2014 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews

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2014 Toyota Corolla
4.6
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Great Car!

by from La Crosse, WI on April 12, 2014

I bought a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE just over a month ago. I primarily use my vehicle to commute to work and drive a few hours to visit my family. While it is not the most exciting vehicle to drive, it ...
I bought a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE just over a month ago. I primarily use my vehicle to commute to work and drive a few hours to visit my family. While it is not the most exciting vehicle to drive, it is a comfortable vehicle that gets very good gas mileage. I also expect the vehicle to be very reliable as the motor has been a very reliable one in the Toyota line up for awhile, and Toyota has been using CVT's (continuously variable transmission) in their Prius vehicles for a few years. I primarily drive my vehicle in a medium sized city. Most of my driving is done in town. I average approximately 32 miles per gallon in mixed driving. The car is very smooth and is fairly comfortable. If you want a sporty vehicle, this is not the car for you. The CVT shifts are hardly perceptible and there is very little engine drone for a vehicle that has a CVT. The engine is small. The car is somewhat slow to accelerate from a stop, but it is not horrible. I wish Toyota would have given the transmission a slightly lower starting gear ratio to help it accelerate a little quicker from a stop (approximately 10 second zero to sixty time). The vehicle does keep up with traffic, and I have never had any issues where acceleration has caused any problems (merging on freeways, passing vehicles, etc.). I am 5'11" tall with a fairly average build. I can easily find a comfortable driving position. Even though my driver's seat is pushed pretty much all the way back, I can still sit in the rear seat behind the driver seat with a few inches to spare. The seats are fairly comfortable. People taller than six foot might not have enough head room in the rear seat. Even though the vehicle claims to have room for five adult passengers, four is the practical limit for trips of any duration. I have the middle of the road Entune system in my vehicle (6" display without navigation). The system is easy to use. It automatically pairs phones to phones that are set up to the system (If my wife takes my vehicle, her phone will automatically pair with my vehicle). The display is very bright, and it doesn't get washed out when the brightness level is maxed out. The screen also darkens down when the headlights are turned on. The sound quality is very good for a stock radio. The display can also be used to configure some things on the car which is kind of nice, and the display doubles as a trip computer (fuel efficiency/trip timer/range based on remaining fuel). All controls are easy to use and are close to the driver. The LE model also has heated mirrors, a back-up camera, and automatic climate control. There are a few things I dislike about the vehicle. Toyota used a soft touch material on the dash, but not on the top of the door sills where passengers might rest their arms. The plastic used at the top of the door is rock hard. I think Toyota should have switched the two materials as most people don't really touch their dash boards. The headlight switch has four positions instead of the typical three that I am used to from my previous vehicle. The headlight switch has the following positions: off, daytime running lights, parking lights, and headlights. The first time I drove my vehicle at night I was driving it in a well lit area, and I only had the parking lights on. I drove past a cop that was taking radar, and he didn't notice either as the parking lights are actually fairly bright. I think it would have been better to leave the daytime running lights on. The vehicle doesn't automatically turn headlights off when the vehicle is turned off. The sun visor is small and does not telescope on its mounting arm. I sit far back, and the visor doesn't reach my head if the sun is shining from the driver side window. There are no designated compartments to hold sunglasses. There is only one charging port for electronics (although there is a USB port that can be used for phones). I don't expect a basic sedan to have tons of extras, but it would be nice if manufacturers would listen to what a lot of customers want. I realize this car is targeted towards younger buyers. More charging ports would probably be a good thing for a generation that has been brought up and dependent upon electronic devices.
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Not the same as my last 4 Corollas

by from Oneonta, NY on May 21, 2014

I traded in a Camry for the new Corolla LE ECO and could not be happier. Over 37 MPG on mixed driving, a quiet and comfortable ride, and all the creature comforts I need. I looked for a long time at a...
I traded in a Camry for the new Corolla LE ECO and could not be happier. Over 37 MPG on mixed driving, a quiet and comfortable ride, and all the creature comforts I need. I looked for a long time at all competitors in this category and drove most of them. I value cost of ownership and reliability but got more than I expected.
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Love my NEW 2014 Corolla

by from Tuscumbia, AL on September 6, 2013

I bought this on the 31st of August. I had been looking for a NEW car for 2 months. I test drove a few and I mean a few. The 2014 Corolla is a very smooth ride, love all the features that were availab...
I bought this on the 31st of August. I had been looking for a NEW car for 2 months. I test drove a few and I mean a few. The 2014 Corolla is a very smooth ride, love all the features that were available on the LE. Well worth the money
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My first brand new car.... very pleased!

by from La Peche, QC on May 22, 2015

I got this car about a year ago. I had a 2004 Toyota Echo prior to purchasing the 2014 Corolla. I am very please since I decided to purchase a new car because we live in the outskirts of town, deep in...
I got this car about a year ago. I had a 2004 Toyota Echo prior to purchasing the 2014 Corolla. I am very please since I decided to purchase a new car because we live in the outskirts of town, deep in the woods, and I was worried the Echo wouldn't make it in the winter. So I decided to get the Corolla and it has not let me down. I didn't get stuck anywhere this winter. This car is by far the best investment I've made. I would recommend this car to anyone. It is roomy enough to be able to carry a whole family.
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AMAZING!

by from PEI, Canada on February 15, 2015

I have always been a corolla girl my very first car was a 1998 corolla ve, which I sold right before it hit 300,00kms and it was still running like new at 10 years old, than I got the 2004 ce model, w...
I have always been a corolla girl my very first car was a 1998 corolla ve, which I sold right before it hit 300,00kms and it was still running like new at 10 years old, than I got the 2004 ce model, which is ay about 270,00kms. When it was time to think about gettingy first brand new car corolla was the obvious choice for me! since I was getting a new car I wanted the corolla S with the 6 speed manual transmission , best choice I ever made! Its been 9 months since I got my car, I love the back up camera, which I never thought I would actually use, its one of music favorite features now, I love that the heated seats can be switched on and don't shut off when the car turns off. The Bluetooth is a fantastic feature. The best thing about the new corollas tho has to be the interior space, I don't have to worry about squashing anyone sitting behind the drivers seat or Compromising my comfort because I have to adjust my seat, my seat stays in the same spot and there is always a ton of extra leg room for anyone in the backseat, and a rear facing carseat fits without compromising the passengers comfort, no one has to be squashed up in this car for any reason! The trunk is huge and easily fits a stroller while still having tons of extra room for other items. The heater and air conditioning are both thr best I have come across, even on the coldest days once the inside of the car is a good temperature I have to turn it down almost to the blue, and the a/c on the coldest and set to 1 is more than enough to achieve the perfect temperature in the summer. Braking is excellent, there is a bit of toad noise, but I wouldn't say it's any worse than either of my other corollas were, handling is definitly better than my other corollas, and it's a smooth ride. Overall amazing car, i have already recommended it to my grandmother who loved my corolla so much she went out and got one 2 days after I got mine and she loves hers as much as I love mine!!
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feels good to own it

by from on September 9, 2014

Pros- It's really easy to drive. The steering wheel is a great slave and it feels very natural maneuvering the car with the steering. The mileage is pretty great. I filled $10 worth of gas and drove f...
Pros- It's really easy to drive. The steering wheel is a great slave and it feels very natural maneuvering the car with the steering. The mileage is pretty great. I filled $10 worth of gas and drove from clear lake to college station (130 miles) and the gas tank reading after the ride was right where it was before filling. It looks much better than the older corollas; pretty aggressive, more aristocratic and overall sportier, especially in slate color. Cons- The acceleration is slow when starting from rest, for example at a traffic light, and you have to press on the accelerator harder to match the traffic flow. But this could be because I drive in the economy mode. On the highway, at speeds over 70mph, if the roads are curvy, it tends to wobble and vibrate a bit.
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2014 LE Plus

by from Texas on February 25, 2015

We have owned 3 different Corolla's and all have been great cars. This 2014 LE Plus by far is the best one of all with 29,000 miles and a little over a year old it is an excellent car. Average MPG on ...
We have owned 3 different Corolla's and all have been great cars. This 2014 LE Plus by far is the best one of all with 29,000 miles and a little over a year old it is an excellent car. Average MPG on the highway is 35 to 37 and has more power for pasting other cars than my previous2 Corolla models. The only con on this 2014 Corolla is the bluetooth feature it drops calls quiet a bit and speaking into the radio.
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Best Car I've ever owned

by from St. Augustine, Florida on March 10, 2014

Love the car...very roomy and comfortable. Didn't think i really need to sync my cell phone ....but i did and I really do like this feature.. no having to dig my phone out of my purse when i want to m...
Love the car...very roomy and comfortable. Didn't think i really need to sync my cell phone ....but i did and I really do like this feature.. no having to dig my phone out of my purse when i want to make a call or if i receive a call. Also, I very much like the back up camera, it gives a very clear picture of what is behind the car.
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Nice compact to seriously consider

by from Manassas, VA on January 29, 2014

I have driven about 200 miles so far, bought the LE Plus. Exterior looks are excellent. Interior layout is excellent. Excellent record for dependability. For the price did not expect a moonroof, alloy...
I have driven about 200 miles so far, bought the LE Plus. Exterior looks are excellent. Interior layout is excellent. Excellent record for dependability. For the price did not expect a moonroof, alloys, fog lights, and back up camera. Toyota basically changed the Corolla from a ok looking car to a car that is modern and classy looking. Only issue with me is the seats while made with high quality material are not supportive enough in all driving situations, such as lateral support and under the knee support. This is a great car, however, and in my opinion out classes the competition in most areas.
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most reliable awesome cat

by from ridgecrest California on December 25, 2014

I just want to say this is the most awesome car there is around my parents own one and it is so durable gone through like 10 grandkids and in and out constantly and so great and everything they have h...
I just want to say this is the most awesome car there is around my parents own one and it is so durable gone through like 10 grandkids and in and out constantly and so great and everything they have had it for ten years and its still running strong... I defiantly would recommend this car to anyone its such a great car and I would own one this will be my second car I would buy...thank you for designing a great vehicle
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