Looking for a great sedan that has a sensible blend of space, fuel economy and value? The 2017 Toyota Corolla might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla gets some front end work done for 2017. It's got new LED headlights, for example. But let's be honest, the Corolla has never been about visual excitement or really any other kind of excitement. If you buy a Corolla, you're looking for dependability over time and good resale value when you're ready to get rid of it. Those are qualities that Corolla has always delivered and continues to deliver for 2017. Carrying over is the LE ECO model, which is an outlier for the Corolla. It gets a different engine that makes a little more power and gets better fuel economy. 38 miles per gallon on the highway, to be specific. Other Corollas do pretty well on fuel economy as well. Get about the same power output too. Stepping inside the Corolla, you get standard back seat space for the class. You can fit some normal-sized adults back there. But the adults in front might have to work with you a little bit on their seat position. Up front, you can see that Toyota took some risks with the dashboard design for the current Corolla. Touchscreen in the middle of the dash, sporty gauges, some interesting visual flares, especially by Toyota's historical standards. The bottom line, if you're shopping for a small sedan is it's all about your personal priorities. If you're just looking for a reputation for reliability and that Toyota resale value, the Corolla is a great pick. If you're looking for a little more excitement, however, we'd steer you towards the Mazda 3, Ford Focus, or the excellent Honda Civic. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
A full list of available features and filters for the new 2017 Toyota Corolla Sedan inventory include but are not limited to: Trims: LE, S Plus, SE, S, L, CE, LE Eco, LE Plus, S Premium, XSE, 50th Anniversary Special Edition, Base, XLE, LE Premium, LE Eco Plus, Special Edition, S Special Edition, VE, XRS, LE Eco Premium, LE Special Edition, DX, LE Eco w/Premium Package.