2015 Toyota Corolla | new car review

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by
2015 Toyota Corolla
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 59,500 - 92,900
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • Corolla
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  • Last modified: July 7, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
    User: 94%
  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
    User: 100%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
    User: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
    User: 100%
  • Performance
    Editor: 65%
    User: 92%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%
    User: 100%

Review Summary:

Born in 1966 during Japan’s economic uprising Post WWII, the Corolla has grown up to be the best-selling car worldwide. With a total of 40 million units sold by 2013, and counting, the 11th Generation model is set to take that further.

Pros

Exterior styling is commendable.

Cons

Dated transmission is in dire need of a farewell.

Looks

The 2015 flaunts a significantly improved mug with hints of Lexus’s spindle grille, wrap around headlights and a large chrome grille that extends to the side of the car as well. Depending on the grade selected, LED’s are either integrated into the headlamp cluster or outline two sides of the fog lamp housings.

2015 Toyota Corolla front

Feels

The dashboard is a neat combination of beige and black with a prominent silver beam dividing the two sections. With a scattering of piano black trim around the radio and gear shifter, along with chrome surrounding the cup holders and radio, the designers have created a flashy interior without being tacky.

2015 Toyota Corolla interior

Engineering:

ECO mode is a new option that reduces throttle response to help you accelerate slowly and smoothly. It also modifies air conditioning response to reduce the drain on engine power and improves fuel economy.

2015 Toyota Corolla side

What’s on offer?

Toyota’s 1.6L engine has not yet been put down. Mated to the prehistoric 4 speed automatic transmission, it puts out 121 horsepower and 154 NM of torque for AED 59,500. The all-new 2.0L 4 cylinder engine replaces the 1.8L and is rated at 143HP and 187 NM of torque for a starting price of AED 66,900.

2015 Toyota Corolla front

Summing it…

The 2015 Toyota Corolla has better fuel economy than the Nissan Tiida, is cheaper than the Mazda 3 and more spacious than the Honda Civic. It has some questionable aspects, however, like the optional folding seats, unavailability of a sunroof and outdated transmission. But those things are overlooked when compared to the Japanese reliability, and are unlikely to strip the Corolla of its title as the top selling nameplate worldwide.

2015 Toyota Corolla rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Toyota Corolla 1.6L2015 Toyota Corolla 2.0L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4 cyl2.0 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
121 hp @ 6,000 RPM143 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
154 Nm @ 5,200 RPM187 Nm @3,600 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automatic4 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h12.0 secs10.5 secs
Top speed190 km/h195 km/h
PriceAED 59,500 - 68,500AED 66,900 - 92,900

3 Responses to 2015 Toyota Corolla | new car review

  1. mahesh chandwani Reply

    December 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    in this car everything is good but car pickup is very poor

  2. Faizan Noor Reply

    November 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I recently bought the latest model of Toyota Corolla and I am really enjoying it’s drive. It’s worth it. Highly recommended and very economical car.

  3. Joji Isac Reply

    May 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    • Exterior
      94%
    • Interior
      100%
    • Quality
      90%
    • Features
      100%
    • Performance
      92%
    • Value for money
      100%
    • Rated 5 stars

    Yes its the ideal car for a middle class family.

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