2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

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The 2017 Toyota Corolla marked fifty years of this capable compact car. This model year got a stylish upgrade inside and out, as well as the implementation of several standard advanced safety and technology features. The 2018 Toyota Corolla, the next model in the series, is equipped with all these new features and more of its own.2017 Toyota Corolla in Black Sand Pearl

Our team at Doral Toyota have put together this 2018 vs. 2017 Corolla comparison to bring drivers in Doral, Kendall, Miami, Hialeah, and beyond up to speed on how these two similar models measure up.

’18 Corolla vs ’17 Corolla: Performance Specifications

Both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are powered by a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 132 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a 2-speed Continuously Variable Transmission and front-wheel drivetrain.

This mechanical configuration gives both models the efficiency craved by both commuters and frequent travelers. Specifically, drivers can expect an impressive EPA-estimated 28 city/36 highway/32 combined MPG1,2.

Trim Levels

The 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Toyota Corolla share six trim levels: The Corolla L, the Corolla LE, the Corolla LE ECO, the Corolla XLE, the Corolla SE, and the Corolla XSE. The LE ECO trim level comes with an optional normal/ECO driving mode switch which sends its efficiency through the roof. This trim gets an EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG3.

In addition to the six trim levels it shares with the 2018 model, the 2017 Corolla has a seventh available trim level. The 50th Anniversary Special Edition trim level comes fitted out with a limited edition Black Cherry exterior.

2018 Corolla: Upgraded Ease

For your convenience, both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are fitted with standard features like a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable passenger’s seat.

However, the XLE and stick-shift SE models of the 2018 model take convenience one step further. These models come fitted with a leather-trimmed steering wheel that’s loaded with controls for the driver information display, audio adjustments, the vehicle’s standard Bluetooth®, and active safety settings.

Safety Features

The 2017 Toyota Corolla was the first of the Corolla family to come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) system, a battery of active safety features that includes a pre-collision system with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses sensors placed throughout the vehicle to keep tabs on its environment. When cars around the Corolla speed up or slow down, your vehicle will adapt to keep the same speed as they do.

This system earned the 2017 Corolla a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety4. Based on this, we predict the 2018 Corolla will also receive high safety reviews.

Corolla vs Corolla: The Verdict

Now that we’ve had a peek inside both the 2018 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Toyota Corolla, we hope you’re feeling more confident about which one is a better fit for your routine in Doral, Kendall, Miami, or Hialeah.

Still have questions about which one may be the one for you? The best way to know for sure is by getting behind the wheel. Contact us at Doral Toyota today to set up a test drive.


1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

2 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

3 2017 EPA-estimated 30 city/40 highway/34 combined MPG for Corolla LE Eco. Actual mileage will vary.

4 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating for 2017 Corolla, vehicle class Small Cars. For more details on 2017 Top Safety Pick Plus Awards, see www.iihs.org.

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