The amount of people having to commute to work appears to be growing rather rapidly. When faced with the proposition of sitting in a car for upwards of two hours per day, a number of things come to mind. The vehicle must be comfortable in nature. In a perfect world, it must also offer terrific gas mileage. The ‘compact car’/’small sedan’ market is booming as a result. In particular, the 2019 Toyota Corolla appears to be an excellent choice for those in search of a quality vehicle.
The approximate starting price for a ’19 Corolla is roughly $18,700. With additional add-ons and other features, the price could increase to $22,880. The price range is also dictated by the chosen model. There are six different models (L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE, XSE) from which to choose from. The colors of the vehicles also vary when it comes to model construction. However, base colors include Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Blue Crush Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Galactic Aqua Mica, Slate Metallic, and Falcon Gray Metallic.
The car has surprising power — something not always emblematic of a smaller sedan. From a gas mileage standpoint, the ’19 Corolla receives a respectable 27 miles-per-gallon in city driving, and 32 miles-per-gallon on the highway. These numbers jump up to 30 miles-per-gallon and 40 miles-per-gallon, respectively, with a more expensive model. Most models come equipped with a four-cylinder 1.8-Liter engine — though some come with a 2.0-Liter look (such as the hatchback option).
For those who drive long distances, the Corolla is excellent when it comes to its handling. The steering mechanics are smooth, and the suspension does wonders when puttering around town. It’s a surprisingly efficient vehicle when tasked with traveling on narrow and curvy roads.
While the interior cabin isn’t overly flashy or dynamic, it certainly gets the job done in terms of comfort. The leg/headroom is more than acceptable in both the first and back rows. Standard features include a 6.1″ touchscreen, six speakers, voice recognition, Bluetooth capabilities, and also one USB port.
Perhaps the most impressive facet of the 2019 Corolla is the safety measures put in place. For instance, the likes of a rearview camera, automatic high beams, pre-collision/pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and adaptive cruise control are all standard features. This is rather impressive when compared to other competitors. The Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) is particularly revolutionary. Duly, the IIHS gave the ’19 Corolla ‘GOOD’ scores on six of eight potential categories (and a SUPERIOR in front crash prevention). The NHTSA Safety organization gave 5-star scores for Overall Rating as well as side crash.
Simply put, the 2019 Corolla is an affordable vehicle with tremendous value. The overall significance placed upon safety is something which should make any prospective car owner feel reassured.
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