Why the Corolla Might Be Bad For You

February 17th, 2017 by

You’re looking for a new car, and you’re checking out the fabulous Toyota lineup. The selection can be tough, but you want a compact car. The Toyota Corolla fits the bill for your search criteria, but it’s all wrong. Compact cars aren’t supposed to be built like this.


Compact cars are supposed to be bland and uninspiring, aren’t they? That’s so not the Corolla. It’s zippy and sporty, and loaded with all the bells and whistles. If you’re looking for the boring compact car, the Corolla isn’t for you.

Corolla is Too Stylish

Would you just look at it? Toyota’s 2017 Corolla looks mean and aggressive like it’s about to attack the pavement. Its stance is forward and the headlights slant down in a frown, appearing menacing. And the wheels are large and sharp-looking. It’s just too much style for the typical compact car.

It’s Too Powerful

If your sewing machine makes more power than your vehicle, you probably drive a compact car. The Corolla is unlike the others, though; its 140-horsepower 1.8-liter engine is responsive and well-matched to the car. If you wanted to just putter around city traffic without getting noticed, this isn’t for you.

Corolla Is Too Safe

Compact cars are often thought to be less secure than larger, heavier vehicles. Toyota has put eight airbags in the Corolla, along with standard-equipment backup camera and Bluetooth handsfree, and the Toyota Safety Sense-P is standard as well. It just doesn’t fit the compact car stereotype.

Too Many Features

There’s too much inside — from the standard power windows and door locks, cruise control, and available Entune Premium Audio with Navigation to the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, you might just get carried away playing with the features instead of focusing on the road.

Too Comfortable

New SofTex seating surfaces or leather, smooth McPherson strut suspension, seamless CVT transmission — all add up to a quiet, comfy cruise. You may just want to doze off enveloped in the driver’s seat, so maybe it’s too comfortable.

If you’re still inclined to check out the 2017 Toyota Corolla, you can find it at Jay Wolfe Toyota in Kansas City. But beware — it’s not your typical compact car.

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