With the 2019 Toyota Accord, Toyota made a major change to its compact crossover platform.
In a move designed to bring the SUV closer to the sporty and aggressive styling of its sedan sibling, the Corolla has been slimmed down to a 5.3-foot tall, 3.4-foot wide model, and it also features a new, more compact rear seat, a wider dashboard and wider front and rear seats.
The new Corolla, which is due to hit the market in mid-2019, will be the second vehicle to use the Toyota Exterior System, which combines LED headlights, fog lights, rear cross traffic alert and a new rear camera with high-resolution night vision and a front radar camera.
Toyota said it also will use a new and more efficient engine, an automatic transmission, upgraded suspension and other changes to give the Corollas a more efficient drivetrain and reduce emissions.
With a starting price of $25,995, the 2019 Corolla comes with a 15.5-inch touchscreen display, 8MP rear camera, Bluetooth and an 8MP front camera.
In the front is a 5MP front-facing camera, a 12MP rear-facing video camera and a USB port.
Toyota also said the new Corollans will offer a suite of options for customers looking for a sporty, efficient and reliable vehicle.
The new 2019 Corolla, which will be available in the U.S. and Canada, is a “sporty” SUV that combines a sport interior and a sport exterior.
The Corolla sports a sport-style instrument panel, sport-themed dashboard, a sport instrument cluster, a dual zone climate control system, a four-wheel disc brakes, a six-speaker audio system, LED lighting and an all-new design that combines an SUV’s sporty exterior with sporty interior.
The sporty cabin is complemented by a new sport-specific package for the 2019 Scion FR-S and a range of other styling cues and features.
For a refresher on the Corolls, check out our new 2018 Corolla review: