2019 Corolla Review & Compare | Lemon Grove, CA

2019 Toyota Corolla Review & Compare in Lemon Grove, CA

How Does the 2019 Toyota Corolla Continue the Tradition of Excellence?

There are vehicles that are reliable, then there are ones that are more than that, easily seeing 150,000 miles and beyond. The Toyota Corolla is the latter with models that are decades old still gracing the roads. No matter if you are running errands, commuting to work, or taking a leisurely stroll down any street, you are sure to see at least one Toyota Corolla.

Every year there are nearly a million Corolla models sold, which really adds up when you think that it has been in production since 1966. There will be more Corolla models on the roads each year because they continue to be more than just reliable.


A New Look for Your Options

The trims of the 2019 Toyota Corolla include the traditional sedan options, but also boast a new body shape: the hatchback.

Hatchbacks have already proven themselves amongst different manufacturers, looking at the popularity of the Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf GTI show that this is a successful design. The new Corolla Hatchback replaces the Corolla iM, which is probably a good thing since it was a merger from the extinct Scion lineup and wasn't too appealing to many drivers. The new Corolla Hatchback is much different though, it has a bold and sporty style that drivers will love.

Trims of the 2019 Corolla Sedan include L, LE, Eco, XLE, SE, and XSE. The Corolla Hatchback trims include SE and XSE.

A Moderate Redesign

While other popular Toyota models have seen one of the most comprehensive redesigns (looking at you RAV4 and Camry), the Corolla takes a less drastic approach. It has the new hatchback for a sportier feel, and is stylish enough to hold its own, but it doesn't take on the aggressive dynamic that other vehicles in the lineup have. It takes design cues from some of the newest vehicles but doesn't commit to moving out of the design that it has had for many years, which isn't necessarily a bad thing: some styles never really go out of fashion.

Practical Efficiency and Sport Options

The 2019 Corolla Sedan comes equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes on most trim levels, but the Eco comes with an engine that is tuned more for efficiency. This tuning also adds more power, giving you up to 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque.

It changes up a bit for the 2019 Corolla Hatchback, giving more power for its sportier body through a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 168 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque.

Both body styles offer a manual transmission or a CVT on most trims, with the CVT coming standard on some trim levels.


Safety Features Come Included

The 2019 Toyota Corolla doesn't leave you choosing extra packages for the most advanced safety features, it includes them as standard.

The Toyota Safety Sense P System is equipped on every Toyota Corolla to ensure you will always be able to feel confident and safe on every highway. Features that you need to pay extra for on other vehicles - Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control - are there from the start.

No matter if you want a sedan or a hatchback, the Corolla makes sure you don't need to compromise safety for it.

What You've Been Waiting For

For years Toyota has kept Apple CarPlay out of its available Entune audio system, but the 2019 Corolla finally has it. While there were other apps that allowed you to connect your media, Apple CarPlay is by far the easiest to use, learn, and understand, which is why it is a big step forward to include it. This system doesn't just let you change the music or answer messages but includes many of the top apps like navigation so that you can already be familiar with how to use them and their layout.

Since there is still not Android Auto, those who cannot connect to Apple CarPlay are able to use the Scout GPS Link app and the Entune Audio Plus with the Connected Navigation App on the 7.0-inch touchscreen.


Is New Enough to Keep the Corolla at the Top?

The new Toyota Corolla adds features that drivers have been asking for along with some that they never knew they wanted, while still continuing to be among the most dependable vehicles. When you can manage to outrank even the word "reliable," you know you have a pretty good formula for a vehicle that will certainly be passed down between generations.

For those reasons we would say the 2019 Toyota Corolla is a welcomed addition to the family.


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