For a very long time, the Toyota Corolla Quest has grown to become one of the best sedans on the market and it’s now a popular purchase for company car fleets or for Uber drivers. It provided maximum practicality, good looks and comfort. The new one is no different at all as it takes the design of the current ongoing Corolla Sedan but has been changed a little to reduce the price and make it more affordable for the target market.
The design is exactly the same as the current Corolla sedan and the face is exactly the same image as the Corolla Sedan facelift with all model trims receiving LED daytime running lights as standard. The interior has some subtle changes with some of the panels changed a bit to make it look modern and functional. The rear legroom and headroom space have improved plus the boot space is much larger at 452 litres.
There are three trim models with the basic one starting at R249 990. The entry-level Quest model comes with electric windows, USB/Bluetooth and Air condition as standard with added safety features such as ABS and 3 airbags.
Next up is the one I believe will be a popular buy which is the Prestige model. It comes with some decent equipment such as a touchscreen with a reversing camera and cruise control. Your driving feel improves with a leather steering wheel and the exterior is treated to some 16-inch alloy wheels.
The top of the range trim model is the Exclusive and that gets Keyless entry with push to start button. The interior gets leather seats and the headlights are provided with LED tech for better illumination.
All models across the range use the same engine. The engine has been amped up to a 1.8 litre naturally aspirated inline 4-cylinder which is an upgrade from the 1.6 litre and it produces a punchy 138 hp (103 kW) and 173 Nm of torque. This is good news as the car has become quicker and should be a joy to drive as well. You can get the Corolla Quest with either the 6-speed manual or the CVT gearbox.
You will be saving some fuel as the manual chows 7.0L/100 km but that drops to 6.3L/100 km on the CVT option. The new Corolla Quest has already impressed some car journalists on test and they have stated that this will sell like hotcakes and I agree because it has everything one may need in a car. It has the looks, space and adequate power to take you wherever you need and will definitely do its job correctly.
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2020 Toyota Corolla Quest Pricing List
- 1.8 Quest – R249 900
- 1.8 Quest CVT – R270 400
- 1.8 Quest Prestige – R286 500
- 1.8 Quest Prestige CVT – R296 800
- 1.8 Quest Exclusive – R307 400
- 1.8 Quest Exclusive CVT – R317 700