The Toyota Corolla has always held a good value, thanks to their reliability. This leads to a lot of customers comparing a used 2013 Corolla to a new 2014 Corolla. In this particular case, money may not be that much of a factor, so comparing features and benefits may help make this decision easier, especially since the 2014 Toyota Corolla has undergone a number of significant improvements over the 2013 incarnation.
Improved Fuel Economy
Although Toyota hasn’t changed the engine in the new Corolla, they have replaced the transmission options. Whether you opt for the basic four-speed automatic, the new six speed manual gearbox or the continuously variable transmission, you will benefit from improved fuel economy. Last year’s Corollas return around 30 MPG* with manual transmission and 29 MPG*with the automatic. Toyota has bettered those figures in the new range to 32 MPG* with the CVT and 31 with the four-speed auto or the manual transmission.
The new Corolla models benefit from a number of technology advancements. Most 2014 Toyota Corolla models get a reversing camera and automatic climate control as standard. Keyless entry and push-button starting are options and the LE-eco variant features Valvematic engine technology, which ups the power of the 1.8 liter, four-cylinder engine as well as improves fuel economy.
Safety technology has also received a bit of a makeover on the new model. Toyota has added a new seat-cushion airbag to protect the front passenger as well as a knee airbag for the driver. Smart stop technology is a further technology feature to help keep drivers safe. This system helps bring the vehicle to a fast halt when braking hard from speed, automatically reducing engine power to prevent any accidental acceleration.
The new 2014 Corolla gets a more aggressive look, using angles and lines to generally sharpen its appearance. The interior too has been updated, using an interesting way of disjointing lines so none of the panels are visually connected to one another. In a car that was previously a very conservative looker, the visual enhancements may appeal to new customers who view sleek, aggressive styling as a must have.
With 2013 Corollas being somewhat resistant to depreciation, the new looks, transmission and features of the 2014 Toyota Corolla offer improved safety and fuel economy. For a little extra, you stand to get quite a lot more for your money. With all things considered, you really can’t go wrong either way. The good news is that you can test drive both at Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham today. Simply call or email our staff and we’ll have them waiting for you when you get here.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.