Category Archives: Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla Features Outshine the Competition

2016 Toyota Corolla Features

Already one of the most popular cars on the market, the 2016 Toyota Corolla has some exciting new technology and amenities drivers will love. From infotainment to convenience, few sedans can match the 2016 Toyota Corolla features.

The new Corolla has twelve trim levels, so there’s plenty of opportunity for you to pick the trim with the right features for you. At various trim levels, you can get Siri Eyes Free technology, a remoteless key system, and integrated backup camera, and so much more. Higher trim levels even have both normal and sport driving modes for the very best performance.

This sedan is also pratical, comfortable, and stylish to drive. Every trim has 60/40 split seating so you can fold one or both sides down to maximize your cargo space, and you can get such exclusive features as the Special Edition floor mats in the highest trim. Heat passenger and driver seats will make your winter drive more cozy, and the climate control’s pollen filter will make your car’s cabin more hospitable!

Whatever you’re looking for in a new car, the new Corolla has it all, so stop by Haddad Toyota!

Toyota Reveals Special Edition Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla
Whether you love the sportiness of the Corolla, or if you just need a smaller car with dependability, the all-new special edition Toyota Corolla is the perfect, sporty car for you.

With the Chicago Auto Show coming up, many are wondering what new vehicles manufacturers have left to show off after the Detroit Auto Show last month. Well, on February 12th when the show opens we will officially find out, but until then we are left with only a few teasers such as Toyota’s hints at a special edition Toyota Corolla.

This special edition Corolla promises to be even sportier than the Corolla already is. It will come with red interior accents, 17-inch wheels, a glossy black finish, our upgraded EnTune infotainment system, and a push button start to really get your motor running. While we aren’t sure about the rest of the details, we do know that the special edition Toyota Corolla will only be available in a select number of hues: Black Sand Pearl, Absolutely Red, and Super White. Only a select number of these special edition, sporty cars will be made, so if you want one, you better come by Haddad Toyota to put in your order today!

Stay tuned to our blog to learn more about the upcoming Chicago Auto Show, the Toyota Corolla, and other, exciting Toyota news!

Elevate Your Style – 2014 Toyota Corolla Technology Features


Interior of Toyota Corolla
The 2014 Toyota Corolla’s available touch-screen help make it one of the most desirable cars on the road.

The Toyota Corolla’s recent advertisements have focused on its fun, colorful, sleek, stylish appearance. However, the Corolla’s exterior appearance is not the only thing that makes it stand out from the crowd. The 2014 Toyota Corolla technology features are top of the line, which helps make every ride inside your new 2014 Toyota Corolla an enjoyable one.

To start with, the Corolla L comes with a standard AM/FM radio, CD player, auxiliary audio jack, USB port, iPod® connectivity and interface, and hands-free phone capabilities. The Corolla LE, LE Eco, and S all have the Entune™ Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch-screen display which includes AM/FM radio, CD player, six speakers, and an auxiliary audio jack. Add in the included USB port, Bluetooth® music streaming, hands-free phone connectivity, advanced voice recognition, and iPod connectivity, and you’ve got a car that you will never want to leave. From there, you have the option to upgrade to an even sweeter audio package which includes HD Radio ™, HD predictive traffic and Doppler weather overlay, a high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, and Satellite radio. The 2014 Corolla LE, LE ECO, and S all also come with an integrated back-up camera, helping you safely back out, even when it’s hard to see what’s behind you.

With so many technology features offered in the new 2014 Toyota Corolla, it’s easy to see how the new compact car will elevate your style. Come by Haddad Toyota and test drive the new 2014 Toyota Corolla today. With so many added technology features, you will be glad you did!

The Best Car in the World: The Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is one of the most dependable cars on the market.

The Toyota Corolla first hit the scene in 1966 and by July 2013, the Toyota Corolla has accumulated more than 40 million sales world-wide, more than any other car on the planet. Not only are they one of the most sold cars, but over 26 million out of these 40 million Corollas are still on the road according to Toyota. Of course, we already knew that Toyota cars are dependable, with over 80% of the Toyotas bought in the last year still on the road, but when you look at the fact that 65% of Toyota Corollas bought in the last 47 years are still on the road, then you’ve got something else… something beyond dependable. A Toyota Corolla starts to look more like an investment, an asset, a necessity, or like the best car in the world.

But what makes the Toyota Corolla so great? Is it only its impressive dependability? While its dependability is definitely a key element when considering the Corolla, it certainly isn’t the only reason to buy one. Its quiet interior, with Piano-black accents, a fluid dashboard, and SofTex ® seats make it one of the most comfortable cars on the market. Combine this with the Toyota Corolla’s stylish, sleek exterior and you’ve got the perfect car to drive for the next 10+ years of your life. Is the Toyota Corolla the best car in the world? You be the judge. Check out our New Toyota Corollas and Used Toyota Corollas at Haddad Toyota today to see how you can get your hands on a Corolla today!

Guest Driving the 2014 Toyota Corolla

Just as the autumn chill started to settle over New England, I was handed the keys to a new car, for a week-long test drive with Haddad Toyota of Pittsfield, Mass. The goal was to give me access to one of Toyota’s newest models, the 2014 Toyota Corolla, and in turn the chance to share my experience here.

As a long-time Toyota driver – I drove a Toyota Tercel for 11 years before buying a new Scion xD in 2008 – I was already feeling confident about the new Corolla’s drivability. The Toyota Corolla has actually been on the road since the sixties, and has held the title of best-selling car in the world since 1997.

A focus on affordability, great gas mileage, and overall longevity seem to be the key factors at play, and Corollas have also been ‘on-trend’ cars throughout the years: in 1966, the model debuted with a state-of-the-art engine. In the 1970s, it was restyled to cater to performance, taking cues from the rally cars of the day. Just a decade later, the Corolla pioneered aerodynamic design and began to build its reputation as one of the most fuel-efficient cars in production.

This year, the 2014 Corolla has had another overhaul, this time sporting a sleek, chiseled look: tapered in the front and back with a sloped roof and a longer wheelbase, making for an expanded interior. At first blush, it’s both sharp and roomy… not to mention I’m a sucker for a moon roof.

The new look houses standard safety and comfort options including LED low-beam headlamps, eight airbags, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio-streaming connectivity, and a rear back-up camera. Every 2014 Corolla also has a display screen with Entune, a multimedia one-stop for music, directions, phone calls, restaurant recommendations, movie tickets, and more.

I set Entune up with the help of an associate at the dealership, creating an account on a desktop computer and downloading the app to my phone. I started playing with its many options the moment I got behind the wheel, but I was also pleased to see that the system won’tlet you play with its more involved features while you’re driving. Change the song? Sure. Browse for directions to the nearest sushi place? Not so much, and that’s a good thing.

Speaking of songs, the music options in the Corolla were the hardest to leave behind when I returned the car. I had a seemingly endless supply of music at my fingertips, sourced from satellite radio, terrestrial radio, Entune apps including Pandora, my own iPhone, and built-in CD player that will also play DVDs on the dash-screen, again when the car is parked. The six-speaker audio system makes for a sort of surround-sound feel, too, regardless of the audio source.

The Corolla’s many features and gadgets also proved to serve as extra incentive to go places. After using the keyless entry to get into the car (no more searching for your keys in the bottom of your purse!), the push-button engine start (just plain cool), and gathering a couple of traveling companions, I was off to a spate of fall offerings in western Massachusetts. Indeed, the Berkshires in autumn are an ideal testing ground for a new car… there are plenty of winding roads and rolling hills to get a feel for how the car handles, not to mention a countless number of sights to go see.

We keyed in directions to a comedy club and avoided traffic along the way using the real-time traffic map. We wove up and down Berkshire back roads, using the moon-roof to take artsy photos of fall foliage, and stopping off at a scenic outlook or two. We had dinner at our favorite Indian restaurant and bought movie tickets from the car on the way to the theater. We made new friends at fall festivals and farm stands and loaded the surprisingly huge trunk with pumpkins, cider donuts, early Christmas presents for friends and family, and other signs of the season.

Driving the 2014 Corolla is indeed smooth and comfortable, and I’d characterize the car’s overall look as hip but professional– not too flashy, but with the right amount of style cues to signal that this is more than a means to get from point A to point B.

There’s something to be said for form coupled with function; leather seats might be signs of luxury, but they’re nothing but a back-of-your-legs burn hazard in the hot summer months (or if you parked in a sunspot). The Corolla ’14 offers SofTex™ seats as an option, made of a woven plastic that breathes and reflects infrared rays better than other materials, keeping seats cool and soft. It’s also more environmentally friendly than leather, and both water- and stain-resistant; a big plus for anyone as spill prone as I am.

In the span of seven days, I adjusted to the Corolla to the point at which it felt completely natural, as though I’d been driving the car for months. The car’s technology is helpful, nonintrusive and fairly easy to learn how to use, and the fuel efficiency was proven to be up to Toyota’s usual standards; I only filled up once. Plus, as someone with a lot of ‘big stuff’ hobbies – visiting flea markets, constant redecorating, camping – I was impressed with the amount of space in this sedan. I assumed I would be at least a hatchback driver for the rest of my life…  now, I’m not so sure.

For more information on the Toyota 2014 Corolla, visit Haddad Toyota’s website. Stay tuned for another guest drive coming soon – something with a bit more towing power, maybe?

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~ Jaclyn Stevenson

Writer, blogger, publicist

{I was not compensated for this post. Haddad Toyota sponsored my participation in this ‘guest drive,’ providing me with a loaner vehicle and fuel for review purposes.}