2021 Toyota Corolla
- Starting around $20,000 (estimated)
- Summer 2020
What to expect
- No significant changes expected after last year's redesign
- Part of the 12th Corolla generation introduced for 2020
What is the Corolla?
In the 50-plus years the Toyota Corolla has been in production, it's become the best-selling vehicle of all time. It has a well-deserved reputation for reliability and affordability, though in generations past, it perhaps relied too heavily on this reputation. The latest Corolla, introduced last year, signaled that Toyota would stop resting on its laurels. The 2020 Corolla earns its praise, with sleek new styling, a generous list of standard advanced safety features, an interior that exceeds expectations, and strong fuel economy.
Coming off that successful 12th-generation launch, we don't expect many changes for the 2021 Toyota Corolla. If anything, we'd like to see Android Auto offered alongside the existing Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, which would dismiss one of our feature complaints. It's unlikely our lesser criticisms — it's a little slow and lifeless to drive, and there's a slight lack of rear-seat headroom — will be addressed, though. Perhaps we'll see some cosmetic additions in the way of paint and wheel choices.
Check back here for more information on the 2021 Corolla as we close in on the summer release date.
Last year, the Toyota Corolla underwent the most significant redesign in the model's long history. It's now a strong competitor in the small sedan class, worthy of consideration against rivals such as the top-ranked Honda Civic, the smartly affordable Kia Forte and the sporty Mazda 3.