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Super Affordable Luxury – 2017 Toyota Corolla Review

Sacrifice nothing! I cannot believe how luxurious this vehicle is with a price tag under $25,000. (Model shown MSRP: $24,086.00) This 2017 Toyota Corolla XLE has all the bells and whistles, rides smooth, and looks like it would have a hefty sticker. I was given this car for a couple of weeks to facilitate this 2017 Toyota Corolla review. All thoughts and opinions shared are entirely my own.

2017 Toyota Corolla Review

2017 Toyota Corolla Review

My first car was a Toyota, and I’ve been kind of partial to the brand ever since. My experience has always been great, and the quality in Toyota vehicles has never been anything but top notch solid construction.

2017 Toyota Corolla back

Fave Luxury Features

Let’s just acknowledge right now the appearance of this car. It’s not screaming for attention, but classy and elegant. The moment you sit in the driver’s seat, that’s exactly how you feel–chic and dignified.

2017 Toyota Corolla Dashboard

This 2017 Toyota Corolla XLE is equipped with:

  • Safety features
  • Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology
  • 6 Airbags
  • LATCH (for car seats)
  • Whiplash-injury Lessening Front Seats

2017 Toyota Corolla backseat

  • Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
  • Heated Power Outside Mirrors
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  • 7-inch High-Resolution Display
  • Auto Climate Control with Pollen Filter
  • USB port
  • 10 cup holders
  • So much more…

Toyota Corolla Sway Warning

The Safety Sense System will even warn you if you start to nod off. If it senses you swaying in your lane, you’ll get an audible alert and a coffee cup icon suggesting you take a coffee break.

Corolla buttons

It’s always the little things that make me the happiest. I love the climate control buttons. They’re flat and easy to push up or down.

Human Cargo Comfort

There is a lot of room for humans and groceries. A tall friend of mine, he’s 6’5, sat in the front passenger seat and adjusted the seat until he was comfortable. Meanwhile, my 5’4 daughter was sitting behind him and still had plenty of leg room.

2017 Toyota Corolla Trunk

The trunk is as big as can be and the back seats can fold down if needed for more room. The spare tire is within easy reach under the trunk mat.

2017 Toyota Corolla Featurens

Jumping for Joy at the Gas Pump

I drove all over the place and had to stop for gas. I figured I’d just throw $20 in there and that would get me to the city and back. I’m used to my truck–which, let me tell you–$20 barely registers on the gas tank meter. In the 2017 Toyota Corolla? It was just shy of a full tank! I was floored. I was in high school the last time it cost so little to fill a tank. This baby gets an average of 32 miles per gallon. (28 city/36 highway.)

After almost two full weeks with this Corolla, I was genuinely sad to see her go. Build your own here!

Check all the other Toyota vehicles we’ve reviewed:

2017 Toyota Sienna
2017 Toyota Camry XLE
2016 Toyota Highlander XLE
2016 Toyota Avalon Touring
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Julie Wood

Monday 19th of June 2017

I have a 2014 Toyota Corolla and love it! It is such a good car and I have had no trouble with this car! The new 2017 is gorgeous and I would love another one of these cars!

Tatanisha W

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Oh that Toyota is super sleek! One of my first cars was a Toyota!! They are great, quality cars. Thanks for the review!


Monday 12th of June 2017

OMG, the SWAY warning! I love that, and it would work so well for my husband. I also have a special place in my heart for Corolla's because that's what my Granny Blackburn drove.


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Wow! They've really updated the Corolla in the last few years. So many great features.

We love Toyota in our house with both a Sienna and Camry.

Ellen LaFleche-Christian

Wednesday 31st of May 2017

That is super stylish. I love how much room there is!

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