The Toyota Corolla LE Eco: The Next Generation of Eco-Friendly

December 14th, 2016 by


The Toyota Corolla LE Eco is exactly what consumers have been waiting for: an eco-friendly car that doesn’t compromise on size or speed.

While fuel efficient cars have made a splash in the American market because of their environment (and money) saving ways, many consumers have resisted the urge to take the wheel due to the generally small size and lack of power that is prevalent in this class.

But just as SUVs and station wagons morphed into “crossovers” and performance vehicles transformed into luxury sedans, the next stage of eco-friendly cars arrives in the form of the Corolla LE Eco.

About the Corolla LE Eco

Instead of designing a whole new car, Toyota wisely took an already popular model — the Corolla recently overtook the Volkswagen Beetle as the world’s most popular car — and turned it into something new.

What remains is the Corolla foundation that has garnered enough love and trust to last 11 generations.

What’s been added on is an EPA-estimated 40 MPG on the highway with an engine utilizing Toyota’s patented Valvematic Technology, which boosts fuel efficiency and acceleration while cutting carbon emissions.

One would think that an improvement in fuel efficiency would mean a sacrifice in zip. But this is what makes the LE Eco so unique: it boasts 140 horsepower out of its 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is more than the 132 horses put out by Corolla’s base trim.

Eco-friendly cars are also not known to always be the most stylish in design. This is another area in which the Corolla LE Eco distinguishes itself with a rear spoiler, piano-black grille, and available power moonroof.

The LE Eco trims energy under the hood, but you’ll find plenty of it in the cabin. An available 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and an enhanced audio system with navigation introduce practical to cool.

To top it all off, the 2017 Toyota Corolla LE Eco comes priced with an MSRP of just $19,135, making it an affordable option for superior performance.

Come see what the Toyota Corolla LE Eco is all about at Street Toyota in Amarillo, TX.

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