5 things you need to know about the 2020 Toyota Corolla
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5 things you need to know about the 2020 Toyota Corolla

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[MUSIC] A car is likely the second most expensive purchase a person will make, but that doesn't mean it has to have some sort of minimum appeal to emotion. In fact, pragmatism is usually the overwhelming factor in most people's new car purchase. Just decision. And in that sense this 2020 Corolla should check just about everybody's boxes. Here's five things you need to know. The 2020 Corolla borrows its face from the also new Corolla hatch to excellent effect. Getting rid of the old insect-like look of the previous generation. While the sedan shape out back is nice and inoffensive. My sporty XSE tester rocks more aggressive bumpers, and in addition Transition to a unique set of rocker panels and a rear spoiler. Inside, there's boatloads of both visibility and legroom on offer, and I am especially a fan of the sports seats, with their blue cloth inserts. Toyota's TNGA platform just feels right in the Corolla, offering impressive quality in all manner of road Conditions,even with the 18 inch wheels than tires and sporty or suspension on my access tester.The XSE and access the trims utilize the Corolla hatches engine.A two liter in length for good for 169 horsepower and 151 pound feet of torque. It's brisk enough to feel fun but it's still plenty smooth thanks in part to a unique direction of CVT. The only real downside here is wind and road noise, which happens to be copious. My XSE Tester comes standard with two large screens. Right in front of my face is a seven inch screen that offers up not only the speed, but various bits of information about various parts of the car. In addition to that, I also have the big honking eight inch guy here for my infotainment system. Standard kid on the excess includes Apple Car Play both Sirius XM and HD Radio, Amazon Alexa compatibility and two USB ports for the front row. Android, although on the other hand is both notably and regrettably absent as is any sort of USB connectivity for the rear. The seats. It may not lead the segment, but the Corolla's optional two liter does put out some pretty impressive fuel economy figures. The EPA rates it at 31 MPG city and 38 highway but with a little bit of finessing, I was able to get closer to 33 city and almost 40 highway. Opt for the cheaper, less powerful engine and you will see your MP MPG drop slightly. Changing the transmission from the CVT to an optional manual will also negatively affect those sweet, sweet MPGs. The sporty XSE trim is the most expensive non-hybrid Corolla on offer, but it's still pretty affordable, even with a posh $249 set of carpeted floor mats installed. My tester clocked in at a pretty affordable $26,629 including destination. That's a full ten grand lower than the average new car transaction price. And it's not like I'm left wanting for equipment. The new Toyota Corolla is still the no nonsense choice in its segment offering rationality in every area from ride quality to price. It even, for someone with my brand of automotive enthusiasm, it's still really a compelling offer, helping to eschew the stereotype is the automotive equivalent of a very sensible toaster. [MUSIC]

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