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If you're looking for a car that is as modest in appearance and performance as it is affordable, the 2011 Toyota Corolla will probably fit nicely into your life (and your garage).


If you don't think a small price tag should mean a small road presence, you'll find alternatives, such as the new Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra, that offer much more modern designs both inside and out as well as cutting edge audio, suspension and drivetrain technology.

What's New For 2011

For 2011, the Corolla receives new front and rear fascias, an upgraded interior, standard Smart Stop technology (a brake-override system) and the Toyota Care Complimentary Maintenance Program as standard. The XLE and XRS trims have been dropped.

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Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Expert Review

The Toyota Corolla is one of the best known and best loved cars in America. It's not a stellar beauty, nor is it lightening fast; it doesn't even have a third-row seat or all-wheel drive. What the Corolla does have collectively is millions of trouble-free miles, millions more loyal fans and a resale record that has the competition green with envy. Not wanting to mess with success, the 2011 Corolla arrives with some minor cosmetic changes and more standard equipment. Still, the small-car market has heated up dramatically since the Corolla first appeared, and it – along with long-time rival the Honda Civic – must now do battle with newer, sleeker and better-equipped cars such as the new Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze and Kia Forte. Along with its new styling, the Corolla will rely on its time-tested strengths, a formula that combines great fuel economy, a pleasant ownership experience and a no-nonsense design.

Driving the Used 2011 Toyota Corolla

Of the three trims, we found driving the S model to be the most enjoyable. With its larger tire and wheel package and available manual transmission, the S just feels more fun. We found that all the Corolla models feature a good ride and competent handling, with brakes that are strong and fade resistant, although we would prefer more feel than is transmitted through the electric power steering and more horsepower under the hood. The bottom line is this: The Corolla is a good, solid commuter car geared toward those whose automotive choices are made with a more pragmatic viewpoint. Those who demand more from their ride than just solid transportation, however, will likely find more to like from the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic Si or VW Golf.

Favorite Features

Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
This much-appreciated standard feature, rare in this class, helps drivers of all sizes find a comfortable position.

USB iPod Input
Optional on the LE and S, this feature allows for control of your iPod via the car's steering-wheel controls.

Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Interior

The 2011 Toyota Corolla features a spacious and comfortable cabin that belies its compact car status. Though the rear seat is still a bit tight for the long legged, hip and shoulder room is impressive. The lowered roof line, however, somewhat cuts into head room, especially for those sitting in the rear seat. Attention to interior details includes new gauges with easier-to-read fonts, more color-contrasting materials on the doors and seats and a sporty new steering wheel on S trims. The instrument panel offers speedometer, tachometer, fuel and coolant-temperature gauges and an optional multi-information display that includes a clock, outside temperature, fuel economy, range, average speed and elapsed time. Storage bins and cup holders abound, and the glove box features a split upper and lower bin design. Cargo volume in the trunk is a generous 12.3 cubic feet, but can be expanded thanks to the 60/40-split folding rear seat.

Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Exterior

For a Corolla, the new exterior is really quite edgy. Looking somewhat like a miniature Camry with Scion-inspired front and rear styling, the four-door 2011 Corolla is sporty and sleek, but still a bit stale when viewed from the side. A trio of character lines run along the door handles to the rear fenders, from the hood to the front pillars and from the front bumper to the front fender flares, while a low front-air intake adds visual width below the Toyota signature grille. The entire package is designed not only to look good, but reduce exterior drag, thus helping to quiet the interior and improve fuel economy. Those seeking the most extreme Corolla will likely be drawn to the S model, which features front and rear spoilers and rocker moldings.

Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Standard Features

The base 2011 Toyota Corolla comes with 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, power steering, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seat, power mirrors, AM/FM/CD (XM Satellite-ready) radio, outside temperature gauge, a driver's-seat height adjuster, traction and stability controls and driver and passenger front, seat-mounted side and side-curtain airbags. The LE adds an automatic transmission, MP3-compatible CD player, power windows and locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry and color-keyed heated side mirrors. The S has fog lamps, front and rear spoilers, sport seats and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Options

The base Corolla offers no options this year, so if you want power windows and cruise control, you'll just have to move up to the LE trim. Individual options for the S are limited to a power glass moonroof and an audio package that adds a USB port with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and music streaming. The LE can be equipped with the Premium Package, which combines the power moonroof and upgraded audio option with 16-inch five-spoke wheels and fog lamps.

Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Engine

With the loss the XRS trim, there is only one engine offered on the 2011 Corolla: A 1.8-liter four-cylinder good for 132 horsepower. This engine is great for reliability and fuel economy but, as would be expected, is only so-so for performance. Driving through a choice of either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, it delivers an excellent 26 city, 34 highway and 30 combined EPA-rated miles per gallon (automatic model).

1.8-liter in-line 4
132 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
128 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/35 (manual), 26/34 (automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Cost?

The 2011 Toyota Corolla starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just over $16,300, and the Fair Purchase Price, which represent what people in your area are paying for their Corolla, should hold very close to MSRP. An automatic transmission adds about $800 to the Corolla's base price. At nearly $17,000, the Chevrolet Cruze is a bit pricier, but the Kia Forte is nearly $800 less than the base Corolla. The S trim starts just over $18,000. On the resale side, the Corolla should hold an above-average value after five years, similar to the Honda Civic but substantially better than the Chevrolet Cruze and Nissan Sentra.

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Used 2011 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews


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2009 Toyota Corolla

"Great car for experienced drivers"

Gas miles, cheap maintenance, looks good
Blind spots, sways at higher speeds or when windy
I bought my 09 manual Corolla in 2012 with 40,000 miles and it now has 170000 plus miles on it. Two years ago was the first time I had to do any mechanical repairs on the car. The car ran without any problems for all of the years I've owned it. All I ever did was the recommended maintenance like oil, plugs, and filters. I've never had a car that held up to my aggressive driving without me breaking something; this car was the first. The only concerns I have with the car are the blind spots and the effect wind have on it. The way the car is built, it have many blind spots where I would never suggest this car to an inexperienced driver. Easy to get into an accident because it's hard to see cars next to you in several view points. The other problem is on windy days, doing speed on the highway, the car starts to sway. Kind of feel like it wants to lose control. Before I bought the car my friend who is a dealer told me about these two concerns. His inexperienced daughter didn't listen to him about the faults mentioned which caused her to crash the car twice for those very reasons. Overall a great car which is why I still cant rid of it.Read less
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2010 Toyota Corolla

"Most dependable car I ever had!"

Turns on a dime
Change oil every 5000 miles you won't have any.
I have taken this car from Texas to the mountains of Colorado to the deserts of New Mexico many times, used for sale calls, never had a problem. I plan on driving it 300,000 miles or more. Most dependable car I have had in 50 years of driving.
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2013 Toyota Corolla

"best ever"

very much so
The car is unbelievable runs very well. Have had no major problems, only have to change oil every 10,000 miles. Just don't know what else to say it has performed very well. Did my research and found out it is the #1 selling car in the world.
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2010 Toyota Corolla

"outstanding vehicle"

Super vehicle minimum maintenance outstanding performance. Will definitely purchase again Toyota excellent
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2010 Toyota Corolla

"Toyota always"

175313 and still drives like I bought it yesterday!! Can't floor it. The thing with toyata cars you have to be gentle with the gas pedal give it time but once it catches speed boy a smooth ride
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2011 Toyota Corolla Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 26 mpg
  • EPA Class - Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 34 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 29 mpg


  • Horsepower - 132 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.48 inches
  • Torque - 128 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P195/65R15
  • Wheel Type - Alloy


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 2 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years


  • Axle Ratio - 4.31
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Drum
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 1.8 liter
  • Bore - 3.17 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.0
  • Fuel Induction - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 4 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • CID - 110 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2734 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 92.1 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 13.2 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.2 inches
  • Height - 57.7 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.7 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 36.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.8 inches
  • Overall Length - 180.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 54.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 54.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 1500 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 12.3 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 35.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 102.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 69.4 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 53.0 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 43.9 inches
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2011 Toyota Corolla Safety

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2011 Toyota Corolla Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag


2011 Toyota Corolla Rankings

132 HP
MPG Combined
29 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.5 Rating
2011 Toyota Corolla
132 HP

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