Throughout the years of the automotive industry, there have been a near-endless amount of vehicles that have rolled off the assembly lines and provided consumers with an endless amount of advantages. Some have lengthy runs where their existence is celebrated for several years, while others drift by the wayside and become fixtures of nostalgia. Fortunately, the Toyota Corolla happens to fall into the former of these two categories and not the latter. Debuting in Japan back in 1966, the Corolla soon made it over to American shores. It gave consumers something that many of the major brands in Detroit could not—a vehicle that was conservative in the amount of fuel it needed to operate.
This trend has remained consistent over time, and the Corolla has gone on to become one of the most respected models and reliable methods of transportation in the world. And while events such as the worldwide energy crisis that made gasoline a scarce commodity are long over with, Toyota’s dedication to quality has remained consistent since then. And even after all these years in production, the Corolla remains the perfect choice for both the average and family-oriented consumer. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2023 Toyota Corolla and the various advantages it has to offer.
Starting MSRP: $21,700 [a]
Horsepower (hp): 169
Cargo Volume (cu.ft.): 13.1
Fuel Economy (city/hwy MPG): 32/41
As with any other vehicle you might be purchasing, it’s important to “pop the hood, ” take a gander at the engine, and ascertain its advantages. In recent years, many manufacturers have turned to streamlining the production of their fleets by making a single powertrain available on all levels of trim.
Toyota is no exception to this practice, and the 2023 edition of the Corolla is equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Because the Corolla is geared more towards practicality and economy, the engine limits its horsepower to 169 hp. The engine is equipped with a continuously variable transmission, which is beneficial for the stop-and-go traffic patterns that are integral to commuting within the city limits.
When driving within the city limits, consumers can expect to achieve a fuel economy of 32 MPG and 41 MPG during excursions on the highway for a combined total average of 35 MPG. For a non-hybrid vehicle, these numbers are more than impressive. Drivers can expect to go 462 miles in between fill-ups and look forward to savings of around $2,000 over a period of five years. The Corolla is an FWD-exclusive vehicle, while the hybrid variations can be outfitted with AWD.
There’s no denying that the Corolla has always been designed to be a practical vehicle that provides more than adequate transportation. However, Toyota has always demonstrated a keen eye for design that suits our need for style and love of having a vehicle that caters to our love of aesthetics.
The exterior of the 2023 Corolla finds a way to balance a curvaceous shape with a sleek aerodynamic appeal that certainly satisfies the basic need of making a memorable first impression wherever they go. Fortunately, those who aren’t content with the design of the sedan can opt for the Corolla Hatchback. Best described as a modern take on the traditional hatchback design, the curves and presentation are ready to compete with its main rival, the Honda Civic, in a contest of style and awe. And because it’s always important to never judge a book by its cover, drivers will be pleasantly surprised that the attention to detail can be found in the interior design of the vehicle as well.
Just because the 2023 Toyota Corolla is a practical vehicle doesn’t mean it skimps on comfort in regard to its interior design. One feature that we were most impressed with was the vehicle’s stylish infotainment screen, which serves as the centerpiece of the interior and elevates the experience of when you’re behind the wheel. Because the industry is guided by trends, many brands have taken the step of placing their screens atop the dashboard.
While this certainly is a stylish move, it’s also beneficial for the driver to have close proximity to the controls and features. In the Corolla, the 8-inch screen sits perfectly adjacent to the steering column, allowing the driver access while limiting distractions. Apart from providing the interior with style, the screen provides the driver access to both Apple and Android products and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, guaranteeing a connection no matter where your journeys happen to take you.
For those with a penchant for innovation and a love of technology, Toyota is certainly a brand to pay attention to. In this day and age, the various technological, safety, and driving assistance features are more advanced than they were just a few short years ago. And each year, there seem to be new improvements and advances being made that allow for better peace of mind and additional oversight during our travels.
Always known as a manufacturer that places the safety of its drivers at the forefront, the 2023 Toyota Corolla is designed with the driver’s well-being in mind. In collision testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic & Safety Association, the Corolla received the highly-coveted five-star safety rating, the highest distinction available. It should also be noted that this testing is objective in its execution, and the results are readily available to any consumers who wish to know how safe their purchases are.
When it comes to the advanced features that make any trip a safe one, Toyota provides more standards than any other manufacturer in the entire industry. To demonstrate this commitment, all trims of the 2023 Toyota Corolla come equipped with a comprehensive suite of features that Toyota refers to as Safety Sense 3.0.
Being a safe driver means being accountable for the other cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians who we share the road with. A Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian
Detection is implemented to provide additional oversight and engage emergency braking when necessary. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control allows your vehicle’s speeds to be adjusted based on traffic patterns. It’s an excellent way to maintain a safe distance and preserve reaction time, especially in long stretches of highway driving.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist engages when the vehicle travels at speeds of over 30 mph; this feature is imperative in providing additional assistance with helping your vehicle in its lane with corrective steering. It is an absolute must for situations that limit your visibility. Lane Tracing Assist is another advanced feature of the 2023 Toyota Corolla; this technology utilizes camera and radar technology to provide further assistance with ensuring you stay in your lane when moving forward. It can even bring the vehicle to a complete stop under certain circumstances.
Road Sign Assist relies on camera-based technology and is meant to detect various road signs, from speed limits, stop, do not enter, yield, and many, many more. These are then displayed in the Multi-Information Display, ensuring you’re further aware of your surroundings. Maintaining visibility is essential for any driving situation.
However, sometimes situations are beyond your control, which is where Automatic High Beams come into use. Engaging when conditions warrant it and disengaging in the event of oncoming traffic is a way to ensure everyone stays safe and maintains essential vision. Lastly, Proactive Driving Assist employs additional braking for such situations as sharper corners and steering. It’s an excellent way to get additional help navigating the city limits.
With an engine that’s designed to minimize fuel costs, safety features that are more advanced and available than the competition, and a stylish design that appeals to drivers’ sense of presentation, the 2023 Toyota Corolla is proof of why more drivers trust Toyota when it comes to their basic transportation needs. And when it comes to covering all of your basic needs, the friendly and knowledgeable sales team at Faith’s Toyota is here to do just that. Not only will you find a vast selection of new and used offerings from the Toyota fleet, but you’ll be impressed with the knowledge and resources that our sales team has to offer.
They’ll take the time to go over each model and take the time to explain the various trims, packages, accessories, and features that make each Toyota a great deal at an affordable price. And if you feel like a new Toyota is out of your price range, we invite you to consult with their financing department so you can make your dreams of Toyota ownership a reality. And most importantly, Faith’s Toyota invites you to come back for all of your routine services to ensure your Toyota stays on the road and running for you like a dream come true. That’s the difference you’ll experience when you shop with them, and their team can’t wait to show you everything the 2023 Toyota Corolla has to offer. Visit them today!