The Japanese car manufacturing company Toyota has yet again launched a capable and supposed successor for a fan-favourite vehicle. The Corolla (1196 to 2018) has proven its place under the sedan wing with utmost supremacy.
With raw power, elegant design, and excellent economy, Toyota Corolla was the supreme sedan in its glory days, and to carry out the triumphant king’s legacy, Toyota introduced Quest.
Although Quest has everything that Corolla offers the customers but better and finer, while some think Quest to be the ultimate successor of Corolla, it is in the air that the “real” son of Corolla is to be introduced as Corolla 2022.
So, technically, Quest and Corolla are competitors in a similar economic segment, and both are from the finest that Toyota has to offer under the sedan category.
- The Toyota Quest focuses on comfort and space, ideal for families, while the Corolla emphasizes fuel efficiency and affordability.
- The Quest has a more powerful engine and higher towing capacity than the Corolla.
- The Corolla offers better fuel economy, making it more eco-friendly than the Quest.
Toyota Quest vs Toyota Corolla
The difference between Toyota Quest and Toyota Corolla is that Toyota Quest is newer and more efficient, whereas Corolla is an older launched 5-seater sedan with 73 kW horsepower and petrol/diesel based engine. Quest’s economy is better, and the looks are more modernized and sleek. Although the newer yet-to-launch Corolla 2022 possesses a very dangerous competition with The Quest.
The Quest is the newer and more advanced competitor of Corolla, which comes with the new petrol-based 1.8-litre, 6-speed automated front-loaded quadruple cylinder V series engine.
It has got all the juice to keep the machine running for an excellent mileage of 16.7 to 21.3 km per litre, which is quite a lot when considering sedans.
The net horsepower and engine torque is also greater than its competitor and easily outshines many rival vehicles like the Hyundai Verna 2019 model, Honda Civic, and even the petrol model of Volkswagon Vento 2018.
However, in a head-to-head knockout match, Quest can easily outperform the older versions of Corolla, but the yet-to-launch Corolla 2022 might be a really tough opponent to beat!
Whereas Toyota Corolla is from the veteran prodigal collection of Toyota, which ranged from 1996 to 2018 and is going to be revamped in 2022. It was powered by a 1794cc front-loaded petrol or diesel engine, which managed to squeeze out a mileage ranging from 11.3 to 13.4 km per litre.
Back then, in the 1990s, it had only manual transmission and later on, in the new-gen models, they introduced automatic transmission along with other necessary features like rear cam-view, power steering, as well as central locking 5-door system and ABS aka Anti-lock braking system.
|Parameters of Comparison
|Date of launch
|The Quest or Corolla Quest was launched recently along with its 3 sub-models; LE, SE, L, and hybrid LE. It was launched in March 2020
|The very first era (E10; 1966). The new 1100 cc K pushrod engine powered the first Corolla model, which debuted in November 1966. In 1968, the Corolla Sprinter was released as a convertible model.
|Quest has a better tweaked automatic coolant 1598cc 4 cylinders, 1.6-liter capacity front-loaded engine. The performance and economy are better than the Corolla.
|The Corolla is powered by a 1.3 liter inline 4 cylinders 16-valve front-loaded engine with a net capacity of 1329cc. It is a decent engine for a mid-ranged sedan.
|Mileage and fuel options
|Base mileage starting from 16.7 to 21.3 km per liter (in the latest gen only). New-gen models have only petrol-based fuel types.
|Base mileage from 11.3 to 13.4 km per liter. Engine options include both diesel and petrol.
|The Quest is a newly launched model with basic sub-models i.e. Quest plus, CVT plus, Quest prestige, Exclusive MT.
|Toyota Corolla executive HE, Corolla AE, DX, H1, H2, H3, H4, and the newer gens include Corolla XSE.
|Top speed and on-road performance
|The new Quest features a top speed of 188-195 kmph which is good.
|The Corolla dons a top speed of 175-180 kmph and the on-road performance is decent.
What is Toyota Quest?
The recently launched Corolla successor and a mid-ranged beast sedan, the Quest. Outperforming its rivals with the latest more powerful 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 103kW of power at 6400 r/min and 173Nm of peak torque at 4000 r/min, redefining performance.
Plus, the new engine can push the limits with the 195 kmph top speed along with lightning-fast features like an anti-braking system and power steering.
Corolla Quest versions come with a very broad feature set that includes many of the amenities seen in earlier Corolla sedans throughout the Corolla generations.
In terms of features found on the Quest, the Prestige model comprises speakers, a multimedia system that plays DVDs, a leather steering wheel, brake assist, cloth and leather seats, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Exclusive model lives up to its top-of-the-line billing. Keyless entry and start, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamp levelling, LED headlights, and other features are included.
When compared head-on, the Corolla might be a bit more robust and durable but when it comes to power and speed, the Quest is a beast. The Corolla’s power output is 104kW, whereas the Quest’s is 103kW.
The Quest boasts in terms of torque, with a maximum amount of 173Nm vs 171Nm for the Corolla. As a result, the Quest accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds and reaches a peak speed of 200 km/h.
What is Toyota Corolla?
The Toyota Corolla is a milestone sedan launched by Toyota in 1996. Later on, a convertible fastback model was launched in 1984. The Corolla was designed for experiencing an executive class experience with a great economy and robust build.
This car was the peak of the sedan experience and was successively followed by later Corolla generations. Even the hatchback ‘Corolla Altis’ was inspired by the Corolla build and economy.
The standard Corolla receives a 6-services/90,000km service plan along with 3 years of servicing and mechanical support from the company itself. The older models (1998-2012) were diesel as well as petrol supported along with the old power steering and manual transmission.
The newer models possess a sleeker body design, a little less economy but more top speed and durability.
The Corolla has many varieties and sub-models based on pricing, features, and fuel type. The most sold models include Toyota Corolla Executive HE, Corolla AE, DX, H1, H2, H3, H4, and H5.
The newer Corolla 2018, aka Corolla XSE, is a sight for sore eyes. It has everything that a modern Corolla must be equipped with. Although launched in 2019, it still gives tough competition to its rivalries like Toyota Quest and Chevrolet Cruize.
It also has a subtle yet robust engine; a 1.3 litre inline 4 cylinder 16-valve front-loaded engine with a net capacity of 1329cc. It is strong enough to push a top speed of 175 kmph.
Main Differences Between Toyota Quest and Corolla
- The Quest is a newer 2019 model, whereas Corolla is quite old and was launched in 1996.
- The Quest is equipped with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 103kW of power at 6400 r/min and 173Nm of peak torque at 4000 r/min, but the Corolla sports a robust engine of 1.3 litres inline four cylinders 16-valve front-loaded and a net capacity of 1329cc.
- The Quest can reach up to 200kmph whereas Toyota Corolla’s top speed is 175 kmph, hence there is a huge difference in their pickup speeds too.
- Quest outperforms Corolla here by giving off a better mileage, i.e. 16.7 to 21.3 km per litre, but Corolla provides a mileage of 11.3 to 13.4 km per litre.
- The Quest receives a 3-services/45,000km service plan, and the Corolla receives a 6-services/90,000km service plan.
Last Updated : 13 February, 2024
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