2011 Toyota Corolla
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2011 Toyota Corolla

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-Yup, that's a new butt, and up front, a new face. This is the 2011 Corolla, been rather significantly restyled. So, you'll be able to spot this model here pretty easily. Also, if you look inside here, quite a bit of redo and restyling on the interior as well 'cause the stakes where this guy plays are very intense. You've got the Corolla, massive seller. You've got Honda Civic. You've got Ford Focus, kind of a rejuvenated name plate these days; Chevy Cruise doing quite well. So, the stakes are very high in this mainstream compact category. Part of raising stakes means adding a lot of drivetrain technologies that tend toward the safe side. So you've got antilock brakes, which aren't always standard in cars at low price points even today. You've got traction control. You've got something called "Smart Stop." So, this is coming out as some of the recent issues Toyota's had where they definitely have a branded technology that will shut down the engine and reduce power to the wheels if you get into a two-pedal situation. So, if a panic happens and the driver's not sure what they're doing, the car's gonna figure it out and say, "I get it, you wanna stop," and it's gonna make sure that happens. Also available: electronic brake force distribution and brake assist----all of these safety technologies, of course, tying into a lot of the same area of safety and redundancy of systems. Now, the engine here, we're still talking about a 1.8-liter 4. MPG is a big part of playing in this sector as well: 24-26 in the city side, 35-36 on the highway, depending on the trim level you get, all the way up to a Corolla S. So, it's the 2011 Corolla, you can spot it by the new outside, and of course, look for some new insides as well, under the hood and in the cabin.

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