Relatively unchanged for 2013, the 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 enabling the standard Corolla to achieve an EPA estimated 27 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 (VSC), traction control system (TCS), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), 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 2013 Corolla gets a few minor visual upgrades to the exterior of the car. Most notable is a new grill design, but LE Corollas also get a chrome strip around the beltline giving the car a more upmarket look. The LE and S trims also get an upgraded Display Audio system featuring a 6.1-inch touchscreen and six speakers.
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. Mileage is estimated at 34 mpg on the highway.