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2016 Toyota Corolla Overview

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The 2016 Toyota Corolla is one of those vehicles that offers so much choice, it’s almost impossible to decide which is the right configuration for you. However, on the flip side, so many choices mean you’re bound to find something that will exactly fit your needs among the Corolla’s lineup.

Choose from five available trim levels for the 2016 Corolla: L, LE, LE Eco, S, and Special Edition. You can also opt for Plus or Premium packages on the L, LE, LE Eco, and S models, broadening your options even further.


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2016 Toyota Corolla overview

What’s New for the 2016 Toyota Corolla?

While most features carry over from the 2015 model year, the 2016 Corolla does have one fairly large change—the addition of a Special Edition model. Only 8,000 units will be made, so if you want to get your hands on one you’ll need to act fast.

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The Corolla Special Edition comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, black mixed media seats with red contrast stitching, red accented dash panel and door trim, and Special Edition floor mats. It’ll be available in three color choices: Absolutely Red, Super White, and Black Sand Pearl.

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2016 Toyota Corolla overview

2016 Toyota Corolla Exterior

What Toyota describes as “eye-catching design” might actually seem a bit boring to some drivers, but such is the life of a sedan. The 2016 Corolla does offer plenty of upscale exterior features, like standard LED headlights, a boldly-styled grille, a functional and attractive rear spoiler, and available 17-inch alloy wheels.

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Exterior available on the L:

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED low-beam headlights with halogen high beams, Color-keyed power outside mirrors, Color-keyed outside door handles, Intermittent windshield wipers, 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers

Exterior available on the LE:

  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers, 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors, Color-keyed outside door handles, Front grille with argent-gray painted insert

Exterior available on the LE Eco:

  • In-glass AM/FM antenna, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, LED low-beam headlights with halogen high beams, 15-in. steel wheels with wheel covers, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Color-keyed outside door handles, Rear spoiler, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors, Front grille with argent-gray painted insert

Exterior available on the S:

  • In-glass AM/FM antenna, LED low-beam headlights with halogen high beams, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Front chrome grille surround with piano-black insert, Integrated fog lights, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, Color-keyed outside door handles, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), 16-inch steel wheels with unique wheel covers, Rear spoiler, Chrome-tipped exhaust

Exterior available on the Special Edition:

  • LED low-beam headlights with halogen high beams, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Integrated fog lights, In-glass AM/FM antenna, Chrome-tipped exhaust, 17-inch alloy wheels with gloss-black finish, Front chrome grille surround with piano-black insert, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Color-keyed outside door handles, Special Edition exterior badge, Rear spoiler, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators

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2016 Toyota Corolla Performance

The base engine offered in the 2016 Corolla is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder motor that’s good for 132 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. The LE Eco is powered by the same engine but with Valvematic technology, which brings horsepower up to 140 and torque to 126 lb-ft.

The base L model comes with a four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, while all other models come with a continuously-variable transmission. A six-speed manual transmission is also available. All Corolla models are front-wheel-drive.

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2016 Toyota Corolla Efficiency

It’s no surprise that the Corolla scores pretty well where efficiency is concerned. The base L model gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined. The addition of the CVT on the other models helps raise those numbers: the LE gets 29/38/32 mpg city/highway/combined; the LE Eco’s numbers are 30/40/34; and the S and Special Edition models dip slightly to 29/37/32.

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2016 Toyota Corolla Interior

The interior of the 2016 Corolla features a fluid dashboard with a center-mounted 6.1-inch touchscreen displaying the infotainment system. While base models come with cloth seats, SofTex material is also available, offering the feel and convenience of leather without the price tag. Comfort and space won’t be a problem in the Corolla, since it offers plenty of rear-seat legroom, 60/40 split rear seats, and a surprising amount of rear cargo space.

The Corolla also offers standard Bluetooth connectivity, plus available navigation, backup camera, and Entune Premium Audio.

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Interior available on the L:

  • Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter, Fabric-trimmed six-way adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, Day/night rearview mirror, Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls
  • Siri® Eyes Free, AM/FM CD player, Advanced voice recognition, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Music streaming viaBluetooth® wireless technology, 12V auxiliary power outlet, In-glass AM/FM antenna, Hands-free phone capability, Phone book access, Six speakers, Auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control

Interior available on the LE:

  • Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls, Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders, Passenger’s seatback pocket, Tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone voice-command controls
  • Cruise control, Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system, Shift Mode, Integrated backup camera with projected path

Interior available on the LE Eco:

  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders, Day/night rearview mirror, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket, Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping, Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® hands-free phone voice-command controls, Fabric-trimmed six-way adjustable driver’s seat, Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls
  • Cruise control, Siri® Eyes Free, Phone book access, Integrated backup camera with projected path, Six speakers, Shift Mode, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, 12V auxiliary power outlet, Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system, Hands-free phone capability, AM/FM CD player, Advanced voice recognition, Auxiliary audio jack

Interior available on the S:

  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat with sport bolsters and sport fabric inserts, Day/night rearview mirror, Metallic interior trim with chrome interior door handles and color-keyed door panel piping, Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls, Fabric-trimmed six-way adjustable driver’s seat with sport bolsters and sport fabric inserts, Passenger seatback pocket, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters and feature control buttons
  • Siri® Eyes Free, Auxiliary audio jack, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system, Phone book access, Cruise control, Six speakers, Normal and Sport driving modes, 12V auxiliary power outlet, Integrated backup camera with projected path, Hands-free phone capability, Music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, AM/FM CD player, Shift Mode, Advanced voice recognition, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control

Interior available on the Special Edition:

  • Special Edition floor mats, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with red contrast stitching, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat with sport bolsters and sport fabric inserts with red contrast stitching and seatback pocket, Black interior with red contrast stitching, Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls, Rear center armrest with two cup holders, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with red contrast stitching and integrated controls, Day/night rearview mirror, Paddle shifters, Fabric-trimmed six-way adjustable driver’s seat with sport bolsters and sport fabric inserts with red contrast stitching, Red accents on instrument panel and door trim
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, Siri® Eyes Free, AM/FM CD player, Normal and Sport driving modes, Cruise control, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, 12V auxiliary power outlet, Shift Mode, Advanced voice recognition, Multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Hands-free phone capability, Six speakers, Auxiliary audio jack

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2016 Toyota Corolla Safety

Each Corolla comes with eight standard airbags, whiplash-injury-lessening seats, and high-tensile-strength steel body panels designed to keep you safe in case of a collision. Standard safety features are as follows:

  • Star Safety System™ – includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology®(SST)
  • Eight airbags – includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver knee airbag, passenger seat-cushion airbag, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • ToyotaCare featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance

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