2015 Toyota Corolla

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Toyota Corolla. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    31-35 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    132-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • CVT
  • Fuel economy
  • Increased backseat legroom
  • Higher-quality interior materials
  • More appealing cabin design

The Bad

  • Firm ride
  • Too much wind and road noise
  • Small trunk with space-stealing hinges
  • Firm backseat

Notable Features of the 2015 Toyota Corolla

  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • App integration with the Entune multimedia system available
  • Fuel-efficient LE Eco model

What Is the 2015 Toyota Corolla?

The 2015 Toyota Corolla is a five-seat compact sedan that competes with the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Honda Civic. Trim levels include the L, LE, S, LE Eco, LE Plus, LE Eco Plus, S Plus, LE Premium, LE Eco Premium and S Premium.

What's New on the 2015 Toyota Corolla?

The most notable changes include a Driver Convenience Package with a moonroof, Smart Key, Entune Premium audio, navigation and an app suite newly available for the LE, S and LE Eco Premium trim levels. Also included are standard cupholders and armrests in the backseat.

How Does the 2015 Toyota Corolla Compare to Other Compact Sedans?

Since a 2014 redesign, the Corolla has become one of the most affordable vehicles in its class while also including more convenience and comfort features. It trumps the Chevy Cruze and Ford Focus in affordability, fuel efficiency, interior quality and features.

What Features in the 2015 Toyota Corolla Are Most Important?

The 2015 Toyota Corolla is powered by a 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a 140-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder working with a continuously variable automatic transmission in the LE Eco trim. All Corollas have front-wheel drive. Significant standard features include active front head restraints, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with accessory controls, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, front bucket seats, traction control, a driver-side knee airbag, side curtain airbags, and a CD stereo with iPod connectivity, an MP3 jack and Bluetooth streaming audio. As is required in all new cars, all Corollas include front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Notable available features include a backup camera, cruise control, a power moonroof, navigation with app integration, fog lights, push-button start, a touchscreen stereo and automatic climate control.

Should I Buy the 2015 Toyota Corolla?

The Corolla is a better choice for shoppers who appreciate fuel economy and want spacious legroom in the rear, higher quality materials and appealing cabin design. If too much noise and too little trunk space are an issue for you, however, the Corolla might not be the right choice; its trunk is on the smaller side, and both wind and road noise intrude at higher speeds.

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2015 Toyota Corolla Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Corolla is Toyota's entrant in the compact-sedan segment. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford ... Read More

2015 Corolla Video

Editor's note: This review was done in November 2013 about the 2014 Toyota Corolla. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Wanted a car from an SUV...

by Momof4 from OHIO on August 28, 2018

I was looking for a car, trading in my Nissan Pathfinder. I wanted something smaller as my family moved on to their own vehicles. I wanted something stylish but good on gas. Came across this 2015 ... Read full review

(5.0)

Toyota all the way! Most reliable vehicles!

by Sheena from Olathe on August 25, 2018

Absolutely love it. Drives smooth. Plenty of room. Sleek design all around. Spacious interior. Back up camera. Bluetooth radio. Every feature I need and then some! And great gas mileage! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Toyota Corolla currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Toyota Corolla L

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Corolla received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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