New Toyota Corolla makes a style statement (pictures)
The new Corolla shows some sharp styling and an innovative dashboard design, but a trade of fuel economy for performance means this is no driver's car.
The Toyota Corolla has a long history in the US market. It is a bread-and-butter compact economy sedan for Toyota, but a five-year product cycle means updates come only twice a decade. This latest version brings some much-needed modernization to the old stalwart, with an emphasis on fuel economy.
The LE Eco trim Corolla uses a different engine than the standard models, getting slightly better fuel economy. Likewise, the Eco model uses panels on the underbody to increase aerodynamic performance.