Based on Toyota Corolla L
The five-seat Corolla sedan is Toyota's entrant in the compact-car segment. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Honda Civic.For 2013, the Corolla gets a new front grille, and the midlevel LE trim adds a chrome-accented beltline and grille. In an era of increasing... Read Full Report
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For years, there have been better compact sedans than the Toyota Corolla, and that's truer now than ever before in the car's long history. Fortunately, the 2013 Toyota Corolla's replacement will soon come and put this sub-mediocre car to rest. I last reviewed the Corolla in 2010 (see the review) and deemed it minimally sophisticated and unstylish, to coin a word. The model was pa... Read full review for the 2013 Toyota Corolla
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I decided to give Toyota a try after owning several Honda's and Nissan's over the past 10 years. I came from an '10 Acoord EX-L V6 with navi, so this was a major adjustment for me. With the current in... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
Roadside Assistance Coverage
Free Scheduled Maintenance
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
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.
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.
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.