May 13, 2020
In South Africa, car dealerships have just re-opened after reaching level 4 of the lockdown in 2020. So, you may be considering test driving and buying a new car such as as the new Toyota Corolla Quest, which we review for those who are looking for an affordable family car from Toyota.
The new 2020 Toyota Corolla Quest is an offshoot of a successful and long line of Corolla models in South Africa. Let’s discover what this car is all about.
The 2020 Corolla Quest is based on the previous generation of the Toyota Corolla, which has a premium look to it. This sedan looks somewhat futuristic and sporty with its dynamic lines.
The new Toyota Corolla Quest has an engine with a larger capacity, from a 1.6-litre to a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. Performance and fuel economy has improved. The new engine’s power output has 103kW which is 13kW more than the previous model’s 1.6-litre engine. The new Quest’s fuel economy is rated at 6.3 L/100km for the Quest that is fitted with the CVT gearbox, which is the most economical configuration. The Quest with the 6-speed manual uses an extra 0.7 L/100km.
A 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic gearbox is on offer. The CVT gearbox is ideal if you experience heavy traffic on a daily basis.
The new Toyota Corolla Quest handles like a premium car, albeit not on the sporty end of the spectrum. The Quest provides its occupants with a refined, comfortable journey.
The cabin is remarkably quiet for a car in this class and is quite spacious too. There is generous legroom and headroom for occupants to enjoy. You simply cannot leave anything behind with the Quest’s large boot space. The overall cabin quality has improved compared to the previous Quest model. Industry experts found that there was some cost-cutting regarding the interior finishes, but there were also premium finishes throughout the cabin. The infotainment system is shared with the Hilux and Fortuner models. A USB port upfront is a handy addition within the cabin. Bluetooth connectivity is a welcomed feature.
The new Corolla Quest comes standard with ABS, EBC and VSC electronic safety features. The car comes standard with 3 airbags in the front of the cabin with the driver receiving a front and knee airbag too. A reverse camera, rain-sensing wipers and headlights are present if you buy a Prestige model.
The new Toyota Corolla Quest models’ prices range from R249,900 to R317,700 in 2020.
Perhaps you are considering buying a Toyota Corolla Quest? Comprehensive car insurance is required if you would like to finance your next new vehicle. With PMD, affordable, comprehensive car insurance is on offer which comes with unique benefits that include fixed premiums* if you don’t claim and a reduce-to-zero excess*. *T’s and C’s apply. Take your time when buying your next car. Whatever you decide, happy motoring and stay safe.