2016 Toyota Corolla Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on December 9, 2015 11:28 AM

Traditional Virtues Fortified by High MPG

The venerable Toyota Corolla's most recent stem-to-stern makeover enhanced this compact bestseller's traditional strengths -- reliability, affordability, low operating costs -- with 21st-century must-have improvements: a roomier interior, reduced interior noise, and increased fuel economy. Its more contemporary sheetmetal surrounds a substantially larger Corolla, which offers one of the roomiest rear seats in the class.

With attractive pricing, contemporary styling, class-leading roominess and high fuel economy ratings, the Toyota Corolla has what it takes to continue building on its formidable worldwide sales record -- 40 million cars and still going strong, the bestselling brand in automotive history.

Driving It

"Toyota's 2016 Corolla compact sedan won't light fires in the hearts of most driving enthusiasts, but just about everyone else will find a lot to like in this not-so-compact 4-door. The ride is smooth and confident, with bit of playfulness in the sporty S." Find out more in our 2016 Toyota Corolla full review.

Modern, Spacious Cabin

The Corolla boasts one of the roomiest interiors in the compact sedan segment, with 41.1 inches of rear-seat legroom. The cabin also offers standard USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and the available features list includes a 6.1-inch display, Entune Audio, Entune Apps, HD Radio, navigation and Siri Eyes Free mode.

Owners Say

KBB.com visitor and Corolla owner TyroneBiggums had this to say: "No real complaints about this vehicle. Few disappointments were the slow acceleration, poor quality back up camera, and the speakers aren't the greatest. Love the Bluetooth capabilities and touchscreen." Read more Toyota Corolla consumer reviews.

Build and Price

Sticker prices for the 2016 Toyota Corolla start under $18,000 and top out under $24,000, attractive pricing that's backed up by strong resale values. Build and price your own 2016 Toyota Corolla right here at KBB.com to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Compact Cars

The affordable, dependable Toyota Corolla is one of the smartest and most practical new-car choices you can make, but that doesn't mean it's the right choice for you. Check out our Compact Car Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on the segment.

Photo Gallery: Toyota Corolla Inside and Out