Toyota has announced that its Corolla compact moves into 2016 with the same $15,995 base price as the outgoing 2015 model, while all other trims see an across-the-board price increase of $180.
That base price tag is for a CE with six-speed manual, a veritable unicorn on Canadian roads; more popular is the CE with automatic transmission, which costs $18,815 this year. CE trim is the only one that doesn’t come with standard air conditioning.
LE-trimmed models break the twenty-grand barrier at $20,140, and can be augmented with an upgrade package that adds leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, sunroof, and fog lamps. The fuel-sipper LE ECO comes in at $20,890.
Finally, the Corolla S gets a starting tag of $19,780 with six-speed manual, or $20,765 with automatic transmission. An S upgrade package brings 17-inch alloys, rear disc brakes, automatic air conditioning, and a sunroof. Building on that is a technology package that adds satellite radio, navigation, power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather seat upholstery, intelligent keyless entry with pushbutton start, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass.