With 40 million sold and counting, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling vehicle nameplate in history. It also offers the lowest cost to own in the compact car category, earning another year as our 5-Year Cost to Own Award champion.
Fresh off a complete redesign last year, the world's all-time bestseller is now roomier, more stylish and decidedly tech-savvier, too. What hasn't changed for Corolla is its attractive pricing, low maintenance and repair costs, and renowned resale value. Toyota's venerable compact car has always been a smart buy, but increased emotional appeal makes the latest version an even better value.
Comfort and ease remain hallmarks, but the Corolla's more expressive look accurately conveys slightly more engaging driving feel. Still, Corolla remains an appealing option for road warriors and around-towners alike, with comfortable front seats, a roomy rear seat and a compliant ride. In our full review of the 2015 Toyota Corolla we noted that "the ride is a smooth and well-mannered" and "both iterations of the 1.8-liter engine deliver up enough power to safely merge or pass slower traffic."
On the technology front, even base Corolla models include a USB port, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity. The available Entune infotainment system is impressively comprehensive, and offers one of the category's most user-friendly interfaces.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of around $17,500 and tops $24,000 with niceties like a moonroof, navigation system and push-button start. The most popular 2015 Toyota Corolla powertrain is rated to return city/highway fuel economy of 29/38 mpg, but there's a also an Eco model rated at 30/42 mpg.