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2025 Toyota Corolla FX Edition adds sporty flavor to the best-selling sedan

2025 Toyota Corolla FX Edition adds sporty flavor to the best-selling sedan


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Toyota is reaching back into its archive of performance models for its latest special edition Corolla. The 2025 Toyota Corolla FX is named after the 1987 Corolla FX-16, a twin-cam, 16-valve hot hatch sharing the same engine as the legendary AE86.

The 2025 Corolla FX Edition is based on the SE trim level and visually differentiated by a rear spoiler, satin-black 18-inch alloys with black lug nuts, as well as black badges and black mirror caps. All will have a Midnight Black roof, but the FX is offered in Midnight Black and two other colors — Ice Cap (white) and Underground (gray) — which will have a two-tone look.

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The original FX-16 was the first performance Corolla after the platform switched from a rear-wheel-drive to front-wheel-drive platform, and was a fierce autocross machine back in its day. Unfortunately, the 2025 FX sticks with the SE's 2.0-liter 169 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. But, like the FX-16, this engine has dual overhead cams and 16 valves. It also has variable valve timing, but these technologies aren't quite as cutting-edge as they were 37 years ago.