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2018 Toyota Corolla Rental Review 07/10/2019
2018 Toyota Corolla Rental Review
With the long history of Toyota Corolla, it has prided itself as one of the bestselling car worldwide.  It has evolved throughout the years and has maintained its high standards of safety and efficiency.  It offers several variants, including a more sporty and fuel-efficient variant.  Its modern exterior and features may compensate its basic interior design. 

What are the Pros and Cons of the 2018 Toyota Corolla?

In spite of its popularity there are several pros and cons in the Toyota Corolla. 

  1. Safety Features– The Toyota Corolla offers several safety features that provide the driver and passengers the sense of security.  These safety features include a reverse camera, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist; it has front-impact and side-impact airbags, anti-lock brakes and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
  2. Rear-Seat Space– For a compact car, the Toyota Corolla offers a 40-inch leg room which makes it a more comfortable ride.
  3. Reliability and Durability– With its long history, Toyota Corolla has already proven itself to be a reliable and dependable car.  It shows in the odometer reading you usually see and with it even showing a six-number digit, this vehicle still does not require the services of a mechanic.
  4. Variety of Trim Levels– A trim is a vehicle model that comes with a set of features offered by the manufacturer. The higher the trim, the more features a vehicle have.  The Toyota Corolla offers several Trim Levels to its customers.  The LE Eco Model highlights its feature of fuel economy together with other attractive standard features.  When consumers are putting emphasis on price and at the same time dependability, then the L and LE trim are the one for them which is the entry level trim for Toyota Corolla.  If you’re the sporty type then they have the SE model which offers a sporty design with upgraded shocks.  Considered to have the best trim model, the XSE is the one for you as this offers luxury to the customers.  Aside from these, the Toyota Corolla also boasts of other features as well, these are its heated seats, a push-button start, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-like seating, a sunroof and navigation. 
  1. If you’re looking for something exciting, then this is not the one for you– With its durability and dependability, driving a Toyota Corolla can be so smooth that if you want something exciting, you will not be able to find it here. 
  2. Low Quality of its Interior Design– Toyota Corolla have a minimalist design when it comes to its dashboard and centre console having intuitive and easy-to reach controls but the quality of material used does not boast of high quality.  Hard plastic is used on its doors, B-Pillars and even the gear levels which could have had a better finishing.  Even the top XSE falls short on levels of quality, 
  3. Outdated Powertrain- Powertrain being the main element that generates power and deliver it to a surface, the Toyota Corolla has for decades remain as a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT.  Most vehicles in today’s generation have direct injection, high-level hybrid designs and advanced automatic transmissions.  This makes driving a Toyota Corolla in a highway somewhat disappointing compared to other vehicles. 
  4. Unavailability of Blindspot Monitoring– The 2018 Toyota Corolla, does not come with a blind-spot monitoring feature.  Its adaptive cruise control is not suitable for stop-and-go traffic but it only works when driving through a highway. 
Why do Rental Companies Use a Toyota Corolla?

Considering comfort for its passengers, car rental companies are choosing a Toyota Corolla as one option for the customers to choose from. With its spacious interiors and a 60/40 rear back seat which can be folded down so as to add more storage space, it can definitely make travelling better.  Toyota Corolla is also the best choice when planning a trip with your family as it equipped with a LATCH which is suitable for car seats.  With its safety features including a front and side-impact airbags, this makes driver and passengers alike feel more secure. Toyota Corolla also has a centralized Vehicle Stability Control System which adjusts break-force to speed or other conditions.  This feature recognizes emergency breaking and even speeds up the process adding to it is reducing engine throttle to give it a safer stop. 

Typical Toyota Corolla Hire Vehicle

Toyota Corolla Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Toyota Corolla a five-star rating which is the top rating when it comes to the protection of its driver and passengers from injury.  Also included is a five-star rating on side-crash test and a four-star rating in frontal crash and rollover resistance tests.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also conducted its own comprehensive crash tests and it gave Toyota Corolla the “Top Safety Pick” award.  They have also rated it “good” in five of its six crashworthiness tests although it did not give a rate for its passenger-side small overlap crashes that imitates crashes that involve the front corner of a car.  “Superior” rating was also given by the IIHS for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” rating for headlights and the ease in using the LATCH anchors for car seats. 

Renting a Toyota Corolla

A Toyota Corolla offers the latest model and this is considered as one of the most popular car brand rental in New Zealand.  With a competitive price package, it also includes unlimited mileage, GST and standard insurance with the choice of reducing excess insurance down to zero at a minimal fee. 
The latest pricing is (prices are seasonal and subject to change without notice):
For todays rates please visit Toyota Corolla Rental

Winter19 Rental Time Daily Price
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 24 hours NZD $53.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 24 hours NZD $53.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 2 days NZD $49.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 2 days NZD $51.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 3 days NZD $49.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 3 days NZD $47.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 4 - 6 days NZD $39.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 4 - 6 days NZD $47.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 7 - 12 days NZD $37.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 7 - 12 days NZD $44.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 13 - 18 days NZD $39.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 13 - 18 days NZD $35.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 19 - 29 days NZD $37.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 19 - 29 days NZD $33.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 30 - 45 days NZD $35.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 30 - 45 days NZD $32.00
19 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 46 days plus NZD $31.00

When planning to go explore New Zealand, we can also rent a GPS unit to give our customers more freedom and opportunity to explore our beautiful country.

Hiring a car in Auckland is made easier with our wide range of vehicles to choose from and at an affordable rate with the assurance that you will be getting a well-serviced and maintained vehicle to make sure that what you have is a quality rental. 

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