2015 TOYOTA COROLLA: Want to take a gander at the best-selling compact car on the market? Visit the Toyota booth at the 107th Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 14-22, 2015. The Corolla is available in L, LE, LE Plus, LE Premium, LE Eco, LE Eco Plus, LE Eco Premium, S, S Plus, and S Premium models. The S models are especially attractive, thanks to their piano black front fascia and available 17-inch alloy wheels. The S also gets firmer suspension tuning for better handling. All models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. It spins out 132 horsepower in all but the LE Eco models, where the addition of Valvematic variable lift for the intake valves ups horsepower to 140 and improves fuel economy to as high as 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway. Part of the reason for the fuel economy gain is the continuously variably automatic transmission (CVT) that comes standard with LE and LE Eco models. Instead of preset gear ratios, a CVT has an infinite number of ratios that make it more efficient. Other models get a four-speed automatic transmission. Toyota's Entune audio system is standard on LE models and above. A 6.1-inch touchscreen comes with Entune, but the version in the LE Premium and SE Premium comes with a navigation system and provides access to apps through owners' smartphones. Seven apps are available, including Bing local search, Facebook Places, Pandora, and Yelp. HD radio also provides stock quotes, sports scores, fuel prices, and traffic and weather information.
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