(4.6) 44 reviews
MSRP: $2,342$7,658
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 36
Engine: 130-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Toyota Corolla

Our Take on the 2004 Toyota Corolla

Our Take

Few cars have a heritage as long as Toyota’s popular compact sedan, which has been on the U.S. market since 1966. More than 25 million Corollas have been sold worldwide, which makes it the best-selling passenger car of all time.Last year’s redesign of the front-wheel-drive sedan was mod... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Perception of blandness
  • Backseat legroom

Notable Features

  • 130-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD
  • Four-door sedan body style
  • Three-model lineup, including sporty S


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 44 reviews

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Most reliable car I've ever owned!

by Corolla lover from Richmond, VA on July 2, 2012

I purchased my 2004 Toyota Corolla new. It now has almost 200,000 miles on it and all I've ever had to do is oil changes (I do them every 3000 miles as I do a lot of driving), one set of brake shoes, ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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