Toyota Corolla

2010 Toyota Corolla

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  • (4.6) 108 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,483$11,559
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26-30
  • Engine: 132-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2010 Toyota Corolla

Our Take on the 2010 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla is available in Base, S, LE, XLE and sporty XRS trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Honda Civic.For 2010, the Corolla comes with an electronic stability system and traction control as standard equipment.The sedan sports bump-strip-free doors t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Handling and braking (non-XRS)
  • Highway acceleration with base engine
  • Some trim levels meagerly equipped
  • Anonymous styling
  • Clumsy A/C dials
  • Trunk volume

Notable Features

  • 1.8- or 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six airbags and ABS standard
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard traction control

2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The 2010 Toyota Corolla is a competent, affordable compact sedan that does what buyers need it to — albeit with minimal style or sophistication.If this humdrum characterization seems ordinary for the category, you haven't examined small cars lately, much less the recent auto show introductions that will come to market in the next year or two. The Corolla boasts the popularity typica... Read full review for the 2010 Toyota Corolla

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Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 108 reviews

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Value

by Nickname from SC on April 6, 2013

Pros: - good gas mileage - nice exterior styling - smooth & comfortable ride - comfortable & stylish seats - dash w/ trip computer and mph measurements - quiet and smooth shifting auto transmission - ... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2010 Toyota Corolla trim comparison will help you decide.

2010 Toyota Corolla Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
A
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
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 Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Corolla Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger 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 15 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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