Toyota Corolla 2014 review and prices in Nigeria

Jan 06, 2020

Posted by: Kennedy Ilediagu

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1. Overview of Toyota Corolla 2014

The 9th generation of the Toyota Corolla stands out from the previous ones for having more fuel efficiency, passenger space and power accessories. One of the most sought after of this generation is the Toyota Corolla 2014. This is a 4-door automatic transmission car rated among the list of compact sedans. It's also known as the E170 and comes in 4 trims. Though there are manual variants of the car but it's less popular.

The 2014 Corolla comes with all the features found in the Toyota safety sense and you don't have to worry about a timing belt as the long lasting timing chain has got you covered. Without much time wasting, let's delve right into the Toyota Corolla 2014 review and price in Nigeria.

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Though compact, this Toyota corolla has quite some space 

2. Trims and prices of Toyota Corolla 2014 in Nigeria

The Toyota Corolla 2014 comes in 4 trims - the S, LE, LE Eco and L. The S trim is sporty while the LE eco is made to save more fuel. The most popular of the trims in the LE (Limited Edition), while the base trim, L, still has some great standard features like 4-speed automatic and option of 6-speed manual transmission.

Below are the prices of Toyota Corolla 2014 for all trims in Nigeria.

  • Brand new 2014 Toyota Corolla price in Nigeria

Given the fact that the car has just been produced several years ago, you might still be able to find a brand new 2014 Corolla for sale. However, the prices may vary at different dealerships and you should prepare for the delivery fees as well; below are just for reference.

Toyota Corolla 2014 brand new price in Nigeria
Model Price 
2014 Toyota Corolla base

 From ₦6,750,000

2014 Toyota Corolla L

 From ₦7,000,000

2014 Toyota Corolla LE and LE Eco

 From ₦8,520,000

  • Foreign used 2014 Toyota Corolla price in Nigeria

Tokunbo versions of 2014 Corolla are a bit cheaper than the brand new models. The car condition is at acceptable level but you should be aware that these prices depend on the currency exchange rate and custom clearing cost.

Toyota Corolla 2014 Tokunbo price in Nigeria
Model Price 
Tokunbo 2014 Toyota corolla base

 ₦4,800,000 - ₦7,000,000

Tokunbo 2014 Toyota corolla L

 ₦4,800,000 - ₦7,000,000

Tokunbo 2014 Toyota corolla LE and LE Eco

 ₦5,200,000 - ₦8,000,000

  • Locally used 2014 Toyota Corolla price in Nigeria

The least expensive option is Nigerian used Corolla, whose price ranges from ₦2.7 million to ₦6 million. However, when inspecting the vehicle, make sure you bring along a trusted mechanic to detect any problem under the hood. You won't want to spend a fortune for an overhaul later.

Toyota Corolla 2014 Nigerian used price in Nigeria
Model price 
Nigerian used 2014 Toyota Corolla base

 ₦2,700,000 - ₦4,500,000

Nigerian used 2014 Toyota Corolla L

 ₦3,500,000 - ₦5,200,000

Nigerian used 2014 Toyota Corolla LE and LE Eco

 ₦4,000,000 - ₦6,000,000

All in all, the 2014 Toyota corolla is great for someone who wants to fuel economy vehicle and also extra space in a compact car. However, if you seek more speed, then you can opt for the Honda civic or Mazda 3 rivals. Other rivals include Mitsubishi lancer and dodge dart. But the Toyota corolla is ideal for those with small families that want to manage low budget maintenance.

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3. Design & performance of 2014 Toyota Corolla

The chrome grille in the 2014 Toyota Corolla is one to appreciate as it gives the car a great look. The wheelbase is much higher than the previous versions and the car is generally larger than the predecessors. The interior come with 60/40 reclining seats, comfortable rear that can carry 3-4 adult passengers without any problems. There's also the installed navigation system, great stereo and DVD player, adjustable mirrors, and the Toyota safety sense system.

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The interior of the Toyota Corolla 2014 is roomy and organised

Features in the Toyota safety sense include automatic high beams, lane departure alert, steering assist and pre-collision system that detects when a pedestrian is walking by your vehicle. You don't have to worry about the timing belt as a timing chain is installed instead and it can last through the life of the car. The suspensions and struts are strong enough and the car can do well off-road.

The Toyota Corolla 2014 has continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is reliable and a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder DOHC engine. It puts out 132 horsepower, thanks to its fuel injectors that are conventional. The only thing is that as the mileage goes higher, you tend to use up more oil. So keep an eye out for oil levels and ensure they don't go below par. The 2014 corolla LE eco however, puts out 140 horsepower and has a fuel economy rating of 40 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.

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People are offered a range of options to choose from

This is better than pretty much all its rivals. But the LE eco isn't one trim you find everywhere. So people go for the LE. The LE and the other two trims have 29 mpg rating in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, which still isn't bad. This means that with 50 liters tank it can travel over 720 kilometers - Lagos to Calabar for instance - without any worries.

There are numerous advantages that come with the Toyota corolla 2014. Firstly, the Toyota safety sense. Then the comfort and larger cargo space. It's also fuel-efficient and does better than all its rivals in that aspect. It's also a low maintenance vehicle and you don't have to worry about a timing belt. But the cons can't be overlooked. The drive serpentine belt and engine air filter can easily get faulty and needs to be changed.

The CVT used is different from the popular electric type, which means not every mechanic will know how to fix it when faulty. The water pump and strut can get bad and also cause a lot of noise in the front of the vehicle. The key fob going bad or the malfunctioning sensor can trigger other unexpected reactions by the car. However, these can be fixed but they are just a few things you have to keep an ear out for.

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This rear seat row in 2014 Corolla still looks neat till date

4. How to buy and maintain used Toyota Corolla 2014

When you find a fairly used Toyota corolla 2014 car, there are things to look out before you make a purchase. Firstly, blue smoke. Once to you notice, don't even bother getting the car. Check the serpentine belt and timing chain, if they are worn out, have the seller fix them or you'll have a lot of issues at hand if you take it like that. Check the engine light as its a sign that a programming has gone wrong, a starter motor has failed or the fuel tank filler neck is bad. Have it checked by your mechanic too. If you're a fan of accessories, look at the infotainment system. If it doesn't allow you sync your phone or keeps going off, then it's a bad sign.

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The Toyota corolla 2014 has a huge trunk for just the right cargo

When bought, maintaining the Toyota Corolla 2014 shouldn't be an issue. Always keep the radar sensor and grille emblem clean at all times as they can affect the Toyota safety sense. You wouldn't want your car giving you warning lights for something that isn't there. Also change the engine oil when due with the 5W-20 premium. Ensure you also wash the car regularly and do some routine maintenance.

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5. Conclusion

Among all the Toyota models, Corolla is still the Queen that hardly is there any model to surpass. Being a recent model, the Toyota Corolla 2014 is a wise choice which combines either typical merits of the legendary line-up or modern modifications.

That's all our review of Toyota Corolla 2014 and price in Nigeria. Should you be looking for a model for sale, click to view all Corolla 2014 cars for sale on Naijauto.com!

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Kennedy Ilediagu is an experienced wordsmith and a creative automotive writer for Naijauto.com. His forte ranges from vehicle maintenance and latest industry updates, to car review articles. He is also a brand management and content creation expert who has worked with Daily Posts (United Kingdom), ESUT Egg Day magazine, and many others for years. Digital copies written by him inform, educate and engage readers globally. When Kennedy is not writing, he is busy taking care of animals, traveling or watching football.

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