The Toyota Corolla is the most successful model ever produced in the entire history of the automotive industry, with more than 40 million units sold over the last several decades. Our manufacturing partner put the Corolla through a comprehensive redesign just a year ago, but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing the nameplate’s legacy. A comparison of the 2021 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla will provide a very clear illustration of the changes that have been made. For the new model year, the 2021 Corolla adds a new trim grade (Apex Edition) and expands its suite of smartphone connectivity options. In fact, independent online reviews have praised the 2021 Corolla for its long list of standard active safety features, smartly designed control panel and, of course, strong fuel economy scores.
Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for any available version of the Toyota Corolla today by calling, 203-403-6890.
2021 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla
|1.8-L, 4-Cyl.||Base Engine||1.8-L, 4-Cyl.|
|30/38||Fuel Economy (Base)||30/38|
|Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™/Amazon Alexa||Device Integration||Apple CarPlay® Only|
Both the 2021 Toyota Corolla and 2020 Corolla will have the same available engine options available to potential customers. The L, LE, XLE models of both versions employ a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission, making 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the L and LE will be able to record 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. An XLE model will record 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
The rest of the 2021/2020 Toyota Corolla lineup, including the new Apex Edition, will use a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that can be attached to a different CVT or a six-speed manual transmission. This powertrain will make up to 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Each of the versions of the Corolla using this engine will be able to record at least 29 mpg in the city and up to 40 mpg on the highway – when the compact sedan is properly equipped.
Toyota has been going through an impressive phase of improving its available connectivity technology. The 2020 Corolla was the first model year to feature any kind of modern smartphone integration capability by offering access to the Apple CarPlay® suites of applications. Colonial Toyota customers interested in the 2021 version, will expand those device compatibility options by adding access to the Android Auto™ suite of apps as well as making the vehicle compatible with the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant.