2016 Toyota Corolla

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Key Specs

of the 2016 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 performance
  • Gas mileage
  • Backseat legroom
  • Interior materials quality
  • Cabin design

The Bad

  • Firm ride
  • Too much wind and road noise
  • Small trunk with space-stealing hinges
  • Firm backseat
2016 Toyota Corolla exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Toyota Corolla

  • New Special Edition model
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • App integration with Entune multimedia system available
  • Fuel-efficient Eco model available

2016 Toyota Corolla Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Toyota Corolla compact sedan competes against the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3, among others.

New for 2016
A new Corolla Special Edition features unique 17-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button start, red contrast stitching in the cabin, red accents on the dashboard and doors, and specific floormats and badging.

The Corolla's Entune multimedia system adds Siri Eyes-Free Mode capability for compatible iPhones. Slacker Radio is a newly available app for Entune.

Significant Standard Features

  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Body-color power side mirrors
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • CD stereo with iPod connectivity, MP3 jack and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Heated front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Toyota Corolla compact sedan competes against the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3, among others.

New for 2016
A new Corolla Special Edition features unique 17-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button start, red contrast stitching in the cabin, red accents on the dashboard and doors, and specific floormats and badging.

The Corolla's Entune multimedia system adds Siri Eyes-Free Mode capability for compatible iPhones. Slacker Radio is a newly available app for Entune.

Significant Standard Features

  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Body-color power side mirrors
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • CD stereo with iPod connectivity, MP3 jack and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Heated front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera

Latest 2016 Corolla Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

More car for the money.

by 17HIVIZ from Port St. Lucie, Fl. on June 19, 2018

This car is a great value. Comfort, features, style & reliability are all wrapped into this sporty package. Test drove this car and eventually picked up one for a great price. Really pleased with the ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best economical and reliable car

by KQ on June 18, 2018

Toyota corolla is good commute car with good gas mileage it gives, it is compact but runs smooth on highway with good acceleration and comfort Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Toyota Corolla currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Toyota Corolla L

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

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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