INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REVIEW OF TOYOTA COROLLA

Toyota introduced the Corolla generation in 1966 and remains one of the best-selling cars worldwide with 2020 as the latest model generation which received the highest predicted reliability rating, but when it comes to the exterior, interior quality and performance, it lags behind many class rivals.

The Corolla has 6 trims and is surely the best option for you. The trims are L, LE, LE Eco, XLE, SE and the XSE which are available in different model-year.

 

The most common model years under this review are 2000 – 2007 (9th Generation), 2006 – 2013(10th Generation), 2012 -2017(11th Generation), 2012 -present (12th Generation) and special focus will be on the Interior and Exterior designs of the models to enable you to make a better choice according to your taste and ultimately have value for your money.

 

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TOYOTA COROLLA INTERIOR REVIEW

 

The interior of the Toyota Corolla occupies up to 5 and features a 60/40-split, folding rear seat in all models except the XRS. A standard CE trim has air conditioning, power mirrors, a tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, and a CD stereo. The LE adds power windows and locks, remote keyless entry and driver’s seat height adjustment. All the models have seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain-type airbags are optional, ant-ilock brakes are optional on all trims except the XRS.

 

The 2007 model driving position is a bit cramped for taller drivers more than 6 feet tall, the dashboard stereo controls are far away but this model is a smooth ride experience for short drivers. The dashboard is made of plastic and has a grainy look, the controls are logically arranged, and the top-level of the LE model has decent-looking imitation wood trim.

 

The interior of the 10th generation passed the crash tests and came with moderate-overlap frontal, side, rear and roof-strength tests, Standard air conditioning, Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack, Fabric/leather upholstery. The S trim has a unique steering wheel, gauges and sport seats, an optional navigation system, without a backup camera. The child-safety seats fit perfectly well.

 

The 11th generation interior is comfortable and has more space for taller people, it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a built-in navigation system, Toyota’s Entune App Suite, both of which are optional, Push-button start, CD stereo with iPod connectivity, MP3 jack and Bluetooth streaming audio, front airbags, anti-lock brakes, and an electronic stability system.

 

The latest models have a standard 8-inch touchscreen sitting on the top dashboard for great visibility with handy volume and tuning knobs, as well as shortcut buttons for easy usability.

 

 TOYOTA COROLLA EXTERIOR REVIEW

 

The 2004 Corolla Altis was the first model to receive a facelift and the changes include a new grille design, a sleeker front bumper, redesigned fog lamps, new LED tail lights, different alloy wheels. After Two years it received a second facelift with a redesigned grille, redesigned chrome rear license plate ornament and a new third LED brake light, The Corolla introduced the S trim level in 2005 which improved the exterior greatly from the previous generation and featured sportier front and rear bumpers and side skirt scarring fog lights with a new grille, rear taillights, and wheel covers.

 

The 10th generation came with a new 102.4-inch wheelbase and measures 178.3 inches long in the 2006 model, the sporty S version has smoked headlights, fog lamps, front and rear underbody spoilers, and side rocker panels. All models in this generation except the XRS have 15-inch tires. Performance tires ride 16-inch alloy wheels on the XRS, which has a half-inch lower ride height.

 

The 12th generation improved the Corolla aerodynamics with a stiffened body that used more high-strength steel, a more rigid suspension pieces that improved handling and upgraded the grille, LED headlights, along with a standard backup camera and upgraded fabrics on 2017 sportier.

If you are seeking a decent sedan that has all the basic features in a car, then the Toyota Corolla is an option. While some other rivals may deliver more thrilling features, a practical mix of ample space, decent fuel economy and good value for money still present the Corolla. Visit www.naijauto.com for any model of your choice.

THE LEXUS RX 330 EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR REVIEW

The Lexus brand has become a dominant name in the hearts of many Nigerians with a collection of luxury cars that they provide for the higher middle class in the society. The Lexus RX 330 was introduced into the market around March, 2003 with a style that shows the all-round upgrade from its predecessor even as they share a few similarities.

Our focus on the exterior and interior design of the Lexus RX 330 will show the complete creativity contained in this elegant crossover SUV. Its available models begin with the 2004 models and end with the 2006 models, and they are loaded with powerful V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that moves its front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrains.

 

THE EXTERIOR REVIEW OF A LEXUS RX 330

 

This ride is a sleek 5-door mid-size crossover SUV with a body design that has all curved edges synchronized with the headlights and taillights which were redesigned from the previous generation. The bonnet slopes gently towards the front grille while the roofline slopes easily towards the rear windshield. The RX 330 comes with auto-dimming mirrors as standard for all of its models, day-running lights, sensitive wipers and keyless entry.

 

The front grille is a simply styled design with slim vertical chrome bars that allows enough radiator ventilation; the wheels are 18-inch alloy rims, and the body sidelines are gentle. The company made this SUV available in the following exterior colours; Bamboo Pearl, Black Forest Pearl, Black Onyx, Breakwater Blue Metallic, Crystal White, Flint Mica, Millennium Silver Metallic, and Neptune Blue Mica.

 

THE INTERIOR REVIEW OF A LEXUS RX 330

 

The interior of the Lexus RX 330 accommodates 5 adult passengers with its comfortable leather upholstery; the dashboard always welcomes the passengers with its classy design that has the entertainment and climate control features arrayed in the center. There are 3 round gauges with chrome rims behind the steering wheel to display the car’s driving parameters to the driver; it has 4 air vents distributed on the dashboard with two at the extremes and two sitting on both sides of the entertainment display.

 

The sporty feel inside the Lexus RX 330 is delivered by sleek materials with rich glossy wood lined on the dashboard, centre storage cabinet and the doors. The rear seat is shared in the ratio of 40:20:40, and it can be fallen to create more room for the trunk; there is a volume of 38.3 cubic feet available for luggage, and the trunk has an automatic liftgate. The standard features inside this SUV include automatic front seats with memory to store settings, power windows, central door locks, and a Mark Levinson audio system with its 6 CD automatic loader.

 

The style of the Lexus RX 330 is a perfect example of what to expect in a luxury crossover SUV with an impressive design statement; the performance of this car is excellent, and the equipment included is very effective. This generation has more technology than the first generation of the RX, and it is surprisingly exclusive with complete elegance.

 

Our quick stroll through the interior and exterior of the Lexus RX 330 should convince you about owning this efficient crossover SUV; you should visit Naijauto.com to pick one from their list of affordable cars.

HONDA ACCORD INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REVIEW

Honda Accord has been manufactured by the Japanese automaker with features that delivers prestige and satisfaction to customers. Its design style has seen excellent reviews from experts in the industry because of the conducive space it provides for every passenger and wide doors for easier access into the car. The 7th generation will begin our review because it is one of the most popular range of the car available on sale as Nigerian used models; while the 10th generation will wrap up the review as the most recent design of the popular Honda Accord series.

The reviews of the interior and exterior designs will be done separately to show how the innovative body style welcomes customers into the comfort of its sophisticated cabin. The powerhouse for the 7th to 9th generation is mostly a 4-cylinder or a more powerful but optional V6 engine, but the 10th generation replaced the V6 engine with a 4-cylinder VTEC 2.0-litre turbo engine. The assurance of quality from the manufacturer has been tested and trusted to deliver great overall driving experience with advanced car entertainment and safety features.

 

HONDA ACCORD INTERIOR REVIEW

 

The interior layout of the Honda Accord measures 105.6 cubic feet shared by the dashboard, front row and back row seats which will be talked about clearly in this review. The dashboard always gets the attention of any passenger in the Honda Accord with its standard 7 inches display with touchscreen and soft-touch controls. More interior features include button ignition, climate control, and its 4-speaker infotainment system with USB port and Bluetooth. There is enough forward visibility and wide range rear visibility with the mirrors; the display screen also supports a camera view for reversing since the baseline of the rear window is quite high, and other driving assist features like emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and warning for forward collision.

 

The front row has the driver and front passenger seats which has enough legroom and a high roofline for space above the head; the upholstery can be adequately adjusted for preferred driving positions from sitting low, higher, closer, or upright. The rear row seat is a bench upholstery design that takes 3 adults conductively and the space there allows them more legroom than headroom since taller passengers may reach the roofline when they sit upright.

 

HONDA ACCORD EXTERIOR REVIEW

 

The sedan body style of this family car has been made with different creative concepts by Honda over decades, with the 10th and most recent generation introducing a fastback profile for customers to consider its taste in the heat of a rising demand for crossovers. The design features noticed from outside Honda Accord includes 17-inch rims, stylish chrome front grille, power side mirrors and door handles painted with the colour of the body, rear view camera and LED headlights, running lights and taillights. The door sills threshold is wide and slightly raised, and the doors have a wide distance to open when passengers need to get inside the car; it is a keyless entry technology for recent models.

 

Customers can have this car in Lunar Silver, Crystal Black Pearl, Blue sky metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and San Marino Red, Tiger Eye Pearl, and a few more colours since the manufacturer includes some with different generations. The 5 trims of the Honda Accord includes Accord LX, Accord Sports, Accord EX, Accord EX-L and Accord Touring; this prestigious sedan car will fit into the urban lifestyle while helping you save money, and the highest trim which is Accord Touring comes complete with every feature including 19-inch rims.

 

Naijauto.com has a variety of Honda Accord cars in the car listing section where you can buy the best models; check it out to see which one fits your budget.

THE LEXUS ES 350 EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR REVIEW

One of the brands that have stood out in the automobile market is the Lexus brand. It is the luxury version of the Toyota brands. In 1989, Lexus gained global recognition and until today it maintained its position as one of the sort-out for vehicles.

The LEXUS ES was introduced in 2012 and was the only front-wheel-drive vehicle until 1998 before the production of Lexus RX. The production of the 350 models first surfaced in 2007 with 2020 as the latest and outstanding model. These premium sedans are surprisingly spacious and offer a beautiful exterior and interior features which are highlighted below.

THE EXTERIOR REVIEW OF A LEXUS ES 350

It comes in a sedan body style with 4 doors and five seats. The ES gets a bad rap for being boring and predictable, but its new face injects some excitement. The latest model gets an updated version of the brand’s hallmark spindle grille as well as a lower hood, slimmer headlights, and more aggressive body sidelines.

The grille design features vertical bars that radiate out from the center; F Sport models use a blacked-out pattern of L-shaped clusters. Other F-Sport-specific exterior cues include a rear spoiler, badging, a dark lower valance and specific 19-inch wheels.

There is a total of twelve exterior colours which come standard on the latest Lexus ES 350 base trim level to highlight the sleek and modern exterior features which are; Obsidian,  Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Atomic Silver, Silver Lining Metallic, Moonbeam Beige Metallic, Caviar, Sunlit Green, Matador Red Mica, Nightfall Mica, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 and Ultra White

 

THE EXTERIOR REVIEW OF A LEXUS ES 350

The latest models come with an impressive interior dimension, 5 seats, front and rear headroom of 37.5inches, front legroom of 41.9inches, rear legroom of 40iches, front shoulder room of 57.6inches, rear shoulder room of 55inches, front hip room of 54.8inches and rear hip room of 53.8inches.

The standard features highlights include; 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, simulated leather upholstery, a power adjustable driver’s seat and dual-zone automatic climate control. On the electronic front, you get a wide screen infotainment display that displays great-looking maps and excellent colour contrast and indicators, Bluetooth, navigation (Scout GPS Link), a Wi-Fi hotspot (Lexus Enform), three USB ports (one front, two rear) and a 10 speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite radio.

Standard safety features include forward collision mitigation, dynamic cruise control, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning, automatic high beam assist and parking sensors. An optimum package adds a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver seat memory settings, heated and ventilated front seats.

Other than its cumbersome touchpad interface, the ES is a showcase for appealing technology. ES 350 models have 10 standard airbags, Bright instruments, No touch-sensitive panels, works with internet radio, App-compatible multimedia system, available Siri Eyes Free Mode for iPhone, standard backup camera, voice commands, even Apple car play is finally available, the native hard-wired and Bluetooth connections are robust and useful outside of device operating system.

Inside, ES 350 will continue to offer materials like Matte Bamboo, Linear Dark Mocha and Linear Espresso wood. F Sport models go in a different direction, with a Japanese sword-inspired metal trim as the focal point.

One major change and one that finally brings Lexus almost up to date with nearly every other automaker is the control system. The 2019 ES is the first Lexus to offer Apple Car Play smart phone functionality, but shoppers looking for the Android Auto counterpart should opt for the 2020 model.

Immerse yourself in a full-body driving experience with the latest Lexus ES 350 available on Naijauto.com and enjoy its optional panorama glass roof to its heated and ventilated front seats, this sedan offers a truly unique ambiance coupled with the latest technology.

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THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REVIEW OF A TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

The Toyota Highlander overall score was predicted for its reliability rating which means you can travel a long distance more than you pay your mechanic a visit. Like other SUVs, the brand-model comes with an impressive set of standard safety features, an optional V6 engine that won’t let you down, along with a quiet cabin and comfortable first- and second-row seats. However, travelers in need of a modern sizable third-row seat or wider storage space may be slightly disappointed. The sitting capacity of a Toyota Highlander ranges from 6-8 persons.

Toyota improved the Highlander’s technology in the second-generation making it very simple and easy to use, with several appealing user-friendly items on the options list. Every model produced for each year comes with an infotainment system and an outstanding responsive touch screen. However, this display and some controls require an extra stretch to reach.

The most common model years under review are the 2007 – 2013, 2013 – 2019 and 2019 -present which is the second, third and fourth generation respectively and they have the following underlined attributes.

TOYOTA HIGHLANDER INTERIOR REVIEW

Toyota Highlander standard features include a 6.1-inch touch screen, five USB ports, Bluetooth, voice recognition, a rear-view camera, and Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). The high-tech systems grouped under TSS-P are a pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control while optional features include an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, smartphone-linked navigation, an integrated navigation system, the entune app suite, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, Driver Easy Speak, proximity key entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert.

The latest models come with an impressive interior dimension, the cargo space behind the third-row seats has 13.8 cubic feet, second-row seats have 42.3 cubic feet and behind first-row seats have 83.7 cubic feet. The Headroom by Row (1/2/3) is 40.7 / 39.9 / 35.9 inches, the shoulder room by row (1/2/3) is59.3 / 59.6 / 55 inches, the hip room by row (1/2/3) is 57.2 / 57.1 / 45.6 inches and legroom by row (1/2/3) is 44.2 / 38.4 / 27.7 inches. Though not comfortable and convenient for someone above 5.8 feet with long legs but the vehicle is still preferred by all.

Toyota Highlander comes with a variety of Interior colors, upholstery options include fabric, softex, and leather, with upholstery color options including Black, Ash, Almond, and Saddle Tan.

TOYOTA HIGHLANDER EXTERIOR REVIEW

2019 and 2020 models are redesigns of the previous models and little changes are done on the limited versions and minor changes on the trim updates. The SE trim level has new smoked headlights and taillights, black wheels and black-chrome LED fog lights, while the Limited and Platinum versions come with chrome LED fog lights.

The exterior colors include; Midnight Black Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Predawn, Gray Mica, Salsa Red Pearl, Ooh La La Rouge Mica, Toasted Walnut Pearl, Alumina Jade Metallic and Shoreline Blue Pearl.

 

The latest models of Toyota Highlander feature also a Key fob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, 18″ machined w/painted accents aluminum Wheels and Heated mirrors.

This unique and classy Toyota Highlander is what you need when you feel like driving a luxury vehicle with a low maintenance culture. The brand Model covers both sport and luxury, with high user-friendly technologies and appliances coupled with a fuel efficient super V6 engines and an all-wheel drivetrain, with up to 295 horsepower which are available in six trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited, and Limited Platinum. Visit Naijauto.com and select from a range of the listed Toyota Highlander from our trusted dealers nationwide.

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