Something unusual is going on over at the Toyota Auto Parts Blog. Information was released about the 2014 Toyota Corolla, but then taken away. The notice says, “Order guides are out, which means we’ve got lots of news to share. There have been a number of changes to the 2014 Corolla…but you’ll have to wait to find out about them. We’ll put the info back up later. Thanks for your understanding.” So those who didn’t get the quick sneak peak will have to wait. Apparently a Toyota dealer in Kansas had posted the information and Toyota wasn’t ready to share.
What we do know about the 2014 Toyota Corolla is that it will continue to host the same 1.8 liter four cylinder engine, but why fix something that isn’t broke? Toyota did give the engine some refreshes though including adding the Toyota’s Valvematic continuously variable valve timing. There will also be options of a four speed automatic that will come standard, or you can choose a six gear manual transmission. If you upgrade to the higher trim levels you can also choose a CVT. All this work is expected to boost the fuel efficiency ratings and give the car a better overall performance. This should be better than the current Corolla that is getting 132 horsepower and 128 pound feet of torque along with offering 27 city miles per gallon and 34 highway miles per gallon. But that is with a five speed manual version.
We also know there will be three trim levels, Toyota is calling them “base” levels. These will be the Toyota Corolla LE, Toyota Corolla S, and Toyota Corolla Eco. Odds and ends have been updated for these levels such as offering Softex leather, push button start and a navigation system. The rest of the details, including pricing should be available soon.