Toyota Corolla model as one of the best-selling car in the world, and consequently the interest at the global level for each new version very much. The eleventh generation was with us on the test, so we had a chance to see whether the new model worthy of its predecessors. Given that indeed a very long history of models, it is necessary to remind you what to previous generations of this model offered and how the Corolla has become one of the best-selling car in the world.
Today we will try to present you the tested 2014 Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D that will make your enthused with its own characteristics. We will go in some of the established order from the design to the inner part of the driving force.
2014 Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D Exterior
When we talk about the design should say that Corolla and Auris have a common platform on which they are made. The external appearance is different, while the interior is very similar. Design between the two is obvious. Again, the front bumper, fog lights and the very shape of the hood is much better integrated into a single aggressive unit. As in the auto world’s most aggressive means better and better, comparing the two cars seem to be very easy to see. The headlights are bigger and more attractive in them is better integrated into the front fascia. In the lateral silhouette has less space for some major differences, and possibly improve, but there Corolla manages to be a little nicer look.
The rear is perhaps the weakest point in terms of looks. Light group is slightly different, but this time it seems that the Auris variant of something better integrated into the whole. There is also perhaps a little too far with chrome details, including Corolla has a baseboard at the bottom of the bumper and a huge between the tail lights.
When it comes to the interior of the new Corolla model, differences in the Auris are a lot less than when it comes to the external appearance. The first detail we can point out the different shape of the air vents on the left and right side of the dashboard. Tested Corolla came to Luna plus trim level, which includes a solid sports seats, which provide better lateral support. Comfort is good although it is possible that in terms of seats and driving position, however there is a slight difference with the Auris. As a result, driving in the long run, we had a little problem about comfort, but it is entirely a personal impression, so make the most of these seats should provide a comfortable ride and at longer distances.
The instrument panel is amazing, something different. Thus, the speedometer which is set centrally, while the smaller tachometer and is located on the left. On the right is now a large fuel level in the tank, which in view of the very low power consumption 1.4 D4D engine is not as important data. At the bottom of the speedometer is now a small LCD screen that shows basic information about the current/daily mileage, outside temperature and coolant temperature.
Due to the long body sedan, Corolla has a logical trunk and larger compared to the Auris. Therefore, compared to 452 of 360 liters, which is a significant advantage. Only in the station wagon version of the Auris has more space, but given the attractiveness of the wagon body compared to the sedan, Corolla represents the optimal choice in this matter.
Engine of 2014 Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D
What is under the hood and what it offers us a 2014 Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D? What we get here is 90 horsepower at 3800 rpm and 205 Nm from 1800 to 3000 rpm, which in combination with a nice six-speed transmission offers a very solid performance. Acceleration to 100 km/h was measured at 12.7 seconds, and resilience in the third, fourth and fifth gear is also slightly better when compared to competitors with similar engines and similar forces. For example, in relation to the Laguna 1.5 dCi-in, 1.4 D-4D here in offers slightly better performance. Most of these performances is obtained thanks to the torque which, as is the classic for diesel engines, but there’s share of the construction itself and the engine.
Over the years, the 1.4 D-4D engine has gone through a few modifications, but nothing more important than a few minor corrections. Compression ratio in the new version is slightly reduced, but this was done due to the increased pressure turbine, and giving a little more torque with the current version.
With these characteristics, the Corolla 1.4 D-4D engine offers a very pleasant and relaxed driving. Simply optimal motor car as Corolla, in which it is not necessary breaking the blockade in order to reach the declared performance. And that is the reason why we are often inclined to 1.6 Valvematic petrol unit. Another important issue is the other side performance is fuel economy, and 1.4 D-4D that also provides much. The average consumption of the test, during the 900 kilometers traveled, was 5.3 liters in mixed conditions and mainly the air conditioning.