2012 Toyota Corolla  -  $16,925


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,925
Base Invoice: $16,038
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 30 | City: 27 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl)
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.8L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

Pros

Affordability; low cost to operate; fuel efficiency; safety


Model Highlights

After a refresh in 2011, Toyota's venerable Corolla returns pretty much the same for 2012. It's available in only three trims: base, LE and S. All three are powered by the same 132-horsepower 1.8L engine. The base transmission is a 5-speed manual, but a 4-speed automatic is available. With the 5-speed manual transmission, the Corolla achieves an estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 27 city, 34 highway.

All Corollas get electric-assist power steering, which helps provide better responsiveness at high speed plus lighter effort at low speeds, while also enhancing fuel economy.

Refinement is better than expected in such a small car. The new Corolla incorporates many noise reduction measures not common to small cars, such as a 5-layer acoustic-glass windshield and partially shielded wiper blades.

Inside, the Corolla gets various enhancements intended to increase comfort and convenience. For instance, the steering column tilts and telescopes, and the seats are designed to better fit taller drivers. All Corollas have a bench seat in back with space for three adults across. Back seats fold forward for a flat load floor that connects through the trunk. Center console side pockets, front-door pockets, an overhead console, a rear-seat center armrest and an extra storage space above the glovebox are offered.

The list of standard features on the Corolla is impressive for the Corolla's price. It includes power mirrors, power locks, power windows, remote keyless entry, a CD/MP3 stereo with audio input, wheel, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Safety equipment also includes six airbags.

LE models add heated mirrors, upgraded seats, 16-inch wheels and an anti-theft system. The S trim adds alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a chrome exhaust, fog lamps, sport seats and sporty Optitron gauges.

Options on both the LE and S include navigation and a power moonroof.


Model News

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.


Value Writeup

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
356.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
448.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.16

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.1 ft³

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Front Hip Room
53.0 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
36.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Hip Room
43.9 in

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
180.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.4 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.2 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in

Trunk Volume
12.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2734 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.94 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.79 in

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
12.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

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

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

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, satellite radio capability, aux audio input, auto sound leveling, CD-text display, (4) speakers

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

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

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK SAND PEARL
$0

 
BARCELONA RED METALLIC
$0

 
SANDY BEACH METALLIC
$0

 
NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
ASH, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BISQUE, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER & USB PORT W/IPOD CONNECTIVITY
$280

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS & CARGO TRAY
$200

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
CARGO TOTE
$49

 
ASH TRAY
$26

 
BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$299

 
BODY-SIDE MOLDING
$209

 
CARPETED FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS & TRUNK MAT
$225

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$109

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$79

 
DOOR SILL APPLIQUE
$197

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
TRD 18" GREY ALLOY MESH WHEELS & TIRES
$1,999

 
TRD 18" BLACK 5-SPOKE WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,999

 
TRD 18" SILVER 5-SPOKE WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,999

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR
$229

 
PROTECTION PKG
$413

 
CARGO TRAY
$100

 
REAR SPOILER
$439

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$353


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