Toyota Corolla History

Toyota Corolla History: The 2018 Toyota Corolla adds a leather-wrapped wheel for the SE and XLE trims. All versions get an illuminated sunvisors for the chauffeur and also front guest. The Corolla iM hatchback models carry over unchanged for the 2018 version year.

Toyota Corolla History

Automobile Recap

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is a front-drive portable vehicle that slots listed below the midsize Camry and over the subcompact Yaris. In addition to the car, the 2018 Corolla is likewise offered as a hatchback called the Corolla iM (formerly the Scion iM), which comes as a solitary well-appointed 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 matched to a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. In the Corolla Eco, that engine makes 140 hp and also 126 lb-ft yet it only has the CVT. The Corolla iM uses the very same engine as the Corolla Eco sedan but ranked somewhat reduced at 137 hp and also 126 lb-ft. In the Corolla iM hatch, the engine can be coupled to a six-speed guidebook or a CVT.

EPA gas economy ratings are 27/35 mpg city/highway for manual-equipped Corolla cars as well as the Corolla iM hatchback, and 28/36 mpg with the CVT. The Corolla Eco is one of 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 car has a 13-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded by means of the conventional 60/40 split-folding back seats. For added functionality, the Corolla iM showcases 20.8 cubic feet behind the standard 60/40 split-folding back seats.

Conventional functions on the 2018 Corolla car consist of 60/40 split-folding back 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 cloth furniture. Higher 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 display, keyless entry/start, warmed pole positions, as well as navigating with a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

The Corolla iM hatchback comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview video camera, dual-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch multi-information display screen, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker Pioneer stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, and also a USB port. Navigation is optional together with a variety of aesthetic accessories.


The NHTSA gave the 2018 Corolla sedan a five-star overall safety and security ranking (out of a feasible 5 star). The IIHS has yet to check a 2018 version yet the 2017 Corolla received an Excellent rating on all crashworthiness examinations as well as Appropriate on the fronts lights examination (Great is the highest possible score). 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 feasible rating in the front crash avoidance test). As a result, the Toyota Corolla car obtained the Top Safety Choose+ award from the IIHS. The Corolla iM hasn't already been collision tested by the NHTSA and IIHS.

Every 2018 Corolla sedan features standardToyota Safety Sense-P, which packages together adaptive cruise ship control, onward collision caution, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane separation cautioning with steering help and automatic high beam of lights. The Corolla iM features Toyota Safety Sense-C, which only has ahead collision caution, automatic emergency braking, lane separation caution, and automated high light beams.

What We Think

In a 2017 First Drive testimonial, we stated that during panic stops, the brakes don't inspire much confidence which its acceleration is slow. Interior room, on the other hand, is generous with a lot of rear-seat area as well as we appreciated that the vehicle comes criterion with sophisticated safety and security attributes.

The Corolla iM hatchback supplies a more comfortable flight thanks to its independent rear suspension. Nonetheless, we noted in a 2016 First Test that it's additionally slow-moving since it still utilizes the very same engine from the Corolla car. Cabin insulation is surprisingly great, with minimal noise going into the cabin. Like the Corolla car, the Corolla iM has a roomy cabin with plenty of room for all passengers and also the hatch makes it much more functional.

Amazing Truth

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