If you are looking for a small sedan that already covers all the basics greatly, then the 2019 Toyota Corolla will remain a smart choice to consider. We expect that the 2019 model year will not have any significant changes, except for small changes to refresh the look. Apart from that, we may still find a bunch of safety features that we never expect to find in a compact sedan, which is good news!
2019 Toyota Corolla Interior
With the 2018 Corolla considered as the most pleasant-looking to date, thanks to its cool dashboard and awesome flourishes nobody would’ve expected to find in a Corolla before, we can expect that the new Toyota Corolla will still retain the similar design styling. Hence, it won’t be surprising to find at least the same sport-contoured steering wheel along with the attractive asymmetrical shifter. Even so, it doesn’t mean the controls are more difficult to use.
Referring to the 2018 model, the Toyota Corolla is most likely still featuring the smart use of traditional dials and buttons for climate and audio functions. This means the touchscreen is a great surprise, despite its size. The large virtual buttons, quick responses, and clear graphics make Corolla an economy car with the easier infotainment system to use. Plus, the infotainment system also allows you to integrate with the services connected to smartphone, such as Pandora, real-time traffic data, and Facebook. However, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay app integration is not available.
2019 Toyota Corolla MPG
Let’s start from what will be inside the new Toyota Corolla under its hood. With little to no major updates for the 2019 model year, it’s most likely that the 2019 Corolla will still has two versions of its 1.8L 4-cylinder. For all trim levels except for the LE Eco, the engine produces 132 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. Meanwhile, the LE Eco’s engine generates a little more power: 140 horsepower and 126 lb.-ft., thanks to the more sophisticated valvetrain to optimize the fuel efficiency.
All trims of new Toyota Corolla are expected to be equipped with CVT or continuously variable transmission or CVT, while the SE trim’s engine can also be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. In term of fuel economy, the results vary, mostly depending on the engine specification. The Corolla SE with manual is rated at 30 mpg combined, CVT models with 16-ich wheels are at 32 mph, CVT models with 17-inch wheels are at 31 mph, Corolla LE Eco with 15-inch wheels is at 34 mpg, and LE Eco with 16-inch wheels is at 33 mpg.
2019 Toyota Corolla Price
When will the new Toyota Corolla be released? Well, we still cannot answer this question for now, although we can expect that the sedan will arrive at least by the last quarter of 2018. As for the starting price, we predict that the MSRP will be around $20,000 or maybe less, just like that of the 2018 Corolla.
In short, Toyota has made another big step by planning to release the newest version of 2019 Toyota Corolla. It will not be too surprising to see many auto lovers worldwide give their warm greetings to the launch of this Toyota Corolla.