Toyota’s set the prices of three of its new models before they go on sale in February.
First up is the new Corolla sedan
, which we said “for someone moving out of an older Corolla or almost any other small car, these much-improved new ones should be highly satisfying,” the new base price starts at $15,910, including destination fees of $660. Five trim levels will be offered, as well as two engines, a 132-hp 1.8-liter four and a 158-hp, 2.4-liter four. The fetching-est Corolla XRS starts from $20,610 when outfitted with an automatic transmission.
The Matrix crossover
returns alongside the new Corolla. TheCarConnection.com road-tested it as well: “We like this new Matrix better than the old one, primarily for its easier-on-the-eye exterior, upgraded interior, available 2.4-liter engine and (for those in northern climes) optional AWD,” Gary Witzenburg said. It’s available in three trim levels, with one of two engines, and with optional all-wheel drive. The new Matrix starts from $16,850, with prices rising to $22,510 including destination.
Lastly, a special edition of the FJ Cruiser
, the Trail Teams Edition, goes on sale next month. A four-wheel-drive model, the Trail Teams FJ gets the SUV’s first monotone white paint job, accented with black trim, mirrors, grille surrounds, and mirrors. Inside, the Trail Teams version gets a leather-trimmed steering wheel, white door trim, a six-CD changer and 12- and 115-volt power outlets, along with BF Goodrich off-road tires, 16-inch alloy wheels, a new exhaust system, auxiliary lights and skid plates. It’s priced as a package costing $4755 over the roughly $24,000 base price of the standard FJ Cruiser.