*Disclosure: All Hotel, travel services & test drives were provided to me for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are 100% my own*
Hey all you Toyota Fans!
The time is finally here! What you may be asking? The 2020 Toyota Corolla has arrived and it is perfect for first-time buyers!
As you guys already know I am a huge fan of the brand based on our past collaborations. So when I heard that I would have the opportunity to drive the vehicle in the extremely charming and mysterious Savannah, GA I was pretty stoked.
Keep reading to check out why the 2020 Toyota Corolla is perfect for first-time buyers…
1. Corolla’s All-New Striking Design
One glance at the 2020 Corolla and I could instantly tell that
Additionally, the cabin is full of the latest technology and is exceptionally comfortable and spacious. I have pretty long legs (I’m 5’7), so legroom in both the front and back of the vehicle is a requirement for me and the Corolla totally fits the bill. While out on the road I climbed in the backseat to get a feel of it from a different angle and I was impressed by its spaciousness. I didn’t feel cramped at all letting me know that it is road trip ready!
2. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
If you know anything about Toyota you know that the brand is BIG on keeping its drivers and passengers safe. So much so that in addition to the 8 airbags and the Safety Connect feature, they incorporated the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as a standard feature in MANY of the new Toyota models at no additional cost.
The TSS 2.0 is a bundle of active safety features that include:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Road Sign Assist (New)
- Lane Tracing Assist (New)
The 2018 Toyota Corolla is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and I am sure
3. Reasonably Priced & Fuel Efficient
The Corolla is available in seven different trim options, which includes the Hybrid LE. The starting price for the standard base model is $19,500.00 and $25,450.00 for the XSE, the most expensive of the models. Additionally, the Hybrid LE starts at a low price of $22,950.00 and the estimated MPG for City/Hwy = a whopping 53/52 miles.
NOTE: The Corolla is available 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission
While in Savannah had the opportunity to get close and personal with the Hybrid LE and the sportier version of the Corolla, the XSE. I have to admit, although there were obvious differences, I was equally impressed with both trim levels.
The Hybrid LE comes equipped with a 1.8L Hybrid (ECVT) and provides an extremely smooth and calming driving experience. We had the JBL Audio blasting the entire time. However, due to the quiet cabin, there was no outside interference. You guys ALREADY know I am all about my music and when I am in the zone interference is a NO NO! However
4. Latest Technology
The 2020 Toyota Corolla is filled with all types of tech goodness! Check out the innovative list below:
- 8″ touchscreen display (LE and above)
- Standard Apple CarPlay capable
- Standard Amazon Alexa capable
- Standard WIFI Connect
- Standard Safety
- Available Connected Services:
Service Connect – Provides updates on fuel level, mileage and maintenance alerts.
Remote Connect – Lock and unlock doors, start the engine, locate the vehicle and provides guest driver alerts.
- Available 9-speaker JBL-Audio (SE CTV, XLE, XSE)
When I found out about all of the amazing features that are available for the Corolla I was extremely impressed. However, when I found out that it is Amazon Alexa capable and it is a standard feature I was blown away. To be honest, until that very moment, I had no idea that Alexa can be used in a vehicle.
For those of you who are asking yourselves how it works, just keep reading.
With the Toyota+Aexa app, you can ask to play music, control smart home devices, find parking and more—Alexa will respond instantly. And while using Corolla’s available Remote Connect app with the Toyota skill for Alexa enabled, you can unlock doors, start the engine, and check the status of your vehicle from your Alexa built-in device at home.
Press play to check out Alexa as she answers questions about the techs 2020 Toyota Corolla!
5. Fabulously Fun
My drive partner and I had a blast cruising around town in these compact cuties. The Corolla is perfect for any first-time buyer! It is fun, fabulous, cost-effective, extremely safe and fuel efficient. Pretty much everything I was looking for when I purchased my first vehicle.
I have to admit, although I loved my very first car, a 1989 Ford Tempo, and am very proud that I worked an entire summer to purchase, it if I had a choice between the two that Tempo would still be on the lot. 😂😉
Sassy Peeps, are you a fan of the Corolla? If so, I am sure you are going to love
the 2020! Let us know your thoughts!
To learn more about this the 2020 Toyota Corolla click HERE.