46 reviews
2006 Toyota Corolla
2006 Toyota Corolla
Available Price Range $3,337-$8,837 Trims4 Combined MPG 30-36 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota Corolla

Our Take

Few cars have a heritage as long as Toyota's popular Corolla compact sedan, which dates back to 1966 and was last redesigned for the 2003 model year. A higher hip point was supposed to ease entry.A high-performance XRS edition joined the 2005 lineup. Three other versions remain available: th... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Backseat legroom
  • ABS not standard

Notable Features

  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional side airbags
  • Performance-oriented XRS model

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 46 reviews

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If you can get past the little things...

by Bob in Dallas from Euless, TX on April 10, 2010

I bought the 2006 Corolla S model used with about 25,000 miles on it. I was impressed with the torque in the manual transmission. This is a great car overall; plenty of room, plenty of power, and comf... Read Full Review

4 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla CE

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla CE

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
P
Driver Head and Neck
P
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
M
Overall Side
P
Rear Passenger Head Protection
A
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla CE

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla CE

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 8 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

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