Love the car

By for Toyota Corolla Altis 2013-2017 2015-07-07 16:41:29.0
1 people found it helpful. 1451 ViewsWrite Review
4 ⁄ 5
  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Quieter

Cons : The pedals are so far to negate heel-and-toe downshifts

Quieter & smoother

A 3.9-inch wheelbase extension smoothes out sharp ride motions and expands rear-seat legroom, it comes with 5.1 additional inches of space for stems in the back. The front seats are a significant improvement; the S model's bigger bolsters feel awfully soft for a ?sport seat,? but the entire range has added thigh, lumbar, and lateral support. This will make your journeys less punishing.

The Corolla's traditional L, LE, and S models use a carry-over 1.8-liter twin-cam VVTi four-cylinder engine, which is rated at 132 hp. Efforts were made to minimize mass, but curb weight rises with the added length. You might anticipate a commensurate loss of performance, but the car feels a tad livelier. Credit the pair of new transmissions: a CVT for the shiftless, which offers a ?stepped seven-speed? function in S models, and a fresh six-speed manual. Clutch-pedal availability is limited strictly to frugal-minded buyers of the base L model or the indulgent experience seekers who opt for a nearly loaded S.

On the road, the electronically managed CVT ?branded CVTi-S? banishes the usual drone of transmission, instead emulating the feel of a traditional automatic while being more efficient, quieter, and offering a better range of ratios. It's certainly among the best CVTs ever but can't mask the 1.8-liter's lack of low-rpm punch. Engaged drivers will prefer the new six-speed manual. The shift throws are long but crisp, and the clutch feel is good. Predictably but sadly, the pedals are so far to negate heel-and-toe downshifts; if you expected Toyota to let you find the brake and gas pedals with the same foot, you haven't paid attention in a long time.

Was this review useful to you? Yes 1   No 1
Thanks For Voting
You have already recommended this review
Post a Comment
Your Name
Email Address
Mobile No
500 Characters Left
Indicator  Please Wait ...

Toyota Corolla Altis 2013-2017 review scorecard

  • Over all
  • 6 Months
  • 3 Months


More reviews on Toyota Corolla Altis 2013-2017

Upcoming Toyota Cars

Research On Toyota Corolla Altis 2013-2017

My Comparison

    Please tell us your city

    It will help us serve you better content and best deals

    eg. Mumbai, Gurgaon, Delhi