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5 Reasons to Love The 2017 Toyota Corolla

 

This post is in partnership with Toyota. 

Is it me or do the holidays seems to go by faster every year. Maybe it’s because I’m a year older or maybe it’s just as simple as there is so much on our calendars now that it just makes the time seem like it’s going faster. Either way, I feel like I blinked and it was over. If you’re following me on social media, you may have seen our holiday adventures in the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Whether it was a holiday light show or just finishing up holiday shopping, the Toyota Corolla was my side kick for a week and I put it to good use! 

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

Last year when I attended the New York International Auto Show, I fell in love with the new Toyota Camry and since then I’ve had a chance to drive the Toyota Avalon, Highlander and Toyota has really impressed me with their vehicle lineup!  My latest test drive in the Toyota Corolla is continuing to blow me away and show me the Corolla is not what I remember it to be.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

I tried to fit in as much local holiday fun as we could in in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Last year we went away for the weekend before the holiday and while it was nice and relaxing to unwind amidst the craziness, when I got home I felt so much pressure to get ready in a few short days. So this year we opted to stay home instead of traveling for the holidays and honestly, we had just as much fun.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

5 Reasons to Love The 2017 Toyota Corolla

I loved being able to check the weather right from the car.

It didn’t hurt that we were cruising around in a new car for the week. The kids get just as excited when a new car comes as I do. So we made sure to spend plenty of time in the Corolla to really get to know it. Including a visit or two to see Santa. Here are 5 reasons to love the Toyota Corolla.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

PLENTY OF CARGO SPACE

No matter what your family size, we can all agree that cargo space is pretty important in our vehicles. We need room for all sorts of things like school sports, shopping trips and luggage for all those road trips. For a compact car, the trunk space in the Corolla did not disappoint. I mean, did you see how much stuff I packed in the trunk! I actually surprised myself! I filled that baby up with countless bags of presents, a huge grocery shopping order, plus endless other stuff I packed in there. For a compact car, I was definitely impressed with the storage space.

Look at all the trunk space in the 2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

STYLISH LOOKS

The first things that catches my eye about a car is how it looks. The sleek lines and curves are what make it or break it for me and the Corolla lives up to my standards. It’s a sharp looking car that is made to stand out.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

The Corolla attracts all the right attention with it’s sporty exterior and features like standard Bi-LED headlights and gorgeous paint colors like this Galactic Aqua Mica. When it was first dropped off, I thought it was black paint, once I got closer and the sun hit it, I saw this gorgeous blue.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

SAFETY 

The integrated backup camera shows you more of what’s behind you when you put the car in reverse. This comes in handy when you’re trying to back up or park in a tight spot. The large screen really gives you a good view of what’s behind you.
 2017 Toyota Corolla XLE
One of my favorite features of the Corolla was the Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). Using an in-vehicle camera and radar to help detect a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection can help you avoid a potential collision. It also offers Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 27 and more to assist you when you’re driving.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

The Corolla offers the latest in advanced technology with its available 7-in. touch-screen display featuring an available Entune Audio Plus system and Connected Navigation, making it easy to get to your destination wherever you’re headed. I can’t forget my favorite feature – the built in weather app. This would definitely come in handy for road trips when I need to check the weather quickly. It’s all right here at my fingertips.
2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

SPACIOUS INTERIOR

It’s roomy interior offers plenty of leg room for the front seat passenger as well a plenty of space in the back for the kids. Even with the car seat installed, the kids had plenty of room in the back.
2017 Toyota Corolla XLE
There’s a reason that Toyota has sold over 43 million Corollas and it’s their best selling nameplate. The Toyota Corolla offers plenty of space, the latest technology, great fuel economy combined with stylish looks all for a great value.

With a starting Price $18, 500, it’s an affordable option for families. The Toyota Corolla XLE model which I test drove comes in a little higher at $23,717.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

If you’re in the market for a smaller sedan where safety comes standard, then the Toyota Corolla might just be the car you’re looking for.

To learn more about Toyota’s lineup of vehicles and the Toyota Corolla, visit Toyota.com.

2017 Toyota Corolla XLE

Have you drive a Toyota lately?

Dawn

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Adriana Lopez Martin

Monday 15th of January 2018

I love going out for the holidays. This year we stayed but normally we go out. It is good to have a good ride for the fun¡

Bree

Monday 15th of January 2018

I've fallen in love with the new Toyota's! I am definitely looking into one for when I trade in my current car soon. And they are actually affordable for what you get!

Tiffany Khyla

Monday 15th of January 2018

I used to have a Corolla, and I absolutely loved it! I love Toyota. They're such a wonderful, reliable brand of car.

Lois Alter Mark

Monday 15th of January 2018

We know a lot of people who have the Toyota Corolla and absolutely love it. It's a great looking car and seems to have so many valuable features.

Heather Lawrence

Monday 15th of January 2018

We have been Toyota owners since 04 and we just swapped out our Sienna to a highlander. Such great vehicles!! It’s the only vehicle I will drive!