If you are in the market for a compact sedan, you owe it to yourself to test drive the 2021 Toyota Corolla before you make a decision. Toyota launched the 12th Corolla generation with the 2020 model year and arguably set the standard for small sedans. The Corolla is not just comfortable and dependable. It is stylish and delivers what is perhaps the best value proposition in the class. The 2021 model, which is now available at Taylor Toyota of Hermitage, improves on this package in a number of ways. The base engine now features automatic stop/start. The rear seating now has additional airbags. Android Auto is now standard equipment, and Toyota has introduced the Apex Edition, which includes the more powerful engine but also an enhanced suspension, lower ride height and performance tires.
The overall length of the 2021 Toyota Corolla in Hermitage is 106.3 inches, which is just a couple of inches shy of 8 feet. The wheelbase is 106.3 inches. The minimum ground clearance is 5.1 inches. The width without mirrors is 70.1 inches, and the height is 56.5 inches. Standard equipment includes LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED tail and stop lamps, power side mirrors and 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. The LE adds heated power side mirrors and 16-inch steel wheels. The XLE adds high-grade LED headlamps, heated power side mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators and 16-inch alloy wheels. The SE adds a sportier grille, fancier taillamps, accent lighting to the LED DRL, 18-inch alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust tips. The SE Nightshade Edition and SE Apex Edition both feature distinctive appearance packages. The XSE boasts unique badging and accents, and the XSE Apex Edition enhances that with its own visual cues. Adaptive headlamps are optional.
The 2021 Toyota Corolla in Hermitage is a compact sedan that seats five. The total passenger volume is 88.6 cubic feet. Front headroom is 38.3 inches. Front legroom is 42.0 inches, and rear legroom is 34.8 inches. The trunk provides 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Toyota offers the Corolla in five core trim levels—L, LE, XLE, SE, XSE—and there are also two special variants: SE Nightshade and the Apex Edition. The base L model has cloth upholstery, carpeting, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, air conditioning with air filtration, power accessories, a 7-inch touchscreen, a front USB port and a six-speaker audio system. The LE trim adds an 8-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, a rear center armrest and a rear USB port. The XLE adds push-button start, heated front sport seats and a power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support. The SE adds premium cloth upholstery. The XSE adds SofTex-trimmed seating and premium instrument instrumentation. The SE Apex Edition and XSE Apex Edition augment their respective base trims with bronze contrast stitching and other exclusive styling enhancements.
An excellent reason to test drive the 2021 Toyota Corolla is to experience the various powertrains that are available. All Corolla models are front-wheel drive. The base setup mates a continuously variable transmission to a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that makes 139 hp and 126 lb.-ft. Starting with the SE trim, the Corolla has a 2.0L four-cylinder that makes 169 hp and 151 lb.-ft., and you can opt for either a dynamic shift CVT or a six-speed manual transmission. You also have the option of the LE Hybrid, which as a hybrid powertrain based on the 1.8L four that makes 121 hp and 105 lb.-ft. Both the SE and XSE Apex Edition feature a sports-tuned suspension and a lower ride height.
The base L model has a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. Every other 2021 Toyota Corolla in Hermitage comes with an 8-inch touchscreen. Standard features include a rearview monitor, a USB media port, a USB charge port, Bluetooth and device support for Amazon Alexa, Android and Apple. An integrated navigation system is available. Standard driver assists include automatic headlamps and high beams, smart cruise control, lane departure warning and forward collision mitigation.
You can test drive the new Corolla at Taylor Toyota of Hermitage. Drop by our dealership at your convenience, or schedule an appointment online and let us personalize the experience for you. You can also reach us by phone, text or email for quotes and other details. We also offer live chat through our website along with tools to compare trims and options, explore specials and much more.