Toyota Corolla News

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

    In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of road transportation alternatives from different eras—from a stagecoach and an early brass-era car to 1950s hot rods and, finally—an electric car plugged in and charging by the side of the road. It's clearly a dig at plug-in cars, reliant on battery power and electric motors to get around. Plug-ins are even more popular in Britain, with its high gas prices, than they are in the U.S. Yet Toyota is the company...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid rated 52 mpg: Why Toyota says it won't cannibalize Prius sales

    Last week the U.S. EPA released final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup. They include a confirmation of what Toyota had claimed when it introduced the lineup last fall: that the Corolla Hybrid will carry an EPA combined rating of more than 50 mpg. The 2020 Toyota Corolla...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid aims for 50 mpg—Prius tech meets frugal mainstream

    With the introduction of a 50-mile-per-gallon Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is keeping true to a mission it undertook a long time ago: democratizing hybrid technology, and making it mainstream. The carmaker has long aimed to deploy its hybrid system aggressively into pretty...

  • 2018 Mazda3
    Toyota hybrids, Rivian electric SUV, Byton, and Trump: Today's Car News

    Today's updates are all about new models from the LA auto show, including new electrics from startup automakers Rivian and Byton, a new all-wheel-drive version of the Toyota Prius, a new Hybrid version of Toyota Corolla, and a fuel-efficient new engine for the Mazda3. All this, plus President Trump...

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    Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Tesla Autopilot safety, Rivian pickup: Today's Car News

    Toyota announces it will build a hybrid version of the Corolla. Rivian teases images of its upcoming electric pickup. Mercedes-Benz launches a consumer fuel-cell test fleet. And we crunch the accident-rate numbers on Tesla's Autopilot. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At a California event...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla
    Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

    The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the announcement Thursday as it unveiled the Corolla sedan at simultaneous events in California and China, underscoring the model's...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show

    The Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. It exists in many different models and varieties all over the world, but the U.S. hasn't always been offered the hatchback version. In fact, the Corolla lineup only regained its five-door model when Toyota shut down its Scion brand and folded the former Scion iM compact hatchback into the Corolla line for 2017. DON'T MISS: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe The company has long planned a new generation of its high-volume compact sedan...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback
    2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

    Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by...

  • 2017 Toyota Corolla, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
    2017 Toyota Corolla: first drive of updated compact sedan

    The Toyota Corolla has been almost the default compact sedan among North American buyers for what seems like decades now. In good years, more than 350,000 are sold to retail and fleet buyers in the U.S., and they're part of the automotive landscape in even the reddest states of the union. The...

  • 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2014
    2014 Toyota Corolla Eco LE: Gas Mileage Test Drive

    The Toyota Corolla has long been the best-selling compact sedan in the U.S., and the all-new 2014 Corolla is a considerable advance over the aged, grim, unexciting model it replaced. We recently tested the most fuel-efficient model, the Corolla Eco, over our usual test route of about two-thirds...

  • 2014 Toyota Corolla L
    New 2014 Toyota Corolla L Base Model To Start At $17,610

    Toyota has announced pricing for the 2014 Corolla Range, with an entry point of $17,610 for the Corolla L. Available in L, LE, S and LE Eco trim lines, Corolla pricing runs from the sub-$18K of the L to $22,110 for a top-end S Plus. This model features a, six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch...

  • 2014 Toyota Corolla
    New 2014 Toyota Corolla Unveiled, Eco Model Aims At 40 MPG Highway

    The Toyota Corolla has been the most popular compact car in the U.S. for more years than we can count. But this year's model is the oldest model in a category that has seen every one of its competitors refreshed in the last three years. The new 2014 Toyota Corolla, the 11th generation of a...

  • 2013 Toyota Matrix

    The Toyota Matrix will pass silently into the ether next year, just as the new Corolla hatchback takes its place in 2014. That will neither come as a shock nor much of a disappointment for many, as the compact's sales have slid downwards ever since 2009--now accounting for only 0.2 percent of Toyota's sales in the compact segment. According to Car and Driver, the Matrix was something of a success in its first four years on the market, starting 2002. It sold over 55,000 units each year before averaging 47,000 through 2008. The global financial crisis hit everyone hard back in 2009 but Matrix...

  • 2013 Ford Focus
    Ford Focus Tops Toyota Corolla As Planet's Most Popular Vehicle

    Ford sold over one million examples of its Focus last year. That alone is impressive, but there's deeper meaning to the high sales statistic--for the first time, the Focus has overtaken its Japanese rival, the Toyota Corolla, at the top of the global sales charts. Thanks to the U.S. and...

  • Toyota Furia Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    Toyota Furia Concept Live Images: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

    The Toyota Corolla remains one of the best selling cars in America, despite its dated design and a powertrain that is, frankly, approaching obsolescence. Its 1.8-liter four cylinder engine still delivers acceptable fuel economy (up to 30 mpg combined), but its transmission choices (five-speed...

  • Toyota's Furia Concept
    Toyota Furia Concept Previews 2014 Toyota Corolla: Detroit Auto Show

    If the 2013 Detroit Auto Show has been rather light on truly green vehicles, concepts previewing the replacement of bread and butter models have been much more exciting. One of those is the Toyota Furia Concept, paving the way for the 2014 Toyota Corolla compact car. Corollas aren't often vehicles...

  • 2011 Toyota Corolla
    2013 Toyota Corolla Continues Unchanged, New Model Next Year

    While the Honda Civic is just about to enjoy a mid-cycle refresh, Toyota's Corolla is reaching the end of its current life, and new model is expected next year. Until then, the 2013 Toyota Corolla remains much the same as the 2012 car--so don't expect much excitement. For the 2013 model year, the...

  • 2005 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Recalls Prius, Corolla Models For Steering Issue

    Toyota has announced the recall of 2.8 million vehicles worldwide to correct a steering fault found on some models. 670,000 Toyota Prius and Corolla models in the U.S. may suffer from an issue in the steering column. The faulty component may cause a knocking or rattling from the steering column...

  • 2011 Toyota Corolla

    The 2012 Corolla may still be selling strong, outpacing the Honda Civic, but in terms of design and engineering it's now off the pace of its newer rivals. Next year's model will change that, says Toyota. According to WardsAuto, Toyota and Scion general manager Bill Fay has revealed that the next version of the popular compact will undergo a "dramatic change", even more so than the Avalon's transition from bland sedan to sleek coupe-like 4-door. Though details are few and far between, the next Corolla, likely to be launched as a 2014 model year car, should also improve on the current model's...

  • 2011 Toyota Corolla
    Toyota Corolla Gas Mileage

    The 2011 Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling compact sedans in the U.S. market. But its gas mileage isn't necessarily anything to write home about. The most fuel-efficient model is the one fitted with the 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine and a five-speed manual gearbox, a transmission many...

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    Miles-Per-Gallon Is Just Stupid. No, Really, It Is.

    Americans aren't stupid. We're just badly informed. And occasionally, stubborn. Why else would we ignorantly cling to using miles per gallon as the way to measure how efficiently a car uses fuel? But maybe you don't quite see the problem. OK, so here's a little test: Which saves more gasoline...

  • BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    2012 BYD e6 Electric Crossover To Cost $35,000, 200-Mile Range

    Later today at the Detroit Auto Show, Chinese carmaker BYD will take the wraps off a new incarnation of the e6 crossover it's shown twice before. This time, however, it comes with an upgraded interior, a more powerful drive motor, and a price: $35,000 before incentives. The company hopes to offer...

  • 2010 GM EN-V Concept
    So Much For World Car-Free Day; Most of the World WANTS Cars

    Yesterday was was World Car-Free Day. Did you notice? Nope, us either. Because while it may be amusing--for a few seconds--to imagine a world without vehicles, it's also sorta silly. It's like imagining a world without vapid blond stars who get way, way, WAY too much press. Might be nice, never...

  • 2009 Toyota Corolla
    2009 Toyota Corolla Makes Top 10 Most Stolen Cars

    Finding out that your car has been stolen is probably one of the worst feelings you can have as a car owner, especially if it gets stolen while you our out and about. The good news is that some cars just aren’t popular cars to steal. The bad news is that the cars that are popular to steal...

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