Compare 2018 vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Specs at a Glance

2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Toyota Corolla

Engine

1.8L I4

Horsepower

132 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

28/36 *

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission


2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

Engine

1.8L I4

Horsepower

132 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

28/36 **

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

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The Toyota Corolla has been one of the best-selling compact cars in the United States for more than four decades. The 2018 model of the Corolla has no major changes from the 2017 release, which received refreshed interior and exterior styling and earned a five-year cost-to-own award from Kelley Blue Book as well as the best new car for teens award by U.S. News and World Report. Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Toyota Corolla if you're shopping for a compact car with outstanding reliability, great fuel economy, and a comfortable, well-appointed interior.

Performance

The 2018 Toyota Corolla retains the same powertrain as the 2017 model: a 132-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which operates like an automatic. The combination provides an EPA-estimated 28 city/36 highway miles per gallon. If you opt for the Corolla Eco, you'll get a boost to 140 horses and get an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway mpg.

Appearance

Since the Toyota Corolla's interior and exterior appearance was just refreshed in 2017 in honor of the classic compact's 50th anniversary, the 2018 model has the same sporty, modern look that makes this car a winner among buyers and industry experts alike. On the outside, you'll notice the updated grille with a honeycomb design replacing horizontal slats, as well as redesigned foglights equipped with either bi-LEDs or complex LEDs depending on trim. Updated taillights and sculpted side panels finish the look. Inside, the redesigned center stack replaces traditional buttons and knobs with a touchscreen infotainment system. The cockpit is sleeker and more modern, with slimmer HVAC controls and new circular airvents. Generous standard tech is a hallmark of the 2018 Corolla, including the 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, and Toyota's Entune infotainment system with voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free.

Safety

With the addition of the Toyota Safety Sense package in 2017, the Corolla is now the only compact car with standard collision avoidance features at every trim. These include a wide array of driver assistance tech: forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla also has a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. While it hasn't yet been tested by the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety, the 2017 Corolla was an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the agency's highest designation.

Whether you're interested in test driving the 2017 or 2018 Corolla, visit us at Kerry Toyota to get behind the wheel. Our knowledgeable sales staff is ready to help you take home your ideal car.


* 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
** 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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