The New 2021 Toyota Corolla

What to Expect From the 2021 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is still very popular, even after several decades during which the compact car segment has welcomed several more entries and consequently become much more competitive. The Corolla has the benefit of time and Toyota's reputation for reliability to continue developing a well-rounded ride. Now in its 12th generation of production, the Corolla in its 2021 model year is available in L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE trim levels to Bel Air, MD residents.


The 2021 Toyota Corolla is available as a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback riding on 15-inch steel wheels. LED headlights and taillights provide bright and long-lasting illumination around Baltimore and the front doors bear power outside mirrors. Also, there are two exterior packages available. One is the Nightshade Edition, which introduces distinctive features such as black finish on the power outside mirrors, sports-style rocker panels, rear spoiler, and alloy wheels. The other, the Apex Edition, includes the Nightshade features, albeit with additional bronze/black finish on the rocker panels (instead of a black one) and a sport-tuned exhaust conical-shaped tip. Upper-level trims include the following:

  • Heating ability and turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • 16- or 18-inch alloy wheels


Cockeysville-area shoppers can choose from two inline four-cylinder (I4) engines. One is a 139-horsepower 1.8-liter I4, hooked up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for a seamless driving feel. However, for better acceleration performance, go with the larger, 2.0-liter I4, which can go with either a CVT or a six-speed manual gearbox. Available on the SE and XSE and standard on the hatchback, this engine puts out 169 horsepower (or 168 horsepower in the hatchback). For the best fuel economy, go with the hatchback, which can produce up to 32 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway around Lutherville-Timonium.

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Regardless of trim level or body style, Parkville, MD, shoppers should expect two rows of cloth-trimmed seats on the 2021 Toyota Corolla. Upper-level trims include the following enhancements:

  • Synthetic leather upholstery

  • Sports-style front seats

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Front-seat heating

  • Eight-way power adjustability on the driver’s seat

Technology Features

For infotainment around Bel Air, MD, the 2021 Toyota Corolla provides the Entune multimedia system. Entune brings together elements like a six-speaker audio system, Amazon Alexa voice commands, a Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE internet access, and two USB ports for hooking up your mobile devices. The Entune system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a trial subscription to SiriusXM radio, and Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming. All of this is encapsulated in a seven-inch touchscreen.

Upper-level trims are more likely to have enhancements that include automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, HD radio, a power moonroof, and an extra USB port for charging your devices around Baltimore. You will also enjoy a larger touchscreen, a seven-inch digital driver display, optional wireless device charging, a premium nine-speaker JBL audio system, and a navigation system.

Safety Features

Driver assistance on the 2021 Toyota Corolla is robust, with a suite of technologies that include the following:

  • Adaptive cruise control

  • Automatic emergency braking

  • Automatic high beams

  • Forward collision warning

  • Pedestrian detection

  • Traffic sign recognition

  • Lane keep assist

  • Lane trace assist

  • Lane departure warning

Also present is a rearview camera, which flashes a video image to watch out for what’s behind you when backing out around Cockeysville. If a crash occurs, however, there’s a 10-airbag system to provide restraint and cushioning. Available advanced safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Visit Jones Junction Toyota to Learn More

If you'd like to learn more about all the 2021 Toyota Corolla has to offer, we encourage you to visit our dealership in nearby Bel Air, MD, for a test drive. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members can help you pick out the perfect trim for your unique needs and budget. We look forward to working with you soon!