2021 Toyota Corollaat Umansky Toyota

The 2021 Toyota Corolla comes back strong this model year, maintaining everything customers love, as well as adding some new updates to the lineup. The Corolla underwent a significant redesign only a year ago in 2020, and Toyota has kept those well-received changes for 2021. Careful edits to the structure like a lower ride height, and shorter front overhangs molded the Corolla into what Toyota calls its New Generation Architecture, giving it a more modern look and feel. A notable difference for 2021 is the debut of the Corolla Apex Edition trim, which adds some refined touches like an upgraded suspension for improved handling. Continue reading to discover everything there is to love about the 2021 Toyota Corolla!


Android Auto Compatibility

Bring along a familiar interface. Now with standard Android Auto, you can plug in your Android phone to seamlessly integrate your favorite apps onto your vehicle's display and stay connected while you're driving.

Remote Connect

Remotely locate your Corolla in a crowded lot, start the engine and more using the available Remote Connect through the Toyota app on your smart device.


Corolla Nightshade

Blacked-out wheels, grille, and other black accents work together to give the available Corolla SE Nightshade Edition a look to match your sense of style.

Aggressive Sporty Front Fascia

Highlighted by its available honeycomb mesh grille, Corolla's low, wide and aggressive stance stands out for all the right reasons. 


Automatic High Beams

Automatic High Beams safety system is designed t help you see more clearly at night at speeds above 25 mph. The AHB system is designed to detect the headlights and taillights of other vehicles, then automatically toggle between high and low beams.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

WHen detecting white or yellow lane markings, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to issue an audio/visual warning if it detects an inadvertent lane departure.


Spacious Interior

Corolla's premium and open interior isn't just nice to sink into. The controls and seats were positioned in a way that increases visibility for a more exciting driving experience.


With the touch of a button, open Corolla's available moonroof to let some sunshine in or to gaze at the stars above.

Trim Levels of the 2021 Toyota Corolla


  • LED headlights with LED accent lights
  • Black front grille with sport mesh insert
  • Audio-includes 7-in. touchscreen


  • Automatic climate control
  • Audio-includes 8-in. touchscreen
  • Remote keyless entry system


  • Dynamic-Shift CVT w/paddle shifters
  • Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)
  • 18-in. machined alloy wheels 


  • Power tilt/slide moonroof 
  • SofTex®-trimmed front seats 
  • Audio Plus with 8-in. touchscreen


  • 18-in. machined alloy wheels 106
  • Gray Metallic rear spoiler
  • Heated front sport seats 

What Are the 2021 Toyota Corolla's Standard Features?

The 2021 Corolla is available in five main trim levels, the L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. From there, you also get the choice of three sub-trims, the SE Nightshade, and new SE Apex and XSE Apex. Toyota provides a solid list of standard features for the whole lineup, like their signature Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package which includes safety features and driver aids such as lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, and much more. The overall look of the Toyota Corolla is smart and refined, with a clean minimal design on the interior. It has a traditional five-seat setup with ample legroom as well as 13.1 cubic feet of rear cargo space. The exterior design follows suit, looking sleek and modern with a trapezoidal front grille. Those looking for a bolder appearance will be drawn to the Apex Edition's front and rear spoilers, black front grille, and bronze accents. 

Power and Handling in the 2021 Toyota Corolla

In terms of power, the Toyota Corolla is a sturdy and reliable sedan that will offer you consistency, stability, and efficiency. There are two powertrain options across the 2021 Corolla lineup, the first of which comes standard on the L, LE, and XLE trims. This is the 1.8-liter inline-4, which notably provides up to 38 miles to the gallon. The other option is the more robust 2.0-liter inline-4, which bumps up the horsepower and torque while still maintaining its impressively high fuel economy. However, the real star of the show for power and handling is the new Apex Edition trim. This model is sportier all-around, and perfect for those who want to ramp up their speed or improve their performance on winding roads or tight corners. Its lower stance and sport-tuned shocks fitted with internal rebound springs make gripping the road easier and smoother than ever before. 

What are the Toyota Corolla's Tech Features?

The 2021 Toyota Corolla provides you with all the essentials for everything from a day-to-day commute to a road trip! You can keep yourself and all your passengers entertained with the help of either a 7 or 8-inch infotainment touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. An on-board Wi-Fi hotspot is also available to all Corolla trim levels, so everyone can stay connected for the duration of your trip. A premium sound system from JBL is available to upper trims, for a crystal clear listening experience on all your favorite music platforms. There are also plenty of USB ports accessible throughout the interior cabin, so you can charge your devices on-the-go. 

Take the Next Step with Umansky Toyota!

The Toyota Corolla has remained a popular choice within the small sedan class segment, and for good reason! It keeps things clean, simple, and smart, and offers you everything you need in terms of comfort, reliability, and fuel efficiency. But don't just take our word for it! You can browse our full selection of 2021 Toyota Corolla models online under our Inventory tab, by simply clicking "New Inventory." You can also head over to our Research Center page, where you'll find additional resources like in-depth breakdowns of different trim levels, vehicle comparisons, and more! You can even come down to our showroom in Charlottesville VA to speak with our friendly associates and tour our whole inventory for yourself. From there, you can browse, ask any questions, and even take a test drive. Our expert sales team will be there to help you every step of the way as you find the perfect Toyota Corolla to fit your lifestyle. Shop online, or give us a call today, at Umansky Toyota!

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