The 2021 Toyota Corolla buffs the automaker’s modest-car credentials in some noticeable techniques, and some subtler kinds, as well. An absurdly excellent benefit in particular in hybrid trim, the 2021 Corolla’s a resale monolith—and has not missing these attributes even as it’s grown much more elegant and much more nimble.
For 2021, all variations gain Android Vehicle compatibility, two much more airbags, and available satellite radio. Blind-place monitors are much more commonly available, as well.
Marketed as a sedan or as a hatchback in a host of trims, the 2021 Corolla earns a TCC Score of 6.seven out of 10, dependent on the more compact-engined sedan. (Read much more about how we charge cars.)
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With the hottest Corolla, Toyota applies some of its present styling cues, but not the much more extravagant kinds. The Corolla hatchback’s the much more hanging of the duo sedans have much more attention-grabbing fillips but a regular define. Neither’s as exhausting to the eyeballs as the Mirai or as of-the-second as the RAV4. The inside strikes a far better compromise of operate and kind, with smartly arrayed controls and a sprint-mounted infotainment touchscreen.
Hybrids and base Corollas putter, though “S” designs retain a much more brisk rate. The Corolla Hybrid’s 121-horsepower output may shy from acceleration, but delivers fifty two-mpg mixed EPA gasoline economy—which shames the in any other case fantastic gasoline mileage that arrives from the Corolla’s one.8-liter inline-4 and continually variable automated transmission (CVT). Possibly of these satisfy the Corolla’s mission as innocuous but able transformation SE and XSE cars with the 169-hp two.-liter inline-4 thrash their way to more rapidly acceleration and arrive with manual shifters if you like, but could use a spherical of refinement. All Corollas tackle with aplomb the steering’s by no means as well large, the ride high-quality by no means as well bobbly.
In either Corolla, the front passengers have the room they need to have to prosper, but sedans have exceptional rear seats, from the cushions by themselves to the head and leg room that surrounds them. Hybrids have some of the best chairs of all, even though all Corollas get taxed by a 5-passenger highway excursion. Cargo place is shy on sedans, but hatchbacks have lots of storage powering the back seats and powering the fronts when the backs fold down.
Every single Corolla receives automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise management, lively lane management, and blind-place monitors are regular or available on just about just about every product. Corollas also get touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle compatibility, ability attributes, and fabric or artificial leather upholstery. At about $twenty five,000 either the pretty nicely-equipped Corolla XLE or the tremendous-frugal Corolla Hybrid LE make perfect sense to us.