Saturday, May 5, 2018

Vehicle Review: 2018 Toyota Corolla SE - Dapper Day at Disneyland and Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere

It is time for another vehicle review and this time it is for the 2018 Toyota Corolla SE. This sporty vehicle was going to be my ride for the week of Dapper Day Weekend in Disneyland and my transportation to the Avengers: Infinity War World Premiere in Hollywood!

The stunning good looks of this car is what you will notice first. The headlamps are multi-LED projectors with LED accent lights. And the wheels are large 17-inch alloy wheels.

All of the seats are super comfortable and easily adjustable. There is also a huge amount of legroom for the rear passengers,

The cockpit is spacious with plenty of leg room. All of the instrumentation is easy to reach and to adjust if need be. The large 7-inch touchscreen is part of the SE Premium Package and brings SiriusXM and a navigation app.

For our first day of Dapper Bounding, we had to go to Cars Land and meet Lightning McQueen! Charlotte made a 1950s style dress for herself and a matching camp shirt for me in a fabric print only meant for a Pixar Bound. The lime green material is filled with luxo lamps, one of the iconic symbols of the Pixar Animation Studios. We choose to do a Pixar Bound since it was Pixar Fest at The Disneyland Resort with all sorts of fun Pixar related food and entertainment offerings! Pixar Fest lasts until September 3rd, 2018!

For those of you unfamiliar with Disney Bounding, it is just using color combinations and accessories to emulate a particular character. Cosplay on the other hand is trying to completely copy the characters costume. Dapper Day is a huge unofficial event that happens in the Spring and the Fall at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris. The idea was to create a feeling of the early days of Disneyland in the 1950s when people wore nicer clothing to the parks. Dapper Bounding is emulating Disney characters with a Dapper flair. Hope that all makes sense. I live for Dapper Day and cannot wait for the Fall Event!

The large trunk was perfect for holding all of our Dapper Bound accessories and merchandise purchases that Charlotte took home with her to Australia!

Breakfast is in Disney California Adventure on this day! The kids waffle meal from Flo's V8 Cafe in Cars Land is cute and delicious! But you cannot beat the view of Radiator Springs!

For our second day of Dapper Bounding we went with another Pixar Bound! Charlotte made a custom dress to look like Andy's Room from Toy Story and I went as Dapper Buzz Lightyear!

Both Woody and Buzz were impressed with our outfits! To Infinity and Beyond!

The sporty and aggressive looking front with the glossy-black mesh grille reminds me of a spaceship and is perfect for going to the World Premiere of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War! 

Charlotte and I arrived in style! We have our credentials in hand and are ready to walk the Thanos purple carpet!

And after three days of Dapper Bounding in Disneyland we Dapper Bounded at the World Premiere as Steampunk Star-Lord and Black Widow! The entire experience was amazing and not one that either one of us will soon forget!

The Toyota Safety Sense driver-assistance package is standard on every Corolla, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking.

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine gets 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. And despite its sporty looks, the Corolla is largely under powered. It is slow to accelerate and even slow to brake.

The Corolla is designed for those seeking both a sporty look and being safety conscience with an affordable and reliable vehicle. The 2018 Toyota Corolla SE as tested came in at $23, 377.00.

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