US-Spec 2017 Toyota Corolla Gains Styling Tweaks, Extra Equipment

After facelifting the European Corolla, Toyota introduced the mildly updated North American version of its compact sedan at the New York Auto Show.

Setting it apart from the outgoing 2016MY on the outside is a tweaked grille and front bumper with LED DRLs, and new tail lamp clusters in red. 

In addition, the L, LE and LE Eco grades come with LED headlights and a backup camera as standard, while the SE, XSE and XLE benefit from more advanced LED headlights, upgraded interior trim and an enhanced sound system.

Standard items also include the Bluetooth and Entune Audio, while for an extra cost, the Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation, or the Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite that brings a larger 7-inch screen.

Last but not least, the Toyota Safety Sense-P is now available on all trims, bundling a host of safety items that include automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist and pre-collision system with pedestrian detection function.


  • dumblikeyou2

    With this new catfish face, I can admit the Euro version updates now look better.

    • emjayay

      And here’s the Euro version. I have no idea why they bother.

  • CarCzarDesigner

    Toyota’s philosophy is “everybody gets a piece of the pie” now. The grunt face smile is no longer just for the upper-class. It is also available for their lowly sedan, the Corolla so everybody gets the “I drive a Lexus too” look. Imo, this is a pity because the new look ruins what was a very good looking car.

  • Galaxium

    absolutely no reason to get this when the civic, elantra, and cruze exist

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    It’s as if Toyota put all their effort into the European version while the North American version was simply a secondary thought, if that.


    Mother of god! this is disgusting. The european and the chinese facelifts are way better.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    What the hell is this shit?

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