2019 Toyota Corolla

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in Midsize sedans
2019 MODEL

$18,700 - $22,880

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, Corolla has been the longest running nameplate in the history because of its proven reliability and affordability. Toyota promises few things well - offering ample passenger space, comfortable seats, and a suite of standard safety tech but what it lacks is an exciting performance.

Powered by a dreary inline four which produces 136 hp mated to a clunky CVT or an energetic 6-speed manual and a fuel economy lagging behind its rivals, it will please those who prefer safety over performance. The interior is rather roomy but feels cheap. Overall, there's not much about the 2019 Toyota Corolla that impresses but as an everyday appliance, it’s hard to fault this little car.


5.8/10
Features

 

5.5/10
Engine

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.6/10
Interior

 

4.0/10
Exterior

 

8.7/10
Safety

 
 
 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, Corolla has been the longest running nameplate in the history because of its proven reliability and affordability. Toyota promises few things well - offering ample passenger space, comfortable seats, and a suite of standard safety tech but what it lacks is an exciting performance.

Powered by a dreary inline four which produces 136 hp mated to a clunky CVT or an energetic 6-speed manual and a fuel economy lagging behind its rivals, it will please those who prefer safety over performance. The interior is rather roomy but feels cheap. Overall, there's not much about the 2019 Toyota Corolla that impresses but as an everyday appliance, it’s hard to fault this little car.

2019 Toyota Corolla Features

5.8/10

Corolla is the brand’s compact sedan which placed above the subcompact Yaris and the more premium Camry and Avalon. The car costs around $18,385 to start, which makes it among the more expensive compact cars. There are two variants of the same 1.8 –liter 4 cylinder engine under the hood. The 2019 sedan offered in six variants and well equipped, with the L/LE/XLE/LE Eco models opting for a more conventional look. The SE/XSE packages are sporty with their vertical front vents, LED fog lights and all-red tail light. The Corolla does include complimentary scheduled maintenance. Which boast:

  • The limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for 2 years or 25,000 miles

Trims

L

LE

Eco

SE

XSE

XLE

MSRP

$18,550

$18,985

$19,385

$20,495

$22,730

$21.985

Features

15-inch steel wheels

16-inch steel wheels

15-inch steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

 

LED headlights, LED daytime running lights

Variable intermittent wipers

Maximum fuel efficiency

LED daytime running lights

Eight-way power adjustable seats

Led taillights, bumper mounted LED daytime running lights

 

A driver information display-k

Metallic cabin accents

Rear spoiler

Steering wheel with paddle shifters(for CVT models)

Paddle shifters

App-based GPS navigation system

 

6.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system

7-inch touch-infotainment system with navigation

7-inch touch infotainment system with navigation

7-inch touch infotainment with sat radio and navigation

7-inch touch infotainment system with navigation

7-inch touch infotainment system with navigation

 

No moon/sunroof

In premium it is available.

Moon roof available

Moon roof option available

Available sun/moon roof

Moon roof available

 

Automated emergency braking

Automatic climate control

Enhanced aerodynamics

Upgraded infotainment system

Keyless entry and ignition

Heated front seats

The Corolla sedan can be amusing in the right configuration, but most variants are sluggish and have a ride quality that trails more refined rivals.

 

2019 Toyota Corolla Engine

5.5/10

“The 2019 Toyota Corolla has a sportier side, but it requires a manual transmission to bring it to life”- car connection

Engine and Transmission

We have always known that slow and steady wins the race, even with low on grunt the powertrain is capable of handling everyday runabout. Corolla’s 1.4 liters inline -four produces 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque and the same engine in the LE ECO variant is tuned to dole out 140hp and a slightly lesser 126 lb-ft of torque, after listening to the engine sound you will think of turning on the radio.

The power is routed to front wheels through a CVT which has improved a lot over previous generations and an optional 6-speed manual transmission for a more engaging drive. The manual transmission is second quicker than the automatic and accounts for better driving dynamics.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$18,497

$19,835

$18,985

$17,835

Engine

1.8 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

Transmission

CVT

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Horsepower

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque

128 [email protected]

138 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm

150 lb.-ft. @6000 rpm

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

The asthmatic four banger feels sluggish with the CVT transmission if compared to the rivals. Folks can opt for stick shift for the more involved driving experience. Enthusiast seeking sports oriented output can opt for Honda Civic or the Mazda 3.

Acceleration

The aging four-cylinder engine of Toyota, introduced in 2009 delivers sluggish acceleration. Being an entry-level sedan it is not meant for performance and makes an unpleasant whine on higher rpm’s. It takes a long 9.4 seconds to reach 60 mph from standstill and a painstaking 17.2 seconds to reach the quarter mile mark.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

0-60 MPH(sec)

9.4

8.2

8.0

8.3

Quarter mile(sec)

17.2

16.3

16.2

16.4

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.8

8.4

11.2

10.2

The competitors from the Far East pack better technology and a second quicker sprinting time from standstill to 60 mph. It stays at the bottom of the acceleration test when contrasted with its rivals. The inline four of Corolla is a snoozer while others in the rivalry dashes faster in highway traffic and around town driving.

Ride and Handling

Toyota’s choppy ride simply feels harsh and not sporty. Most trim levels use a base 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine producing 132 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is available on two trims, while an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional or standard on all trims.

The Corolla is not the vehicle for people who do the aggressive driving. It offers what is known as an "avenue ride." It is smooth and serene over long distances. The car doesn't flounder and the current model has substantially more responsive handling than prior renditions of the vehicle, light steering enables the Corolla to feel agile around town.

The ride is comforting, however greater undulations enter the lodge with a clunk and more head-jarring than in opponents. On the interstate, the Corolla shows great stability in windy circumstances. Its suspension is basic, with MacPherson strut in front and a simple torsion-pillar setup at the back. Indeed, even in SE and XSE trims, the Corolla is intended more for an enjoyable than zippy handling.

Braking

In city traffic, the brakes are good and plus easy to modulate. The pedal travel is small and the bite is very responsive, it doesn’t have the squish that plagues some of the other Toyota models. The XSE test car does have four-wheel disc brakes, a feature shared only with the SE; all other Corolla sedans rely on rear drum brakes.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Brake Front (in.)

10.8

10.2

10.7

10.3

Brake Rear (in.)

9.1

9.8

9.5

9.7

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2840

2742

2899

2767

70-0 MPH (ft.)

183

180

179

182

In emergency braking tests, the Corolla needed 183 feet to stop, which is slightly longer than average for this segment. However, Corolla’s brakes do not inspire much confidence during panic stops. The 2957-pound compact needed 183 feet to stop from 70 mph, which is longer than the rivals, they also get mushy after repetitive braking.

2019 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The little inline- four of Corolla manages to return a decent fuel economy and stays lighter on the pocket. Buyers concerned with fuel economy should consider the LE Eco, its boosted horsepower (140) and aerodynamic exterior features improve fuel efficiency versus other versions. When outfitted with the available CVT, the Corolla hatchback gets 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. Corolla is the least efficient among all the rivals that too from the slowest engine.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

MPG (city)

28

32

27

28

MPG (highway)

35

42

36

37

MPG (combined)

31

36

30

32

2019 Toyota Corolla Interior

7.6/10

"Changes abound inside, too. The updated Corolla sedan incorporates a new touchscreen infotainment interface and an updated gauge cluster as well as a dashboard resembling that found in the im hatchback"- Caranddriver

Seating and Comfort

Inside, the Corolla is basic and straightforward, which is great in every case. Toyota’s upstanding dashboard isn't as off-putting, yet it makes for an uncommon driving position. A standard 6.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment can be moved up to a 7.0-inch unit on higher trims, while programmed atmosphere controls on most sit underneath. Toyota utilizes many surface materials and materials, which give the Corolla four-door a bustling look.

The most recent age Corolla may not set a benchmark but rather it has embraced an appealing structure highlighting quality plastics and soft-touch materials. Regardless of the vehicle's car like roofline, there's a lot of inside space, front, and back, and in addition loads of space for payload. The front seats are strong yet comfortable over long distance,

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/54.8/42.3

39.3/57.0/37.1

38.3/54.8/42.3

38.8/56.2/42.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.3/55.0/35.7

The low-quality interior of Toyota is particularly glaring compared with the upscale interiors of the Honda Civic and the Mazda 3. Hyundai and Mazda have cramped rear seats which are not the case with the other two.

Interior Features

The Base-model Corollas have basic cabin layout with apt comfort or convenience features. A revised dashboard incorporates-

  • Circular outboard air vents
  • Different-size air vents located over an asymmetrical infotainment system.
  • Heated front seats and an eight-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat, are exclusive to the XLE and XSE.
  • The Corolla has upgraded automatic climate controls.
  • Smart key system
  • Power door lock
  • Keyless entry

Infotainment System

The infotainment screen is surrounded by touch-sensitive buttons, and there are knobs for volume and tuning; additional infotainment controls are on the steering wheel. In the XSE, the integrated navigation worked well, and turn-by-turn directions also appeared in the gauge cluster. The base 6.1-inch touchscreen has Bluetooth connectivity and voice command.

  • A 7.0-inch system adds Sirius XM satellite and a navigation app (for use with smartphones).
  • The XLE and the XSE are eligible for the Premium Audio package that includes integrated navigation and access to Toyota’s free App Suite.
  • Entune infotainment system, which is very basic to operate. Nothing fancy gives an average response time

Cargo Capacity

The trunk has a fairly wide opening and a broad floor ahead of the rear wheel arches. A 13.0 cubic feet of volume is lower than the average but 60/40 folding rear seats significantly increases the cargo capacity. The trunk is practically shaped and it can carry 6 carry-on bags.

Models

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Cargo Capacity (lbs.)

13.0

15.2

12.4

14.4

The main drawback of extra legroom in the back seat is diminished space in the trunk. The cargo space of the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are bigger than the Corolla’s undersized 13-cubic-foot space. That being said, you'll get more storing capabilities in some rivals with the hatchback variants, including the Mazda 3.

2019 Toyota Corolla Exterior

4.0/10

“Not only does it look way better than before, it promises to drive better, too”-car connection

The exterior styling of the Corolla is meant to be assertive, the latest version of Toyota has adopted a much more handsome exterior shape, moving away from its bland, utilitarian roots. Its front end is expanding, with restless lines encompassing a wide dark swath under its grille. From the side and back, the Corolla isn't as striking, however, that is likely something worth being thankful for.

Dimension and Weight

It's not actually a pretty vehicle, with that strangely gaping front end, however, its straight rooftop profile from front to raise gives great headroom back and front. The Corolla sedan is 15.3 feet long, with a curb weight that ranges between 2,840 and 2,885 pounds, depending on the trim. The LE regularly accompanies 16-inch steel wheels, yet my XLE bundle included aluminum rims.

Model

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Honda Civic

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Curb weight (lbs.)

2840

2724

2899

2767

Length(in)

183.1

182.3

180.3

179.9

Width(in)

69.9

70.8

70.7

70.9

Height(in)

57.3

55.7

57.3

56.5

Ground clearance (in)

6.7

6.3

6.1

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

All the other rivals have similar dimensions while the Corolla is longest which makes up for more legroom. The ground clearance and wheelbase is also identical for all the cars.

Exterior Features

A glossy-black mesh grille that’s meant to look sporty, the side and rear panels looks conventional as in the previous variants.

  • Bi-LED headlamps
  • Rear combination tail lights
  • Chrome lower window trim
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Moonroof
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Roof mounted antenna

2019 Toyota Corolla Safety

8.7/10

You can conclude that toyota is safety superstar , it gets good ratings from various safety institutes.Corolla sedan comes with standard Toyota Safety Sense-P, which bundles together:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist and automatic high beams
  • Blind spot monitoring

2019 Toyota Corolla Competition

Toyota Corolla Vs Honda Civic

The legendary Honda Civic promises compact-car excellence with its mix of practicality and a fun-to-drive persona. It’s available with two excellent four-cylinder engines and either a CVT transmission or a six-speed manual

The Civic outranks the Corolla because of its nimbler handling, and it's upscale inside. Then again, the Corolla is a better value product, as it is furnished with more standard highlights, and it normally wins higher anticipated unwavering quality evaluations.

Toyota Corolla Vs Mazda 3

Mazda 3 offers sharp looks, a premium interior, and superb driving elements. The 3 is available in both vehicle and hatchback body styles,with a rev happy inline 4 motors and a choice of either a smooth six-speed manual or a nearly as-fulfilling six-speed automatic transmission. Neither powertrain will humiliate a rival in a stoplight race, yet the 3 is a star while charging surprising byways.

As an everyday driver, it's viable, comfortable, and stylish. The driving dynamics of Mazda are far better than the Corolla and the engine is rev happy, unlike the Toyota.

Toyota Corolla Vs Hyundai Elantra

Quite promptly, Hyundai has lifted the Elantra from rental-staple to rising star in its class. Its alluring looks and ample choices make it an amicable decision. It's refined and eco-friendly four-cylinder motors match with either a manual or automatic transmission. An Eco variant flaunts more torque and a fast shifting seven-speed double clutch automatic. Aside from the base model, each Elantra has a phenomenal infotainment framework with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In spite of its appeal, the Hyundai is endangered by a smallish rearward sitting arrangement like the Corolla and dreary driving dynamics. All things being equal, it's sufficient to put its greatest opponents on notice.

2019 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a brilliant purchase. It offers great safety features, has a past filled with anticipated reliability with comfortable inside. Unfortunately, there isn't much energy in the Corolla, particularly with respect to the engine.

One of the world's best-sellers --it has continued to find a place in an American market that has rapidly shifted from sedans to SUVs and crossover SUV’s. It's easy to overlook this drawback if you prioritize practicality over thrills. Still, it's worth taking a look at some competitors that are both sensible and sensational.

Pros

A long list of safety and convenience features

Spacious rear seats

Low price

Superb fuel economy

Solid build

Cons

Slow acceleration

Interior feels cheap

No Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Rivals have better driving dynamics

Undersized Cargo

What's New?

It is a “carryover “and remains unchanged for the year 2019.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18700

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

110 cu. in.

horsepower

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

128 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent torsion beam suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

ventilated rear drum brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

183.1 in.

width

69.9 in.

height

57.3 in.

curb weight

2840 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

43 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/32/36 mpg

highway range

475.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no



Styles

 2019 Toyota Corolla in Slate Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla in Galactic Aqua Mica color  2019 Toyota Corolla in Falcon Gray Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla in Classic Silver Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla in Blue Crush Metallic color  2019 Toyota Corolla in blizzard pearl color  2019 Toyota Corolla in Black Sand Pearl color  2019 Toyota Corolla in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Slate Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Fuel Economy

6.0

Exterior

4.0

Comfort

6.0

Driving

6.5

Features

5.8

Engine

5.5

Interior

7.6

Safety

8.7

6.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Toyota Corolla L

L

power
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$18,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,700 MSRP (28 mpg/32/36 mpg) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Slate Metallic
  Super White
  Classic Silver Metallic
  Black Sand Pearl

 2019 Toyota Corolla SE

SE

power
132-hp @ 6,000 rpm
fuel
Regular Unleaded I-4
mpg
30 combined

$18,700 - $21,865


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $18,700 MSRP (27 mpg/30/35 mpg) 132-hp @ 6,000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, Regular Unleaded I-4
See Full Specs
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5 NA
SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,645 MSRP (28 mpg/31/35 mpg) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Blue Crush Metallic
  Classic Silver Metallic
  Black Sand Pearl
  Barcelona Red Metallic
SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $21,865 MSRP (27 mpg/30/35 mpg) N/A
See Full Specs
6-speed manual front wheel drive N/A   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Blue Crush Metallic
  Classic Silver Metallic
  Black Sand Pearl
  Barcelona Red Metallic

 2019 Toyota Corolla LE

LE

power
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$19,135


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,135 MSRP (28 mpg/32/36 mpg) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Super White
  Black Sand Pearl
  Barcelona Red Metallic
  Blizzard Pearl

 2019 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

LE Eco

power
140 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$19,535


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE Eco 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,535 MSRP (30 mpg/34/40 mpg) 140 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Blizzard Pearl

 2019 Toyota Corolla LE Eco w/Premium Package

LE Eco w/Premium Package

power
140 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$21,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE Eco w/Premium Package 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,500 MSRP (30 mpg/34/40 mpg) 140 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Blizzard Pearl

 2019 Toyota Corolla XLE

XLE

power
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$22,135


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,135 MSRP (28 mpg/32/36 mpg) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Super White
  Black Sand Pearl
  Barcelona Red Metallic
  Blizzard Pearl

 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE

XSE

power
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$22,880


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,880 MSRP (28 mpg/31/35 mpg) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5   Falcon Gray Metallic
  Slate Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Blue Crush Metallic
  Classic Silver Metallic
  Black Sand Pearl
  Barcelona Red Metallic