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Editors' Page: 2015 Toyota Corolla

By KBB.com Editors on December 5, 2014 10:58 AM
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Traditional Virtues Fortified by High MPG

Totally redesigned just last year, the 11th-generation Corolla underwent a stem-to-stern makeover that enhanced this compact bestseller's traditional strengths -- reliability, affordability, low operating costs -- with 21st-century must-have improvements: a roomier interior, reduced interior noise, and increased fuel economy. Its new, more contemporary sheetmetal surrounds a substantially larger Corolla, now offering one of the roomiest rear seats in the class.

With attractive pricing, contemporary styling, class-leading roominess, and high fuel economy ratings, the Corolla has what it takes to continue building on its formidable worldwide sales record -- 40 million cars and still going strong, the bestselling brand in automotive history.

Driving It

"Driving enthusiasts and die-hard car junkies probably won't like the way the Corolla corners and accelerates. But, for the remaining 90 percent who simply want a comfortable, competent and credible car to get them to work on the weekdays and away on weekends, the 2015 Toyota Corolla sedan is more than up to the job." Find out more in our 2015 Toyota Corolla full review.

One Size

While many of its compact competitors also offer coupe and/or hatchback versions, the Toyota Corolla still comes in just one body style, a formal four-door sedan. It's a continuation of a long tradition of one-size-fits-all, but in this case the size has been expanded enough to justify the convention. 

Owners Say

KBB.com reader and Corolla owner virginia_driver had this to say: "While reviewers have noted ad infinitum that it isn't a 'drivers car' it certainly has more than adequate power for any sane driver, and the handling and steering are quite solid - certainly no 'floatiness'. The ride is very quiet and bumps are handled very well; I have never driven a car with better suspension. The interior, as noted elsewhere is large for this class car." Read more Toyota Corolla consumer reviews.

Build and Price

Sticker prices for the 2015 Toyota Corolla start under $18,000 and top out under $25,000, attractive pricing that's backed up by strong resale values. Build and price your own 2015 Toyota Corolla right here at KBB.com to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Compact Cars

The affordable, dependable Toyota Corolla is one of the smartest and most practical new-car choices you can make, but that doesn't mean it's the right choice for you. Check out our Compact Car Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on the segment.

Photo Gallery: Toyota Corolla Inside and Out

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