The Surprising Toyota Corolla


If you are looking for a compact car that is surprisingly roomy, reasonably priced, loaded with safety features and has a decent audio system, you don't want to pass up the 2017 Toyota Corolla. This is not a particularly fun, peppy car to drive. However, it is very safe and reliable. Here are the answers to questions you should ask before you take a test drive.

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Are there multiple 2017 Corolla models available?

Yes, there are seven different 2017 Toyota Corolla models. You can choose from the L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE, 50th Anniversary Special Edition and the XSE. There are also some nice infotainment upgrades available for several models. If you get the Corolla LE, you can upgrade to the Premium Package that includes Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App and the Entune Multimedia Bundle. The Corolla SE has a similar upgrade package available. The Premium Package with a moonroof is another available option on the LE model. There is an LE Eco Premium Package audio option, too.

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Are there any new standard upgrades to the 2017 Corolla?

Yes, some nice, new standard features give the 2017 Corollas a sportier look. The grille has been updated with a honeycomb design. The new Corollas also have bi-LED headlights and vertical fog lights. They all come with a rearview camera for safer backing, too.

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Are 2017 Toyota Corollas expensive cars?

The 2017 Toyota Corollas are reasonably-priced, compact sedans. The Corolla L starts out at $18,500. The LE and LE Eco start at right around $19,000. The XLE, SE and 50th Anniversary Special Edition are just under $22,000 for the base models. The XSE, which is the most expensive model, starts out at $22,680.

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What kind of engine do Corollas have?

They all come with a 1.8L 4-cylinder 16-valve engine with dual variable valve timing that produces 132 hp with 128 lb-ft. of torque, except the LE Eco. It comes with a 1.8L 4-cylinder 16-valve engine with Valvematic technology that produces 140 hp with 126 lb-ft. of torque

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Do 2017 Corollas get good gas mileage?

Yes, the 2017 Corollas are very fuel efficient. Almost all of the Corolla models get 28 mpg in the city and 35 to 36 mpg on the highway. The LE Eco is even more efficient. It gets 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

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Does the new Corolla have an up-to-date audio system?

Yes. The 2017 Corollas all come with Toyota's Entune Audio System. It's a good audio system, but it doesn't include Apple CarPlay with Android Auto. The base L, LE, and LE Eco models come standard with an Entune Multimedia bundle that includes a 6.1" touch-screen, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, one USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capacity, Siri Eyes Free and streaming music with Bluetooth technology. The higher models get the same infotainment system with Sirius XM Satellite Radio, HD Radio Technology and HD Radio Traffic and Weather.

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Are the 2017 Toyota Corollas safe cars?

The 2017 Corollas are loaded with a long list of safety features. The Toyota Safety Sense P ??? Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, the Star Safety System with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Anti-lock Brakes are all included in that list. They also come with eight airbags and Driver/front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats. The Corollas come with ToyotaCare, too, which includes a no-cost maintenance plan and roadside assistance.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2017 Toyota Corolla their Top Safety Pick+ rating. It earned a Good rating in all crash tests, which is the highest rating possible, a Superior rating for front crash prevention and Acceptable ratings for its headlights and child seat anchors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2017 Corolla an overall five-star rating.

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How many people can ride comfortably in the new Corollas?

There is seating for five people in the 2017 Corollas. They also have 13 cubic feet of space in the trunk, so you don't have to take up passenger seating with groceries and cargo. If you need more cargo space and aren't carrying a full load of passengers, you can fold down the 60/40 split fold-down rear seat.

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