10 Best 2016 Midsize Cars for Teenagers

10. 2016 Toyota Corolla LE

What’s New?

The only real update on the Corolla for 2016 is a latest Special Edition model which provides some unique exterior revisions, larger alloy wheels, and bold colors. Otherwise, this model remains unchanged for the current model year. It might not turn heads or even have your teenage friends green with envy, but regardless of what Corolla lacks in terms of excitement, it is an ideal car for teenagers. It is safer, relatively inexpensive and it should get teenagers through college and also into their first job.

Exterior Features

The vehicle’s exterior begins with some attractive colors. New car owners will have a choice of selecting from a line of elegant and fun colors like Blue Crush Metallic, Absolutely Red, Brown Sugar Metallic, 4evergreen Mica, Barcelona Red Metallic and Super White.  Also, the exterior has some other outstanding features like a prominent and bold black grille and the precise cut. The grille is unique because its accent is designed toward the bottom of the car instead of the top. The whole car is incredibly attractive making it hard to believe that it’s really a Corolla.

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Interior Features

Standard features include an Entune Audio system with the 6.1-inch touch-screen display, a 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration, and the USB port. Available features include navigation, satellite radio, proximity key, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, and the power sunroof. Test drivers say a standard Entune system features a crisp and display straightforward on-screen menus, making it among the greatest easy-to-use infotainment systems in the category.


The Corolla provides Bluetooth connectivity as standard equipment for all models. To avail of the Entune App Suite infotainment system, you must upgrade to the Corolla LE with the Plus Package. To use this unique technology, Corolla owners need to download apps to their smartphone, pair the smartphone with the system, and access features such as the Pandora and iHeart radio, and Bing search engine, Facebook, on top of any other services and information.

Engine/ Fuel Efficiency

With its 1.8-liters 4-cylinder engine matched to the 4-speed automatic transmissions, the Corolla is among one of the quickest cars on the market. In addition, a 5 or 6-speed automatic transmission will noticeably improve the fuel economy. Furthermore, the engine is almost bullet proof and it will run for several years. All Corolla models except for the Eco trim come with standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine Toyota. With an ability to reach 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque, it is essentially the same motor which Corolla drivers have relied on for the previous decade.  According to EPA though, the fuel economy has improved and is now 28 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission. 27 MPG city/36 MPG highway is the fuel efficiency rating with the four-speed automatic transmission and the 29 MPG city/38 MPG highway comes with the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).


The modern Corolla comes with stability control, anti-lock brakes, and 8 airbags (front, passenger seat-cushion, front-side, driver-knee, and full-length side-curtain).  Unfortunately, the Corolla goes on to be fitted with rear drum brakes and front disc rather than the discs all around. Discs are more modern and usually a more efficient design employed by several of Corolla rivals.  However, you can avail of rear discs only if you choose the pricey, sporty S model with the Premium or Plus package.

Posted on May 18, 2023