2014 Corolla vs 2013 Corolla: What’s The Difference

2014 Corolla vs 2013 CorollaEveryone knows that the Corolla is a great car. It is reliable, inexpensive, and durable. Unfortunately, those great qualities in the Corolla have in the past also given it a reputation as being boring. However, with the new 2014 Toyota Corolla, boring is a thing of the past.


The first thing that you will notice when you compare a 2014 Toyota Corolla with the 2013 is that the 2014 has a much more stylish exterior. First off, the new Corolla is wider, lower and longer, giving it a sleeker look. Further, the front end has a completely new design that actually makes our old friend, the Corolla, look modern. Add to that low-beam LED headlights and keyless operation and you will see a clear and distinct difference between the 2013 and 2014 Corolla models.


Regarding performance, the 2014 Toyota Corolla provides a similar driving experience as the 2013 Corolla. That is, it drives and performs well, is reliable and user friendly. However, the newer Corolla gets better gas mileage, especially when you upgrade to the LE Eco trim.


The interior of the newer Corolla has more legroom, especially in the backseat where there is 5 more inches to spread out in. Additionally, the instruments have been redesigned, new features have been added, and materials have been upgraded.


Perhaps the biggest difference you will find in the 2014 Toyota Corolla is the new technology available in some of its trims. The hub of this new technology is the 6.1” touchscreen console. This touchscreen is compatible with Bluetooth technology but there is also USB connectivity. You can use the screen to navigate in multiple frames. For example, you could have a map in one window and directions in another.

The applications that come with the system include traffic information, weather updates and a vehicle maintenance app. However, the Corolla’s technology gets much more interesting when you link it to your iOS or Android smartphone.

When you use the Entune app to link your phone to your 2014 Toyota Corolla, you can use the internet connection on your phone to enable the use of many more apps in your vehicle. These apps will let you make dinner reservations, order movie tickets, search the internet or just listen to a multitude of radio stations.

The new Corolla also comes equipped with voice recognition technology that understands natural language, a six speaker audio suite, automatic climate control, an LCD screen on the dashboard that gives you real time driving information, and of course, a moon roof.


One interesting thing to consider when you are trying to decide between a 2014 Toyota Corolla and the 2013 model is that, because Corolla’s retain do much of their value, you will likely find that you do not save very much money when you purchase the older models. The fact is that Corollas simply have a very high resale value.

When you are considering getting a Corolla, the most important thing to know is that whatever year model you chose to purchase, you are getting a great car. Come in to Warrenton Toyota today to learn more about the 2014 Toyota Corolla.

March 26, 2014
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