How is the 2016 Corolla different from the 2015 Corolla?

July 24th, 2015 by

2016 Toyota Corolla

The sales department here at Toyota of Naperville was pretty excited when the first shipment of 2016 Toyota models came rolling into our showroom, and one of the most talked about models was the 2016 Toyota Corolla.
As the world’s bestselling vehicle, Corolla models always excite fevered anticipation and discussion, and we certainly received plenty of questions regarding how the 2016 Corolla would differ from the 2015 Corolla. Interested in the changes and upgrades? Read on to find out exactly what makes the 2016 Corolla stand out from its predecessors.


Exterior and Interior Design

The Corolla experienced a pretty major redesign just a few years ago, so the 2016 still sports much of what drivers loved about the 2015 model. Of course, minor touches have been used to bring the vehicle thoroughly up to date, including the addition of alloy wheels with darker gray accents.

Entune Technology

Anyone curious about the capabilities of the Toyota Entune system will be pleased to find that the 2016 model offers more options in this regard.

For 2016, you’ll find:

  • Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation Applications as an option with LE, LE Eco, and S trim levels.
  • Version 2.5 of Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus, and Entune Premium Audio, which adds Siri Eyes-Free functionality to its already impressive suite of capabilities.
  • Available Slacker Internet Radio to replace Bing with Destination Search.
2016 Toyota Corolla Entune Infotainment System

The S Special Edition

The one major change to the 2016 Corolla lineup is the limited-production S Special Edition. Created to celebrate the Corolla’s 50th anniversary, it offers 17-inch alloys with a special gloss black finish, unique badging, and a stunning all-black interior with red contrast stitching and red accents across the instrument panel.

Toyota has built about 8,000 units of the 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition, with pricing for this limited production model set at just over $20,000. This places it as a competitor for rival models from Ford or Hyundai with similar lists of accessories. As well as Absolutely Red, Black Sand Pearl, and Super White color options, which are specific to this model, the 2016 Corolla Special Edition comes with the Toyota Smart Key system and push button start, plus specially constructed seats

2016 Toyota Corolla S Special Edition

Find the 2016 Corolla in the Showroom Here at Toyota of Naperville

If you would like to know more about how the 2016 Corolla has differed from the 2015 Corolla, contact us and make an appointment with a Toyota of Naperville sales professional today.


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