2015 Toyota Corolla
The Corolla offers the most rear legroom in its class at a truly impressive 41.4 inches. The Corolla adds more standard equipment in the LE, S and LE Eco models with the addition of the Premium trim line.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla Premium models come standard with the power moonroof, Smart Key System and Entune Premium Audio and multimedia bundle, which includes navigation and the Toyota App Suite.
In addition, those three models mentioned also gain a new rear seat armrest with two cupholders. The base model Corolla L continues with a choice of a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The Corolla LE Eco CVT uses a combination of powertrain tech and special aerodynamic touches to aid in its exemplary fuel economy. Its exclusive version of the 1.8-liter engine features Valvematic technology. The Corolla LE Eco is also a bit more powerful than the other Corolla models, with 140 horsepower vs. 132 horsepower.
The 2015 Corolla LE, S and LE Eco models owe a big part of their fuel efficiency to the available advanced CVTi-S—Continuously Variable Transmission, with the “S” added for “Shift.”
The “S” is a key differentiator from other CVTs. People love the fuel economy and smoothness a CVT can offer. The Corolla keeps outside noises out thanks to such measures as an acoustic glass windshield, improved floor carpet insulation, an instrument panel seal between the cowl and the windshield, fender insulators and an inner dash silencer pad. A more rigid steering structure enhances the direct feeling coming through the electric power-assist steering system.
Finally, the newest Corolla is also the most fuel-efficient ever. Base model estimated miles per gallon: 28/37.
Estimated starting price: $16,900; some restrictions apply, see dealer for full details. For more on Corolla, click here.
Compiled by Motor Matters