What’s New In the 2014 Corolla?

September 22nd, 2014 by

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The launch of the 2014 incarnation of Toyota’s venerable Corolla saw a car that’s had its first facelift in quite a long time, but what of the 2014 Toyota Corolla changes? Are they merely cosmetic or is there a real improvement in the stuff and substance of what would still be a very popular car, even had it remained exactly the same as the previous year’s model?

Toyota Does Cars not Cosmetics

The truth is this: Even if the 2014 Toyota Corolla changes are only visual, they evoke a new image of what’s generally been a very staid and utilitarian compact sedan. The good news is that there is more than just a sleek and aggressively improved look to the new Corolla. The most important 2014 Toyota Corolla changes are as follows:

    • All 2014 Corolla grades come with Standard LED headlamps and daytime running lights
    • Anti-Whiplash front seats
    • An added passenger seat-cushion airbag and driver’s knee airbag
    • Bluetooth is now standard equipment on all grades
    • New LE Eco grade, which achieves fuel consumption of 42 miles per gallon
    • Three new paint colors
    • Continuously variable transmission on the LE, LE Eco and S grades

Much has been made of the improvements listed above. However, improvements have also been put into effect in an area you never hear much about – noise attenuation

A Toyota to be Seen and not Heard

Toyota has gone to some trouble in isolating the interior of the new Corolla from noise. Noise attenuation enhancements for 2014 include:

    • An inner-dashboard silencer pad
    • A seal between the cowl and the windshield
    • Acoustic glass used for the windshield construction
    • Fender sound insulators
    • More effective floor insulation

All this adds up to a Corolla that keeps its occupants seriously isolated from wind and engine noise. Additionally, as well as making the inner-space of the 2014 Corolla quieter, Toyota has made it bigger too. The new model has been stretched a little to provide more leg room for occupants of the rear seats.

With so many 2014 Toyota Corolla changes, you might expect the price to have taken a substantial hike. In fact though, the base Corolla L for 2014 costs just $600 more than the previous year’s car. If you’d like to see for yourself just how much more bang you get for your buck with a 2014 Toyota Corolla, come and have a look around the new models at Miller Toyota in Manassas, VA.

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