2014 Toyota Corolla: Great Car, Not for Drivers

2014 Toyota Corolla

It may not be all that fun to read about, but 40 million people can’t be wrong.

Considering it has been around for 45 years, the Toyota Corolla is an impressive feat of engineering. It’s also the definitive appliance of transportation.

As plain as it is, the Corolla is a rock star of the auto world. With more than 40 million cars sold and a nearly impeccable reliability record, the Corolla remains a solid choice for the crowd who appreciates understated transportation.

The stylish new 2014 version hitting the market is bigger, wider, longer and sleeker, but uses the same engine as the outgoing model. Along with a crash-test score that’s nothing short of questionable, is the new Corolla worth it?

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New Toyota Corolla Pretends It Isn’t a Corolla

2014 Toyota Corolla S

2014 Toyota Corolla S

The Toyota Corolla is boring.

It’s somewhat bland, dated and uninspiring. It’s also one of the top-selling cars in the world each year, and Toyota has sold over 40 million of them since the car’s inception.

Obviously, people are drawn to the car’s propensity for predictability and reliability. Changing the formula could be a risky move, but seeing as how the current car doesn’t have much in the way of cutting-edge technology or engineering, the time has come for an all-new Corolla.

But if the draw to a Corolla lies in its simplicity, maybe a used model would better suit the needs of some drivers.

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