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Dating back to 1966 in international markets, the Toyota Corolla landed on U.S. shores in 1968. With a reputation for quality and dependability, the Corolla has become the best-selling car worldwide — to the tune of nearly 1.5 million per year in more than 150 countries. Now in its 12th generation, the Corolla is primarily known as a four-door sedan, but it’s also been offered in coupe, hatchback and wagon form over the years. Attractive economy-car pricing has always been part of the Corolla’s value proposition, though it has at times been criticized for being too conservative and for making some common features optional to keep the base price low.

Corolla – 5 Generations

  • 2020–23
  • 2014–19
  • 2009–13
  • 2004–08
  • 1992–2003
  • 2020–23
  • 2014–19
  • 2009–13
  • 2004–08
  • 1992–2003
Latest generation

2020–23 Corolla

The 2020 redesign puts the Corolla on a new platform shared with the compact sedan’s hatchback sibling. Power comes from a standard 139-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. A more-powerful 2.0-li

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  • MSRP range$21,550–$26,700
  • Consumer rating
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  • Combined mpg 0–35
  • Body style Sedan

Previous generation

2014–19 Corolla

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 suspensi

 

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  • MSRP range$18,700–$24,240
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 30–36
  • Body style 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

2009–13 Corolla


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 tra

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  • MSRP range$16,230–$20,550
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 29–30
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2013:
  • New front grille
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available iPod connectivity

2004–08 Corolla


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 comfortab

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  • MSRP range$14,405–$16,415
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2008:
  • 126-hp four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available electronic stability system
  • Body kit for S model

1992–2003 Corolla


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- a

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  • MSRP range$13,570–$15,480
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style Sedan

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