The 2014 Toyota Corolla isn’t your father’s boring Corolla anymore! Toyota has completely redesigned the new Corolla and they actually made it look nice. It has some great styling features on the exterior and the interior looks and feels so much more sophisticated. It’s no longer a boring car as Toyota has redesigned basically everything inside and out.
The Toyota Corolla S is slightly longer, slightly wider and a wee bit shorter. The longer length of the Corolla adds interior room, especially more leg room in the rear seats. The longer and wider wheel base translates to a smoother ride and better driving experience.
The new Toyota Corolla Sport is equipped with a 1.8L 4-cylinder 132hp at 6000rpm and 128 lb.ft. torque at 4400rpm. There’s also an optional CVT.
The Corolla S is one car to watch in 2014 and is definitely turning heads with the new sporty styling. In fact, after a business meeting an associate without knowing I was driving the Corolla at the time gave positive commentary on the new look and styling of the car. He wanted to see the interior of the car as soon as walked up to the car and opened the door.
Base price on the Corolla (S trim) starts at $19,215. In the media tester I drove for a week, the options included were the CVT transmission package for an extra $985 and a $2350 Premium Package that included larger 17″ rims/tires, power driver’s seat, soft faux leather and the power moonroof. Add the freight and taxes, all in, the Corolla as tested was $24,204.45.
Photos by Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal