2018 Toyota Corolla Review & Compact Car Comparison

28/36  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
9.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
13  cu ft
Cargo Space

The Best-Selling Toyota Corolla Is Back

Finding a new car that meets all of your requirements can be tough. However, there's a reason why the 2018 Toyota Corolla in Omaha remains a top choice among new car shoppers. Whether you're style-motivated, tech-savvy, budget-minded or eco-conscious, you're sure to find something to love about the best-selling compact car.

Following last year's minor tweaks, the 2018 Corolla carries over unchanged. Browse our review below to learn more about the Corolla's trims, features, horsepower and safety ratings.

What Trims Are Available on the 2018 Toyota Corolla?

The 2018 Corolla in Omaha comes in six trims: L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE and XSE. The hatchback version introduced last year, the Corolla iM, continues to be available in one.

Starting on the entry-level Corolla L, the sedan is equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights and LED headlights. Moving up to XLE trim adds alloy wheels, bumper-mounted daytime running lights, upgraded headlights, LED taillights and a sunroof. The sport-inspired SE and XSE trims come with unique exterior styling, including alloy wheels, a black mesh grille and a rear spoiler.

As you'll read in many 2018 Corolla reviews, it can also be outfitted with plenty of nifty tech. A rearview camera, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system and a USB media port all come standard, while higher trims add goodies like keyless ignition, automatic climate control, power-adjustable seats, satellite radio, navigation and a larger 7-inch touchscreen.

Interested in the 2018 Corolla iM hatchback? This model features its own unique equipment roster, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system and a USB port. On top of these great features, buyers will also enjoy flexible cargo storage with 20.8 cubic feet of space.

How Much Horsepower Does the 2018 Toyota Corolla Have?

All 2018 Corolla models are equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, although the LE Eco and iM each have their own variation. On most models, this engine produces a healthy 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. LE Eco models turn up output to 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet, and iM models make 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet.

A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard, although select models can be had with a six-speed manual gearbox.

What Safety Features Come on the 2018 Toyota Corolla?

The 2018 Corolla excels at many things, and safety is one of them! In fact, it's been awarded the 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA and the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, both of which highlight its ability to withstand a collision.

Additionally, the Corolla comes standard with several advanced driver-assist technologies, which are also designed to prevent avoidable accidents and minimize the impact of unavoidable ones. These include Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection.

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