2016 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota Corolla highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth and quiet drive
  • Comfortable seats front and rear
  • Solid outward visibility


  • Performance isn't especially thrifty
  • Slow acceleration
  • Seats five, tightly

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 36 highway, 31 combined

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What is new for the 2016 Toyota Corolla?

  • The Corolla is available in a new trim called the Special Edition.
  • The LE Eco Premium trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The S Premium trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The LE Premium trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment.
  • The L trim now comes with Entune as standard equipment.
  • The LE trim now comes with Entune as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Toyota Corolla

1. Smooth and quiet ride

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is a great daily driver that's perfect for your commute to work and running errands around town. It offers a smooth and quiet ride in a comfortable cabin, with minimum road and wind noise, responsive steering, and balanced handling. The suspension is strong enough to absorb almost all bumps on the road, so passengers can enjoy a relaxed and cozy ride.

2. Spacious interior

In addition to the quiet ride, passengers in the 2016 Toyota Corolla can look forward to a roomy interior with comfortable seats. It offers more than enough room, even for taller adults in both rows, especially in the rear seat. Second-row headroom is 37.1 inches, with legroom measuring 41.4 inches. In the front row, there are 38.3 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom.

3. Good gas mileage

Another important reason it's worth considering the 2016 Toyota Corolla as your next vehicle is its gas mileage. This sedan is a great choice if you are looking for something with good mpg that will lengthen your time between fill-ups. When powered by the standard 132 hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine, the 2016 Toyota Corolla gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.

4. Exciting standard and optional infotainment features

As far as connectivity and convenience are concerned, the 2016 Toyota Corolla has numerous standard features and a couple of available options that make it easier for you to control certain vehicle systems and enhance the overall riding experience for the passengers. It comes standard with an infotainment system featuring a 6.1-inch touchscreen, which is very responsive and simple to use. Bluetooth® connectivity and hands-free calling are also standard, while the available Entune App Suite adds smartphone integration and real-time traffic data.

5. Sporty model

Among the models offered in the 2016 Toyota Corolla lineup is a sporty option that ups the ante a little. The S trim comes with various styling elements and interior features giving the Corolla a more dynamic and aggressive look and feel. It features a chrome grille and exhaust tip, along with a rear spoiler. Inside, the S trim comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and sport front seats, which complement the special Sport driving mode nicely.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

CarMax customers love the 2016 Toyota Corolla. They like the car's performance, fuel economy, and the space it has for a sedan.

RepairPal gave the Toyota Corolla an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Corolla 1st out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Toyota Corolla features and specs

L 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Entune
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.3"/R 41.4"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37.1"

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