2018 Toyota Corolla XLE Review: Coroll-ing With The Changes

Verdict 5.1 / 10

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is a safe choice. Literally. Credit a standard features list that includes active safety equipment such as a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. No doubt, the Corolla proves an exemplary value for safety-conscious consumers.

Ignore its extensive safety kit, though, and the Corolla is a rather disappointing thing thanks to its dull styling, woefully underpowered engine, and antiquated infotainment system.

Fortunately, there’s hope for Toyota’s compact sedan with the upcoming 2020 Corolla. Sharing its platform and styling with the redesigned 2019 Corolla Hatchback, the compact sedan’s future looks bright.

Its present, however, is much dimmer, and consumers who prioritize driving engagement, modern multimedia technology, and a quiet cabin will find little to love about the 2018 Corolla.

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