2023 Toyota Corolla: All you need to know

2023 Toyota Corolla: All you need to know

The 2023 Toyota Corolla is one of the best available midsize sedans in the UAE. The latest 2023 iteration of the car brings many upgrades, including a lighter body, wider and lower tyres, etc. All of these are set to make the new model even more popular, especially after topping the sales chart in its segment in 2022.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the price of the 2023 Toyota Corolla in the UAE?

    Toyota offers the Corolla in three variants - XLI, XLI (RB), and GLI. The price for the XLI is AED 73,900, while the midspec XLI (RB) is priced at AED 75,900. The top end model has a price tag of AED 80,900.
  • How many engine options are available with the Toyota Corolla?

    The 2023 Toyota Corolla is available with only one engine option. That’s the 1.6L 4-cylinder engine making 121 hp power and 154 Nm torque. The transmission is handled by a CVT gearbox.
  • Is the 2023 Toyota Corolla a safe car in the UAE?

    The Toyota Corolla is an extremely safe car to be in, considering its price and segment. It has four standard airbags, vehicle stability control, hill start assist, anti-theft system with immobilizer, etc.
  • The new Corolla is available in three variants XLI, XLI (RB), and GLI. The model comes with an asking price of AED 73,900 onwards. So, let’s move on to talking about everything the 2023 Toyota Corolla brings to the table.

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    2023 Toyota Corolla Price

    The Toyota Corolla comes in three variants, all of which share the same engine. The price for each of the variants are:

    Variant

    Price

    XLI

    AED 73,900

    XLI (RB)

    AED 75,900

    GLI

    AED 80,900

    2023 Toyota Corolla Exterior

    The new Toyota Corolla drives on 15-inch steel wheels (base variant), though the mid-spec and top-end models get 16-inch alloy. There are halogen lighting treatments in all the trims. However, the GLI gets an LED rear combination lamp.

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    Apart from that, the top model also gets smart keyless entry, front fog lamps, chrome door handles and window moulding, and a rear trunk spoiler, while all the other models miss out on these features.

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    2023 Toyota Corolla Dimensions

    All the variants of the new Corolla in the UAE have the same dimensions. Here are the numbers:

    Length

    4,630 mm

    Width

    1,780 mm

    Height

    1,435 mm

    Wheelbase

    2,700 mm

    Weight

    1,795 kg

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    2023 Toyota Corolla Interior

    When you hop onto the cabin, the Corolla feels good. There are manual AC systems across variants, along with rear vents. The seats are done in fabric upholstery, though the top trim gets high-quality material. Even the MID behind the steering is a 4.2-inch unit on the GLI variant. An 8-inch touchscreen display is also given as standard, along with four speakers for the audio. The infotainment system supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. The steering wheel features buttons for audio, cruise control, MID, etc.

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    However, a few features are limited to the top model only. Here’s the list:

    • Smart luggage & back door opener
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Push button start
    • Wireless charger
    • Six-speaker audio system
    • Voice command for steering control

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    2023 Toyota Corolla Engine Specifications

    The new Toyota Corolla is powered by the same 1.6L engine across all three variants. This is an in-line  4-cylinder unit that produces a maximum power of 121 hp at 6,000 RPM, along with a peak torque of 154 Nm, coming at 5,200 RPM. The produced power is sent to the wheels via a standard CVT gearbox.

    The engine is Euro-4 compliant and promises a fuel efficiency of 18.2 kmpl in the base variant and a slightly lower 17.7 kmpl in the XLI (RB) and GLI variants. The engine is high-revving, and you have to push at the throttle all the way to 5,200 RPM to extract maximum torque. So, performance-wise, the midsize sedan is nothing to complain about.

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    2023 Toyota Corolla Safety 

    Despite being a modest car in other aspects, Toyota has really brought out the A game in terms of safety. Besides the regular ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution as standard, there are many other features given as standard. These are:

    • Anti-theft system with immobilizer
    • Vehicle stability control
    • Tyre pressure warning system
    • Hill start assist control
    • Cruise control
    • Dual front and side airbags
    • ISOFIX child seat restraints
    • Rear fog lamps
    • Rear parking sensors

    2023 Toyota Corolla

    With these being listed, only the top-end GLI variant gets the rearview camera.

    2023 Toyota Corolla Warranty 

    Toyota offers a 3-year/60,000 km basic warranty on all new Toyota vehicles in the UAE. Along with that, buyers also get a 5-year/100,000 km powertrain warranty.

    2023 Toyota Corolla Competitors

    The Toyota Corolla, being a midsize sedan, competes with some of the best cars in the market. Take a look at its prime competitors along with the price.

    Competitor

    Price

    Nissan Altima

    AED 110,000

    Hyundai Elantra

    AED 75,000

    Honda Civic

    AED 126,500

    Summing up

    The Toyota Corolla is the top-selling midsize sedan in the Middle Eastern market for a reason, and that’s the quality, performance, and trust that the automaker offers. At the moment, the Corolla offers the most value for money by being one of the most affordable cars in the market against big names, like the Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, etc.

    So, if you are considering a beginner midsize sedan that’s friendly on the pocket as well, Toyota Corolla is the one to choose.

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