1997 Toyota Corolla

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starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

172.0” x 53.5”


Front-wheel drive



4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • STD

  • Base


  • CE


  • DX


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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Very reliable car, handles great!

This is a very good and reliable car. I bought the car when it was 2 years old in 1999 in Chicago (and it started and handled easily in the winter, cooled comfortably in the summer), and it handled driving in various elevation roads (in the Sierra Nevadas) with no hesitation. In 2020, it still drives great, starts in very cold weather, heats up and cools quickly. The maintenance is low, and gas mileage still good after 23 years!


Perfect car for the perfect price.

Perfecto. The car is so nice and wonderful, i dont know why more people drive around in these all the time. Simply a perfect car man.


Bulletproof engine

This thing Powers through the snow like a snowblower especially if you have snow tires on it I live in Chicago Illinois right now live in Philadelphia PA I want a nasty snow and bad weather comes this thing fired right up and the freezing sub temperatures with a bad battery and all bombproof dependability just like the Energizer Bunny combustible dependable reliable indestructible little Japanese car when they made this when they broke the mold no other car stands a chance and you do very little maintenance sticky key in turn the key and this thing goes she could drive to the ends of the Earth with this thing as long as you got a full tank of gas and that's it one tough MF and I've always had this as a backup car for my truck what I don't want to spend a whole lot of money getting gas or whatever excellent just pure excellence they need to start making them like that again no thrills just plain Jane and that's it thank you happy holidays everyone

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Based on the 1997 Toyota Corolla base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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