2018 Toyota Corolla

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When it comes to long-running nameplates, the Toyota Corolla has few peers. It was first introduced as part of a wave of imported Japanese economy cars in the U.S. in 1968. While peers like the Datsun 411 and Honda N600 didn't last as long, contemporary successors like the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic are serious competition for the venerable Corolla. Known for its fuel-efficiency and dependability, the Corolla is the No. 1 best-selling car of all time, having hit the 40 million sales mark in 2013. After 11 generations, the Corolla is Toyota's second-highest selling car behind the venerable Camry midsize sedan. It comes in five trim levels — L, LE, SE, XLE and XSE — plus the LE Eco, a sporty and more fuel-efficient variant. This guide aims to help you make an educated decision about whether or not to buy the 2018 Toyota Corolla. We'll touch on safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel economy ratings and pricing, and we'll conclude with a summary of what the Autoblog editors who've reviewed the Corolla think of it. Note that this guide does not cover the Corolla iM hatchback or its recently-announced replacement, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback. There are enough differences between these two and the regular Corolla to warrant a separate guide. Toyota Corolla safety ratings In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Toyota Corolla an overall five-star rating, the top rating possible for protecting the driver and passengers against injury. Diving deeper, the Corolla gets five stars in side-crash tests and four-star ratings in both frontal crash and rollover resistance tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducts its own comprehensive crash tests, gives the 2018 Toyota Corolla its "Top Safety Pick" award. It gave the Corolla "good" ratings for five of six crashworthiness tests but didn't rate it for passenger-side small overlap crashes, which replicate crashes involving the front corner of a car. IIHS gives the 2018 Corolla a "superior" rating for front crash prevention and "acceptable" ratings for headlights and how easy it is to use the LATCH anchors for child seats. Ratings may differ for Corollas from other model years, so be sure to visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching. Is the Toyota Corolla reliable? J.D. Power's most recent review of initial quality in the Corolla was for the 2017 model year, which is part of the same generation as the 2018 model year and largely similar. It gave the Corolla five out of five possible stars for overall quality, three stars — "about average" — for overall performance and design, and four stars — "better than most" — for predicted reliability. More detailed highlights include five stars for both powertrain quality and design, which looks at problems with the engine and transmission; four stars for both mechanical quality and features and accessories; and three stars on body and interior quality. Autoblog has voiced some concerns with the way …
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When it comes to long-running nameplates, the Toyota Corolla has few peers. It was first introduced as part of a wave of imported Japanese economy cars in the U.S. in 1968. While peers like the Datsun 411 and Honda N600 didn't last as long, contemporary successors like the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic are serious competition for the venerable Corolla. Known for its fuel-efficiency and dependability, the Corolla is the No. 1 best-selling car of all time, having hit the 40 million sales mark in 2013. After 11 generations, the Corolla is Toyota's second-highest selling car behind the venerable Camry midsize sedan. It comes in five trim levels — L, LE, SE, XLE and XSE — plus the LE Eco, a sporty and more fuel-efficient variant. This guide aims to help you make an educated decision about whether or not to buy the 2018 Toyota Corolla. We'll touch on safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel economy ratings and pricing, and we'll conclude with a summary of what the Autoblog editors who've reviewed the Corolla think of it. Note that this guide does not cover the Corolla iM hatchback or its recently-announced replacement, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback. There are enough differences between these two and the regular Corolla to warrant a separate guide. Toyota Corolla safety ratings In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Toyota Corolla an overall five-star rating, the top rating possible for protecting the driver and passengers against injury. Diving deeper, the Corolla gets five stars in side-crash tests and four-star ratings in both frontal crash and rollover resistance tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducts its own comprehensive crash tests, gives the 2018 Toyota Corolla its "Top Safety Pick" award. It gave the Corolla "good" ratings for five of six crashworthiness tests but didn't rate it for passenger-side small overlap crashes, which replicate crashes involving the front corner of a car. IIHS gives the 2018 Corolla a "superior" rating for front crash prevention and "acceptable" ratings for headlights and how easy it is to use the LATCH anchors for child seats. Ratings may differ for Corollas from other model years, so be sure to visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching. Is the Toyota Corolla reliable? J.D. Power's most recent review of initial quality in the Corolla was for the 2017 model year, which is part of the same generation as the 2018 model year and largely similar. It gave the Corolla five out of five possible stars for overall quality, three stars — "about average" — for overall performance and design, and four stars — "better than most" — for predicted reliability. More detailed highlights include five stars for both powertrain quality and design, which looks at problems with the engine and transmission; four stars for both mechanical quality and features and accessories; and three stars on body and interior quality. Autoblog has voiced some concerns with the way …
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$18,600 - $22,780 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 1.8L I-4
MPG 28 City / 36 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission CVTi-S 2-spd CVT w/OD
Power 132 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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