The 2012 Toyota Corolla is a FWD sub-compact sedan powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic that enable the Corolla to achieve an EPA estimated 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. Features include halogen headlamps, 16-inch wheels, six-speaker sound system, hands-free phone capability, power moonroof and an auxiliary audio jack. Safety is comprised of enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control system, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, smart stop technology, driver and an advanced airbag system. The Corolla is by a basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The base model gets power locks and windows and keyless entry as standard equipment. There's a new upgraded stereo available on the base corolla as well-- it includes a USB port with iPod support, Bluetooth and steering wheel audio controls. The LE's standard wheels are 16-inch ones over last year's 15-inch ones. The LE and S optional stereo now includes navigation, a 6-inch touchscreen display and satellite radio.
Affordability; low cost to operate; fuel efficiency; safety
The Toyota Corolla has a longstanding reputation for being one of the most affordable small sedans available. It's known for being reliable, inexpensive and for offering a strong list of safety features. The base level Corolla is simply equipped, but still includes air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power windows, anti-lock brakes, stability control and six airbags. EPA estimated mileage is an impressive 34 mpg on the highway.