Up Close and Personal With the 2021 Toyota Corolla


The 2021 Toyota Corolla was designed with the driver in mind who wants their next car to be safe, fun to drive, and fun to ride. This new car combines expressive stylings with impressive performance capabilities to deliver yet another comfortable and capable ride from Toyota. Looking for the scoop on the new Toyota Corolla? Keep reading this overview.

Previewing the 2021 Toyota Corolla


 2021 Toyota Corolla performance

This new car from Toyota embodies the performance what we expect from a car — cool and reliable. With its estimated 36 mpg in combined fuel economy, it’s clear that this model was designed to stand out from the crowd in terms of capability. You can also look forward to steady driving on behalf of the Corolla’s sturdy suspension and available traction-enhancing all-wheel drive. This car also offers the following:

  • Steering wheel paddle shifters
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Dynamic-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)


2021 Toyota Corolla technology

With all of the technology built into the 2021 Corolla, it’s clear that Toyota was determined to keep you safer and more connected than ever before. This sort of forward-thinking innovation starts with available Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0), a setup designed to adequately handle the challenges of today’s roads. Easy to use and intuitive to navigate, the 2021 Corolla’s infotainment and multimedia options are just one additional benefit of owning this Toyota car. Here are just a few of the features you can expect to find in this car:

  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
  • Smart Key System w/ Push Button Start
  • Advanced voice recognition


2021 Toyota Corolla design

Both the interior and exterior of the 2021 Corolla showcase Toyota’s dedication to producing cars that are as fun to look at as they are to drive. The assertive and sporty stance is bolstered by its low profile, angular exterior stylings, and distinctive headlights and taillights. Meanwhile, the interior is as visually appealing as it is ergonomic. These design features are also available for this model:

  • Power tilt/slide moonroof w/ sliding sunshade
  • SofTex®-trimmed heated front sport seats
  • 8″ touchscreen display

Check out the 2021 Toyota Corolla in Birmingham, AL

You can find the 2021 Corolla when you visit Serra Toyota. Our selection of new Toyota cars for sale gives you the kind of choice you won’t find anywhere else in Birmingham, Alabama. Don’t forget to check our new Toyota specials for current offers, and we can set up a test drive at a time that works for you.

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the L trim. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. Photo is for marketing and example purposes only. Photo may not reflect starting MSRP or trim level.\n**EPA-estimated MPG for City/Highway for 2021 Toyota Corolla L. Actual mileage will vary. Displayed MPG is based on applicable EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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