The 2013 Toyota Corolla: Not Flashy but Reliable
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is the bestselling car in the world. However it isn’t a car that will excite anyone, but it will always deliver you where you want to go time and again. The price of the car starts at $15,450.
This vehicle has 132 horsepower available with its 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder engine. It delivers enough power for traveling back and forth to work or to friends and family. However it isn’t a good option to take mountain climbing or off-road driving. The Corolla is comfortable to ride in. However steering is unremarkable and it tends to wonder on the highway. The way the car steers is definitely something that you won’t be bragging to your friends about.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is more powerful than in the past without sacrificing fuel efficiency. This is the result of Toyota’s outstanding engines. The fuel consumption rating is 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers, making it one of the most efficient in its segment.
The Toyota Corolla isn’t the most stylish car. However it blends into the background and won’t draw a lot of attention which means you don’t have to worry about your car being stolen. The front spoiler and rocker panels are actually quite fancy. There is also a rear wing fixed to the S-trim.
Most people love the interior of the Corolla. One of the key strengths of the Toyota Corolla is simplicity. With three large knobs, the climate control is really easy to use. However the dashboard does appear old fashion. The back seat offers a lot of legroom. However headroom is not adequate for people over six feet tall.
Corolla's McPherson Strut assembly was made to reduce vibration and smooth out the ride. There is an outstanding Torsion-Beam suspension system in the rear that makes this car an excellent drive.
When purchasing the CE and S Grades you will get a 5-speed manual that offers better fuel economy. A 4-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly is a standard feature on the Corolla LE and available on Corolla CE and S.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla offers above average safety features which are in line with most compact cars. These features include airbags, brake assistance, VSC, and TRAC systems. This car comes standard with six airbags. This model features Toyota's Star Safety System. Other features are Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control. VSC will make driving safer by correcting over- and under-steering.
The Toyota Corolla comes with power windows, mirrors, and door locks. There is also an outstanding audio system with auxiliary and USB inputs. A premium navigation system can be added with N-tune.
With nine million sold in the United States alone, the Toyota Corolla is a familiar choice. Plus it is also one of the most reliable cars on the market and will get you to where you want to go time and again. Some people may prefer something more exciting, but there is no safer bet than the Corolla. It may never inspire, but will likely never disappoint.
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|4dr Sdn Man CE||$15,450||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|4dr Sdn Auto CE||$16,450||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|4dr Sdn Man S||$20,605||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|4dr Sdn Auto LE||$21,170||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|4dr Sdn Auto S||$21,650||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Horsepower @RPM||132 @ 6000|
|Fuel Type||Direct Injection|
|Body type||4dr Car|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Transmission Type||5-Speed M/T|
|1.8L DOHC 16-valve dual VVT-i I4 engine|
|Direct ignition system (DIS)|
|Electric throttle control system w/intelligence|
|5-speed manual transmission w/OD|
|Front wheel drive|
|Front independent Macpherson suspension -inc: gas struts, coil springs|
|Rear torsion beam suspension -inc: coil springs|
|Front & rear stabilizer bars|
|Electric pwr rack & pinion steering|
|Front ventilated disc & rear drum brakes|
|Stainless steel exhaust system|
|15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers|
|Temporary spare tire|
|Front & rear splash guards|
|Folding pwr heated body-coloured mirrors|
|Intermittent windshield wipers|
|AM/FM/MP3/WMA stereo CD player -inc: aux input jack, (4) speakers, glass imprinted antenna|
|Full fabric seat trim|
|Front bucket seats -inc: headrest adjustment|
|Rear folding 60/40 split bench seat -inc: vertical headrest adjustment|
|All-season carpeted floor mats|
|3-spoke tilt & telescopic steering wheel|
|Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, water temp gauge, outside temp gauge|
|Warnings -inc: low fuel, low washer fluid, door ajar, headlamps on, seat belt remind, key remind|
|Deodorizing air filter|
|Rear seat heater ducts|
|Rear window defroster w/timer|
|Upper & lower glove box|
|Driver coin case compartment|
|Front & rear door bottle holders|
|Front & rear cup holders|
|Driver & front passenger opening door pockets & map pockets|
|12V accessory pwr outlet|
|Dual vanity mirrors|
|Front & rear assist grips|
|Fadeout dome lamp|
|Smart stop technology (SST)|
|Vehicle stability control (VSC)|
|Anti-lock braking system (ABS)|
|Traction control (TRAC)|
|Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)|
|Brake assist (BA)|
|Dual-stage driver & front passenger air bags -inc: passenger status indicator|
|Front seat mounted side air bags|
|Front & rear side curtain air bags|
|Active front head rests w/whiplash protection|
|Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters|
|3-point lap & shoulder belts for all seating positions -inc: B-pillar adjustable anchors|
|Child safety rear door locks|
|Rear outboard seat belt comfort guides|
|Anchor points for child restraint seats|