2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan

City mpg:
28
Highway mpg:
36

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Toyota Corolla L include 1.8L I-4 132hp engine, 2-speed CVTi-S CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 15" styled steel wheels, cruise control, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control distance pacing, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2018 Toyota
Corolla Sedan

Starting at: $18,500

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Distance pacing cruise control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 1
  • Primary LCD size - 6.1"
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 24 months/ unlimited distance
  • Maintenance warranty - 24 months/25,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Front center armrest - w/storage
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Engine displacement - 1.8 L
  • Engine horsepower - 132hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 128 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 80.5mm x 88.3mm (3.17" x 3.48")
  • Compression ratio - 10.00 to 1
  • GVWR - 1,733kg (3,820lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,651mm (183.1")
  • Exterior body width - 1,775mm (69.9")
  • Exterior height - 1,455mm (57.3")
  • Wheelbase - 2,700mm (106.3")
  • Turning radius - 5.4m (17.8')
  • Front legroom - 1,074mm (42.3")
  • Rear legroom - 1,052mm (41.4")
  • Front headroom - 973mm (38.3")
  • Rear headroom - 942mm (37.1")
  • Front hiproom - 1,346mm (53.0")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,115mm (43.9")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,392mm (54.8")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,392mm (54.8")
  • Passenger volume - 2,761L (97.5 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 368 L (13 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 368 L (13 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 1.8
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 132hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 128 lb.-ft. @ 4,400RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - continuously variable automatic
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 32mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 13.2gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 28mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 36mpg
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Ignition disable
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Front tires - 195/65SR15.0
  • Rear tires - 195/65SR15.0
  • Wheel size - 15"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Lane departure - active
  • Forward collision - mitigation
  • Exterior parking camera rear

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  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
L 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Search New $18,500   132-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  28 / 36  
LE 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Search New $18,935   132-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  28 / 36  
LE ECO 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE ECO Search New $19,335   140-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  30 / 40  
SE 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Search New $20,445   132-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  28 / 35  
LE ECO w/Package 1 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE ECO w/Package 1 Search New $21,300   140-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  29 / 38  
SE 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Search New $21,665   132-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  6-spd man.  27 / 35  
XLE 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan XLE Search New $21,825   132-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  28 / 36  
XSE 2018 Toyota Corolla Sedan XSE Search New $22,680   132-hp 1.8L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  28 / 35  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Like its appearance, the performance of a Corolla ranks as average in every area. Handling with confidence, the Corolla provides a safe and sufficient road experience.

Steering feels light, providing minimal feedback from the pavement, but that’s hardly uncommon in family-friendly compact sedans. Body lean can become evident when taking corners energetically. The ride is smooth and easygoing, though not remarkably soft or lavish. Sedan suspensions permit considerable wheel travel, which helps absorb bumps and pot holes.

Corolla engines exhibit a refined nature. For most owners, that’s more important than brisk responses to the gas pedal. Toyota’s continuously variable transmission tends to keep the engine at higher speeds much of the time, but acceleration is wholly adequate. Sufficient sound-deadening tones down most engine rumbling.

Expect a firmer ride from the iM hatchback, but few trouble spots on the road will jar Corolla passengers.

Fuel economy doesn’t lead the compact-sedan pack, but Corollas qualify as thrifty. EPA estimates for 2018 have not yet been issued, but 2017 figures hover around 30 mpg in combined driving. L and LE sedans with the CVT are EPA-rated at 28/36 mpg City/Highway, or 32 mpg Combined. Upper trim levels are a hair less frugal, due to bigger wheels. Manual shift in the SE earns an EPA rating of 27/35 mpg City/Highway, or 30 mpg Combined. The LE Eco is EPA-rated as high as 30/40/34 mpg.

The Corolla iM is EPA-rated at 27/35 mpg City/Highway, or 30 mpg Combined, with 6-speed manual, rising to 28/36/31 mpg with the CVT.

Walk Around

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To many eyes, Corollas have a long history of uninspired appearance. That hasn’t kept tens of millions of motorists from driving one home. A bit awkward-looking overall, sedans have an uncommonly high ride height, with 6.7-inch ground clearance.

Corolla L and LE trim levels possess few decorative elements, and plastic hubcaps cover their steel wheels. Corolla SE and XSE models step up to alloy wheels.

More expressive styling is the province of the newer iM hatchback. In addition to a rather long roofline atop a bigger greenhouse, the iM benefits from details that impact a Eurostyle aura.

Interior Overview

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Comfortable seats, front and rear, highlight the Corolla sedan’s spacious cabin. Moderately bolstered, the front seats provide good support.

Legroom is good in the rear seat. Three passengers fit back there, but they’ll probably start to feel squeezed on a longer journey.

Despite a generally pleasing ambiance, nothing can be called luxurious within a Corolla, which contains an abundance of shiny plastic trim. Still, seat materials in most Corollas are attractive. Each Corolla has a height-adjustable driver’s seat, which is power-adjustable on top models. Synthetic leather used in upper models doesn’t feel real, but it doesn’t have to and should wear well.

All controls on the nearly-vertical dashboard are logical and easy to use. Contrasting stitching crosses the dashboard’s edges.

Though its dashboard is almost identical to the one in Corolla sedans, the iM’s infotainment system isn’t as neatly integrated into its surroundings.

Summary

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All Corollas are capable and well-equipped, but no sedan qualifies as a stunning value. Plenty of competitors can match the Corolla’s practical virtues, while offering more character. Even so, a Corolla does it job competently. Only those who crave driving excitement even in a family car are likely to be displeased. Those folks would be advised to look at a Mazda 3 or Honda Civic.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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All Corolla models are sedans except the iM five-door hatch. All come with front-wheel drive. All come with 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines, though tuning varies. Most come with a continuously variable transmission, though a manual is available for the Corolla SE and iM hatch.

Corolla L ($18,500) includes the CVT, 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rearview camera, air conditioning, adaptive cruise control, power windows/locks, and Bluetooth. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Corolla LE ($18,935) adds automatic climate control, an integrated rear armrest, 3.5-inch TFT screen, and keyless entry. Options include a moonroof and a navigation app or smartphones.

Corolla LE Eco ($19,335) has a specially tuned engine and low-rolling-resistance tires.

Corolla SE ($20,445) comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette/fabric seat upholstery, and alloy wheels. Corolla SE is also available with a manual gearbox and 7.0-inch infotainment screen ($21,665).

Corolla XLE sedan ($21,825) includes a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and proximity key.

Corolla XSE sedan ($22,680) differs from XLE in exterior design and upholstery.

A full, integrated navigation system is optional on XLE and XSE.

iM hatchback comes with manual gearbox ($18,750) or CVT ($19,490) and includes a 7.0-inch screen, Pioneer-branded audio, rearview camera, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

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