CARS.COM — If longevity is a measure of a car's success, then the Toyota Corolla is one of the most successful competitors in Cars.com's 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge. Now in its 50th year of production, we placed this picture of down-the-middle palatability against a slate of segment rivals to find out if the old dog, whose last full redesign was in 2014, can still run with the pack.
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For 2017, all Corolla trim levels get an updated grille and standard LED headlights, along with two new available exterior colors and an upgraded interior. A backup camera is standard for 2017, while the Toyota Safety Sense P suite is now available on all trim levels, bundling radar adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and collision prevention with auto emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
The SE trim we tested for the Challenge differentiates itself from the base model with its subtly sportier appearance. Our tester had 17-inch machined aluminum alloy wheels with dark accents, a power tilt/slide moonroof, multi-LED headlights with LED accent lights, bumper-mounted LED daytime running lights and color-keyed heated power outside mirrors.
Inside, our Corolla was appointed with leatherlike seats, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat and four-way passenger seat, Entune Audio with a 7-inch touchscreen, a smart key system with push-button start, a 4.2-inch color TFT display in the gauge cluster and automatic climate control.
Check back to see how the Corolla fared against competitors in the 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge coming soon. In the meantime, check out the photo gallery above.