2013 Toyota CorollaJim Van Leeuwen - Azle, TX01/14/2016
It's been completely reliable, it's a great car to drive, and our model came equipped with all of the bells and whistles. It's really sporty looking and we love some of the technology included with our particular model. The only thing missing was the top-of-the-line automatic transmission option. It has every other option that I am aware of.
The only drawback was a drop in mpg going from a 2004 Civic to this car. In the Civic, we got 30mpg or more in mostly rural and highway driving, In the Corolla, we just make 28mpg. I was really surprised to see the drop and the car was just given its 60K service at Toyota (which would have corrected any issues related to fuel economy).
Great sporty car if has right trim
2015 Toyota CorollaTony Burden II - Marietta, GA01/02/2017
It is a little sporty for an Eco Trim, and like all the entertainment features for the price point. I would recommend that if you get the Eco version, go ahead and get the Eco Premium, as you start to feel shorted by not having those few extra features. The drive is comfortable, and the fuel economy is fair in mixed travel. Cabin noise is minimal, and the auto climate is a nice touch. Inside interior could be better, but defiantly not the worst. Overall a good car for commuting and around town travel, long trips could leave you feeling cramped and wanting to take a lot of breaks.
Decent for a cheap car I guess
2016 Toyota CorollaMaggie H - Chicago, IL04/11/2017
I have this car for a long term rental due to my car being stolen and things being tied up with insurance related to that. I cannot wait to give it back and get something else.
- Pretty cool perks for being such a cheap car, it has bluetooth, a screen for media, a back up camera/sensors, etc.
- Reliable. Has yet to leave me stranded somewhere.
- I average about 26mpg. My Honda CR-V was a bigger car and had 4WD, and it got about the same gas mileage.
- Road noise. You can expect to have to shout to your passengers.
- Instability/non-responsive drive. If you live some place windy this gets annoying and feels unsafe.
- Uncomfortable front seats, very small and uncomfortable backseat. My kids and coworkers both hate it.
Toyota Corolla Overview
Well into its fourth decade of production, the compact Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling cars in automotive history. The Toyota Corolla is a compact four-door sedan built to appeal to commuters who seek versatility over style. Now in its 11th generation, the Corolla has a bolder design, but still keeps to its traditional roots.
Toyota Corolla History
Notably, the Toyota Corolla was the automaker's first car sold in the U.S. starting in 1968. Since its introduction into the U.S., the Toyota Corolla has come in a variety of body styles, including a sedan, coupe, hatchback and wagon. More recently, it's solely available as a compact four-door sedan. Throughout the years, the Corolla has evolved to be strictly functionality-driven and prioritizes stability and fuel efficiency in its more recent models.
How It Drives
The Toyota Corolla has impressive fuel efficient. The cabin is spacious, with ample room for rear seat passengers that rivals mid-size sedan favorites. Though it may not top many of its rivals in performance or driving experience, the car is economical and will provide a steady, sure-footed ride.
Used Toyota Corolla Value
Small, inexpensive and fuel-efficient, the Corolla is one of America's quintessential economy cars. Best known for its longevity, expect to find used Toyota Corollas with high mileage and in pristine condition.
Toyota Corolla Standard Features
Toyota Corolla trim levels aside from the base include: LE, XLE, S and XRS sedans. The Corolla has a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that powers all but its highest trim, which supports a 2.4L four-cylinder engine under the hood. The Toyota Corolla comes standard with front-wheel drive.
This article covers CarMax’s best-selling small cars of 2017 based on vehicle sales data from January 1 through October 31, 2017. If you’re looking for style and affordability, a small car may fit the bill.