Overview & Reviews
For 2013 the Toyota Corolla receives a few minor changes including a revised grille and an upgraded audio system (with a touchscreen display) for the upper trim levels. This year also brings Special Edition versions of the LE and S trims that boast unique color schemes and added luxury features.
- Comfortable ride
- Quiet cabin.
- Simple controls
- Disconnected driving experience.
- Unimpressive cabin quality
- Slow acceleration
- Mediocre fuel economy
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 37.00
Great car, GREAT gas mileage... - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By sliverit - December 11 - 1:42 am
I've been driving a GMC Sierra as of late, and getting 13-15 mpg, so I really needed something for my drive. I bought the 2013 Corolla S to commute across Phoenix. It drives really nicely. Tight, responsive steering, excellent braking, good acceleration (especially considering it's a 1.8!) and a good looking car. I'm 6'2" and the interior is a little tight for me, but it's not too bad. I just drove to Idaho and back for a funeral, and I averaged 34 mpg. Long hours in the car aren't super comfortable, but overall, for the money, it's a great, zippy little car that gets excellent gas mileage and is pretty fun to drive. AND it's a Toyota, so it's gonna last! I would highly recommend one!
disatisfaction - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By mfbernier05 - November 8 - 1:09 pm
I bought my car brand new back in April 2013. I paid for leather and heated seat. Since I bought to car everything I drive it I have chronicle back pain. the discomfort is behind description. It was the biggest mistake of my life. In addition, the dealer where I bought the car was in my opinion, the worst of all.
Corolla Type S 2013 - Automatic - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By fionn - October 9 - 10:08 pm
My wife and I purchased this new 2013 model of the Corolla Type S 2013 this week for her birthday and to get rid of her old Saturn. We were not considering the Corolla because in the previous years model we did not like driving this car and felt the interior was too plain. Although there are similarities between the 2012 and 2013 model, some of the improvements were the touch screen digital display in the center of the dash. It allows me to touch navigate through my music and between my artillery devices like my iPhone. The bluetooth pairing was simple. Driving was fun, comfortable, and felt solid. The steering is loose but easy to navigate. The ride is very comfortable.
2013 Corolla S. - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By elvis765 - August 19 - 1:10 pm
Many people pan the Corolla's aging platform saying it has drum brakes etc. Well the Ford Focus has drum brakes and people think it is the best ever. I drove both cars, owned the new Dart and sold it, driven the Chevy Cruise and Noisy Mazda 3. Out of all the cars I did like the new Civic the most, however their price premium at dealer lots is not worth what you get on Civic Vs. Corolla. The new 2014 Corolla doesn't change much from the old and I didn't feel the need to wait for the newer model. The car is quiet, smooth, and build quality compared to the Dart isn't even close. The Focus was small on the inside compared to the Corolla and I would buy another Corolla in the future.
Great buy - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By Kody - July 17 - 6:31 am
Great car overall great on gas and low maintenance car. Not top quality but overall a great gas car.
Great value - super reliability - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By Drew McCartt - October 14 - 7:07 pm
Super car for the money with great features for the price... interior is surprisingly roomy and the features and options are nice. Great trunk space.
Weak horsepower - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By rfbry - December 3 - 6:10 pm
I bought this car for my daughter's 16th birthday so that she could take it to college when she is 18 and it is perfect for her. No problems at all. With that being said, my 2005 Sienna was in the shop recently and I had to put my family of 5 in it to go around town in. That put approximately 700 lbs of weight in the car. This car was very sluggish with this much weight in it. It had absolutely no get up and go to it. It is not a family car. My husband who is 5'10" had a really hard time fitting in the car and was very uncomfortable in it. This car is only good for one or two people and that is it.
Mediocre - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By frontier191 - May 13 - 3:23 am
I bought a 2013 corolla LE after trading in my old car. I ended up with corolla when I wanted a Civic because of lower insurance and retail price. Biggest mistake ever. I didn't thoroughly research the car and its competitors before making my decision. The car rides OK. Very quiet cabin and good fuel economy but it's very boring and the styling looks outdated for a 2013...but it does the job. I don't think this car has a good resale value. Many of its competitors offer more bang for the buck and I'm seeing many of these corollas already for sale when it's barely 1 or 2 years old. Toyota is also redesigning the corolla next year so that'll likely further hurt its value.
Should have stuck with Civic - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By berkshirebabe - April 15 - 1:50 pm
I had a 2008 Civic sedan and was getting itchy for a new car. I looked at the 2013 Civics first and almost bought one, but had trouble with the dealership. So Toyota had 0% financing and I went to look at Corollas. I loved the new red SE--cute and more stylish than the 2013 Civic. I test drove it and it was smaller than the Civic and rode OK, but the controls seemed a little "cheap" and there was not much in-dash storage for things like CDs. I ended up buying the car because I made a great deal on it. Well, 2 weeks later--I miss my Civic like CRAZY! I really feel like I took step down in quality and space. The car is super-tiny inside (and I am only 5 feet tall).
Just what I needed - 2013 Toyota Corolla
By cwbarrett - January 31 - 3:42 am
I just leased a 2013 S mainly for my son. He loves the car. Sunroof. Rides well. Quiet. Enough power with the manual. He's 6'4" and fits fine. Edmunds recommends considering other cars but the ones they recommend don't inspire confidence. The difference between the editors and me is that they get to give theirs back after 2 weeks. I noticed the negative user comments on the Corolla are around style and a little under powered. I noticed the negative comments on the suggested alternatives are mechanical, like transmissions grinding and steering columns shaking. I guess I'd rather have a "disconnected driving experience" than a disconnnected wallet experience.