2016 Toyota Corolla – Release Date and Review

2016 Toyota Corolla Release Date, Msrp, Price, Specs -With the 2016 Toyota Corolla’s thrilling comeback and sizzling versatility and sensible fuel economy ratings, its debut undoubtedly spells doom for its traditional rivals in its segment. Its release date is expected sometime in the 3rd Q of this year. Some of the highlights to expect include a pleasant ride, impressive fuel economy ratings, copious legroom and headroom, and a generous offering of standard equipment.

2016 Toyota Corolla
2016 Toyota Corolla

Most car reviewers give the Toyota Corolla little respect and tend to give it a soulless appliance. Most of the reasons they site for their displeasure include the lack of flair and excitement, among others. But despite the negativity the Toyota Corolla brand has managed to be on the market nonstop and is now in its successful 11th generation.

2016 Toyota Corolla side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Most of the strengths that will be associated with the forthcoming sedan are mostly concentrated in its exterior department. The infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use and has well-placed driver controls as well. Also, we like its rear seats designs that allow them to offer improved legroom in comparison to its rivals in the segment.

2016 Toyota Corolla rear view, green color, tailligts and tailpipe

However, the sedan seems uninspiring from behind the wheel. Fortunately the crowded market segment provides more dynamic alternatives that include the fun-to drive Ford Focus, fuel-savvy Mazda 3, stylish and the inexpensive Hyundai Elantra. However, aim for the new Corolla for its fundamental competence and don’t let other cars distract you.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2016 Toyota Corolla

The new vehicle comes as a five-passenger compact sedan available in a total of four main trims: LE, L, LE Eco, and top-of-the-line S. save for the L, all the rest come in further subdivisions of Plus and Premium sub-trims. Furthermore, there is the 2016 Toyota Corolla S Special Edition in limited production that slots in between the Premium and S Plus models.

2016 Toyota Corolla front
2016 Toyota Corolla front

Some of the standard features on the base 2016 Toyota Corolla L model include powered accessories, a tilt steering wheel, 60/40 split folding rear seats, LED running lights, LED low beam headlights, 6.1” touchscreen, halogen high beams, 15” steel wheels, voice controls, premium audio system, air conditioning, a CD player, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, Entune audio system, Siri Eyes Free voice command, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Moving up the ladder is the 2016 Toyota Corolla LE trim that adds navigation system, a sunroof/moonroof, Entune App Suite, roof-mounted antenna, keyless entry, foglights, and premium audio system.

2016 Toyota Corolla back
2016 Toyota Corolla back

Opting for the 2016 Toyota Corolla LE Premium gives you the above features plus SofTex vinyl upholstery, front heated seats, and eight-way power driver seat. The 2016 Toyota Corolla LE Eco comes bundles with enhanced aerodynamics, efficiency-tuned transmission and engine, rear spoiler, low resistance tires and 15” steel wheels.

2016 Toyota Corolla interior, rear leather seats

The sport-themed 2016 Toyota Corolla S trim comes with a trip computer, a chrome grille frame, sport instrumentation, a chrome exhaust tip, a leather wrapped steering wheel, unique wheel covers, sport front seats, and color keyed mirrors. Options include a firmer suspension, a sunroof, 17” alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, and a premium audio system.

2016 Toyota Corolla interior
2016 Toyota Corolla interior

Moving on, the 2016 Toyota Corolla limited-production S Special Edition comes with 17” alloy wheels, an all-black interior, sporty theme, CVT, keyless entry, contrast stitching, Special Edition badging, 17” alloy wheels, keyless ignition, and special gloss black finish.

2016 Toyota Corolla trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Toyota Corolla

The new vehicle comes fitted with a 1.8L 4-cyl engine available in two versions. All other trims save for the 2016 Toyota Corolla LE Eco, the engine is able to crank 132 hp and 128 pounds of torque. As for the LE Eco, expect 140 horsepower and 126 pounds of torque due to its more engine efficient version paired to a Valvematic variable value timing system from Toyota.

The standard transmission system for the base 2016 Toyota Corolla L is a 6-speed manual transmission system, while a 4-speed auto comes as an option. Other trims come fitted with a CVT, although a 6-speed manual can be provided for the S trim.

2016 Toyota Corolla engine

Our test drive confirmed our expectations of the LE Eco, which was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in 9.2 seconds.

According to the EPA ratings, a four-speed automatic depending of course on which Corolla you choose checks in at 27/36/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined and 28/37/31 mpg with a 6-speed manual.  The 2016 Toyota Corolla LE fitted with a CVT returns 29/38/32 mpg and 29/37/32 in the S. the 2016 Toyota Corolla LE heads the pack with 30/42/35 mpg in standard form, and while in Plus or Premium trim expect 30/40/34 mpg.


Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 182.6 in
Width: 69.9 in
Passenger volume: 97.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.0 ft³
Curb weight: 2800 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 30/42 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Slate Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Date of Release – 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla front view, exterior, red color, headlights and grille

The fresh 2016 Toyota Corolla is expected to hit the market anywhere from the 3rd Q of this year with a base price of around $17,500.

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