As the world's bestselling vehicle, not many people think the Toyota Corolla could be lacking anything. The automaker didn't share this same view. Now in its second year of production, the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM in South Burlington, VT returns to the Heritage Toyota lineup with its very affordable starting price, outstanding handling profile and an incredible suite of active safety measures. Toyota has built the 2018 Corolla iM with a very no-nonsense line of thinking. This is a vehicle for people who want what they need and don't want what they don't want. The 2018 Corolla iM is available in a single trim grade, however, customers can choose to add several dealer-installed accessories.
To be worthy of the respected Corolla name, the newly introduced hatchback had to live up to its parent model's reputation. With that, the 2018 Corolla iM has been praised by independent reviews for being one of the most comfortable compact hatchbacks in its class with supportive seats that are also well-suited to taller drivers. The double wishbone suspension installed with the 2018 Corolla iM not only gives the classic sedan model a run for its money in terms of handling, it also does a great job of absorbing imperfections found in the road. Also like its sedan counterpart, the Corolla iM has a very thoughtfully-designed cabin with easy-to-reach controls.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla iM has a single available engine, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder making 137 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. As for transmission options, the standard powertrain setup is to join the engine to a six-speed manual, but a continuously variable transmission is available.
Every 2018 Corolla iM will come with the same complement of standard technology. This comprehensive list includes a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and a USB port. Lane departure warning and forward collision alerts with automatic braking are also standard.
With its five-door hatchback design, the 2018 Corolla iM offers more versatility than its sedan platform sibling. Toyota designers have added several small storage cubbies throughout the passenger cabin. When more space is called for, the interior of the hatchback can offer up to 20.8 cubic-feet of volume.