Best Overall Value Money Can Buy
February 16, 2019
I commute quite a lot for work, and this car is PERFECT. Comes standard with all the fancy safety features not normally found on cars at this price point which is nice. Fuel economy is superb, as expected- especially combined with the CVT transmission. Interior quality is definitely a significant improvement over previous model years. Somewhat nice cloth materials combined with your typical plastics; but the way they put it all together is quite nice. Very subtle hints of Lexus thrown in there; with the dash styling and the piano black screen. Storage is just "OK". Very small center armrest, but plenty of cup holders and bottle storage. In terms backseat space, I was very impressed with the Corolla. I am over 6 foot, and sitting in the backseat behind someone who is also at least 6 foot, I fit very comfortably and I can't say the same thing for other cars in the same segment, i.e. Cruze, Civic, Jetta, etc... Stereo is definitely really solid with 6 speakers in total. Ride quality is alright- you feel bumps, but not too bad. My only two real complaints about this car: road and wind noise, and lackluster steering. But those are honestly expected when getting your typical commuter car, especially at this low of price. If you're looking for something a bit more refined in terms of slightly better interior materials, ride quality, and a bit sportier, I would go with a Jetta/Passat, maybe even a Chevy Cruze if you want to drop a bit more cash. But the Corolla is definitely the biggest bang for your buck. This is the first Toyota I've ever owned, and it definitely will not be my last.