2013 Toyota Corolla Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$16,230-$20,550
$15,338-$19,045
26 /CITY / 34 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • Standard chrome grille
  • LE trim level gains chrome side molding
  • Display Audio system standard on LE and S trims

Exterior Features
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is available in L, LE and S trim levels. All Corollas receive a new chrome grille design this year, and the LE gains chrome beltline moldings. The Corolla L is basic, equipped with 15-inch steel wheels with gray plastic wheel covers. Power side mirrors are standard, and are heated on the Corolla LE. The LE trim level also adds larger wheels and tires as well as variable intermittent windshield wipers, while the S trim includes racy styling add-ons, fog lights, aluminum wheels, and a chrome-tipped exhaust outlet.

Interior Features
Every 2013 Corolla is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack, height-adjustable driver's seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a trip computer.

The LE trim adds a Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, additional speakers, USB port, iPod connectivity and control, and Bluetooth with hands-free calling, phone book download, and music streaming capabilities. The LE also comes with cruise control and stereo controls on the steering wheel.

The Corolla S features sport-designed fabric, sport steering wheel, and sport-themed gauges.

Optional Features
Buyers selecting the Corolla L can add the Display Audio system as an option. For the LE and S trims, Toyota offers a power sunroof, navigation system, satellite radio, and an overhead console with storage for sunglasses. The LE trim is also available with a Premium package including aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on every Corolla, delivering 128 horsepower to the car's front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Toyota Corolla are:

  • Corolla with manual transmission: 27/34/30 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Corolla with automatic transmission: 26/34/29 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Toyota Corolla is equipped with what the company calls a Star Safety System: 6 air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. Additionally, the Corolla is equipped with a Smart Stop system that is designed to prevent the car from accelerating when the brake pedal is depressed.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Corolla receives an overall protection rating of 4 stars (out of 5). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not established a rating for the 2013 Corolla as this overview is written. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

What's New for 2013:

  • Standard chrome grille
  • LE trim level gains chrome side molding
  • Display Audio system standard on LE and S trims

Exterior Features
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is available in L, LE and S trim levels. All Corollas receive a new chrome grille design this year, and the LE gains chrome beltline moldings. The Corolla L is basic, equipped with 15-inch steel wheels with gray plastic wheel covers. Power side mirrors are standard, and are heated on the Corolla LE. The LE trim level also adds larger wheels and tires as well as variable intermittent windshield wipers, while the S trim includes racy styling add-ons, fog lights, aluminum wheels, and a chrome-tipped exhaust outlet.

Interior Features
Every 2013 Corolla is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack, height-adjustable driver's seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a trip computer.

The LE trim adds a Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, additional speakers, USB port, iPod connectivity and control, and Bluetooth with hands-free calling, phone book download, and music streaming capabilities. The LE also comes with cruise control and stereo controls on the steering wheel.

The Corolla S features sport-designed fabric, sport steering wheel, and sport-themed gauges.

Optional Features
Buyers selecting the Corolla L can add the Display Audio system as an option. For the LE and S trims, Toyota offers a power sunroof, navigation system, satellite radio, and an overhead console with storage for sunglasses. The LE trim is also available with a Premium package including aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on every Corolla, delivering 128 horsepower to the car's front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Toyota Corolla are:

  • Corolla with manual transmission: 27/34/30 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Corolla with automatic transmission: 26/34/29 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Toyota Corolla is equipped with what the company calls a Star Safety System: 6 air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. Additionally, the Corolla is equipped with a Smart Stop system that is designed to prevent the car from accelerating when the brake pedal is depressed.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Corolla receives an overall protection rating of 4 stars (out of 5). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not established a rating for the 2013 Corolla as this overview is written. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

Available Trims for the 2013 Toyota Corolla
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name L (4dr Sdn Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16230.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16230.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16230.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17060.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17060.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name L (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17060.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18180.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18180.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18180.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 18230.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 18230.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 18230.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19060.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19060.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19060.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S Special Edition (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20550.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S Special Edition (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20550.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name S Special Edition (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20550.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE Special Edition (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20550.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE Special Edition (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20550.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
Name LE Special Edition (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20550.00 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
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Center console w/storage compartment
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Multi-info display -inc: outside temp, current/average fuel economy, average speed, travel distance, trip computer
  • Black instrumentation -inc: tachometer, twin tripmeters
  • Digital clock
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: panic feature, remote illumination, trunk-release
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • 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
  • 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: metallic accents, audio steering wheel 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: metallic accents, audio steering wheel controls
  • Sport instrumentation -inc: tachometer, twin tripmeters
  • Metallic interior trim & door handle accents
  • Special edition floor mats
  • 3-spoke sport tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio & Bluetooth steering wheel controls
  • Heated leather front bucket seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping leather-trimmed steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio & Bluetooth steering wheel controls
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
  • Chrome beltline moldings
  • Color-keyed front grille -inc: chrome accents
  • Color-keyed heated pwr fold away mirrors
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • 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/black sport trim
  • Fog lights
  • 17" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires
  • 16" 5-spoke alloy wheels
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
    • Star safety system -inc: enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Daytime running lamps
    • 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
    • Tire pressure monitor system
    • Front seat active headrests
    • Energy-absorbing steering column
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, aux audio input, auto sound leveling, CD text display, (4) speakers
    • In-glass antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, 6.1" touch-screen w/vehicle info, USB port w/iPod connectivity, aux audio input, Bluetooth hands-free phone & music streaming, Bluetooth steering wheel controls, phone book access, (6) speakers
    • Entune AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player & navigation -inc: 6.1" touch-screen w/vehicle info, advanced voice recognition, USB port w/iPod connectivity, aux audio input, Bluetooth hands-free phone & music streaming, Bluetooth steering wheel controls, SiriusXM satellite radio w/(3) months subscription, HD radio w/iTunes tagging, phone book access, (6) speakers

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