Toyota is promising the public a lot with the ninth-generation Corolla. Longer, wider, heavier, and more upscale are apt descriptors for many new vehicles; however, Toyota has not only improved every last aspect of the Corolla, but the base price has also been lowered by $1,550 (to $13,370). Toyota is proud of the fact that the 130-horsepower Corolla is sold in 142 countries, the majority without serviceable roads — that translates to one tough little car. For more information, log on to