Toyota’s hot selling compact sedan is all-new for 2014. The redesigned Toyota Corolla offers a sportier look and a lot of value.
After the Camry, the Corolla has been the top selling model in the United States for Toyota. Worldwide, Corolla is the leader for Toyota, since the automaker sells more than one million of these compact cars annually. For 2014, the Toyota Corolla is completely redesigned with a fresh, sporty look. Larger on the inside and slightly longer on the outside, the Corolla provides excellent value and reliability.
Compact cars are rapidly losing their “appliance” look. That’s because car buyers want a vehicle that does more than take them from point to point: these days they are more likely to personally identify with their vehicles — they want a stylish model they can be proud of.
For 2014, Toyota pushed the Corolla’s wheelbase out by nearly four inches, and upgraded its body. Up front is a sporty face, accented by a sleek grille and a large intake. Flanking the grille are stylish headlamps; fog lamps are also available.
The Corolla is marked by distinctive hood creases, color-keyed side mirrors, profile character lines and wrap around tail lamps. Standard steel wheels in the base model are replaced by alloy wheels elsewhere. A color-keyed rear spoiler is included with the S and LE Eco models. The Corolla S comes with a front chrome grille surround with a piano-black insert; a chrome-tipped exhaust is also included.
Inside, the 2014 Corolla is outfitted with a fluid dashboard that flows in an unbroken line from driver to passenger side. The look highlights the instrument panel, the center stack and the passenger area for a pleasing upgrade over the previous model. The instrument cluster features a three-gauge analog display in all models except for the S edition. In the S edition, the Corolla offers two gauges with chrome accents flanking a digital driver’s information center.
Fabric-trimmed seats are standard and SofTex seats are available. SofTex looks, feels and breathes like leather, but it is a man-made material.
The driver’s seat is comfortable, providing good support for your back, thigh and legs. It offers 6-way adjustment; the passenger seat comes with 4-way adjustment. A tilt and telescopic steering wheel column is standard and comes with audio and Bluetooth controls.
Toyota equips the Corolla with a standard AM/FM CD player with four speakers, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and an iPod interface. Upgrades to Entune radio with voice recognition, music streaming and hands-free phone capability start with the LE package.
For 2014, additional space between the wheels is noticeable, especially in the back seat. The rear area holds three comfortably. A 60-40 split folding rear seat provides additional access to the trunk. The LE edition on up offers a center fold down arm rest with a pair of cup holders. There are also two cup holders up front and all four doors include storage pockets with bottle holders.
The Corolla’s trunk measures 13 cubic feet. Fold down the rear seat and extra storage space can be had.
As before, Toyota continues to make use of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine across the model line. The base “L” and “S” editions offer a standard six-speed manual transmission. The LE and LE Eco editions are equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the first time Toyota has offered a CVT with the Corolla. A four-speed automatic transmission is available with the Corolla L; the S edition can be upgraded to the CVT.
The LE Eco edition, all new for 2014, provides an engine tweak that brings in valvematic engine technology, what provides better airflow control to the engine. The result is a slight boost in horsepower compared with the standard engine (140 hp v. 132 hp) and a corresponding increase in fuel economy.
Indeed, the 2014 edition delivers the best fuel economy for the Corolla yet, ranging from 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway for a combined 31 mpg for the base model to 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway for a combined 35 mpg for the LE Eco.
Both the standard and enhanced engines provide sufficient power, typical for models in this segment. The increasingly rare manual transmission provides smooth shifting and should be desired by people preferring more interactive driving. Happily minimized with the CVT is the “rubber band effect” — a sensation that drivers typically feel when pressing down on the accelerator hard, resulting in a power lag. The Corolla’s engine doesn’t strain under the force nor does the transmission hold it back.
Toyota has been steadily and relentlessly upgrading its technologies in recent years and the 2014 Corolla benefits from those changes. Every model is equipped with LED low beam headlamps and LED daytime running lights and offer standard Bluetooth connectivity.
Upgrade to the LE and your Corolla comes equipped with keyless entry, a backup monitor, cruise control and Entune Audio. Entune is Toyota’s infotainment system, displayed on a 6.1-inch screen.
When equipped with a drivers convenience package, Entune is bundled with navigation and an app suite along with HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription) and hands-free calling.
All 2014 Toyota Corollas come equipped with numerous safety features to include: front, front side, side curtain, driver knee and passenger seat-cushion air bags. In addition, this model comes equipped with vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and smart stop technology.
The Toyota Corolla received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Corolla achieved the IIHS’ highest score of “good” for moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints & seats; and a “marginal” rating for small overlap front testing.
With a starting price of $16,800, the 2014 Toyota Corolla offers tremendous value, regardless of the model chosen. A well-equipped model can be had for under $20,000, putting this vehicle at the top of the segment for best bang for the buck.
Modest price increases for 2014 have reflected increased content. There has been a slight price reduction for the S edition, if you are looking for rock bottom price and are willing to give up amenities. Its excellent fuel economy and roomier interior clinches it for the Corolla.
"Great car. Only complaint is noise, the faster you go the louder the road noise. And when it rains ,you know you have a tin roof with No insulation.the entire car needs much better soundproofing and insulation."
Back-up camera with a great stereo system.
Smooth sporty yet classy
Impressive 4 cylinder with CVT Transmission
Lots of added rear leg room. Child safety door locks in the rear.
So far, gas,oil,tires,and wiper blades. No repairs to date
"Sport Drive mode is awesome.
Car interior and exterior is good.
Like the paddle shifter in economy mode for zipping in city roads.
Like the simplicity in dashboard design.
Good leg space in back seat.
Leather seats are comfortable.
Steering movement is little more required.
Good vehicle stability at 70 mph"
"Nice little car with snappy performance once up to speed. Good interior and exterior styling. The lower end infotainment system leaves a lot to be desired."
Styling. The lower end infotainment system leaves alot to be desired.
The car is slow off the line. However, once you get moving and the rpms are up performance is snappy. A nice feature is a transmission setting that keeps the rpms around 3000 rpm at cruise so when you go to pass you are already in the power range. Very nice on curvy roads. The car is capable of cruising at 80 mph with no problem and still accelerate to over a 100 fairly quickly. That being said this car will not allow you to join the Fast and the Furious "Tuner" club without a genius mechanic and well over 20 - 50K of upgrades.
My 2 adult sons, on of whom is pretty big, can sit in the back seat for long trips with plenty of room.
Fairly low price and sips gas. I routinely get around 33 mpg.
"Nice family car. Great gas mileage and I like the display. I purchased the light green with Tan interior. I do not recommend the light internal unless you plan to covering everything - which defeats the purpose of having that type of interior. The control buttons for the heated front seats can be turned on easily without your knowledge. A good valued car."
The leather seats (Tan) is easily discolored/faded with colored clothing such as Blue Jeans. Requires a cover
Acceleration is bad/no "Get up and Go". Don't pull out in front of any vehicle.
"We bought it! ... Very clean, low miles, one owner and all maintenance info available. All of which was confirmed on carfax report. Very happy. " Read Less
by CARFAX User on September 23, 2015
"We bought this car for my daughter to drive to and from school and work. It has already handled well, helping avoid deer, foggy conditions, and other hazardous drivers. Very happy!"
by DAN on June 8, 2015
"This is a car for my daughter at college. We are impressed with the quality of construction and the excellent mileage.
We have owned many Toyota vehicles over the years and they have always proven to be reliable and safe vehicles." Read Less
by CLEMSONU88 on April 10, 2015
"We bought this for my daughter as a high school & college graduation present. We wanted to give her something that will last through college and the first few years beyond. The car is excellent and gets phenomenal gas mileage (29 city & 36 highway). It's no Cadillac, but for $14k it's well worth it. It drives smoothly, looks great, has blue tooth and the back up camera, and hopefully will be as reliable as the other Corollas we've owned. I highly recommend this car." Read Less
by JAN on February 16, 2015
"Good looking, clean, low miles economy car - LE model. Pretty happy with the deal. The radio reception is excellent, has back up camera, service interval (oil change) is 10K miles, handles well, has decent space for four, medium trunk luggage space." Read Less
by COROLLAQUEEN on July 17, 2014
"The 2014 corolla sport is perfect for me. It's got got great giddy-up and a sharp look. I've yet to have any problem to make me not feel safe in the car. "
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2014 Toyota Corolla Pricing
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The price range for the 2014 Toyota Corolla is $9,542 - $13,989.
The average selling price is $11,802.
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