Think of the Corolla as the default setting of cars: It meets the needs of most people with space, power, and features, but it is bland and boring. On the upside, it has the Toyota reputation for reliability. The base engine is a 132-hp four-cylinder with a four-speed automatic or an optional CVT. There is a Sport model with a six-speed manual, but it is sporty in name only; an Eco model has 140 hp and a CVT. If you’re more interested in the destination than the journey, the Corolla is for you.