(4.5) 72 reviews
MSRP: $7,898$14,986
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 30
Engine: 132-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Toyota Corolla

Our Take on the 2013 Toyota Corolla

Our Take

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

What We Don't Like

  • Numb steering
  • Mushy brakes
  • Tight backseat
  • Coarse engine

Notable Features

  • New front grille
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available iPod connectivity

5 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.