The Good The 2014 Toyota Corolla features an attractive design inside and out, while achieving fuel economy in the mid-30s. Entune gives it excellent app integration, including Yelp, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Bing search.
The Bad Even with 140 horsepower, the car can barely get out of its own way. The stereo produces poor sound quality, and the navigation system's voice prompts don't call out street names.
The Bottom Line Although lacking anything in the way of driving enjoyment, the 2014 Toyota Corolla offers economical and modern transportation with stylish design both inside and out.
Corolla update shows nice styling, connected tech
The Corolla model has been around so long that it's easy to take for granted, and Toyota's slow, five-year product cycling means you might have even forgotten the company was still making this compact sedan. But the 2014 Toyota Corolla comes out with some nice styling, new cabin electronics, and a push toward 40 mpg fuel efficiency.
Because of the model's ubiquity, I wasn't looking forward to getting behind the wheel, but when this 2014 Corolla showed up at CNET's garage, I was immediately won over by its exterior design. Echoing the styling of the, the new Corolla has sharp lines up front and a nicely geometrical roofline.
It is an impressive leap forward from all the curved surfaces in automotive design that dominated in the past decade. Looking at the new Corolla, I thought that it looked like what the latestshould have been.