Throughout the years, Toyota’s plucky little Corolla has been one of the most popular vehicles they ever brought to market. People from all walks of life have chosen it as their mode of transportation for decades, and today businessmen and women, students, parents and adventurers alike can be seen behind the wheel of the sedan.

But, there is one particular group that especially adores the Corolla: those who are in the process of choosing their very first car. What makes the small Toyota so endearing to those seeking automotive independence?

Here are a few reasons the Toyota Corolla is the ideal first car.

The price:

Let’s not kid ourselves, most of those who are looking to buy their first car are young and don’t exactly have mountains of cash to throw at this purchase. The 2018 Toyota Corolla starts at just $18,804.

The tech:

While the Corolla used to be quite spartan, it managed to modernize itself quite successfully. Today, even the aforementioned base-model variant, the CE, comes with automatic LED headlights, a 6.1-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, backup camera and even a dynamic cruise control. The price tag: still $18,804.


The reliability:

Toyotas are known to be extremely reliable, the Corolla has contributed to this reputation. Using proven powertrain components and simple-yet-effective suspension and braking technologies, the compact sedan lasts and lasts and lasts. But don’t simply take our word for it: for years now Consumer Report has consistently placed the Corolla among their best pick in the reliability segment.


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The space:

While you can go and look at cheaper new vehicles, the Corolla strikes an almost perfect balance between compactness and roominess. It’s at once small enough to be easy to park in congested city centres, but can also comfortably seat five and handle their luggage on long trips. It also has a large trunk and flip-down rear seats.



The safety:

The 2018 Corolla comes with a full suite of technologies designed to protect their occupants in case of an emergency. The Star suite includes state-of-the-art equipment like TRAC traction regulator, EBD brake force repartition, BA braking assistance and more.


The durability:

Take a quick look at the road just outside your window; how many old Corollas do you see? If they are properly taken care of, these compacts have been known to go on forever. A driver’s first car will likely endure some hard use…the Corolla can take it.

The dealer network:

Buying a Toyota gives you an advantage, because when the time comes to service your vehicle, there will always be a Toyota dealership nearby. Students who move from one city to another and back again can rest assured their Corolla will be properly cared for.

If you’re looking to get yourself or a new driver in your family into a 2018 Toyota Corolla, visit the Contact Us page.