2017 Toyota Corolla Changes That We Got So FarCategory : Toyota
2017 Toyota Corolla Changes That We Got So Far – The 2017 Toyota Corolla changes bring this venerable compact car to achieve its 50th anniversary celebration. Perhaps, not all Corolla buyers notice or even care about this anniversary. But, it does make Corolla place itself in the history. Thanks to everything that makes Corolla at this point so far including its practicality, performance, reliability, and reputation of its automaker in the market scene since long time ago. The 2017 model of Corolla does offer something new with its revised appearance. However, we have to say that this compact does not impress us with that look anymore. In addition, Toyota also provided this lineup with special-edition 50th Anniversary Corolla.
2017 Toyota Corolla Changes: Trim
The trim and exterior of 2017 Toyota Corolla changes start from the new lineup, which is changed by Toyota so far. As we can see on its official site, Corolla is now coming with sportier look especially on the S trim such as SE and XSE models. The L trim also got a new XLE trim, but the base model L and LE still use the same appearance. Unfortunately, we have no idea about the differences and equipment of those 2017 Corolla trim since Toyota does not release the details about them yet. But, we have some exact upgrades so far based on what we look.
The exterior of 2017 Corolla changes can be elaborated through the XSE spy shots. This compact car is now featured with darker headlights. Meanwhile, the wheels are also larger. The most significant one can be seen through the rear segment. Yes, there is a lip spoiler there. The front shape of Corolla is started by the redesigned grille. You can compare the newest grille and the last year version obviously. Unfortunately, we are disappointed with the new Corolla that cannot compete with other rivals like the Mazda 3 and from Honda’s flagship, Civic. In other words, this Corolla is not as stylish as them after all.
2017 Toyota Corolla Changes: Safety Features
Once we found out the 2017 Toyota Corolla changes, we figure out that safety features are the most significant one. For your information, Toyota grants Corolla buyers with a stand-alone package now. It is coined with Toyota Safety Sense P. This package contains some important features to add more safeties both for passenger and driver. One of them is automatic high-beam headlights that are very important for night drivers, who need more precision while driving. The most remarkable one is the emergency braking that follows the U.S Department of Transportation regulation, which will start from next year.
If you look for some major 2017 Toyota Corolla changes, you won’t find it under its hood. Although many buyers including us were expecting new engine for its powertrain, Corolla still sticks with 1.8 L 4-cylinder engine. This engine is literally coarse because it still boosts 132 horsepower. In addition, Corolla also offers three different transmissions. They are 6-manual, CVT and 4-speed automatic transmissions. The power can be increased if you opt for Valvematic system. The engine will pump out 140 horsepower more or less. Meanwhile, the EPA ratings are also the same, which start from 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. Once again, Toyota repeats this powertrain for the new Corolla. Perhaps, this will lower the buyers’ expectation after all.
At last, the 2017 Toyota Corolla changes ended with the pricings. Luckily, the prices are not changed too much when we compared it to the outgoing model. Toyota starts the 2017 Corolla price at $18,135. This is the price of base L model that is mated with manual gearbox. The highest trim, which is Corolla S Premium with CVT gearbox, starts at $23,960. We cannot expect much for the changes because the gap between last and new models of Corolla are very close.