Ever since the Toyota Corolla first came on to the scene in 1966, it's been taking the automotive world by storm. People love how the Corolla is constantly being updated to fit modern day style while retaining the reliability and drivability that people love. Sleek, stylish, and sporty, the Corolla knows how to keep a following.
Toyota recognized the star power in the Corolla, that's why they created its hatchback sibling, the Corolla iM. Chock full of all the same outstanding features of the Corolla sedan but in a sporty hatchback form, the Corolla iM offers its drivers style without compromise. These two compacts have very different personalities but ultimately offer the same thing, which is a unique dynamic drive that's anything but boring. Check out our chart below to see which 2017 Corolla model is right for you!
|2017 Toyota Corolla||vs||2017 Toyota Corolla iM|
|28/36/32 MPG||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)||27/35/30 mPG|
|1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)||Engine||1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)|
|Entune Audio||Infotainment||Toyota iM Display Audio|
As you can see from the chart above, the 2017 Corolla and 2017 Corolla iM are pretty similar when it comes to mechanics. They feature the same engine, however the Corolla sedan comes standard with a Continuously Variable Transmission with intelligence and Shift Mode, while the Corolla iM is standardly paired with a 6-speed manual transmission with the CVT with intelligence and Shift Mode as an option. The Corolla iM comes available with normal and sport driving modes on the CVT, while the Corolla sedan features those modes on the XSE trim or higher.
If technology is important to you, the Corolla iM comes available with more innovation found on the less expensive trim. Featuring Toyota iM Display Audio, the Corolla iM comes with a 7-inch touch-screen display, AM/FM player, Aha Radio™ app with over 100,000 stations, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, and hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth. The Corolla sedan gets a similar bundle through Entune Audio, however the screen is smaller than the iM Display Audio screen and does not include the Aha Radio app. Both vehicles get an integrated backup camera with projected path.
If you would like to test these two Corolla models out in person, feel free to give us a call at Bill Alexander Toyota and we can set you up with a test drive today!