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2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Toyota

 

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is a nice budget compact hatchback with a sporty look, generous cargo area and versatility.

It came out to the U.S. market with a very competitive starting price of $18,750, and that is for a 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission, modern interior and a long list of standard features.

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

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Seats

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

Transmission

6-speed manual transmission or available Continuously Variable
Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode (CVTi-S)

Engine

1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with

intelligence (VVT-i)

Horsepower

137 hp @ 6100 rpm

 

Fuel tank Capacity 14 gal

 

MPG

30

combined estimated

27 city / 35 hwy

Introduction

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

In the tall, 2017 The Monster of the automotive industry, Toyota Group has released its all-new compact hatchback 2017 Toyota Corolla iM. It came out to the U.S. market with a very competitive starting price of $18,750, and that is for a 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission, modern interior and a long list of standard features.

Just like any other modern hatchback, Toyota Corolla iM follows the versatility rules, which means it will be excellent for city driving as well as longer travels with more things to carry.

But… Is it too much to expect great quality and nice features from a budget car? Or Toyota has made the dream come true with its 2017 Toyota Corolla iM?

 

Toyota History

Kiichiro Toyoda founded Toyota Motor Corporation and the automotive Toyota Group. The idea of his own business goes back to the time, when he used to assist his father’s carpentry business, and decided to find a way of improving the batten-equipped tall loom.

In 1890, Sakichi moved to Yokohama in order to apply a patent for his renewed hand loom design, traveling to the patent office in Tokyo to file the necessary application. It was a wooden handloom and the patent application was accepted in November that year, and was awarded a patent No. 1195, “Loom”, the following year on May 14, 1891.

June, 1933 he started to prepare for the new Automotive Production Division and sent his director to the U.S. and Europe to buy machine tools for automotive production that had been thoroughly carefull studied beforehand and concentrated his efforts on a design that used common parts, so that customers could use service parts for the Ford and Chevrolet vehicles that were prevalent in Japan at the time. The very first SB truck was launched in April 1947, small truck equipped with the S engine.

 

Engine & Performance

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM has a nice compact and efficient engine with very low emissions.

  • Type: 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with
  • intelligence (VVT-i)
  • Configuration: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Fuel System: Sequential MPI
  • Torque: 126 @ 4000
  • Displacement: 1.8 L/110
  • Gearbox: manual
  • Top Speed: 112 MPH
  • Emission rating: Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)

 

Pricing & Versions

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

All-new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM came out in a single trim level, but with various transmission options.

Model Price
2017 Toyota Corolla iM, a 6-speed manual transmission – Standard $23,475
Model Price
2017 Toyota Corolla iM, CVTi-S transmission with Sport Sequential Shift Mode $19,490

 

Exterior

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM has a nice exterior, it is compact, it is small but very practical and nice to drive.

  • Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto on/off feature
  • Front grille with honeycomb mesh pattern and piano-black accents
  • Color-keyed power-folding heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
  • Rear spoiler
  • Body kit
  • 17-in. alloy wheels with P225/45R17 tires
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Color-keyed roof-mounted antenna

 

What to expect from All-new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM? To be honest, A LOT! For a price between 19K and 23K it offers a compact but versatile car is all you need when it comes to the price/quality ratio. It has got a long list of standard features, which means that the customers with the tight budget will get a well-technologically packed car, with a reasonably good performance and needed safety features.

 

Interior

2017 Toyota Corolla iM includes the following interior features:

  • Dual zone automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter and push-button controls
  • Toyota iM Display Audio — 7-in. touch-screen display, AM/FM player, Aha Radio™ app9 with over 100,000 stations, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port2 with iPod®3 connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition,4 hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming5 via Bluetooth®6 wireless technology, HD Radio™7 Technology, and Gracenote® album cover art
  • Integrated backup camera10 with projected path
  • Sport fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver’s seat with seatback pocket; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest and two cup holders
  • Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with audio
  • Bluetooth®6 hands-free phone voice-command controls
  • Multi-Information Display
  • Sport instrumentation cluster with speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature

 

Safety

Safety is has been a priority for Toyota and the Corolla iM is not an exception. It includes the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Vehicle Stability Controlm
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology®
  • Eight airbags
  • Adjustable front shoulder anchors, driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters

 

Conclusion

What to expect from All-new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM? To be honest, A LOT! For a price between 19K and 23K it offers a compact but versatile car is all you need when it comes to the price/quality ratio. It has got a long list of standard features, which means that the customers with the tight budget will get a well-technologically packed car, with a reasonably good performance and needed safety features.

In comparison to the same class vehicles of other automotive manufactures, it shows better results when it comes to: Rear Suspension, Engine Displacement, Horsepower, Torque, Fuel Economy, Automatic Climate Control and many others.

I like that Toyota keeps giving us a wide range of options with its different cars. The Corolla iM can be a great choice for compact car lovers.

Marco Carvajal
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