Toyota Corolla Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.43/5 Average
2,988 Total Reviews
Model Overview:

Well into its fourth decade of production, the compact Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in automotive history, and for good reason. Small, inexpensive, fuel-efficient and as reliable as the day is long, the Corolla is the quintessential economy car. As long as you change the oil on time and don't hit a tree, any Corolla should provide dependable transportation well past the 100,000-mile mark. That's why so many shoppers keep buying Corollas year after year.

Since its 1968 introduction in the U.S., the Toyota Corolla has come in a variety of body styles, including a sedan, coupe, hatchback and wagon. More recently, however, it has only been available as a sedan. Today's Corolla has almost as much rear passenger space as a midsize sedan and its fuel economy is impressive. Although rivals boast sportier designs and more entertaining driving dynamics, a Corolla is nonetheless an excellent choice for smart consumers on a budget.

User Reviews:

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  • Not what I expected - 2008 Toyota Corolla
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    I bought this car for my own first brand new car off the lot. Came as a recommendation from my parents who wouldn't help me look at anything else. A year later, I wish I would have taken my chances on my own. Uncomfortable, poor ride, driving position is horrible, can feel the engine vibrating through the floor boards with only 9000 miles on it. Way overpriced for what you get. Recently test drove other cars and realized how big a mistake the corolla was. I would not recommend this car to anyone.

  • Great - 2016 Toyota Corolla
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    Nice new car

  • Downsized from Lexus ES 300 - 2010 Toyota Corolla
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    Bought the car 1 week ago to replace a perfect, but aging 2002 Lexus ES 300. I like to sport look of the Corolla S and thought I would be sacrificing a lot but not really. No heated seats, no leather (in my model) and no 6 disc CD changer but that's about it. Gas mileage is excellent and car is more than what you would expect to get, with the price tag. Really liking it so far and I know this car will be burning gas down the NY roadways for many, many years to come.

  • Love my Corolla - 2005 Toyota Corolla
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    The main selling point was visibility. The Corolla driver's seat allows better rear visibility for a shorter driver (my wife) than the Civics we looked at. Having purchased it I love to drive it. It is very solid at freeway speeds and carries 4 people comfortably. I get the advertized 30 mpg in the city and 35-37 mpg driving from Las Vegas to LA at 85 mph with the air conditioning on. The air conditioning handles Las Vegas summers and doesn't underpower the engine. The trunk is large. My only complaint is lots of road noise on some old concrete freeways, probably due to the stiff suspension (that we love).

  • Great car fun to drive - 2003 Toyota Corolla
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    A great car with the qualities of a Lexus I was looking at the lexus IS 300 and decided for the $20,000 price difference the Corolla had pretty much the same qualities and I know with this car it's lexus quality period. Thanks again Toyota for making a fun safe and fuel efficient car. By Andrew

  • Are you sure this is a Corolla? - 2003 Toyota Corolla
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    This is our first NEW car and we LOVE it all! LOVE the great gas mileage; am filling up half as much as I used to with the same size Nissan. I thought the visor/rear mirror problem was a silly flaw also, but the rear view mirror is on a ball & socket joint and can be moved right quite easily - problem solved! The ONLY negative thing that we have dealt with on this model is that the 5spd doesn't come with a leather wrapped shift knob like the 4A - NOT FAIR! It's a vinyl that gets HOT in the sun. We have Toyota getting us a leather cover :) A few changes and minor improvements (which anyone should expect from a redesign) would make this car anyone's dream!

  • Beware sunroof installation - 2003 Toyota Corolla
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    Seats R bout as mushy as your Dad's old recliner.Warning: if U can wait for a Toyota-installed sunroof do it.Dealership told me the only way I could get 1 w/ the sunroof right away is to get it installed by the company they have a contract w/.They assured me quality would be just as good.(Sucker) The headliner near the rear window flaps in the breeze.I took it back to get fixed & it's a little tighter but totally different f/m headliners in the non-sunroof Corollas.Haven't seen a Corolla w/ Toyota-installed sunroof yet & really want 2 know if there R headliner issues in those.Just hoping the headliner won't be sagging in a few yrs like an '85 Lincoln.

  • S is fun - 2005 Toyota Corolla
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    Best Toyota I've owned. They get better and better as I buy them. Have bought 4 Corollas for the faimly and my daughter is about to buy an 05 S just like the one I purchased.

  • Gas mileage - 2010 Toyota Corolla
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    I love this car! The mileage has been shocking... 25 city right on the button, but the highway has been an unbelievable 45.7 miles per gallon @ 65 miles per hour on cruise. I love this car!

  • Great car for the price! - 2016 Toyota Corolla
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    I'm very impressed with the latest generation of Toyota Corollas. The interior styling and quality has vastly improved over previous generations. The handling is very good for an economy 4Dr Sedan and the back seat legroom is fantastic. I'm 6'1" tall and I can sit comfortably in the back seats without my knees hitting the front seats. Head room is not an issue. Visibility is great, the blind spots are very minor in this car. The S Plus package I purchased comes standard with Bluetooth, voice controls, USB, Back Up camera, paddle shifters, stiffer struts, allow wheels, front fog lights, electronic mirrors + defrost, and a 50/50 cloth/vinyl interior. For the price I think you get an excellent vehicle. This Corolla is about the same size as the Camry, it's not even close to the traditional Corollas of the past. Ride comfort is superb, the seats are very comfortable for long trips. Road noise is fairly low and acceptable, but it's not of course as good as a Lexus or Cadillac. The touch screen radio is intuitive and easy to use/navigate. The climate controls are also basic and easy to use, this is a plus in my opinion. Sure you don't get lots of the latest bells and whistles with this car, such as active parking assist or lane change notifications, but that's not something I care about or want. For the price of this vehicle I'm very impressed, it's a great value. What you get with this car, in my opinion, are the essentials. You get your hands free, you get your keyless entry, you get your HD radio, you get excellent headlights (night visibility), fuel economy, safety, handling, cargo space (big trunk for a small car), and passenger space. On top of it all, you get Toyota Reliability. Parts/maintenance are very low/affordable. Choosing this vehicle was a simple choice for me. The only other vehicle I would consider at this price point is the Mazda 3. They are very close to each other in terms of price and options. But I felt that overall the Toyota offered a better value both in the short and long term.

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