2017 Toyota Corolla

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2017 MODEL
$18,500 - $22,680 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The Toyota Corolla Sedan is one the most sold car in car history and also by the Toyota itself which makes it a really important car for them and for us as well. Toyota says that they had sold over 43 Million units of Corolla in last 50 years which is a lot. The Toyota Corolla is a compact size family sedan and suits perfectly for long riders or daily use at an affordable price.

The refreshed 2017 Corolla comes with a lot of tech and design updates, Toyota also made several features standard that they usually put in optional. Toyota also offers large number of variants with many different comfort levels, power and performance, tech upgrades and it also have a 50th anniversary special edition.

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Pros

Fuel Economy

Lot of options to choose from

Upscale Interiors

Cons

Infotainment System

Engine Performance

Handling

What's New?

Safety Features

LED Lights

Body Styling

Upgraded Infotainment system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18500

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

111 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

110 cu. in.

horsepower

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

128 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

10.2 in. ventilated front disc/10.8 in. 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

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

29.7 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

9.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.7 sec.

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

 2017 Toyota Corolla in Barcelona Red Metallic color  2017 Toyota Corolla in Black Cherry color  2017 Toyota Corolla in Black Sand Pearl color  2017 Toyota Corolla in blizzard pearl color  2017 Toyota Corolla in Classic Silver Metallic color  2017 Toyota Corolla in Falcon Gray Metallic color  2017 Toyota Corolla in Galactic Aqua Mica color  2017 Toyota Corolla in Slate Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine

6.6

Fuel Economy

6.6

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.2

Safety

7.1

Driving

7.4

Comfort

7.7

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Toyota Corolla L

L

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

$18,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,500 MSRP (28/32/36) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Corolla LE

LE

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

$18,935


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,935 MSRP (28/32/36) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

LE Eco

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

$19,335 - $21,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE Eco 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,335 MSRP (30/34/40) 140 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5
LE Eco w/Premium Package 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,300 MSRP (30/34/40) 140 hp @ 6100 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Corolla SE

SE

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

$20,445 - $21,665


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,445 MSRP (28/31/35) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $21,665 MSRP (27/30/35) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

XLE

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

$21,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,825 MSRP (28/32/36) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition

50th Anniversary Special Edition

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

$21,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
50th Anniversary Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,900 MSRP (28/31/35) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
cvt front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

XSE

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

$22,680


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,680 MSRP (28/31/35) 132 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5

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MPG: 22 combined

2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Double Cab
8.8/10

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MPG: 18 combined

2017 Toyota Camry hybrid Sedan
9.0/10

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MPG: 40 combined

2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid Sedan
8.2/10

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MPG: 44 combined

2018 Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV
8.5/10

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MPG: 29 combined

2017 Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV
9.3/10

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MPG: 29 combined

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8.7/10

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MPG: 40 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 24, 2018

7.1

Overall Rating


7.3/10
Features

 

6.6/10
Engine

 

6.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

7.2/10
Exterior

 

7.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

The base model of Toyota Corolla lineup the L variant costs $18,500 and goes to $22,680 as we move up to the trims, and features the same 4-cylinder 132hp engine. Well, today we are going to talk about the SE variant. The Mazda3 sport, Kia Forte (S) and Hyundai Elantra (SE) are other cars in this class that might interest you.

2017 Toyota Corolla Features

7.3/10

The 2017 Toyota Sedan is a car with many looks. It has 8 different variants that are the L, LE, LE Eco, SE, SE 6MT, XLE, XSE, and the 50th-anniversary special edition. Well, there is not much difference in pricing but in terms of features they all are different, Toyota actually provided variants instead of offering different packages. The LE Eco features a 140 hp 4-cylinder engine with improved Fuel economy.

  • The L is the base variant while the XSE is the highest tier model. The SE model that we are talking about is on the sports side of Corolla, It has its own unique Front Fascia with daytime running light, sports seat, different LED taillight, and several other safety and performance features. The very unique 50th anniversary special is loaded with techs and infotainment features.

Trims

MSRP (Automatic)

Features

LE

$18,935

  • Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls
  •  Premium fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat;
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket
  •  60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders  
  • Instrumentation cluster with speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature

SE

$20,445

  • SofTex-trimmed front sport seats with premium fabric inserts with 6-way adjustable driver's seat; 
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC),15 Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)16 controls
  •  Sport instrumentation cluster with chrome-plated speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature,
  • 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, odometer, trip meters, outside temperature, current/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, elapsed time, shift position
  • TPMS,17 ECO indicator, one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator, and warning messages

L

$18,500

  • Entune Audio includes Entune Multimedia Bundle2 (6.1-in. touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port3 with iPod
  • Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth
  • hands-free phone, voice-command,
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC),
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)16 controls  
  • Fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat;
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat  
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat  USB 2.0 port

50th Anniversary Special Edition

$21,900

  • Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App includes Entune Multimedia Bundle2 (7-in. high-resolution touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod4 connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition,5 hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming6 via Bluetooth wireless technology), 
  • SofTex-trimmed front sport seats with premium fabric inserts with Black Cherry contrast stitching and 6-way adjustable driver's seat; and 4-way adjustable passenger seat and seatback pocket
  • Black Cherry contrast stitching on shift boot and dashboard with Black Cherry door trim  Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with Black Cherry contrast stitching
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)controls
  •  Special Edition 50th Anniversary floor mats

XSE

$22,680

  • Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App9  includes Entune Multimedia Bundle2 (7-in. high-resolution touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port3 with iPod4 connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition
  • 5 hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming6 via Bluetooth7 wireless technology)
  • Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App,9 Siri Eyes Free,8 SiriusXM Satellite Radio10 with 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial, Gracenote® album cover art
  • HD Radio11 Technology, HD Radio11 Traffic and Weather in major metro areas SofTex-trimmed front seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket Driver and front passenger heated seats  Smart Key System18 on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk-release functions

LE Eco

$19,335

  •  Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App
  • 16-in. machined alloy wheels
  •  Bumper-integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  •  Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade
  •  Roof-mounted antenna
  •  Chrome lower window trim
  •  CVT ECO Mode

XLE

$21,825

  •  Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation AppTechnology, HD Radio11 Traffic and Weather in major metro areas
  • SofTex-trimmed front seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket
  • 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, odometer, tripmeters, outside temperature, current/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, elapsed time, shift position
  • TPMS,17 ECO indicator
  • one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator, and warning messages

SE 6MT

$21,665

  • Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App
  • Sport instrumentation cluster with chrome-plated speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature,
  • 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, odometer, trip meters, outside temperature, current/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, elapsed time; TPMS,
  •  ECO indicator, one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator, and warning messages
  • Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start,
  • remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk-release functions

We recommend

The Corolla is pretty affordable for any of its variant. Coming to the options it offers, every single variant has its own specialty and comfort levels. You can simply choose one that suits your requirement or budget. As for recommendation if you can afford the SE then save some extra and get the best variant either the XSE or the SE 6MT.

 

2017 Toyota Corolla Engine

6.6/10
"A sensible, comfortable, reliable sedan- Kelley Blue Book"

Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Toyota Corolla (SE) or any other variants features a 132hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable-speed automatic transmission and forward wheel drivetrain. Yes, it is the same old engine as its 2014 model with no improvements at all due to its reliability and durability as stated by Toyota. They could have put a smaller turbo charged engine but they stick to their pride.

Models

Toyota Corolla(SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

MSRP

$20,445

$18,095

$19,300

$18,150

Engine

1.8 L 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

Transmission

CVT

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Power

132 hp

155 hp

147 hp

147 hp

Torque

128 lb-ft

150 lb-ft

132 lb-ft.

132 lb-ft

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

The standard engine produces 128 lb.-ft. of torque whereas the LE Eco model has 8 more horsepower under its hood and produces 126 lb.-ft. of torque for better fuel economy. The Corolla is not the best here as the Mazda3 Sport steals the spotlight and leads the segment with its 155bhp powerhouse followed by Kia and Hyundai.

Acceleration

The Toyota Corolla (SE) takes only 8.5 sec to get from 0-60 mph and hits the quarter mile margin 15.5 sec, not impressive but satisfactory. The Corolla SE is a sport variant and looks like somebody has put a body kit on it but form the performance perspective it lacks the punch, power drive, throttle response and doesn't have good reviews about its sportiness so far.

Models

Toyota Corolla (SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

0-60 MPH

8.5 sec

7.1 sec

8.7 sec

8.1 sec

Quarter mile

15.5 sec

15.6 sec

16.5 sec

16.8 sec

Engine

1.8 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

Comparing the performance, all its competitors are not much different or overpowering but the Mazda Sports sure outruns every competitor and has the best 0-60 mph time but hits the quarter mile margin same as the Corolla. For an $18,095 you are getting quite a performance from the Mazda.

Handling and Steering

The Corolla doesn't have many good reviews about its handling. It features a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with power steering for easy and precise movements. The CVT transmission makes shifting easier while the front-wheel drive offers smooth acceleration. It does have cruise control, traction control and stability control for convenient and safer rides.

Now moving to the handling, if you are expecting a sport performance from the Corolla SE than it not sportier at all, the steering in precise but not responsive, throttle doesn't packs that punch of power a bit Laggy and the car feels numb even the exhaust doesn't bring that sporty sound. Its low hood sure increase visibility for easier handling, its comfortable for long drive and good family car.

Braking

The Corolla SE features 10.8/ 10.2-inch ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes with 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, and emergency braking assist. It is a compact car with a curb weight of 2885 lbs. but for a 17x7.0-inch tire why put a small 10.8-inch brakes. The Toyota Corolla takes 126 ft. to get from 60-0 mph, well they can do better but they don't.

The LE and LE Eco variant features smaller 16-inch wheels. Compared to Corolla others are on the same spot except the Hyundai Elantra with a big 11-inch front brakes as it takes only 116 ft. to get from 60-0 mph.

Model

Toyota Corolla (SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

Brake Front(in)

10.8

11.02

11

11

Brake Rear(in)

10.2

10.43

10.3

8.0

Curb weight(lbs)

2885 lbs.

2967

2804 lbs.

2812

60-0 MPH (ft.)

126 ft

127 ft

127 ft

116 feet

 

2017 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy

6.6/10

The Corolla SE offers pretty impressive fuel efficiency which is better than last time and the LE Eco variant is more efficient than all other variants. The SE offers an average mileage of 28/35 mpg in city/highway with a combined mileage of 31 mpg as for the LE Eco it offers 30/40 mpg in city /highways.

The Corolla SE is actually the least fuel efficient in the whole class but the LE Eco is the best. The Hyundai Elantra leads the segment whereas the Mazda and Kia Forte tied up being second.

Model

Toyota Corolla (SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

MPG (city)

28

28

29

29

MPG (highway)

35

37

38

38

MPG (combined)

31

32

32

33

2017 Toyota Corolla Interior

7.0/10
"The current Corolla's interior is certainly its nicest one to date, with a stylish dashboard and un-Corolla-like flourishes like a sport-contoured steering wheel and an eye-catching asymmetrical shifter surround.- Edmunds"

Seating and Comfort

The 2017 Corolla SE is a 4-door 5-seater compact sedan. The one thing that corolla can do better than others is the comfort it offers. The SE features a 3-spoke Leather wrapped multi-function steering wheels with pedal shifters, it has 6-way adjustable driver and 4-way adjustable passenger sport seats and 60/40-fold down rear seats with fold down center armrest.

The SE variant features dynamic cruise control for easy driving, its low front increases visibility so you don't have to always sit straight, it has 4.2inch TFT Multi-information display for temperature, speed, fuel and other information. As for the functionality several controls are mounted on the steering wheel and driver side door, it also has voice command feature for hand-free access.

Model

Toyota Corolla (SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft cube) w/ sunroof

97.1

96.3

95

95.8

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.0/54.8/42.3

38.6/57.2/42.2

39.1/56.1/42.2

38.8/56.2/42.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.1/54.8/41.4

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.3/54.9/35.9

37.3/55.3/35.7

Interior Features

  • Heated Mirror
  • Push Button Start
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering wheel
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Rear-View Camera
  • 4.2-inch Information Display
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Vanity Mirror
  • Interior Air Filtration

Infotainment System

The Corolla SE has pretty functional and versatile infotainment system. It features a 7-inch HD Display with M-tune system. It is a touch screen and have very user-friendly interface. It has a new feature called scout GPS which can be used by downloading an app in your phone which will graph GPS onto the car. It does not have Apple CarPlay or android auto which should be added.

It does have Bluetooth Connectivity with voice command, AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, 6-speaker, Auxiliary Audio input and several other features to explore. The infotainment features can be upgraded through several optional packages it offers and also changes between variants.

Cargo volume

The Toyota Corolla SE offers pretty decent cargo space. Even after having a spacious interior and big old engine it offers a 13.0 cubic foot of cargo space which can be increased thanks to the spilt folding rear seats.

Model

Toyota Corolla (SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

Volume (ft cube)

13.0

12.4

14.9

14.4

The Kia Forte has got the biggest boot of 14.9 cubic feet which is followed by the 14.4 cubic feet trunk of the Hyundai Elantra. Mazda Mazda3 has the smallest trunk

2017 Toyota Corolla Exterior

7.2/10

Dimension and Weight

The 2017 Corolla SE is sport variant of the 2017 Corolla lineup, compared to the older variants Toyota has upgraded the refreshed Corolla as its Bi-LED lights comes standard in all variants. The looks of this car changes as you switch between variants for the SE variant it has its own unique front fascia, day-time running lights and LED reverse tail light with 17-inch wheels.

The Corolla has not changed much in dimensions and still comes in the range of compact car. It is 183.1-inch long and 69.9 inches wide with a body height of 57.3 inches. It has a 6.7 inch of ground clearance, looks a bit odd but suits both smooth and rough terrains with 106.3 inch of wheel base. It has a lot of interior space and cargo space due to its long sleek body design.

Model

Toyota Corolla (SE)

Mazda Mazda3 Sport

Kia Forte (S)

Hyundai Elantra (SE)

Curb weight(lbs)

2885

2967

2804

2812

Length(in)

183.1

180.3

179.5

179.9

Width(in)

69.9

70.7

70.1

70.9

Height(in)

57.3

57.3

56.3

56.5

Ground clearance(in)

6.7

6.1

5.3

5.3

Wheel base(in)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

Track width(in) F/R

59.8/59.9

61.2/61.4

61.3/61.7

61.5/61.9

Exterior Features

  • Bi-LED Headlamps
  • LED Tail lights
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • All- season tires
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Body Color Side mirrors
  • Body Color Door Handles

2017 Toyota Corolla Safety

7.1/10

Safety Features

Toyota went all-out in order to make the 2017 Toyota Corolla the safest car around as it comes standard with all those safety features that are optional in other cars. Except one or two features all of its variants have same safety features. The Corolla is also been rated by both NHSTA and IIHS with an overall rating of 5 stars.

Some of the standard safety features on the Toyota Corolla SE are-:

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Dual Front-Side Mounted Airbags
  • Lane Departure Warning with Accident Avoidance System
  • Front and Rear Head Airbags
  • Emergency Braking Assists
  • Pre-collision Safety System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

 

NHTSA Ratings

Overall Rating

5 star

Overall Frontal Crash Rating

5 star

Frontal Crash Rating Driver Side

5 star

Frontal Crash Rating Passenger Side

4 star

Overall Side Crash Rating

4 star

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating Front Seat

5 star

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating Front Seat Rear Seat

5 star

Side Barrier

5 star

Side barrier Driver

5 star

Side barrier Rear Passenger

5 star

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

5 star

Rollover Rating

4 star

IIHS Ratings

Crashworthiness

Small overlap front driver side

Good

Small overlap front Passenger side

-

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention

Superior

Headlights

Acceptable

LATCH

Acceptable

2017 Toyota Corolla Competition

Mazda Mazda3 Sports vs Toyota Corolla

The Mazda3 Sports is the only car in this competition that offers true sports performance in an affordable price bracket. The Mazda3 Sport costs $18,095 and features a 155hp powerhouse with 6-speed automatic and easily overpowers the Corolla in power, performance and fuel economy. It has the same interior and exterior dimension except for the length

The Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, has better comfort and is more convenient for a family compact car but the Mazda3 sports have it overpowered if compared in the overall aspect.

Kia Forte(S) vs Toyota Corolla

The Kia Forte (S) is not much different from the Corolla in terms of performance, it does have a little powerful engine and better fuel economy but is same in interior dimension. The Corolla SE and the Forte S balances each other in several aspects and there is not much different in the price either. The Corolla might get beaten in handling and drive experience segment but has an advantage in comfort and convenience.

2017 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

The Corolla SE is a family friendly vehicle with comfort level of a luxury class at an affordable price bracket. The wide variety of variants that Toyota offers to suit everyone preferences is what makes this car more superior. One and the only major drawback of this car is the performance. Its numb steering, lagging throttle response in a sport variant is what put this car in the average list.

Well the case is pretty much same in all the variants. But in case you don't mind its lack of performance than this is the car for you. The fuel economy, cargo space, engine reliability and durability and loads of safety features makes it a perfect car for daily use, long drive, family trips or adventures riding. And for$20,445 you are getting the best machine you can.