2019 Toyota Corolla Review and Compare | Colorado Springs, CO

2019 Toyota Corolla Review and Comparison in Colorado Springs, CO

The New Toyota Corolla Honors Corollas Past, Present, and Future

It's safe to say that just about everyone has been in a Toyota Corolla. You've likely owned, borrowed, or rented one, and there's a good chance you know someone who has driven a decades-old Toyota Corolla for 150,000 miles after picking it up with 100,000 miles already on the clock.

Toyota's produced well over forty million of these lovable cars, making it the best-selling car in the world. But that's not the only reason you see them everywhere. The Ford Model T and the VW Beetle are two of the closest competitors for world's best-selling car, and you don't see too many of those on any given street--and you won't find any for sale at a new car dealership.

What's kept the Toyota Corolla going so far for so long is its bullet-proof reliability, excellent efficiency, fun-to-drive nature, affordable pricing, and of course, the fact that Toyota constantly reinvents and rejuvenates the Toyota Corolla throughout the years. It's a timeless design that's managed to stay stylish, desirable, and updated despite being in its 53rd year in production. We're pleased to report that the new 2019 Toyota Corolla keeps the tradition going strong.

Welcome Back the Hatch

When you consider cargo capacity, versatility, efficiency, and pricing, there's no style of vehicle that's better-balanced than a compact hatchback--but most of the options in recent years are either expensive European imports or bland econoboxes.

That's why we're so excited that the Toyota Corolla hatchback has finally returned to the United States, promising to bring us the efficiency, fun-to-drive handling, and versatility that the outgoing Toyota iM simply couldn't.

The new five-door hatch comes in two configurations: the Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE. Both models come with 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 168 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. Either is available with a six-speed intelligent manual transmission or an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission.

Does it drift around corners like Toyota's cult-classic AE86 Corolla Levin hot hatch? Not quite. Does it make driving a fuel-efficient four-cylinder hatchback with five seats and 17.8 cubic-feet of cargo space a heck of a lot of fun? Absolutely.

Driving the Toyota Corolla

Part of the Toyota Corolla's popularity throughout the years is due to its efficient-yet-enjoyable powertrains. The standard Toyota Corolla engine is a zippy 132 horsepower four-cylinder engine with 128 pound-feet of torque. You can pick up the pace with the Toyota Corolla LE Eco sedan for 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet from an efficiency-optimized four-cylinder engine. Want more power? The Toyota Corolla Hatchback's 2.0-liter is a great choice.

Regardless of engine and transmission combination, the Toyota Corolla brings all the Toyota hallmarks to the table: longevity, reliability, efficiency, and all the performance you need.

What Features Do I Get in a Toyota Corolla?

From the price and the size, you might suspect that the Toyota Corolla would be a little lacking in the options department.

We're pleased to report that that's just not the case here.

Most notably, all 2019 Toyota Corolla models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense features, including Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

As for interior tech, the new Toyota Entune infotainment system has optional Scout GPS navigation, a user-friendly touchscreen, high-quality audio playback, and--at long last--Apple CarPlay.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla also brings out a hearty helping of comfort and convenience options, including LED headlights, power tilting and sliding moonroof, smart key system, auto A/C, heated seats, and SofTex seats.

Should I Get a 2019 Toyota Corolla?

If you're not sure the 2019 Toyota Corolla is a good buy for you, you can consult this handy guide: Yes, it is good for you.

Curve-hugging driving enthusiast? A stick-shift Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback is what you want.

Want a comfortable sedan well-equipped with top tech and convenience features? The Toyota Corolla XSE sedan is calling your name.

Just need an affordable sedan that will never let you down? The 2019 Toyota Corolla LE has you covered all-day every day.

Do you calculate your MPG every fill-up and fine-tune your driving style to see if you can beat the EPA ratings? You need a Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE with Continuously Variable Transmission or a Toyota Corolla LE Eco sedan. (PS, we're rooting for you!)

Final Thoughts

The Toyota Corolla has been a worldwide favorite for dozens and dozens of years for good reason. It's good at everything, has a charming personality, and it's always there for you--whether you're going for your first road trip, racing around town, growing your career, enjoying retirement, or raising a new family. The Toyota Corolla is by your side through it all.

That's the Toyota Corolla we've all come to love, and that's the Toyota Corolla we think you should get behind the wheel of.

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