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2013 Toyota Corolla Levin Zr Review

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This is Toyota's top of the range generation 11 Corolla with all the gear and the best looks too thanks to liberal use of chrome highlights. It's the same under the skin as the others except for slightly sharper steering response compared with other lesser Corollas.

One of the most amazing cars I have owned up to date. Amazing on gas, great features, and a sleek look. This car is very reliable and durable in all sorts of weather.

I love the sun roof and the exterior design is just stunning. The steering wheel has many features allowing riding and handling to be super smooth.

The cost of the car was very reasonable considering its very comfortable space, outstanding features and advanced technology. The Levin ZR has plenty of luxury kit and attractive leather upholstery, excellent SUNA satnav, premium audio, large format reverse camera, plenty of seat and driving position adjustment, Bluetooth, you name it.

It has adequate green credentials - minimal fuel use helps, the manual with a four and a half star rating, and the CVT with a five star rating in the Green Car Guide.Surprisingly good given the disparaging remarks often heard about "Corollas." It's totally unjustified in this case because this one is a relatively engaging drive - to a point of course as it's primarily aimed at general duties.

But there's an edge to it and it's is good to steer. A revised version of the previous 1.8-litre petrol twin cam four banger with about the same power as before, rated at 103kW/173Nm.

Drive is to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual (with annoying throttle flare on up changes) or a silky seven step CVT with paddle shift in the Levin ZR.