2016 Toyota Corolla S Special Edition

Pros: Competitive pricing; pleasant interior with simple, straightforward dashboard layout; good close-quarters maneuverability; rear-seat legroom is among the best in the class

Cons: Not as quiet as class-leading compact cars; driving personality is rather bland compared to rivals such as the Ford Focus and Mazda 3; gooseneck-style trunklid hinges intrude on trunk space; no hatchback version available

CG Says: For 2016, Toyota Corolla gets an updated Entune audio system with Siri Eyes-Free Mode capability. Also new is an S Special Edition model with unique alloy wheels. Corolla retains a conservative, practical character that appeals to a broad range of compact-car shoppers who just want reliable transportation. There are plenty of compact cars that are more engaging and enjoyable to drive, and several that have more-upscale trimmings, but this mainstream Toyota’s unassuming personality and reputation for reliability will still attract many buyers.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices L: $17,300
LE: $18,735
LE Eco: $19,135
LE Plus: $19,135
LE Eco Plus: $19,835
LE Premium: $22,195
LE Eco Premium: $22,895
S: $19,365
S Plus: $21,665
S Premium: $23,125

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
132
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT or 4-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-29
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36-38

Optional Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
140
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
40-42

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2016 Toyota Corolla S
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2016 Toyota Corolla LE Eco