2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition

At a Glance

Pricing $17,230 - $23,055
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4
Transmissions A4, CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 27-30 (city), 36-42 (highway)

The Corolla is one of Toyota's longest running models, dating back to the late 1960's. Over the years, it has built a reputation as a reliable compact sedan. In today's crowded compact segment, the Corolla has the size of larger models like the Chevrolet Cruze or Honda Civic, but is priced lower than some of these models. Four trim levels are offered ranging from the entry-level L to the range topping S. The base model includes A/C, power windows and locks, but excludes cruise control and alloy wheels which are included in the higher LE and S trim levels. All Corolla models equip a 1.8l four-cylinder engine. A new LE Eco model adds variable valve timing increasing both horsepower and fuel economy. Most models equip a CVT transmission, but the entry-level model retains a four-speed automatic. Fuel economy ranges from 27/36 (city/highway) to 30/42 for the Eco model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Corolla L 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) M6 FWD 28/37/32 44 $17,230
Corolla L 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 27/36/31 42 $17,830
Corolla LE 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) CVT FWD 29/38/33 46 $18,665
Corolla LE Plus 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) CVT FWD 29/38/33 46 $19,065
Corolla LE Premium 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) CVT FWD 29/38/33 46 $22,125
Corolla LE Eco 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) CVT FWD 30/42/35 45 $19,065
Corolla LE Eco Plus 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) CVT FWD 30/40/34 48 $19,765
Corolla LE Eco Premium 1.8l I4 (140-bhp) CVT FWD 30/40/34 48 $22,825
Corolla S 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) CVT FWD 29/38/33 49 $19,295
Corolla S Plus 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) CVT FWD 29/37/33 52 $19,995
Corolla S Plus 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) M6 FWD 28/37/32 53 $21,595
Corolla S Premium 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) CVT FWD 29/37/33 52 $23,055