Odometer at pick-up: 1,744 km
Odometer Current: 7,816 km (6,072 by Autos.ca)
Fuel Consumption: 7.21 L/100 km
Costs: $493.44 (Fuel only)

Summer vacation is over and it’s back to the grind of commuting routine, school runs and weekend activities. We piled another thousand kilometres on with little change in our overall fuel consumption, the Corolla proving to be a paragon of efficiency, maintaining its 7.2 L/100 km pace.

This update we thought we’d take a closer look at the Corolla’s infotainment system, though I’ll be somewhat brief as it’s a fairly simple affair.

As mentioned before, the brilliance of the Corolla’s system is a very straightforward but clever home screen, with easily recognizable quadrants for audio info, phone favourites and a navigation preview. Though the touchscreen is not the fastest responding, it rarely triggers any impatience for those simple tasks of poking one of my phone favourites or entering the audio menu.

Bypassing the audio screen or volume knob is possible via steering wheel controls for volume and scrolling through preset radio stations, of which there are so many that you’re unlikely to use them (I haven’t even filled up the first dozen, and there are at least 18). Old-fashioned knob lovers will find the conventional tuning and volume knobs reassuring.

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