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Toyota Corolla

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Corolla - 6 Generations


Dating back to 1966 in international markets, the Toyota Corolla landed on U.S. shores in 1968. Enjoying a reputation for quality and dependability, the Corolla has become the best-selling nameplate worldwide, delivering nearly 1.5 million units per year in more than 150 countries. Now in its 11th generation, the Corolla is primarily known as a four-door sedan, but has also been offered in coupe, hatchback and wagon form. Its platform launched the Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe. Attractive economy-car pricing has always been part of the Corolla’s value proposition, though at times it has been criticized for being too conservative and for making some common features optional to keep the base price low.

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2014–2021 Corolla

Redesigned in 2014


The 2014 redesign improved aerodynamics, with a stiffened body that used more high-strength steel. A continuously variable automatic transmission was introduced. A new LE Eco version with a more elaborate variable valve timing system offered more power and better fuel economy. More rigid suspension pieces improved handling. Other than special editions, not much changed until 2017’s sportier grille and LED headlights, along with a standard backup camera and upgraded fabrics.

2014–2021 Corolla Generation, 2021 Toyota Corolla model shown Showing the 2021 Toyota Corolla
  • MSRP Range $19,825–$25,725
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 32-34
  • Body Styles Sedan
MSRP Range $19,600–$25,550
Consumer Rating
(4.6) 189 reviews
Combined MPG 32-34
Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2020
  • Five-seat, four-door compact sedan
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 139-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder or 169-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Continuously variable automatic or six-speed manual (SE only)
  • Standard Active Corner Assist
  • Hybrid version available
  • MSRP Range $11,417–$24,447
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 149 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-34
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2019
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Many active safety features standard
  • Touchscreen multimedia system standard
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder, CVT drivetrain
  • Smartphone app connectivity available
  • MSRP Range $10,771–$17,615
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 307 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-34
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2018
  • Many active safety features standard
  • Touchscreen multimedia system standard
  • Backup camera standard
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Smartphone app connectivity available
  • Current List Price $9,208–$19,108
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 356 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-34
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2017
  • New 7-inch multimedia screen available
  • New 50th Anniversary package available
  • Standard LED headlights
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • App integration with Entune multimedia system available
  • Fuel-efficient Eco model available
  • Current List Price $7,248–$18,124
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 291 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31-35
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2016
  • New Special Edition model
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • App integration with Entune multimedia system available
  • Fuel-efficient Eco model available
  • Current List Price $7,333–$15,209
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 225 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31-35
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2015
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • App integration with the Entune multimedia system available
  • Fuel-efficient LE Eco model
  • Current List Price $6,608–$14,860
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 209 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31-35
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2014
  • Fresh styling
  • New continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Available app integration with the Entune multimedia system
  • Fuel-efficient LE Eco model

2009–2013 Corolla

Redesigned in 2009


The Corolla lost some momentum when its 2009 redesign didn’t go far enough. The 1.8-liter engine crept up to 132 horsepower, but the dated suspension was called out for poor ride quality compared to competitors. Even the sporty XRS fell behind its competition. Stability and traction control were finally made standard in 2010. For 2011, the front and rear were freshened. New display audio, multimedia and connectivity options were introduced near the end of the run.

Showing the 2013 Toyota Corolla
  • Current List Price $5,163–$13,679
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 143 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2013
  • New front grille
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available iPod connectivity
  • Current List Price $4,845–$13,249
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 103 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2012
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available iPod connectivity
  • Current List Price $2,503–$13,759
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 87 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-31
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2011
  • Exterior styling tweaks for 2011
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Available iPod connectivity
  • Current List Price $3,604–$10,528
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 174 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-30
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2010
  • 1.8- or 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six airbags and ABS standard
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard traction control
  • Current List Price $2,746–$10,278
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 147 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-31
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2009
  • Redesigned for 2009
  • 1.8-liter or 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six airbags and ABS standard
  • Optional stability control
  • Available navigation system

2003–2008 Corolla

Redesigned in 2003


Once again growing larger, this generation’s Corolla’s interior space began rivaling its mid-size stablemate, the Camry. Critics praised it for sportier handling, if still dull performance, from the now 130-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Interiors were more comfortable, with leather becoming an option for the first time. More standard features were added, including air conditioning. The three-speed automatic was dropped.

Showing the 2008 Toyota Corolla
  • Current List Price $2,594–$8,358
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 69 reviews
  • Combined MPG 32
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2008
  • 126-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available electronic stability system
  • Body kit for S model
  • Current List Price $2,550–$7,914
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 101 reviews
  • Combined MPG 36
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2007
  • 126-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available electronic stability system
  • Body kit for S model
  • Current List Price $2,534–$7,322
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 100 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-36
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2006
  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional side airbags
  • Performance-oriented XRS model
  • Current List Price $1,963–$7,263
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 94 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-36
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2005
  • Choice of two four-cylinders
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD
  • New performance-oriented XRS model
  • Current List Price $2,319–$7,003
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 71 reviews
  • Combined MPG 36
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2004
  • 130-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD
  • Four-door sedan body style
  • Three-model lineup, including sporty S
  • Current List Price $2,034–$6,838
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 64 reviews
  • Combined MPG 36
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Corolla Articles

1998–2002 Corolla

Redesigned in 1998


For 1998, the new Corolla saw a more aerodynamic — if still utilitarian — design. The 1.8-liter engine was upped to 120 hp and returned better gas mileage. Three trim levels were offered. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, with limited availability of three- and four-speed automatics.

Showing the 2002 Toyota Corolla
  • Current List Price $1,077–$6,013
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 36
  • Body Styles Sedan
  • Current List Price $961–$4,857
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 33 reviews
  • Combined MPG 36
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Corolla Articles
  • Current List Price $1,162–$5,310
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 41 reviews
  • Combined MPG 34
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 2000 Model 2000 Corolla Articles
  • Current List Price $701–$4,457
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 44 reviews
  • Combined MPG 34
  • Body Styles Sedan
  • Current List Price $173–$5,905
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 34
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 1998 Model 1998 Corolla Articles

1993–1997 Corolla

Redesigned in 1993


The redesigned seventh generation moved the Corolla from subcompact to compact. The base 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine produced 105 hp, up 3 hp from the previous generation. A new 1.8-liter engine also became available. The Corolla was praised for its high build-quality, decent handling and good value. A wagon briefly continued with the sedan.

Showing the 1997 Toyota Corolla
  • Current List Price $23–$5,499
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 22 reviews
  • Combined MPG 32-33
  • Body Styles Sedan
  • Current List Price $330–$4,882
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 15 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31-33
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
  • Current List Price $813–$2,969
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 15 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-31
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
  • Current List Price $77–$3,561
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 11 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-30
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
  • Current List Price $110–$2,878
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 10 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-30
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
Read About the 1993 Model 1993 Corolla Articles

1988–1992 Corolla

Redesigned in 1988


At the tail end of the subcompact’s sixth generation, the 1992 Corolla saw a pared-down lineup of only a sedan and wagon. A coupe version had previously been available, as had all-wheel drive on certain models. The Corolla already enjoyed a good reputation and had improved on previous models.

Showing the 1992 Toyota Corolla
  • Current List Price $3,500–$3,500
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 13 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-30
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon

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