2016 Toyota Corolla

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$17,300

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2016 Toyota Corolla
2016 Toyota Corolla

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

14 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

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

2016 Toyota Corolla review: Our expert's take

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Avoid Corolla's at all cost

This car sucks all around no pickup you step on the gas all you get is high RPM's as the motor fights the transmission to accelerate. If you decide to put a system in to try and get some enjoyment out of the car don't because there's no insulation to separate you from the outside noises and will cost you about $2600 with 3 layers of deaden with labor to fix the problem. With the radio off you can hear what's going on all around on the roads. For extended periods of time your body will be in pain due to how uncomfortable the seats are and not much room at all. I will gladly trade this car for a V8 non efficient car to get rid of it and enjoy it while driving Corolla's sucks....

4.7

Best performing car we've ever owned!

We bought this car brand new after owning Cadillacs and Corvettes, also bought brand new. We're in our 80's now and needed a reliable, moderately priced vehicle 6 years ago and needed dependability. After researching Toyota, we bought this 2016 Corolla and are extremely pleased we did. We have had zero problems with it, it is safe, economical & comfortable. If, and when, this vehicle becomes too expensive to maintain, we will definitely buy another Toyota!

4.6

Fantastic on all aspects.

Car is exactly what we wanted, is very nice looking, is extremely reliable, and has 5-star safety ratings. It is really a great value; would recommend to anyone looking for a safe, reliable small sedan.

See all 313 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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