2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Toyota Corolla - Road Test Specs

2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan

(1.8L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger sedan
Base MSRP$19,510
Options on test vehicleCarpet Floor Mats and Trunk Mat ($225)
As-tested MSRP$19,735
Assembly locationBlue Springs, Mississippi
North American parts content (%)60


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,798/110
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)10.6
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,100
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)140 @ 6,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)126 @ 4,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typePulley-regulated continuously variable automatic with console shifter with "Sport" and "Braking" modes.
Transmission ratios (x:1)D: 2.48 - 0.396; R: 2.604 - 1.68
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.761


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent, torsion beam, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.8
Tire make and modelHankook Optimo H426
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP195/65R15 91S M+S
Wheel size15-by-6 inches front and rear
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, front10.8-inch one-piece ventilated rotors with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear9-inch drums

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.6
0-45 mph (sec.)6.0
0-60 mph (sec.)9.2
0-75 mph (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.9 @ 83.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.9
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.9
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.4
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.7
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)14.2
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.1 @ 82.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)130
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON62.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)38.9
@ Full throttle (dB)72.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.3
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)6,400

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAs far as CVTs go, this isn't a bad one. What was more noticeable was that the engine gets kinda thrashy at high revs. Once you get going in this thing, there's an initial hesitation right off the line, then as it starts the slow CVT climb up to 6,000 rpm it hesitates again around 5,000. Once it gets to 6,000 rpm it "shifts," the revs fall back to 5 grand and then it heads back to 6,000, "shifts" again. I'm guessing these "shifts" are an attempt to feel more like a traditional automatic as opposed to the usual CVT antics of just holding the revs at redline until you let off the throttle. Sport tranny mode and overlapping the throttle and brake produced the quickest runs, some 4-5 tenths quicker than not using the power braking. There isn't any real manual shifting with this CVT, though you can get some engine braking by moving the console lever to S and then even more by moving it to B, for max engine braking.
Braking commentsNicely firm pedal and pretty well-controlled squirm-free stops. The stopping distances stayed consistent, too, with the first stop the shortest at 130 feet, the third stop the longest at 133 feet and the sixth and final stop at 132 feet.
Handling commentsSlalom: The Corolla feels like a fish out of water in our slalom test with steering that's uncommunicative and unresponsive, pronounced body roll, and a tendency to resist changing direction followed by an exaggerated change in direction. Ironically, given these compromised dynamics, the electronic stability system (ESC) is calibrated to engage and correct course rather late in the process and has to stab abruptly at the brakes. It's dramatic, and even a novice driver would notice. Skid pad: With ESC shut off, the tire howl is pronounced as the car leans and punishes the outside front tire. With ESC on, it first cuts throttle, then dabs the brakes to maintain a speed that only just produces a slight tire noise. Steering feel is spring-loaded, completely artificial, and tells little about the state of the front tires.

Testing Conditions

Test date9/24/2013
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)77.2
Relative humidity (%)24.0
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.72
Wind (mph, direction)2.4 tail/cross
Odometer (mi.)456
Fuel used for test87-octane recommended
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)35 combined/30 city/42 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)30.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2
Driving range (mi.)554.4

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioNot available
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with traffic 6.1-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,855
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,837
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61.6/38.4
Length (in.)182.6
Width (in.)69.9
Height (in.)57.3
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)60.3
Track, rear (in.)60.4
Turning circle (ft.)35.6
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)41.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.8
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)13
GVWR (lbs.)3,820


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance2 years/25,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/25,000 miles

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