Corolla Adds Safety, Tech Gear for 2018

The 2018 Toyota Corolla builds on the smashing success of last year’s model with upgrades including more standard safety features and standard navigation.

Under the Hood

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Most models feature dual variable valve timing with intelligence and deliver 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The LE Eco model has Valvematic technology and produces 140 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque and now offers 40mpg on the highway, according the EPA estimates.

Engines are teamed with either a continuously variable automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission.

Comfort and Convenience

All 2018 Corolla models feature Bluetooth hands-free voice calls and voice command controls along with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system with color touchscreen displays that serve as the control hub for the system. Siri Eyes Free is standard for enhanced phone connectivity, and using mobile apps or streaming audio is easier than ever.

The standard audio system features six speakers, and upgraded systems include HD Radio, SiriusXM All Access and HD RadioTM traffic and weather.

An available eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power-adjustable front passenger seats that can be heated and cooled ensure maximum comfort, and the 60/40 split folding rear seat allows for various cargo carrying and passenger seating configurations.

Smart Key allows keyless entry as well as push-button start for added convenience when entering the vehicle, especially with full hands.


Last year’s Corolla focused on safety upgrades, and the 2018 model features more standard safety equipment than ever. The Toyota Safety Sense-P is standard across the board and includes pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams and dynamic radar cruise control.

Antilock disc brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution stop the vehicle quickly, while the stability/traction control systems work to keep it on the driver’s intended course.

A rearview backup camera is now standard on all models, which increases safety while reversing as well as providing convenience.

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