Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

About Toyota Corolla

The 2017 Toyota Corolla is destined to remain a best-seller, thanks to new styling, a simplified model lineup, improved interior, and a host of standard safety equipment that's unheard of in this class, or even in cars costing much more. It all adds up to a tremendous value, and while the Corolla hasn't been equated with excitement for decades, its reliability, low price and predictable driving dynamics keep it not just competitive, but a leader in the compact-sedan market. Okay, it's not as fun to drive as the Mazda3, Ford Focus or even longtime rival Honda Civic. But the Corolla costs less, is exceptionally roomy front and rear, and its 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine makes up in fuel economy what it lacks in horsepower.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Safety Sense-P is standard equipment on all Corolla models, adding adaptive cruise, automatic collision braking and more for a base price that's less than $20,000. The model lineup has been simplified to match the Toyota Camry, the interior gets a materials upgrade, and the exterior styling is also updated and improved.

  • Expert Rating: 8.5
  • Consumers Rating: 8.1
  • MPG 28|36
2016 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota Corolla

Siri Eyes Free Mode is added to the Entune Audio Plus, while the Entune Premium is available on LE, LE Eco and S trims.

2015 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota Corolla

The compact Toyota Corolla gains only modest enhancements for 2015. LE and LE Eco models get a new painted front grille, while LE, S and LE Eco Premium trims become mono-spec cars, gaining last year’s Driver Convenience Package (moonroof, Smart Key and Entune), but offering no other packages or upgrades.

2014 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota Corolla

Toyota portrays the Corolla as all-new for 2014.

2013 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Corolla

The 2013 Toyota Corolla gets a mild restyle of the grille (thin chrome strips) and some shuffling of equipment packages. It is offered in the same three trim levels: Base L, mid-level LE and top-line S.

2012 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Corolla

The 2012 Toyota Corolla L gains color-keyed power side mirrors, power windows with driver's auto-down feature, power door locks, and keyless entry. The LE trim gains steering wheel audio controls and 16-inch alloy wheels. The LE and S trims also get a new audio unit with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, a USB iPod interface, and Bluetooth connectivity for cell phone and music streaming.

2011 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota Corolla

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.

2010 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota Corolla

For 2010, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) are now standard on all trims.

2009 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota Corolla

This new Corolla sedan, available in five "grades" from base to sporty and the more powerful XRS, is a better-looking car than the plain-Jane previous generation. It's also quieter and slightly roomier, achieves better fuel economy with its standard 1.8-liter engine and offers better performance and handling in 2.4-liter XRS trim.

2008 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota Corolla

No major changes for 2008.

2007 Toyota Corolla
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota Corolla

The XRS model has been discontinued for 2007.

Consumer Reviews

Not bad, not great.

By on Friday, June 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good value, good gas mileage, leg room"

Cons: "Rear brake issue, climate control issue, hard seat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought a 2016 corolla LE new last year with 5 miles on the odometer. One month later my wife and I took it on a road trip across the country and back. The car performed great and gas mileage was as advertised. Fast forward several months later and while driving to work a small rock flew off a dump truck and penetrated my grill and out a hole in my AC condenser. Toyota didnt cover it under warranty so I had to get it repaired myself. Not the cars fault but Ive never had that happen with any other car. I went problem free for awhile until I heard a banging sound coming from my rear brakes. It took toyota two weekends to replicate the sound and figure out that I needed new rear brake shoes. They covered it but at 23000 miles no car should need that repair. And I dont drive it hard. Another complaint is the climate control system. It makes a strange sound like the sound of a cd player when you change tracks. Its a slight buzzing sound and it comes from behind the glove box. Its pretty annoying and very random. Toyota had no answer and couldnt find anything wrong so it is what it is. The climate control also has an auto mode but sometimes even if the auto selection isnt turned on it will adjust the fan speed and fan location as if it is turned on. That too is random. The cloth seats are just okay. They stain very easily and are a bit hard to sit on. I will say as a grown man I have plenty of leg room and no problems with seating. In fact, the rear seats almost feel like a mid sized sedan. So good on toyota for adequately sized seating. Driving the vehicle is downright boring but I didnt buy it to have fun, I bought it to commute in. Gas mileage is good and you can get 40 mpg on the highway if you drive conservatively. If youre looking for a decent car to commute in and for a cheap price Id definitely give it a look. It has modern standard features and its overall a solid vehicle."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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By on Friday, November 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Low purchase price, safety tech, fuel economy"

Cons: "Boring to drive, no power, poor handling.lots more"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought this car based on its low purchase price and standard safety tech. I thought I could tolerate its lackluster performance. I was so wrong. I drive in Sport mode and this is the most boring, mundane car I have ever driven bar none. The car has its good points but for me, the bad far outweighs the good. The Good: safety tech is standard and its awesome. The headlights are incredible and the best I have seen at any car at any price. Fuel economy is very good but it should be considering the mediocre engine. And it was cheap to buy. The Lows: this car again has no power, no fun. No sliding sun visor which is huge on a sunny day and could be a safety issue. No XM radio. The ignition is not light and you have to be very careful or youll scratch the steering column at night. I miss a retractable key. I have to be careful as I find myself nearly scratching the car when Im putting groceries in for example. A lot of little things add up and take its toll on you rather quickly. I had planned on just keeping the car for 2 years until Toyotas free maintenance program was over . The thought now depresses me."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I love this compact car.

By on Saturday, November 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Comfortable, reliable, fuel efficient."

Cons: "Seats are quite firm for my taste."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I owned a lot of Toyotas like Prius, Camrys, Avalons, Highlander, and Sequoia. This is my first small car from Toyota (I used to have Nissan Sentras, Mitsubishi Lancers, 2003 Accord coupe). So far, I love my new Corolla LE. It is quieter than the previous version Corolla and other car in its class that I rented (I usually rent cars for 3 days to compare them before buying one). Right now, I am getting 37 mpg combined. Interior is nice especially the dashboard, with easy to control radio and temperature. The available reverse camera is very helpful. Seats are comfortable, but quite hard for my taste though. Although the exterior may look aggressive or sporty especially with a standard LED headlights, but it is not a sports car. It is a modern compact car that focus more in reliability, comfort, and safety and fuel economy. Overall, this 2014 Corolla is a balance of economy of small car and comfort of bigger cars."

152 people out of 191 found this review helpful

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