Toyota is almost a synonymous to the word ‘reliability’ when it comes to automotive industry. Not a lot of cars can boast an average lifespan of 250,000 miles. Toyota Corolla is an entry level family sedan but a lot of people buy this amazing little car because it meets all their needs and serves longer than any other car in its class.

Exterior

Historically, Toyota Corolla has a bland look, the 2016 Toyota Corolla received minimal upgrade as far as the exterior goes and there’s not a whole lot of change to brag about. Toyota however claims the slightly redesigned shape is ‘more athletic’. We see a longer wheelbase that stretches the center section and adds 3 inches to the length of the car from previous year. The 2016 Corolla is a little more wedge-shaped in an attempt to make it sportier.

Interior

The 2016 Toyota Corolla offers a fairly comfortable cabin with decent legroom in the front and back. But the legroom might not be adequate for larger people. The interior is mostly black with red contrasting stitches. Pushbutton start, SmartKey System, fancier floor mats, power moon roof, Entune audio with an infotainment system coupled with navigation system are all available. This car has all the options, reliable, affordable yet very modest and that’s exactly where the appeal for a Corolla relies.

Under the Hood

Probably one of the smallest engines in its class: two variants of 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine; one at 132 horsepower and the other at 140 horsepower. However you can pair either engine with different transmission types, but we bet most people will opt for the most popular continuously variable transmission (CVT). Smaller engine however translates into higher mileage: up to 42 mpg on highway! Realistically customers will probably experience around 27 mpg/city, 36 mpg/highway and a combined mpg of 31 depending on what configuration they pick.

Price

This modest vehicle comes in a modest price point. The base model starts at MSRP $17,300. If your budget is for a compact car, this is probably the best deal out there. The 2016 Toyota Corolla is arguably the most reliable car and offers the greatest return on investment. Resell price is quite good too, making this a good argument for either a starter car or just as a smart buy to take you from point A to point B for many years to come.

Most Toyotas outlive their exterior. A lot of vehicles’ paint and finish starts to fall apart but the vehicle drives as solid as it drove on its first day. Don’t let this happen to your Corolla! With a car built this solid, you have every potential to drive it for many years or if you want to get the best resale price. With proper care, you can keep the factory shine and paint intact for several years. Avoid parking your car under direct sunlight. Direct sunlight not only fades the exterior faster, it also damages the interior as temperature gets trapped inside and starts damaging interior features. Alternatively, you can invest in a high quality car cover like the ones sold here on CarCover.com. These car covers not only protect your vehicle from direct sunlight, but also provides top notch protection against almost any weather agents. For year round, quality protection – invest in a quality car cover today!