Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The Corolla delivers a relatively comfortable ride for a small car and has a quiet, spacious interior. Handling is lackluster but very secure. A sportier S version has a tauter suspension with marginally better handling. The continuously variable transmission is fine when loafing around but can elicit loud engine noise under higher revs. Fuel economy is excellent at 32 mpg overall and returns 43 mpg on the highway. Inside, padded and stitched surfaces contrast with a number of drab, hard-plastic bits. Upscale features include standard Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, and a touch-screen radio with simple controls. The rear seat is one of the roomiest in the category. For 2017, Toyota has made forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking standard.