will be able to get leather-like Softex bolsters with coarse, color-toned fabrics in between. A standard option is also the three-dial gauge cluster  which comes with silver accents as well and is available for all models except the S. Instead the S trim gets two gauges flanking a 3.5-inch display screen.

2016 Toyota Corolla engine

2016 Toyota Corolla engine

The newest 2016 Toyota Corolla is going to have a few engine options to offer us. There are going to be two different versions of 4-cylidner engines offered and both are going to have the 1.8 liter capacity, but they came paired with a different kind of a transmission system. The powertrain that is fitted to the S, L and LE models is going to provide us with 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque, but the more fuel efficient version is the LE Eco trim which is going to be able to make 140 hp. The second one is much more fuel efficient but there are not many differences in the performance when you place them head to head on the road. The  continuously variable transmission system is the initial option for an model while the base and the S options can be fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the base version is still the four-speed automatic. The S trim on the other hand benefits the most by using the seven-speed automatic shifter.

Price and release date

As we motioned the 2016 Toyota Corolla is not just one of the most reliable versions and vehicles in its segment but its certainly one of the more affordable ones as well. The vehicle is going to be priced at 17,300 USD which is its MSRP price, The vehicle comes out this summer and is going to be available for purchase immediately.





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