The true Corolla and a genuine luxury, GLI 2019 is available in three main trims, the MT, the MT SE, and the Automatic. Toyota Corolla GLI 2019 price in Pakistan varies between 2.36 to 2.44 million across the variants. So, it is more expensive by about two lakhs than the base model, the XLI.
What Makes GLI Stand Out Against XLI:
While choosing between GLI and XLI, you would love to know what makes the real difference and what accounts for a significant gap between the worth of the two. Let’s put the higher trims of the two – XLI Automatic and GLI Automatic – against each other to make the comparison more appealing.
Both the XLI and GLI are packed with an equally powerful 1.3 L machine that gives the power output of up to 84 HP. Other engine specs also measure the same – water cooled, 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine with Electronic Throttle Control System-intelligent (ETCS-i).
Other features that come standard in both the siblings include 4-speed Super Electronic Controlled Transmission, electric power steering, electric controlled side view mirrors with turn lamps, compact LCD display, fabric seats, airbag for driver and passenger, and 3-point ELR seat belts fixed to all the seats, etc.
And here’s how they are different. The first clear difference appears in the choice of body color. While the XLI is only available in black and white shades, the GLI gives you the freedom to choose from as many as six elegance hues. They include attitude black, grey graphite, strong blue, silver metallic, bronze mica, and white.
The other major difference lies in the flexibility and extendibility of the two. Against over 2.1 million as the Toyota Corolla XLI 2019 price in Pakistan, the base model gives you little choice with regards to advanced features and functionalities.
On the other hand, lots of optional features are available with the GLI variant. The features meant to boost the performance of your vehicle include anti-lock braking system (ABS), brake assist (BA), and electronic brake distribution (EBD).
On the exterior, you can have LED clearance lamps which are not provided on the base model. As you compare the interior of the two, you’ll find that the GLI supports wireless key for the door and trunk, power windows, and central door locking. All these features are absent in the XLI.
On the infotainment front, the GLI brings in some additional features like the VAPS, BT, Audio CD, audio-ready rear camera, and two more speakers (four in total), etc.
XLI vs GLI vs City:
If you put the XLI, the GLI, and the City side by side, you’ll find out that the Honda car gets more votes than its Corolla rivals at least in terms of price. The Toyota Corolla 2019 price in Pakistan asks for around 4 lac rupees extra when compared with that of the City.
Regarding specs, the GLI may be equal to the City, but the XLI lags far behind. It fares worse on both the specs and price fronts.
If the Honda seems superior to the Corollas, why should the buyers consider the XLI or GLI as an option? Well, the Corollas are tougher than the Honda. Put in simple words, while the City is only best for the city roads, the strength of Corollas makes them suitable for both the city and intercity drives.