2014 Toyota Corolla Road Test - Consumer Reports
Combining the practicality and frugal fuel economy compact-sedan buyers want with more interior room, upgraded amenities, and a sorely needed shot of style, this generation Corolla is a reasonable alternative to a midsized sedan. Slightly larger than the outgoing model, Corolla has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with ample leg room. Despite the bump in size, the car remains small enough for easy maneuvering and parking.
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Toyota Corolla Road Test

Combining the practicality and frugal fuel economy compact-sedan buyers want with more interior room, upgraded amenities, and a sorely needed shot of style, this generation Corolla is a reasonable alternative to a midsized sedan.

Slightly larger than the outgoing model, Corolla has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with ample leg room. Despite the bump in size, the car remains small enough for easy maneuvering and parking. And, it's one of the best-riding compact sedans we've tested, absorbing bumps with only muted impacts.

Most of these Corollas are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission. However, the base L version used a four-speed automatic. The CVT delivers 32 mpg overall and stretches highway mpg to 43. Performance was adequate at best.

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The LE trim strikes the best balance of features and price, and it includes some nice extras such as a touch-screen audio system, backup camera, and automatic climate control. And all Corollas have standard USB connections and Bluetooth. LE Plus versions add alloy wheels. At $20,652, including...
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