2015 Toyota Corolla Review

OVERALL RATING 3.8 of 5.0
  • Performance
    3.7 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.6 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
CarSession
27 Jan 2015
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Features

  • Backup Camera
  • USB Connection
  • Satellite Radio
  • Entune Audio

Specifications

  • Fuel Economy: 30 MPG City / 42 MPG Highway
  • Standard Engine: Regular Unleaded 1-4, 1.8 L Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Horsepower: 6000 RPM or 140
  • Torque: 128 lb-ft
  • Body Style: Compact Car – 4-Door
  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel-Drive
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 Gallons

Overall Review

The 2015 Toyota Corolla is available in a number of configurations and trims, which include L Manual, L Automatic, LE, LE ECO, LE Plus, S, S plus CVT, LE Premium, LE ECO Premium, and S Premium, all of which come equipped with additional handy safety and infotainment features. Nevertheless, the base compact 4-door model proves to be exceptionally fuel-efficient and budget–friendly, going for just $16,900.

Performance

The 2015 Toyota Corolla comes equipped with a Regular Unleaded Four-Cylinder, 1.8Liter Engine which is capable of generating an impressive torque of 128 lb/ft and 6000 RPM. Performance-wise the Corolla has never been inspiring, nevertheless the new 2015 model proves to be a beast on the road with impressive handling and exceptional transmission and suspension tuning.

Additionally, the 2015 Toyota Corolla also proves to be incredibly fuel-efficient and delivers 30 MPG in the city and 42 MPG on the highway. The 6-Speed Manual Transmission is what makes this vehicle more popular than its competitors, especially the 2015 Honda Civic. For higher performance, other configurations and trim levels are also available which come equipped with a larger and powerful engine.

Exterior

The 2015 Toyota Corolla hits the road as a compact 4-door vehicle. In terms of exterior styling, the 2015 Corolla is completely different from its predecessors and has a more aerodynamic and sportier look. Toyota has described the new 2015 Corolla as a sleek, athletic vehicle and this description can be noticed clearly. The Corolla follows the core design concept known as ‘Iconic Dynamism’, giving it more visual appeal and a sport-vehicle kind of a look.

Interior

In the interior styling department, the 2015 Toyota Corolla doesn’t fail to impress either and it feels like the vehicle has taken a step forward with improved materials and a two-tier dashboard design. This design effectively pushes the corners of the cabin outwards, giving the interior of the vehicle a much luxurious and sportier look as compared to the previous models. Additionally, the dashboard has been made from a soft-touch stitched material and features a two-gauge cluster which includes a black-and-white TFT display with various car information and functions.

Features

Considering that the 2015 Toyota Corolla just goes for $16,900 which is lower as compared to the 2015 Honda Civic, the vehicle provides impressive infotainment features. These include an Entune Audio System with Navigation, satellite radio, and USB connections. Other trims and configurations come with additional features, such as LED low-beam and daytime running lights, power mirrors, doors and locks, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, keyless entry, backup camera, leather trimmed steering wheel, and sport drive mode.

Safety

All 2015 Toyota Corolla configurations and trims come with impressive safety features and good crash-test ratings from both the IIHS and the NHTSA. These features include brake assist, brake-force distribution, anti-lock brake system, vehicle stability control, climate control, 8 airbags, and smart stop systems. The NHTSA has given the Corolla five stars in overall safety and five in frontal and side impact. The IIHS has given top ‘Good’ ratings in roof, rear, side, and frontal strength tests. Additionally, the vehicle even earned five stars in overall safety from the government. This makes the vehicle a perfect option for safety-conscious buyers.

All in all, if you are looking for a fuel-efficient, budget-friendly, and incredibly safe vehicle to drive, the Toyota Corolla 2015 is the perfect option.