So you are in the market for a compact sedan that is packed with character and value, easy on the pocket, and can cover the mileage you need but don’t want it running on diesel. If you have been rummaging around for the perfect car for so long but still haven’t found what you’ve been looking for, don’t worry—there are hybrids to save the day. With a hybrid like the 2021 Toyota Corolla, you can tick off all those items in your checklist without worrying about fuel economy, performance, and safety! Let’s part out this widely touted vehicle and discover what it has to offer.
Toyota Corolla 2021: What’s New?
Whether in the city or in the suburbs, it is almost impossible not to find a Toyota Corolla. Dubbed as the best-selling car of all time, the Toyota Corolla is a no-nonsense sedan that screams value. Last year, Toyota introduced the 12th-generation Corolla with so many features and visual vigor—it was so good everybody thought it could not get any better.
And now here’s the Corolla 2021—a sedan to keep the Corolla tradition alive while putting on the table everything that its predecessors have sorely missed.
The Toyota Corolla 2021 introduces a Special Edition hatchback to its lineup, featuring an exclusive body kit and Supersonic Red paint. It also comes with side airbags installed in its rear seats, bringing its total number of airbags to 10.
When it comes to cargo volume, you will never go wrong with the new Toyota Corolla. This new vehicle lets you expand its cargo area by as much as 6 cubic feet and incorporates a limited-edition trim level to make you and your passengers sit more comfortably than ever.
On top of its unique appearance, you will also find under its cover a newly tuned chassis, and you can have it with summer tires and a manual transmission, too!
Sounds impressive? Well, that’s just scratching the surface.
Corolla hatchback or sedan—it doesn’t matter. Both versions of the 2021 Toyota Corolla boast of their elegant and spacious interior, highlighted by their modernized dashboards and soft-touch. While all models feature a passive entry and push-button start, you have the option of upgrading your car with cozier interior lighting and climate control features.
If you are planning to turn your Corolla into a family car which you can take on long drives, the sedan makes the better choice than the hatchback because of its considerable legroom. Yes, the hatchback may have up to 18 cubic feet of cargo space, but that is just enough for about two carry-on luggage. Good thing there’s the no-cost Enhanced Cargo Space option, which lets you improve its cargo space by as much as 6 cubic feet! Well, the sedan version only comes with 13 cubic feet of cargo space—but you can fit up to eight carry-on bags inside of it, which is impressive for a sedan of this size! Add that to the tray positioned at the front of its center console and you get a sedan or a hatchback with superior interior storage.
When it comes to fuel economy, the hybrid model of the 2021 Toyota Corolla sedan is the way to go. This model features double fuel-efficient four-cylinders, making it one of your thriftiest options out there! And did you know that this Corolla hybrid even lets you earn 53 mpg city and 52 highway? Its non-hybrid counterpart is fuel-efficient, too, but its 2.0-liter engine can only get you 40 mpg highway. With the Corolla hybrid, you can exceed this rating by up to 3 mpg highway, earning 56 mpg over 200 miles at 75 mph!
But that’s not all. You can also expect the Corolla’s widely improved architecture to take advantage of its multi link suspension, regardless of the model you choose. Even its low-key hybrid model comes with the same engine and power as the non-hybrid versions, so you get a car that is just as competent but deletes all the sloppiness of past Corollas! It also handles surfaces with a more relaxed attitude, so you get to drive it even when exerting very little effort.
The Toyota Corolla 2021 is nothing short of impressive in terms of styling. Whether you are getting it in its sedan or hatchback form, you will certainly find the Corolla pushing its name further on the cutting edge. Thanks to its racy design cues, the Corolla sedan is shaping up to be the next big thing in its department. Not only that—it also incorporates LED headlights fishhook, as well as rear-end scoops that add more character to it—character that its previous versions fell short of. It is also quite remarkable how the 2021 Corolla erases all the cut lines and seams of its predecessors, favoring more well-defined surfaces and making it look much neater on the outside.
With its nearly perfect crash test scores, there is no doubt that the new Toyota Corolla makes an ideal choice for families. Among all the economy cars on the market, this one has some of the best crash-test ratings of all! Big deal? Of course, it is. Especially if you are using it as a family car, the Toyota Corolla will certainly fit the bill when it comes to safety. Thanks to its top-of-the-line safety features such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic high beams, this car was granted top honors by both the IIHS and the NHTSA in terms of safety. These five-star approvals, coupled with the Corolla’s Top Safety Pick Award by the IIHS, are just about everything you need to know to ensure that the Corolla is safe for you and your family, but it all just doesn’t end there. This car also comes with a slew of standard driver-assistance tech features, including forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist!
In many ways, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is an absurdly excellent car that offers great value for your money. And it is quite impressive how even its hybrid version has been able to preserve most of the traditional Corolla’s best features even as it has grown chicer and nimbler. So if you are looking for an outstanding car that is reliable but does not cost as much as your other options, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is sure to make the grade.