Toyota has been consistently manufacturing cars that are widely accepted for their great performance, affordability and their durability for a long time. One of their top auto models, which has been their most popular and most purchased to date is the Toyota Corolla. The 2014 Toyota Corolla is not exempted from the Japanese auto manufacturer’s list of widely accepted cars.
According to Toyota, the 2014 Corolla has an athletic look, and that is quite true. Despite its athletic and sleek looks, it still remains one of the most durable sedans out there. The four main trims that the 2014 Corolla is available in include the L, LE, LE Eco and S. These trims come with four-cylinder engines with six-speed manual transmission. However, some trims come with an automatic four-speed transmission or a continuously variable acceleration (CVT). This CVT has a fuel economy 29 mpg within the city which skyrockets to 37 mpg on the highway. The LE Eco, however, has a slightly better fuel economy of 30 mpg within the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
Experts agree that the 2014 Corolla isn’t very exciting to drive. It has some sluggish handling and doesn’t offer much in power. But they also agree that it is a comfortable ride. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine just offers a 132 hp, but the LE Eco offers a 140 hp power output at its best. Some users actually complained that the CVT has quite slow acceleration, so you shouldn’t hope to do a “fast and furious” kind of thing in it. Notwithstanding, the car is still a very good one to eat up the highway with.
If exciting interior design is what you want, the 2014 Corolla may not really be your thing as it has a bleak interior design: nothing really special and out of the norm. With the high-quality materials in the interior, you would expect Toyota to just keep it up with the interior plastics materials, but no. Some low quality plastic materials can still be found around the cabin.
When it comes to space, however, it’s mostly good news. The seats are arranged in a manner that allows for spaciousness. The backseat, for instance, has a lot of legroom. However, the headroom space doesn’t tell the same story.
The controls on the dashboard are intuitively designed and arranged. You wouldn’t have much trouble reaching for anything on the dashboard. And on the dashboard, you will find a simple audio system and a USB port and a touchscreen infotainment system.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla has loads of safety features as you would expect of a car of its caliber. Some of these features include the airbags for drivers, passengers, front side, and rear head. Furthermore, there are front disc and rear drum brakes with brake assist to support the braking system. In addition, there are other safety features such as electronic stability control, daytime running lights, child safety locks, and traction control.
However, the 2014 Corolla does not have some safety systems that some of its competitors possess. Some of these safety features include lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
Price of 2014 Toyota Corolla in Nigeria
A brand new 2014 Toyota Corolla costs within a range of N6,500,000 and N 8,000,000 in Nigeria. The foreign used (tokunbo) 2014 Toyota Corolla price falls within a range of N5,200,000 to N 6,500,000 naira. Meanwhile, the Nigerian used 2014 Toyota Corolla falls within a price range of N3,000,000 to N5,000,000.
Why you may like about the 2014 Corolla
Just like any other car that makes it out of the factories of Toyota, the 2014 Corolla is a really reliable one. You can count on it at any time. It is strong enough to be used on rough roads without sustaining major damages over time.
What the 2014 Corolla doesn’t have in power, it makes up for it in comfort. The seats are well-padded and comfortable to sit on.
It is spacious enough that it wouldn’t feel choked up when five people sit in it.
What you may not like about the 2014 Corolla
1. Unresponsive Handling
Like I said earlier, don’t expect to feel much thrill and excitement from driving this car as it is quite slow to accelerate and doesn’t have really responsive handling.
2. Low-grade plastic materials in the cabin
I personally think Toyota didn’t do well here. To be candid, other materials you would find in the interior are of high quality. They could have just topped it off with equally high-quality plastic materials but they went ahead to fix low-grade plastics in the cabin. Not cool, Toyota. Not cool.