Toyota Corolla 2016 Review

Toyota Corolla 2016 Review: The 2016 Toyota Corolla is this year's variation of vehicle that has actually epitomized standard, hassle-free, and reasonably comfy transport for 40 years currently. And also a brand-new effort to keep its technology up to day and include a minimum of a little panache to the style has made it much more appealing. While the present version isn't really what you might call lovely, it's more fascinating and engaging that its anodyne precursors in earlier generations.

For 2016, there are basically no changes to the Corolla, save for a brand-new Scandal sheet based on the stylish Corolla S with CVT. Only 8,000 will certainly be offered, in three shades utilized just on this model. They feature special gloss-black 17-inch alloy wheels, a black inside with red comparison sewing as well as red dash and also door accents, keyless ignition with the Smartkey system, as well as unique floor mats and also badges. The single alternatives are the power moonroof and also the Entune Premium Stereo with navigating as well as the application collection.

The business stepped up its video game when it launched the present Corolla as a 2014 design. The portable four-door sedan that has actually been at or near the top of U.S. sales graphes for years got crisper, sportier looks, a quieter cabin, and a healthy and balanced blob of the in-car technology today's small-car shoppers anticipate. It's still priced reduced for the high worth it delivers, today you may choose the Corolla for reasons past the bottom line and seeing your bucks.

Toyota Corolla 2016 Review

New for 2016

A new Corolla Scandal sheet functions special 17-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, keyless accessibility with push-button start, red comparison sewing in the cabin, red accents on the control panel as well as doors, and also details floormats as well as badging.

The Corolla's Entune multimedia system includes Siri Eyes-Free Setting capability for suitable iPhones. Loafer Radio is a newly offered application for Entune.


While its designers have been obtaining extra daring, in some cases to strange effect, the 2016 Toyota Corolla sedan plays it safe. It has actually shed several of its old dowdiness for a few more touches of stylistic panache, however it's still identifiable as a Corolla-- as well as distinct from its precursor, which the last one wasn't.

Toyota calls the appearance much more athletic, as well as says it's an instance of "Famous Dynamism"-- make from that just what you will. We see bits as well as pieces of other portable sedans in both its overall form and also several of the finer information. Acquired Dynamism may be more accurate, yet that's not really a put-down. The current version does exactly what it needs to while preventing the generic look of numerous previous Corollas.

Its longer wheelbase brings the wheels closer to the edges of the automobile, which not only provides it extra indoor space however makes it a little bit sportier. The style is rounded off with brand-new details like LED headlamps and running lights. If the car comes with a blacked-out grille, it's the sportier Corolla S version. Similarly, the LE and also LE Eco models currently have a grille that's even more distinct from the base Corolla L model.

The Corolla's interior embraces a two-tier control panel style that likewise adds to the perception of interior space, pressing the corners further from the front-seat passengers toward the base of the considerably raked windscreen. The dashboard surface area itself is a soft-touch product with molded-in stitching, in addition to a handful of subtle pinstriped accents in contrasting shades on the dash and also door panels. It does not appear all that reliable, however in some way it stumbles upon as fresh-- at the very least for a Corolla.

Base designs have upholstery in a Steel Gray Textile, while LE and LE Eco versions have an upgraded as well as better fabric. The seats in the S models incorporate leather-like SofTex reinforces with coarse, color-toned materials in between. Behind the guiding wheel, a three-dial scale collection with silver accents is conventional on all versions other than the sportier S. That model obtains a cluster with 2 assesses flanking a 3.5-inch screen for numerous computer system features.


The 2016 Toyota Corolla provides a choice of 2 various 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engines, yet performance has never ever been a significant marketing point for Toyota's compact sedan. Its purchasers desire low running expenses and value for their loan, and also Toyota has prioritized those high qualities. Still, the existing model is a bit much more satisfying to drive than its predecessors.

One engine powers the Corolla L, LE, and also S designs. It's a base 1.8-liter inline-4 rated at 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The LE Eco variation includes Valvematic to its 1.8-liter inline-4, which gives a more comprehensive range of continuously variable valve timing-- giving better gas economy along with an increase to 140 horse power.

The system permits the shutoffs to "float" throughout drifting, to reduce drag when light on the throttle at higher rates. It likewise widens the torque curve-- although peak torque is a bit reduced at 126 lb-ft. So while it may have much more horsepower theoretically, don't anticipate the Eco model to feel noticeably quicker.

The gearbox for nearly all Corollas sold in the States will certainly be a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and also Toyota has actually done an excellent work of tuning in a reassuring, virtually straight feeling during light as well as modest acceleration. There's less of the "drone'" that pesters CVTs utilized in some small cars and trucks, and also the sportier S design obtains an unique song on its CVT that makes it behave much like a 7-speed automated, with simulated gear ratios and also paddle shifters behind the leather-trimmed wheel to allow motorists click via them at will.

The CVT autos feel lackluster from a standing beginning-- specifically when pointed slightly uphill or loaded with passengers-- as a result of their high beginning ratio. Yet highway death action is much boosted, as well as they feel perkier once underway as compared to the automatic they change. Toyota says it's knocked nearly a 2nd off the 0-to-60-mph time offered by the previous Corolla's 4-speed transmission.

The base Corolla L, nonetheless, is still encumbered that ancient 4-speed automatic. It's sluggish when you require a fast ruptured of passing power, due to the wide steps between its ratios, and its fuel economic climate scores are below those for CVT-equipped Corollas.

Finally, if you intend to shift on your own, the base L as well as the stylish S model can be bought with a 6-speed handbook gearbox. The affiliation isn't really sport-sedan accurate and also the tosses are rather long, but the clutch takes up gently as well as naturally. That makes the uncommon manual Corolla very easy to drive in stop-and-go web traffic.

All Corolla models have a torsion-beam rear suspension that mounts bushings at an inclined position, reducing sound, vibration, as well as violence and tightening rear-end habits near the dealing with limitation-- and S versions take advantage of that.

The S, actually, is the one you ought to choose if you intend to optimize your Corolla driving pleasure. Its suspension tune is much more buttoned-down, rather as you might expect in a sporting activity car-- and also its special Sporting activity switch tighten the steering also. The trip is firm yet absorbent as well as well damped. Other designs in the lineup continue to be a little bit springy and pillowy, with a trip that's not just a little softer but additionally a bit more busy (counter-intuitively) on jittery backroads.

Comfort & Quality

The 2016 Toyota Corolla sedan's 183-inch size as well as expansive back seat area would have matched a mid-size sedan just a couple of years ago. Its 2014 redesign got it virtually 4 inches in wheelbase, and also a massive 5.1 inches extra leg room in the rear. Four 6-footers could ride in relative comfort, which wasn't a task feasible in previous Corolla generations.

The front seats are extra flexible as well as have longer pillows compared to previously, making them as comfortable as seats in rival compacts, possibly . The driving placement has actually a loosened up, "large auto" feel, as well as Toyota has actually fitted cupholders in both front and also rear door panels, along with a pair in the facility console for those in front. All models besides the base L get a back facility armrest with two integrated cupholders too.

In back, the practical rise in leg room is better to 2 or 3 inches, and also head room has in fact dropped simply a bit. Still, long-legged passengers can be comfy in the rear seats of a Corolla for the very first time, without asking those in front to move their seats forward. What betrays the Corolla as a compact is mostly the narrow back seat-- which still won't conveniently healthy 3 adults throughout, even if legroom is sufficient.


The 2016 Toyota Corolla gets decent safety scores, though they're not quite top-tier, and also it's missing some of the innovative active-safety technology that also portable buyers are beginning to anticipate.

The NHTSA provides the 2016 Corolla 5 star in general, its highest rating, and five stars in every particular test except rollover, where it gets four from 5. In IIHS screening, nevertheless, in 2014's Corolla earned leading "Great" ratings in frontal, side, rear, as well as roof covering strength examinations-- however just a "Minimal" score in the brand-new tiny overlap frontal examination.

The current generation of Corolla comes with eight airbags as conventional devices, including a driver's side knee bag in addition to a front traveler seat pillow bag. That's in addition to vehicle driver and also front traveler front and also side air bags, as well as side-curtain bags that cover outboard residents front and also back.


The 2016 Toyota Corolla proceeds unmodified this year with 4 trim degrees: L, LE, S, as well as the even more fuel-efficient LE Eco model.

All Corollas consisting of the base L version feature common a/c, LED low-beam headlights with LED daytime running lights, in-glass AM/FM antenna, color-keyed outside door deals with and mirrors, a 60/40-split fold-down back seat, and also power locks, doors, and also mirrors. The base design discards automated climate control, cruise ship control, and also keyless entry. It's fundamental enough to have a 1960s-style steel ignition secret, which is charming in its very own method.

Yet the old-school base audio head system (knobs!) is not only fantastically basic-- skipping the touchscreen, apps, etc-- but has remarkably great sound, along with a screen that could show also longer song titles. Hands-free calls, Bluetooth pairing, an accessory audio jack, as well as USB/iPod connectivity (with billing as well as full USB 2.0 compatibility) are likewise consisted of in all Corolla versions-- also the base L-- but LE, S, and also LE Eco models all include even more steering-wheel controls along with voice acknowledgment.