Toyota Corolla Review

Toyota Corolla Review: The 2018 Toyota Corolla adds a leather-wrapped wheel for the SE as well as XLE trims. All designs get a brightened sunvisors for the driver as well as front guest. The Corolla iM hatchback versions carry over the same for the 2018 design year.

Toyota Corolla Review

Vehicle Summary

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is a front-drive compact automobile that ports listed below the midsize Camry as well as over the subcompact Yaris. In addition to the car, the 2018 Corolla is also offered as a hatchback called the Corolla iM (previously the Successor iM), which comes as a single well-equipped bundle.


The 2018 Toyota Corolla is powered by a 1.8-liter I-4 with 132 hp as well as 128 lb-ft of torque. The engine is combined to a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. In the Corolla Eco, that engine makes 140 hp as well as 126 lb-ft yet it only comes with the CVT. The Corolla iM uses the exact same engine as the Corolla Eco car however ranked a little reduced at 137 hp as well as 126 lb-ft. In the Corolla iM hatch, the engine can be combined to a six-speed manual or a CVT.

EPA fuel economy scores are 27/35 mpg city/highway for manual-equipped Corolla sedans and also the Corolla iM hatchback, and 28/36 mpg with the CVT. The Corolla Eco is the most effective at 29/38 mpg with the 16-inch alloy wheels or 30/40 mpg with the 15-inch steel wheels. The Corolla sedan has a 13-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded via the common 60/40 split-folding back seats. For extra usefulness, the Corolla iM includes 20.8 cubic feet behind the conventional 60/40 split-folding back seats.

Basic attributes on the 2018 Corolla sedan consist of 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a USB port, a rearview, Bluetooth connectivity, Toyota's Entune infomercial system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, LED fronts lights, 15-inch steel wheels, and also fabric upholstery. Greater trims can be had with alloy wheels up to 17 inches in size, a moonroof, multi-beam LED headlights, leatherette furniture, a 4.2-inch multi-information screen, keyless entry/start, warmed pole positions, and also navigating with a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

The Corolla iM hatchback comes requirement with 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview electronic camera, dual-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch multi-information display screen, 60/40 split-folding back seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker Leader audio system, Bluetooth connection, as well as a USB port. Navigating is optional in addition to a number of visual devices.


The NHTSA gave the 2018 Corolla car a five-star overall safety ranking (out of a feasible 5 star). The IIHS has yet to examine a 2018 version yet the 2017 Corolla obtained a Good rating on all crashworthiness examinations as well as Acceptable on the fronts lights examination (Great is the greatest feasible rating). In the front accident prevention examination, the Corolla got a Superior score after it avoided a 12-mph and also a 25-mph collision (Superior is the highest possible rating in the front accident avoidance test). Therefore, the Toyota Corolla sedan got the Top Safety Choose+ honor from the IIHS. The Corolla iM hasn't been collision tested by the NHTSA and also IIHS.

Every 2018 Corolla car comes with standardToyota Safety Sense-P, which packages together adaptive cruise control, ahead crash warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure cautioning with guiding assist as well as automatic high beams. The Corolla iM comes with Toyota Security Sense-C, which only features onward collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane separation warning, and also automated high beam of lights.

What We Assume

In a 2017 First Drive review, we claimed that during panic stops, the brakes do not influence much confidence which its acceleration is slow. Indoor area, on the other hand, is generous with lots of rear-seat area and also we appreciated that the car comes criterion with advanced security features.

The Corolla iM hatchback uses a much more comfy flight thanks to its independent back suspension. However, we kept in mind in a 2016 First Examination that it's also slow due to the fact that it still uses the exact same engine from the Corolla car. Cabin insulation is remarkably great, with minimal noise getting in the cabin. Like the Corolla sedan, the Corolla iM has a spacious cabin with plenty of area for all passengers as well as the hatch makes it even more functional.

Trendy Reality

The Toyota Corolla's 1.8-liter I-4 was originally presented in the 10th generation version when it debuted for the 2008 model year.