My middle child is becoming quite the independent young lady. In her teens, she is anxious to start talking about cars so that she can drive herself to classes. Her homeschooling days will be coming to an end and we have to let her fly. As parents, we are extremely concerned about her safety and her comfort, as well as being a bit frugal when it comes to purchasing a new car for a teenager. The Toyota Corolla iM seems to fit the bill.
I remember when I was growing up and the Toyota Corolla was the go-to vehicle for first-time car owners. It was dependable and affordable. What is striking to me is that I still see some vintage Corollas out on the roads. It seems to be the car that lives forever.
2018 Toyota Corolla iM
The iM is a 5 door hatchback that looks similar to a sleek compact sedan, but with the functionality of a small station wagon. The 2018 Toyota Corolla redesign boasts of a body that is aerodynamically shaped. There is plenty of glass to lighten it up and to provide great visibility. The color selections are just what our teenager is pumped about: Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Spring Green Metallic, and Electric Storm Blue.
Like other new Toyotas, the 2018 Corolla comes with standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). It also has eight standard airbags. The TSS package features impressive safety technologies: Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beams, a Pre-Collision System, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Both the manual and automatic iM models come standard with Hill Start Assist, which is a big safety feature that helps to prevent roll-back when pulling away from a stop sign or traffic light on an incline. There is also a combined camera and laser beam for enhanced performance and reliability.
Toyota Corolla – Safety
The cabin of the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM has standard bolstered front sport seats that add structure for enhanced occupant protection. The sporty layered dashboard design combines an instrument panel with easy-to-use controls and a highly visible screen display. The rear seats are 60/40 fold-down and the cargo cover is standard. The leather-wrapped steering wheel includes fingertip switches for audio, multi-info display, and a hands-free Bluetooth enabled phone. The iM comes with a high-grade standard multimedia system featuring HD Radio and six speakers.
Toyota Corolla – Sensible
The 1.8-liter DOHC engine is peppy yet easy on gas. Fuel economy is really important when it comes to teaching our kids economic and environmental responsibility. The standard 2018 Toyota Corolla iM has an easy-to-shift 6-speed manual transmission. Monospec pricing means consumers get a long list of standard equipment and the 2018 Toyota Corolla price is reasonable at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $20,000. One price increase option is a refined Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode.