Are you looking for a vehicle that is more sensible than it is sporty? If so, the 2015 Toyota Corolla is a fantastic mix of great fuel economy, value, and comfort. It might not be the most engaging car for some drivers, but, as you will see, it has a lot of other things to offer.
2015 Toyota Corolla Specs
The 2015 Toyota Corolla comes in four different trim levels (the L, LE, LE Eco, and S) and the three upper-level trims come with two sub-trims, the Plus and the Premium. All models have Bluetooth capability, air conditioning, and powered accessories. There are two versions of the standard 1.8-L 4-cylinder engine. The L, LE, and S generate 132 hp and 128 pounds-feet of torque, while the LE Eco gets a more efficient 140 hp and 126 pounds-feet of torque. The L features a 6-speed manual transmission while the upper trims have a CVT, although the S can be ordered with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Pros of Owning a 2015 Toyota Corolla
There are quite a few good things that the 2015 Toyota Corolla offers. First and foremost, the interior materials look much more high-quality than they did in previous Corollas. The materials used in the 2015 Corolla are well-stitched, won’t wear down easily, and give the interior a much more polished look.
Also, with regard to the interior set-up, the 2015 Corolla is very tech-friendly. It features iPod and USB interfaces and Bluetooth connectivity for more hands-off functionality while driving.
You will get a smooth ride from this car, and the engines generate enough hp and torque to navigate highways and main roads. If you opt for the CVTi-S automatic transmission, you will get the best horsepower and fuel economy. The only downside to this option is that you will get more noise coming from the engine compartment.
Finally, one of the biggest pros to driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla is that it is known to be one of the most reliable makes and models for its class. It often gets recommended by mechanics since it is extremely reliable and is not a nightmare to try to repair, unlike many other newer, high-tech vehicles on the market.
Cons of Owning a 2015 Toyota Corolla
While there are many reasons to buy a 2015 Toyota Corolla, the car does have a few drawbacks, even though most of them won’t deter many Toyota fans from considering this car.
The biggest problem (if it can really be called that) with the Corolla is that it’s not a car built for those who want a lot of get-up-and-go from their horsepower. The LE Eco only gets from 0 to 60 in about 9.2 seconds, which is about a full second behind some of its biggest competitors in its class, namely, the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus.
One of the lesser complaints that can be made about this vehicle is that the trunk opening is rather small. However, the trunk’s internal capacity is decent and was even enlarged from the 2014 model.
The last downside of the 2015 Corolla is that the cabin gets a good amount of road noise, and the engine on the CVTi-S automatic makes it even louder since the engine is more high-revving.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla offers functionality and stability where is lacks speedy dynamics. This car is best-suited for those looking for a vehicle that is safe, reliable, and provides a decent return on fuel.