Consumer Reviews Summary
29 of 33 (87%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Toyota Corolla Overview
The 2013 Toyota Corolla gets a few exterior changes but is mostly unchanged for the 2013 model year.
Updates include a new front grille which changes the look of the front of the Corolla, but only slightly, and a few extra chrome pieces on the LE trim. Everything else remains the same, including the 15- or 16-inch wheels and standard power side mirrors, locks, and windows. For those who want a little bit more aggression compared to the standard Corolla’s more conservative appearance, the S (sport) trim spruces things up a little with added fog lights, a rear spoiler, and more aggressive lower body modifications.
Under the hood there is a singular engine option: a 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a standard five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 Corolla’s fuel economy is segment competitive but lags behind some of its competitors like the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, and Ford Focus. It checks in at 26-27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Inside, the Corolla features an easy to use interior that also has excellent visibility which drivers will appreciate. The driver’s seat is also height adjustable and the standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel means you can find the perfect driving position. When you need to store larger cargo, the Corolla has a standard 60/40-split folding backseat. Standard features include a CD stereo with auxiliary audio input and air conditioning. An optional navigation radio adds a 6.1-inch touch-screen, HD radio, iPod/USB connectivity, Bluetooth, and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system that connects to your smartphone.
Offering peace of mind, the Corolla is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Award recipient. Standard safety features include front-, front side-impact, and side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system.
Though it’s getting a little dated, the 2013 Toyota Corolla still offers a compelling mix of affordability and reliability for those looking for a car for the commute or younger drivers.