The 2021 Toyota Corolla buffs the automaker’s tiny-auto credentials in some noticeable means, and some subtler kinds, far too. An absurdly good worth specifically in hybrid trim, the 2021 Corolla’s a resale monolith—and hasn’t misplaced people attributes even as it’s developed extra trendy and extra nimble.
For 2021, all versions achieve Android Vehicle compatibility, two extra airbags, and offered satellite radio. Blind-place screens are extra extensively offered, far too.
Bought as a sedan or as a hatchback in a host of trims, the 2021 Corolla earns a TCC Ranking of 6.seven out of ten, dependent on the more compact-engined sedan. (Read through extra about how we fee cars.)
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With the most current Corolla, Toyota applies some of its present styling cues, but not the extra extravagant kinds. The Corolla hatchback’s the extra striking of the duo sedans have extra exciting fillips but a standard outline. Neither’s as exhausting to the eyeballs as the Mirai or as of-the-second as the RAV4. The interior strikes a greater compromise of operate and type, with smartly arrayed controls and a sprint-mounted infotainment touchscreen.
Hybrids and foundation Corollas putter, while “S” models keep a extra brisk speed. The Corolla Hybrid’s 121-horsepower output might shy from acceleration, but delivers 52-mpg blended EPA gas economy—which shames the or else great gas mileage that arrives from the Corolla’s one.8-liter inline-four and continuously variable computerized transmission (CVT). Possibly of people satisfy the Corolla’s mission as innocuous but capable transformation SE and XSE cars with the 169-hp two.-liter inline-four thrash their way to more quickly acceleration and appear with guide shifters if you like, but could use a round of refinement. All Corollas take care of with aplomb the steering’s under no circumstances far too weighty, the trip high quality under no circumstances far too bobbly.
In either Corolla, the front travellers have the home they need to prosper, but sedans have excellent rear seats, from the cushions on their own to the head and leg home that surrounds them. Hybrids have some of the finest chairs of all, while all Corollas get taxed by a 5-passenger highway vacation. Cargo area is shy on sedans, but hatchbacks have lots of storage behind the back again seats and behind the fronts when the backs fold down.
Just about every Corolla will get computerized unexpected emergency braking, adaptive cruise manage, active lane manage, and blind-place screens are normal or offered on nearly every single design. Corollas also get touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle compatibility, electricity functions, and cloth or synthetic leather upholstery. At about $twenty five,000 either the quite properly-geared up Corolla XLE or the tremendous-frugal Corolla Hybrid LE make excellent feeling to us.