The all-new 2023 Corolla is ready to give you an experience that you can see and feel.
Corolla has been a top pick for Canadian drivers for decades. The 2023 Corolla is a prime example of why.
Turn heads with the 2023 Corolla’s blended design between high tech and high style. Whether you’re in the passenger seat, or down the street, you will be sure to stick out.
2023 Toyota Corolla
- Designed for exceptional comfort and convenience
- Built on the revolutionary TNGA platform allowing the Corolla to bring a new meaning to the concept of fun-to-drive.
- 169 Horsepower, 2.0-litre Dynamic Force Engine
- Available Direct-Shift CVT or Six-Speed Manual Transmission
- Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
- Standard Entune 3.0 Audio with Apple CarPlay Compatibility & Android Auto Compatibility.
- Sport Mode
Get ready to do a triple-take. From bumper to bumper, wheels to roof, inside and out, the 2023 Corolla sedan has been dramatically transformed in every way imaginable: design, comfort, performance, safety, and connectivity. That’s just the start.
With up to six models to chose from, for different lifestyles.
Express your style
Let your wild side out with the sporty features of the Corolla Apex Edition.
The 2023 Corolla Apex gives your presence a bold yet sporty vibe. With its 18″ black- flow formed aluminum alloy wheels, exclusive Apex Edition body kit, black rear spoiler badging and last but not least, the famous sporty front honeycomb mesh grille. Not only will you stand out, your driving experience will be heightened. Turn your drives up a notch with its sport tuned exhaust, performance – tuned front and rear stabilizer bar, and performance-tuned coil springs.
EMBRACE YOUR DARK SIDE.
The nightshade edition brings your darkest fantasies to life. Adding strikes of flair with a series of countless black features such as:
- 18″ alloy wheels
- Mirror caps
- Door handles
- Front & rear spoiler
- Side rocker
- Rear exhaust diffuser
Rubber Meets Road
The Corolla sedan transformation continues where the rubber meets the road.
18-inch wheels are on the menu, available on the SE and XSE grades. These multi-spoke alloys get their great looks from a complex machining technique paired with deep surfacing and dark accents. The LE grade rides on 16-inch steel wheels with covers. The XLE grade gets new 16-inch alloy wheels with three-dimensional twisted spokes.
dRIVE IN COMFOrT.
Simple. Warm. Inviting. Sensuous. These descriptors, seemingly from the luxury car realm, inspired designers’ efforts when visualizing the Corolla sedan’s cabin. The result is called “Sensuous Minimalism.” It’s equal parts sporty and elegant, and, as always, Corolla-comfortable and durable.
The center stack screen provides access to vehicle settings, audio controls, navigation, and Entune 3.0 apps. Climate controls, located below the multimedia portal, are fashioned in a bright, highly visible digitized configuration. The center stack flows into a wider console, with an armrest that’s nearly 20 mm longer than in the previous model, for greater comfort.
High-gloss materials are paired with matte elements – silver accents with piano black and available contrasting stitching – to accentuate a premium look and feel. Minimized gaps between buttons and switches, along with the elimination of unnecessary lettering on switchgear, adds to the high-class ambiance. Consistency in all materials’ and elements’ shape, color, grain, and gloss maximize continuity and aesthetic quality.
Available ambient lighting illuminates the front door trim, console tray, and front cupholder. The tray can hold small items such as a smartphone or wallet, or, when so equipped, houses the optional Qi wireless device charging pad. Terraced cup holders adapt to various-sized beverage containers.
LOTS OF ROOM, NOT NOISE
The Corolla sedan may break tradition in the styling department, but it keeps to Toyota tradition when it comes to passenger room and comfort. The rear seat area retains excellent headroom, despite the lower roofline. Legroom is also plentiful, fulfilling a basic mission of sedans.
What you don’t get in the 2023 Corolla is noise. Powertrain and road noise have been culled thanks to revised drivetrain efficiencies, plus the widespread implementation of sound-absorbing materials, including Thinsulate®, sealants, foams, and silencers. The TNGA structure utilizes additional seals in its body panel gaps to insulate noise penetration and enhance air-sealing performance. As one example, the floor silencer pad is now one large piece, instead of many smaller elements. The inner and outer dash silencers are thicker. Combine all that with Corolla’s quieter powertrain, and it’s one tranquil ride.
The 2023 Corolla comes ready to pair with the driver’s digital life. The standard Entune 3.0 Audio includes astandard 8-in. touchscreen display; six speakers; Apple CarPlay compatibility; Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect; Safety Connect; Scout GPS Link Compatible; Siri Eyes Free; auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control; AM/FM; MP3/WMA playback capability; hands-free phone capability; voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth; customizable home screen; and weather/traffic info via Entune 3.0 App Suite.
The LE and SE grades get Entune 3.0 Audio with an 8-inch touch screen and 2 USB ports.
Entune 3.0 Audio Plus, standard on XSE, XLE and optional on SE CVT, adds an HD Radio and Weather/Traffic info; SiriusXM with Cache Radio; Entune 3.0 Connected Services; Service Connect, and Remote Connect.
Topping the range is Entune 3.0 Audio Premium which is optional on XSE and XLE. The package includes Dynamic Voice Recognition; Dynamic Navigation; Dynamic Points of Interest Search; and Destination Assist Connect.
Engine Tech Bits
The new Dynamic Force engine gets its high power and efficiency from a combination of high compression ratio (13:1), Toyota D4-S fuel injection combining direct and secondary port injectors, high-speed combustion, VVT-iE intelligent variable valve-timing on the intake side, and VVT-i on the exhaust. VVT-iE uses an electric motor instead of oil pressure to control the variable valve timing.
A two-discharge port oil pump and a variable cooling system with electric water pump help maximize engine performance and efficiency. The more efficient cooling system also ensures quicker cabin heating on cold days and quicker cool-down when the air conditioner is used.
All of those technologies, along with ultra-low internal friction, yield a maximum thermal efficiency of 40 percent, among the highest in the world for a passenger vehicle engine. You can’t feel thermal efficiency, but you can feel the effects of 169 peak horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 151 lb-ft peak torque at 4,800 rpm.
Sedan buyer trends are shifting, and the 2023 Corolla is right there with them. The new Direct-Shift CVT (continuously variable transmission) combines the smooth, fuel-efficient performance of a CVT with a more direct driving feel of a traditional geared automatic. The key to its distinct performance feel is a physical first gear used for start-off acceleration, before handing off to the CVT’s pulley system. Because the launch gear is handling the higher input load at launch, the size of the CVT’s belt and pulley components could be reduced, yielding shifting speeds that are 20 percent faster than in a conventional CVT.
High-speed, high-response gear-shifting technology, using a multi-plate wet clutch, switches power from the gearset to the CVT’s belt and pulleys. The Direct Shift CVT has simulated 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic steps along with Sport Mode. Synchronization of the increasing engine revs and vehicle speed gives a linear acceleration feel.
For those who want to shift for themselves, the 2023 Corolla sedan offers an intriguing choice with the 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission). Like some premium sports cars, it features downshift rev-matching control, automatically detecting when the driver is shifting and quickly rev-matching to make any driver a stick-shift pro.
New control logic improves acceleration feel when starting off, and improved shift feel makes this a stick shift you want to use. Increased use of micro polishing on gear teeth reduces cabin noise. Standard Hill-start Assist Control (also on the CVT models), helps prevent the dreaded roll-back when starting off on an incline.
Foundation for Safety
The 2023 Corolla features eight standard airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. All Corolla models come equipped with a standard backup camera.
Toyota Safety Sense 3.0
Significantly, all 2022 Toyota Corolla models are equipped as standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, an advanced suite of integrated active and pre-collision safety features including new Proactive Driving Assist with Obstacle Anticipation Assist and Deceleration Assist.
PCS (Pre-Collision System): Uses both a millimeter-wave radar sensor and a forward-facing camera sensor for highly accurate detection of objects such as a vehicle, a pedestrian, or a cyclist in front of the vehicle. If the PCS determines there is a high probability of a collision, or if it deems a collision is unavoidable, the system is designed to automatically activate the brakes to help avoid the collision entirely or mitigate the impact force.
DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control): Designed for highway use, has a vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode that utilizes a millimeter-wave radar sensor and camera sensor to maintain a pre-set follow distance from the preceding vehicle. The Full-speed DRCC version, standard on CVT models, is also capable of low-speed following, including stop-and-go traffic. The Corolla is designed to stop when the vehicle ahead comes to a stop, maintaining an appropriate distance to it. The driver enjoys more relaxed driving in situations that can be annoying and fatiguing, while also gaining a measure of safety.
LDA (Lane Departure Alert) with Steer Assist: Provides the driver with audible and visual warnings (vehicle positioning warning image shown in the Multi-Information Display) and, if necessary, is designed to provide steering assistance if it determines the possibility of deviation from the driving lane. It is also designed to detect vehicle sway (excess weaving within the driving lane) that might indicate driver distraction, inattention, or drowsiness.
LTA (Lane Tracing Assist): LTA, standard on CVT models, is enabled when LDA and DRCC are both on and active. LTA employs a lane centering function that is designed to make constant steering inputs to help the driver keep the vehicle in the center of its lane. LTA is designed for uses on relatively straight highways to preemptively avoid unwanted lane departures and reduce driver fatigue.
AHB (Automatic High Beam): When enabled, the AHB system uses an in-vehicle camera to help detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles, then automatically switches between high and low beams as appropriate.
Blind Spot Monitor is a standard or optional feature, depending on model grade. When an approaching vehicle is detected, the system is designed to alert the driver using indicators on the outside mirrors.
Brake Hold, when engaged, is a convenient technology that helps reduce driver workload while waiting at a traffic light or while driving in traffic. When the driver depresses the accelerator pedal, Brake Hold releases.