A blue 2021 Toyota Corolla parked next to a white 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

What’s New in the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan?

New Features Found Inside the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan

With the summer already here, Toyota has begun to pump out their 2021 model lineup. This includes the 2021 Toyota Corolla, which comes in both a Sedan and Hatchback option. When it comes ot the sedan, though, what new features are available inside? At Bob Smith Toyota, we investigate just that below. Keep reading to find out!

A person taking a photo while leaning on a dark gray 2021 Toyota Corolla.

Engine and Performance Specifications in the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan

Engine Option1.8L Inline-41.8L Inline-4 Hybrid2.0L Inline-4
Horsepower139117169
Torque (in ft-lbs)129105151
Estimated Fuel Economy29 City / 37 Highway MPG53 City / 52 Highway MPG31 City / 38 Highway MPG
Trim Level AvailabilityL, LE, LXELE HybridSE, XSE

For sedan models, up to three engines are available inside the 2021 Toyota Corolla. At the base and mid-tier trims, the 1.8L Inline-4 engine comes with each model. For those wanting more fuel economy, the LE Hybrid trim receives some modifications, losing some horsepower and torque, but offering up to an estimated 53 MPG on city roads. For the higher SE and XSE trims, a 2.0L Inline-4 engine offers the best performance with up to 169 horsepower and a solid 34 Combined MPG in the CVT-equipped models.


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The front interior inside a 2021 Toyota Corolla.

Interior Additions to the 2021 Toyota Corolla

Several new additions are included in 2021 Toyota Corolla when it comes to technology and interior spaces. One small omission in last years’ model has been included this year, as Android Auto™ now joins Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa as compatibility points. For stereo options, the Toyota Corolla will offer a six-speaker audio system as standard but includes the available nine-speaker system through the JBL® Audio System as well. Safety technologies will also receive a boost with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, which offers:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Also rumored as a safety addition is the Blind Spot Monitoring feature, which will now have Rear Cross-Traffic Alert attached.

Find a 2021 Toyota Corolla at Bob Smith Toyota Soon!

2021 Corolla Sedan models will start at a base MSRP of $21,230. Largely a carry-over model, this year’s Corolla adds some features many were looking for in the 2020 model, making it an even better option for drivers on the road. Watch out for the model to reach our location in the La Crescenta area in the coming weeks!


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