The king of economy, the 2014 Toyota Corolla

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Here in the UAE, and indeed in almost all markets where the Toyota Corolla is sold, it is primarily bought because of its inexpensive price tag, reliability and fuel efficiency. Toyota has built a name for themselves on providing quality, inexpensive automobiles. That being said, there are fierce competitors to Toyota now then there was even 5 years ago.

Next year's European-style Corolla sedan. Overseas model shown.

The L trim comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, full power options, A/C, tilt and telescope steering wheel, trip computer and CD player. A few additional options are the AUX audio jack, split-folding rear seats and a height adjustable driver’s seat.

The interior of the new 2014 Toyota Corolla is nice, but there is nothing ergonomic about its design. It still remains as a major step up from the outgoing models which had too many hard plastics and a truley outdated design.

Corolla’s LE trim adds 16-inch steel wheels and cruise control as main options. The extra additives are heated mirrors, intermittent wipers, steering wheel audio adjustment controls, Bluetooth capabilities, 6-inch touchscreen display and iPod/USB connectivity. The S trim adds fog-lights for that sporty look as well as a sporty body kit, a rear spoiler and upgraded cloth upholstery with metallic interior trim.

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The 1.8L in-line 4 in the 2014 Toyota Corolla remains unchanged, it produces 132 HP and 128 lb. ft. of torque. The 0-100 km/h test saw the 2014 Corolla test out at 10.1 seconds. The fuel economy is very good, getting 7.4L/100km city driving and 5.6L/100km highway driving. The New 2014 Toyota Corolla will have a sporty alternative that looks the part, blackened machine faced grille in the front similar to the one on the sportier 2015 Toyota Camry version.

As a fuel efficient, cheap small size car the 2014 Toyota Corolla offers a soft, comfortable ride for those interested in purchasing one for the daily commute to work. Noise levels are low even at highway speeds. The only pitfall is handling, which Toyota did not emphasize.

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