Pricing and updates have been released for the 2017 Corolla lineup.
2017 Toyota Corolla
For its 50th anniversary, the Toyota Corolla gets a mild refresh, a couple new trim levels, a limited special edition and, more importantly, a number of new standard safety technologies.
To start, the Corolla S trim is dropped while new SE and XSE trims are added along with a top-of-the-lineup XLE model.
Exterior changes include a new front grille and revised LED headlights. L, LE and LE Eco trims now sport Bi-LED headlamps, while complex-LED units are now standard on SE, XSE and XLE grades. A back-up camera is now standard on the base L trim – completing the standard feature across the line. New 16-inch wheels are standard on the LE and XLE, while the SE and XSE now come with standard 17-inch alloys.
Inside, both the climate control panel and the air vents have been redesigned, while the LE trim is offered with a choice of new interior colors (Almond, Ash/Dark Gray or Black/Brown) and SE buyers get a choice of Vivid Blue, Orange Zest, and Black premium fabric insert for the model's Softex-trimmed sport seats.
The big news, however, is a new suite of safety systems, called Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) technology, which will be standard on all trim levels. TSS-P bundles a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection; Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams.
There's also a special edition to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary.
2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition
Marking its 50th year, Toyota will roll out a special Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition in a run of 8,000 units. Exterior color choices will include Classic Silver and Blizzard Pearl, as well as a model-exclusive color, Black Cherry Pearl.
Interior accoutrements will include black "mixed media" seats with Black Cherry piping and contrast stitching, while Black Cherry contrast stitching will trim the steering wheel and shift boot. "50th Anniversary Edition" floor mats and the requisite rear badging complete the look.
The infotainment system includes a 7-inch touch-screen and Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (a Scout® GPS Link App). In addition, the gauge panel includes a color 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, a Smart Key system with push button start and power tilt/slide moonroof are also standard.
2017 Toyota Corolla prices and availability
The starting base 2017 Corolla prices are as follows:
Trim, MSRP, MSRP 2017 MY, MSRP Change ($), MSRP Change (%)
Corolla L, CVTi-S, $19,365, $600, 3.4%
Corolla LE, CVTi-S, $19,800, $200, 1.1%
Corolla XLE, CVTi-S, $22,690, ($370), -1.7%
Corolla SE, 6MT, $22,530, $0, 0.0%
Corolla SE, CVTi-S, $21,310, 1.9%
Corolla XSE, CVTi-S, $23,545, ($445), -1.9%
Corolla LE Eco, CVTi-S, $20,200, $200, 1.0%
The 2017 Corolla will reach dealerships in early September.
All prices listed above include a delivery, processing and handling of $865 for Toyota passenger cars. The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.