Toyota Corolla in Warner Robins

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Legendary Toyota Corolla

In its fifty years as a top-selling sedan in America, the Toyota Corolla has seen a lot of trends come and go. It's also gone through many changes and updates through the years. But, it always remains a dependable, steadfast model that drivers turn to when they want a high-quality car with an excellent reputation.

Here at Lowe Toyota Scion of Warner Robins, the Corolla has long been a favorite of ours. The sedan, which has one of the best records of longevity and reliability around, has four doors and comfortable seating for five. Great fuel economy and low maintenance requirements mean the Corolla is definitely worthy of a closer look if you're searching for a comfortable car that can not only take you to and from work, but, also take you on long road trips.

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Compare the Beloved Toyota Corolla to the Competition

The Toyota Corolla. It's a legend for sedan-style cars, thanks to its reputation for high quality and longevity. The Corolla has been a steadfast and true model for Georgia drivers in the Warner Robins area for decades, and, here at Lowe Toyota of Warner Robins, we're always happy to recommend it to all of our customers.

The Toyota Corolla recently celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary on the market. After more than five decades as a go-to choice for American drivers in search of a reliable, budget-friendly car, the Corolla is still a great sedan and is still worthy of a closer look.

The Toyota Corolla of today is much like previous versions. It still offers roomy space and a comfortable ride, with four doors, seating for five people, and a cavernous trunks space capable of holding several suitcases, and much more. Add in the well-built, peppy, standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that every Corolla comes equipped with, and you have a stellar model for any young professional or small family.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla - A Look at the Trims

One of our favorite things about the Corolla is the choice it gives our customers. Drivers can pick between six different trim levels for 2018, as well as choose between either an automatic or a manual transmission.

Every trim for the 2018 Corolla comes with a lengthy list of features, and you can get more as you move up trim levels. The trim lineup for 2018 includes:

  • 2018 Toyota Corolla L, the base trim for this year's Corolla is anything but basic. It comes with a full roster of tech and safety features that are sure to please even the pickiest drivers. Standard amenities for every Corolla, starting at the L level, include:

    • Touchscreen infotainment interface
    • LED headlights
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Traffic-adapting cruise control
    • Siri Eyes Free voice control system (for iPhone users)
    • Frontal crash warning
    • Rearview camera
    • Automatic emergency braking
    • Lane departure warning with steering assistance
    • Automatic high beam control
  • 2018 Toyota Corolla LE, the next trim up in the lineup comes with larger wheels, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, and upgraded upholstery.
  • 2018 Toyota Corolla LE Eco, this trim comes with all the same features as the previous models, except it adds some retuning in order to maximize fuel efficiency. LE Eco changes include engine and suspension retuning, a rear spoiler, and enhanced aerodynamics.
  • 2018 Toyota Corolla XLE, this level builds on the previous models' features as well, adding a keyless entry and keyless ignition, as well as Toyota's SofTex simulated leather upholstery , a power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, a larger touchscreen display, app-based navigation system called Scout GPS Link, and satellite and HD radio.
  • 2018 Toyota Corolla SE, this model is the sporty-style Corolla, and it has a unique mesh front grille design to go with it. It's also the only Corolla model with an available manual transmission. Features wise, it comes with all the same amenities as the previous model, although it changes or adds a few things, including a rear spoiler, steering wheel with paddle shifters (for automatic transmission-equipped models), and sport-style front seats. If you choose the version with a manual transmission, it adds a sunroof, and upgraded infotainment system.
  • 2018 Toyota Corolla XSE, the top trim in the Corolla family adds the sunroof, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

In addition to all that you get with every Corolla purchase, Toyota also makes a number of special add-on features and packages available. For the LE and LE Eco, there's a Premium package, which adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a set of LED running lights integrate on the bumper, and an upgraded infotainment system.

Also, for drivers who go with the XLE and XSE models, they can add an integrated navigation system and smartphone integration with Toyota's signature Entune App Suite.

Side-By-Side Comparisons - the Toyota Corolla vs. the Competition

While we know the Toyota Corolla is a perfect option for any number of types of driver, at Lowe Toyota of Warner Robins, we also know that the Corolla isn't your only new-car option for a small sedan. Several other well-known car companies manufacture models that are a similar size and capability.

Despite the competition though, we still think the Corolla has more to offer. But, don't take our word for it. Read on to discover for yourself how the Toyota Corolla comes out ahead of both the Honda Civic sedan, and the Ford Focus sedan. As you can see, the Corolla has a lot more going for it than those competing models, especially when it comes to standard features designed to keep you safe.

Toyota Corolla vs. Honda Civic

  • Standard safety features. Regardless of which trim level you choose, every Toyota Corolla in the lineup comes with a host of standard safety features that are among the most advanced and innovative technologies available. Every Corolla comes automatically with a lane departure warning, frontal collision warning, and automatic emergency braking, among others. Comparatively, the new Honda Civic doesn't come with these feature standard. Drivers can order it as an optional package, but, it's not something you can expect to come standard.
  • Space. The Toyota Corolla is a little more spacious for you and your passengers than the Honda Civic. In fact, three adults sitting side by side in the backseat of the new Toyota Corolla will enjoy more breathing room than three in the rear of a Civic, especially when it comes to backseat legroom.
  • Transmission. Most Toyota Corolla models come with an automatic transmission standard. However, Toyota understands that some drivers prefer to be in charge of their car's shifting with a manual transmission, and they make one available on the sport-tuned trim level, the Toyota Corolla SE, which also adds a rear spoiler and a sport-style gauge on the dashboard. The Honda Civic, meanwhile, comes standard with a manual transmission. If you want to avoid the manual and get the automatic, you either have to request it special as an option, or else move up trim levels and spend more money.

The Toyota Corolla vs. the Ford Focus

  • Fuel economy. You can go further on a tank of gas in a Toyota Corolla than you can in the Ford Focus, saving you money at the fuel pump and saving you time for refueling stops. For example, the entry-level Corolla averages a combined 32 mpg, while the entry-level Focus only averages a combined 28 mpg. Also, the Corolla fuel tank has a greater capacity, at 13.2 gallons, than the Focus, which has a capacity of only 12.4 gallons.
  • Backseat space. The passengers in the rear seat of the Toyota Corolla will thank you for the extra space provided. In fact, the Corolla offers your backseat passengers considerably more space than the Ford Focus does. The Corolla offers rear legroom that is greater than the Focus, by more than eight inches. Plus, the Corolla also gives the backseat passenger more elbow room and shoulder room as well.
  • Advanced safety features. While every single Toyota Corolla, starting right at the base level, comes standard with an incredible list of safety features, including forward collision mitigation and automatic high beam control, the Ford Focus lineup is missing these features. In fact, a similar suite of safety feature is available for the Ford Focus, but only on the top trim, Titanium, and only available as a special package.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla - Performance and Power

Despite the many different customization options for the 2018 Corolla, they are all equipped with the same engine power. Each one comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine puts 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque on most models, although the LE Eco, with its fuel economy-minded tuning, puts out 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque.

Passenger and Cargo Space on the 2018 Corolla

Despite its small size and tiny footprint, the Corolla doesn't feel cramped on the inside. This is a car that's designed with your and your passengers' comfort in mind. There's plenty of legroom, headroom, and elbow room. Plus, the seats are well-made and constructed of top materials that promise to retain their comfort.

The cargo space on the 2018 Corolla is also spacious. The trunk opening is wide, allowing for easier loading and unloading, and the cargo area holds more than it appears, especially when the car's rear seats are folded down to expand the trunk. In fact, the Corolla's trunk holds around 13 cubic feet of cargo, and the rear seats fold in a 60/40 split for a flexible and versatile storage area.

When it comes to toting around smaller items inside the car, we don't think you'll be disappointed in the Corolla. Not only is there a storage tray in the center of the car, near the shifter, there are also pockets for storage in the doors and a two-level bin in the center armrest.

Shopping for the 2018 Toyota Corolla in Warner Robins

Are you ready to see how the Corolla has been made better with more than fifty years of innovation and improvements from Toyota? Stop by and visit us soon at Lowe Toyota Scion of Warner Robins. We can show you our collection of current Corolla models and get you behind the wheel of one of your own in no time.