What’s New In the 2014 Corolla?
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.