Toyota Corolla Review – Research New & Used Toyota Corolla Models | Edmunds

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Well its fourth decade of production, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling in automotive history. And with reason: This is the quintessential car. It’s small, fuel-efficient and reliable. Put gas in it, give it the oil change and it will provide transportation well past the mark.

That’s why it’s for more than 200,000 from high schoolers to to buy Corollas every year.

its 1968 introduction in the U.S. the Corolla has come in a variety of styles, including a sedan, hatchback and wagon. More however, it has only been as a sedan. It is also more than earlier models, but provides most of the usual of Corolla ownership, along a substantially more refined experience.

The latest Corolla significant increases in fuel and rear passenger room, and has more distinctive styling. rivals have sportier and more entertaining driving a Corolla nonetheless makes an choice for those seeking a reliable and economical compact

Current Toyota Corolla

for 2014, the current Toyota represents the 11th generation of compact sedan. Along edgier styling, the newest is also slightly larger. Key include much greater room, higher fuel better quality cabin and a few new high-tech options, including a ignition and smartphone app integration.

There are four main levels: L, LE, LE Eco and S. The L’s standard include power windows/mirrors, Bluetooth phone connectivity and an system with a USB/iPod LE upgrades include keyless cruise control, power locks, automatic climate a rearview camera and Bluetooth downloading. The LE Eco optimizes fuel via low-rolling-resistance tires and enhanced

The S trim features foglights, a spoiler, front sport upgraded instrumentation and a trip Notable options include upholstery, smartphone app integration, ignition/entry and a navigation system.

A four-cylinder engine powers Corolla, and in all but the LE Eco model, it produces 132 and 128 pound-feet of torque. For the LE Eco, the is tweaked for more efficiency and 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed transmission is standard on the L and S trims. on the L is a four-speed automatic transmission, a continuously variable transmission is optional on the S and standard on the LE trims.

economy is rated as high as 35 mpg for the LE Eco.

In reviews, we’ve found the latest Toyota Corolla comfortable, economical and low-stress if uninvolving — transportation. enthusiasts will find it bland dynamically, but excitement has been the Corolla’s forte. The driving population, however, be pleased with its easygoing and high level of day-to-day

Used Toyota Corolla

The previous (10th-generation) Toyota was produced from 2009 2013. It was essentially the same as the one before it, except it was a little which created additional and shoulder room. Styling were subtle; it was a little aggressive looking than in past but still readily as a Corolla.

Key changes included the of a sporty XRS model with a powerful engine and a tuned as well as the debut of a navigation

Trim levels initially of base, LE, S, XLE and XRS. Base had full power accessories, entry, air-conditioning and a CD player auxiliary audio jack. The LE 16-inch alloy wheels, mirrors, cruise control, phone and an upgraded stereo iPod connectivity.

The S provided a look with foglights, styling accents, upgraded upholstery and metallic interior The XRS actually improved performance via a engine, 17-inch alloy and sport-tuned suspension and steering Major options included a a navigation system, satellite and Bluetooth streaming audio.

A 1.8-liter inline-four cylinder with 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of powered all but the XRS. A five-speed transmission was standard on them, but were fitted with an four-speed automatic. The XRS came a 2.4-liter four good for 158 hp and 162 mated to a five-speed manual, a five-speed automatic as optional.

that the XRS and XLE were sold for 2009 and ’10. Other changes during this included the debut of standard control for 2010, while brought an available touchscreen system as well as Special versions of the LE and S trims. The latter unique colors and added such as leather upholstery and seats.

In reviews, we noted (apart from the relatively XRS model), the Corolla’s smooth provided just adequate while its fuel economy trailed newer rivals. was similarly uninspiring, although the was commendably smooth and quiet. The on the other hand was fairly thanks to its energetic engine and handling.

This generation of the Corolla, those before and after, to please the average consumer a combination of smooth performance, controls, ample passenger and a long-standing reputation of anvil-like

The ninth-generation Toyota Corolla was from 2003-’08 and came in CE, S, LE and XRS levels. The CE was a basic economy car but with essentials like a height-adjustable driver seat and a CD The Corolla S offered a few more while adding a lower kit, rear spoiler and headlamps for a faux sport look.

The LE did away with the add-ons in favor of a more feel — it was the one to get if you wanted wood interior trim. there was the XRS, the only sporty member of the Toyota family. In addition to all the cosmetic from the S model, the XRS had a more engine, a firmer suspension, disc brakes and alloy

For power, the CE, S and LE had a 1.8-liter four-cylinder for 126 hp. This doesn’t sound a lot, but the ninth-generation Corolla got well for a car in this class, solid highway acceleration. The which was only produced for and ’05, had a higher-revving 1.8-liter good for 164 hp.

Acceleration was definitely quicker, but consumers would probably the engine’s peaky power annoying in everyday traffic. the XRS was only available with a transmission, whereas other could be equipped with a or automatic.

Changes to the ninth-generation were few but potentially significant for shoppers. Notably, side airbags, stability control and a JBL system were all newly for the 2005 model year. In at the time, we noted that Corolla offered a smooth and ride but uninspiring handling.

was nothing flashy about the design, but materials quality was high for this class of There was ample room in the but the driving position was awkward.

The Toyota Corolla was sold 1998-2002. Besides being a choice from a reliability and economy standpoint, this is an excellent used-car buy if safety is a — it was the first low-priced sedan to offer side as an option back in 1998. All from this era were and all had a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine.

was solid, though we’d you to avoid base models with the archaic three-speed transmission (either VE or CE, depending on the year). Ride comfort and quality were also a cramped backseat was the major

The seventh generation covers the 1993-’97. Similar in size and to its successor, this Corolla was by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. output was anywhere from 100 to depending on the model year and equipment. Dual front were standard in all years 1993.

A wagon version was from 1993-’96.

Sixth-generation sold from 1988-’92 much smaller and boxier, the lineup was considerably more In addition to the plain-Jane sedan, was a sporty GTS coupe with a four-cylinder rated for as much as 130 hp (an number at the time). An all-wheel-drive wagon was also available.

One to keep in mind if you’re for a used Toyota Corolla built before 2003 is GM sold an identical model the Prizm under the Chevrolet and Geo so it’s worthwhile to include car in your search as well.

If you are for older years, visit our Toyota Corolla page.

For on past Toyota Corolla view our Toyota Corolla page.

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