Vehicle Profile: 2021 Toyota Corolla
With impressive efficiency ratings and tons of advanced connectivity technology, the 2021 Toyota Corolla just might be the ultimate commuter sedan. It offers combustion engine and hybrid powertrains, as well as standard Amazon Alexa and smartphone connectivity. And for the 2021 model year, this versatile sedan gained standard Android Auto™ connectivity and a limited-edition Apex trim level. This unique trim boasts signature styling, a manual transmission and custom-tuned chassis.
The 2021 Toyota Corolla is available at seven trim levels: L, LE, Hybrid LE, SE, SE Nightshade Edition, XLE and XSE.
Powertrain and efficiency
The 2021 Toyota Corolla offers three versatile powertrains. The standard gas-powered 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 139 horsepower, 126 lb-ft of torque and an impressive 38 mpg on the highway.* The SE model comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque while still earning 38 mpg on the highway.* Plus, this dynamo can pair with an available six-speed manual transmission for a more engaging driving experience. But for the ultimate in efficiency, go with the 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain. In addition to putting out 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque, it also delivers 52 mpg on the highway.*
Interior comforts and amenities
Technology and comfort define the interior of the 2021 Toyota Corolla. It comes standard with air conditioning, a six-speaker sound system and a 7-inch touch-screen display. The Corolla will keep you connected on the go with standard Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa. Upgrade to a higher trim level for even more luxuries and conveniences, including heated front seats, wireless smartphone charging and plush SofTex® upholstery. Enjoy even more modern conveniences when you choose the 8-inch touch screen, which comes with a nine-speaker JBL® Premium Audio system and a three-year trial of Dynamic Navigation.
With a plethora of advanced safety features, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is engineered to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. Stay aware of your surroundings with the standard integrated backup camera, which shows a projected path to take the guesswork out of maneuvering. On top of that, every Corolla is equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 safety suite. Its features include the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Lane Tracing Assist. It also includes Road Sign Assist, which helps you stay aware of local speed limits, as well as the Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which assists in maintaining a safe speed and stopping distance on long highway drives. For even more assurance on the road, choose the available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. In addition to these impressive features, the 2021 Corolla takes the stress out of car ownership with a standard ToyotaCare plan. This no-cost maintenance service includes 24-hour roadside assistance.
From fledgling families and young professionals to senior drivers and busy commuters, the 2021 Toyota Corolla has something for every driver. With style, comfort, technology and efficiency, the Corolla offers a modern driving experience. If you’re looking to upgrade your daily drive, consider a 2021 Toyota Corolla.
*2021 EPA-estimated mileage. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive.
This article is presented by Krause Toyota.