2012 Toyota Corolla Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$16,130-$18,820
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What's New for 2012:

  • Color-coded exterior mirrors, power windows, power locks, and remote entry are now standard on Corolla L trim
  • Steering-wheel audio controls, 16-inch steel wheels now standard on Corolla LE trim
  • New double-stitched upholstery and upgraded radio on Corolla S trim
  • Premium package now includes a touch-screen navigation system and voice-activated multimedia

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan offered in three trim levels. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger alloy wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Toyota Corolla offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Corolla models are configured with cloth upholstery, power mirrors, power locks, height-adjustable driver seat, and more. Higher trim levels are fitted with keyless entry, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, and other premium accessories.

Optional Features
The options list for some trim levels of the 2012 Toyota Corolla includes an overhead console with a sunglass holder and reading lamps, Bluetooth phone connectivity, alloy wheels, and fog lamps.

Under the Hood
Toyota Corolla models are fitted with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 132 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, with a 4-speed automatic optional. All Corollas are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Corolla are:
  • Toyota Corolla with manual transmission: 28/35 mpg (city/highway)
  • Toyota Corolla with automatic transmission: 26/34 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Toyota Corolla include side curtain air bags and brake assist. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the 2012 Toyota Corolla did not receive an overall or side crash rating, but did earn 4 (out of 5) stars for frontal crash and 4 stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Corolla received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes, and for roof strength. The Corolla was named an IIHS \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2011.

What's New for 2012:

  • Color-coded exterior mirrors, power windows, power locks, and remote entry are now standard on Corolla L trim
  • Steering-wheel audio controls, 16-inch steel wheels now standard on Corolla LE trim
  • New double-stitched upholstery and upgraded radio on Corolla S trim
  • Premium package now includes a touch-screen navigation system and voice-activated multimedia

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan offered in three trim levels. Fifteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger alloy wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Toyota Corolla offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Corolla models are configured with cloth upholstery, power mirrors, power locks, height-adjustable driver seat, and more. Higher trim levels are fitted with keyless entry, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, and other premium accessories.

Optional Features
The options list for some trim levels of the 2012 Toyota Corolla includes an overhead console with a sunglass holder and reading lamps, Bluetooth phone connectivity, alloy wheels, and fog lamps.

Under the Hood
Toyota Corolla models are fitted with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 132 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, with a 4-speed automatic optional. All Corollas are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Corolla are:
  • Toyota Corolla with manual transmission: 28/35 mpg (city/highway)
  • Toyota Corolla with automatic transmission: 26/34 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Toyota Corolla include side curtain air bags and brake assist. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the 2012 Toyota Corolla did not receive an overall or side crash rating, but did earn 4 (out of 5) stars for frontal crash and 4 stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Corolla received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes, and for roof strength. The Corolla was named an IIHS \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2011.

Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota Corolla
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name L (4dr Sdn Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16130.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16130.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16130.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16960.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16960.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16960.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17910.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17910.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17910.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 17990.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 17990.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 17990.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18820.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18820.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18820.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
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INTERIOR
  • Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat
  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Center console -inc: side pockets, storage
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Multi-information display -inc: average fuel economy, driving range, average speed, travel distance
  • Black instrumentation -inc: tachometer, twin tripmeters, outside temp indicator
  • Digital clock
  • Remote releases -inc: hood, trunk w/cancel, fuel door
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: panic feature, remote illumination
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • HD rear window defogger w/timer
  • Front & rear door pockets w/bottle holder
  • Dual glove compartments
  • (4) cup holders
  • 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual front map lights
  • Trunk lamp
  • Auto-locking pwr door locks
  • Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, passenger seatback pocket
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Front sport double-stitch fabric bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, dual seatback pockets
  • 3-spoke sport tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: audio controls
  • Sport instrumentation -inc: tachometer, twin tripmeters, outside temp indicator
  • Metallic interior trim & door handle accents
EXTERIOR
  • 15" x 6" steel wheels -inc: full wheel covers
  • P195/65R15 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • Color-keyed front grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Color-keyed pwr fold away mirrors
  • Intermittent wipers
  • Chrome rear license plate garnish
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels -inc: full wheel covers
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Color-keyed heated pwr fold away mirrors
  • Variable intermittent wipers -inc: mist cycle
  • 16" x 6.5" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • Color-keyed front & rear underbody spoiler
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Rocker moldings
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/smoked lenses
  • Fog/driving lamps
MECHANICAL
  • 1.8L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric-assist pwr steering
  • Front ventilated disc & rear drum brakes
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD -inc: intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Chrome exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes -inc: brake assist, electronic brake force distribution
    • Smart Stop braking technology
    • Vehicle stability control w/traction control -inc: off switch
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Dual front airbags w/occupant sensors
    • Front seat-mounted side airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • ALR/ELR 3-point front & rear seatbelts -inc: front adjustable shoulder belt anchors, pretensioners, force limiters
    • Child restraint system w/LATCH anchors
    • Child protector rear door locks
    • Direct tire pressure monitor
    • Internal trunk release
    • Front seat active headrests
    • Energy-absorbing steering column
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, satellite radio capability, aux audio input, auto sound leveling, CD-text display, (4) speakers
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, aux audio input, auto sound leveling, USB port w/iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability, phone book access, iPod interface, (6) speakers

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