What is the Corolla?
The Corolla is the smallest and most affordable vehicle in the company's current lineup. Toyota updated the small sedan in 2023 with new styling and interior tech, so we don't expect any significant changes for the Corolla's 2024 model year.
The Corolla uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, a gain of 30 hp and 25 lb-ft over the pre-face-lift model. Front-wheel drive is the only available configuration. If you're interested in a sedan with even better fuel economy, there's also a Corolla Hybrid, which we review separately.
All Corolla models now benefit from the Toyota Audio Multimedia infotainment system, which includes an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher trim levels also receive a 7-inch digital gauge cluster. Alongside the refreshed tech suite is the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense, with lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
The Corolla competes with the Honda Civic, Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3. While the Corolla's recently updated interior and upgraded powertrain make it more competitive, we still have it ranked behind those top-level competitors, which offer a better overall experience.