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2018 Toyota Corolla iM

$18,850 — $18,850 MSRP
Hatchback
5 Seats
30 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Overall value
  • Decent cabin materials
  • Ride comfort
  • CVT operation
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • Handling
  • Acceleration
  • Sloppy manual transmission
  • Snug backseat
  • Multimedia system usability
2018 Toyota Corolla iM exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM
  • Five-seat, four-door hatchback
  • Manual or CVT
  • Dual-zone climate control standard
  • Backup camera standard
  • Heated, power-folding side mirrors standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: Based on the European-market Toyota Auris, the Corolla iM is the automaker’s compact four-door hatchback that was formerly known as the Scion iM before that brand's demise. It seats five and competes with the Ford Focus hatchback, Mazda3 hatchback and Hyundai Elantra GT.

New for 2018

There are no significant changes.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
32 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great little car.

by car lover from Olive Branch, ms on November 2, 2018

It is everything I need, smooth ride, easy brakes, easy to see the road. I miss the little cubby pockets to store small things. Love the cup holders! Read full review

(5.0)

Awesome value for the price!

by RzrBack01 from Little Rock, AR on August 20, 2018

This car is great for getting good gas mileage while maintaining a sporty look and feel. The CVT shifts so smooth it barely feels like it?s shifting at all. While the small engine doesn?t have much ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Toyota Corolla iM currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Toyota Corolla iM Base

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
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
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

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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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 iM 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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker