Pick the 2016 Toyota Corolla, and you will be able to choose from five different trim levels as opposed to the typical four trims. The familiar L, LE, LE Eco, and S trims are all available for this model year, but there is also a Special Edition model that builds on the S. Keep in mind that LE, LE Eco, and S trims all offer two sub-trims, the Plus and Premium versions.
2016 Toyota Corolla L
Sticking to the base Corolla L trim gives you 15-inch steel wheels, halogen high beams on LED low-beam headlights, full power accessories, and LED running lights. Inside, you get a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with extra controls, air-conditioning, 6-way adjustment for the driver, 4-way adjustment for the passenger, and a 60/40 rear seat. Even this base trim gives you Entune with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, six speakers, voice controls, a CD player, Siri Eyes Free, an auxiliary audio jack, and a USB port.
Toyota Corolla LE
If you choose to drive a Corolla LE, you will get 16-inch steel wheels, variable intermittent wipers, and heated mirrors. Inside, it adds keyless entry, cruise control, a rearview camera, and automatic climate control. The LE Plus sub-trim gives you 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and more options. The LE Premium adds the options from the LE Plus trim, which are a sunroof, the Driver Convenience Package with keyless entry/ignition and a roof-mounted antenna, and an Entune Premium audio system featuring Entune App Suite and integrated navigation. This sub-trim also adds 8-way power for the driver, heated seats in front, and the SofTex upholstery.
Corolla LE Eco
The Corolla LE Eco trim builds on the LE, maximizing efficiency with the transmission and engine tuning. It also gives you a rear spoiler, enhanced aerodynamics, and low-rolling-resistance tires on 15-inch steel wheels. The LE Eco Plus adds the features of the LE Plus as well as chrome window trim, Eco driving mode, and 16-inch alloy wheels. The LE Eco Premium has the same upgrades at the LE Premium.
2016 Toyota Corolla S
The Corolla S is the sport-themed trim that builds on the LE, adding a chrome grille frame, unique wheel covers, a rear spoiler, color-keyed mirrors featuring signal repeaters, and a chrome exhaust tip. Inside, this trim gives you sport front seats, leather and paddle shifters on the steering wheel, sport instrumentation, a trip computer, and a sport driving mode.
Going with the S Plus adds rear disc brakes, firmer suspension tuning, and 17-inch alloy wheels; some versions also include the Driver Convenience Package. The S Premium has the same upgrades as other Corolla Premium sub-trims.
Toyota Corolla Special Edition
If you are lucky, you can be one of the few to get the limited production Corolla Special Edition trim that honors the vehicle’s 50th anniversary. It builds on the S Plus trim with a CVT, giving you 17-inch alloy wheels featuring a unique gloss black finish. There is also Special Edition badging, an all-black interior featuring red accents and red contrast stitching, and keyless entry plus ignition.
The team at Toyota of Boerne in Boerne, Texas, can give you more information on the various 2016 Toyota Corolla trim options and help you choose the right one for your needs.