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2021 Toyota Corolla Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Amratya Nigam

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The Corolla is one of the oldest nameplates in the world, and Toyota has rightly nurtured it. After being into production for almost more than 5 decades and 12 generations, the Toyota Corolla is one of the best selling cars around the world, and also in the United States. Known for its utmost reliability, extremely functional character, and affordability, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is here to break the necks of its rivals, yet again.

2020 toyota corolla silver color
The most sold sedan in the world in its latest avatar - 2021 Toyota Corolla

With the last redesign, Toyota tried to add some fun to the otherwise bland family sedan - highlighted most by the new and peppier 2.0-liter engine option. The current version of the Corolla was launched in 2020 as a completely new model. For 2021, Toyota has no substantial changes to make, and still, the car remains to be one of the most dependable, affordable, and fuel-efficient vehicles in America. Let’s take a look at the all-new 2021 Toyota Corolla and find out if it's worth buying or not.

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Pros

Superior MPG figures

High resale value

Segment benchmark in terms of reliability

Good standard set of advanced driver assist and safety features

Cons

Rivals offer better driving dynamics

Infotainment system needs some getting used to

What's New?

New Apex Edition Sport Package available

Android Auto expected to be standard


2021 Toyota Corolla Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19825

bodystyle

Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121

horsepower

169 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

151 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

transmission

CVT

chassis

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Multi-Link

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.5 in.

width

70.1 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

3150 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

31/34/38 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./36000

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./60000


Pictures

Exterior
Interior

Styles

2021 Toyota Corolla in Arctic White color
Arctic White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

5.8

Engine And Performance

5.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.6

Exterior

4.0

Safety

8.7

Competition

6.5

6.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Toyota Corolla L

L

power
N/A
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$19,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $19,825 MSRP (30/34/38) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Toyota Corolla LE

LE

power
N/A
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
52 combined

$20,275 - $23,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $20,275 MSRP (30/34/38) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A
LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 2-CVT) Starting at $23,400 MSRP (53/52/52) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Toyota Corolla SE

SE

power
N/A
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$22,275 - $22,975


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 10A) Starting at $22,275 MSRP (31/34/40) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $22,975 MSRP (29/32/36) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Toyota Corolla Nightshade

Nightshade

power
N/A
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$22,975


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Nightshade 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $22,975 MSRP (31/34/40) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Toyota Corolla XLE

XLE

power
N/A
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$24,225


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 2-CVT) Starting at $24,225 MSRP (29/32/37) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A

2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

XSE

power
N/A
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$25,725


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 10A) Starting at $25,725 MSRP (31/34/38) regular unleaded
N/A N/A N/A

Expert Review

6.3

Overall Rating


Now with a new and more youthful facia, this 2021 Corolla looks crisper than ever before. Coming off a successful launch just last year, the 2021 Toyota Corolla will arrive with no substantial update. It already was a complete package crowing of benchmarks in almost all categories one could think of. Yes, the Corolla doesn't really ring the tune of a driver's car, however, it is surely one of the comfiest and plush options out there.

The Corolla, with its A-grade scorecard, has always dominated the segment, leaving no options for the rivals to catch up. Well, the Civic did come up, but couldn't really harm the Corolla as much as it hurt others. That said, with a modern style, crispy engine, and loaded with technology up to its brim, the Corolla has clearly stepped up the game against the likes of Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and Hyundai Elantra. That said, should the Corolla be worried about the increasing resistance in the segment? Let's find out.

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan Front View
2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan Rear View

5.8/10
Features

 

5.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.6/10
Interior

 

4.0/10
Exterior

 

8.7/10
Safety

 

6.5/10
Competition

 
 

2021 Toyota Corolla Features

5.8/10

The Corolla was entirely refreshed in 2020, so it doesn’t get any major changes for the 2021 model year. Part of the 12th generation, the 2021 Toyota Corolla will be a carryover model with an extended list of features and options. Toyota offered the newly redesigned 2020 Corolla sedan with 6 Trim levels and two different powertrain options. 

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan won't bring awe-striking changes over the 2020 model

If the 2020 trend is carried forward to the 2021 model year as well, then the L, LE, and XLE trims should get a smaller 1.8-liter, 139 hp engine while the SE, SE Nightshade, and the XSE trims get a more powerful 2.0-liter engine. The Corolla's legendary CVT gearbox is expected to be standard across the range. All-wheel drive is not an option, and Toyota equips Corolla sedan with a standard FWD drivetrain across the lineup. Since the 2021 Corolla gets no significant update, the prices are expected to see a slight bump of a few hundred dollars as compared to the 2020 Corolla prices.

What's the Price of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan?

Expect the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan to be priced at about $20,995 for the base trim and shouldn't cross the $26k mark for the top-most trim level. That said, a stick shifter (6MT) specific trim should be on the cards as well. The 2021 Corolla might also see a new Apex Sport edition trim with loads of Sporty gills all around and bigger 18-inch wheels. It could come as a separate package as well, as it is based on the SE trim only (yes, the one with the manual shifter).

2021 Toyota Corolla Engine and Performance

5.5/10

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan can be had with the same trustworthy 1.8 Liter, inline-4 motor that dishes out 139 HP of power and 126 lb-ft of torque. However, the new entrant in the Corolla lineup - a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine has renewed life within the aging Corolla - rated at 169-hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. This motor, standard and specific to the top trims, can be had either with a CVT gearbox, or a 6-speed manual transmission as well. Oh, and if you're wondering, this engine was introduced back in 2018 and is also offered with the 2020 Corolla Hatchback as well.

The 2.0L Dynamic Force, Direct Injection Engine expected in the 2021 Toyota Corolla

The rather aged but reliable 1.8L unit talks with the CVT only. No option there. The engine is typical Toyota-smooth and refined but the competition is livelier. You’ll notice the rubber band effect on the CVT but it doesn’t make much difference to the overall driving at all. As a purist, you would prefer to be with the 2.0L unit, however, the 1.8 unit is meant for people who prefer a subtle ride quality over downright acceleration.

Models

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan (Expected) 

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

2020 Kia Forte

MSRP

$20,995

$25,000

$23,800

$22,490

Engine

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated,inline-4

1.5L, Turbocharged, inline-4

1.6L, Turbocharged, inline-4

1.6L, Turbocharged, inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

7-speed DCT

7 speed automatic

Power

169 hp @ 6600 rpm

174 hp @ 6000 rpm

210 hp @ 6000 rpm

201 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

151 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

162 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

The Hyundai Elantra is the most powerful car of the lot and makes 210 horses with its turbo 1.6-liter engine. It is followed by the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic that make 201 hp and 174 horses respectively with their turbo-4 engines.

How fast is the 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan from 0-60 MPH?

With a 0-60 MPH time of 8.2 seconds, the 2021 Toyota Corolla’s standard 139-hp 1.8-liter engine offers decent acceleration but misses out on the excitement that Civic and Forte pack. But nonetheless, the new Corolla is a quick car and comes in handy to zip past across the traffic to make confident overtaking maneuvers. 

The 2021 Toyota Corolla is more of a cruiser than a sprinter

If your Corolla's equipped with the more potent 2.0L motor, the 0-60 MPH sprint comes up in 7.8 seconds, which certainly makes things interesting. As a purist, the 6-speed manual will draw you like a mouse towards cheese, and it'll all be worth it. The 6-speed shifter is a hoot to drive and could even make you forget the sheer size of the sedan at times.

Models

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan (Expected) 

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

2020 Kia Forte

0-60 MPH

8.2 sec

6.8 sec

6.9 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter-Mile

16.9 sec

15.3 sec

14.4 sec

15.2 sec

Top-Speed

120 MPH

137 MPH

116 MPH

129 MPH

Engine

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated,inline-4

1.5L, Turbocharged, inline-4

1.6L, Turbocharged, inline-4

1.6L, Turbocharged, inline-4

Emissions (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

4.4

4.1

5.1

4.9

The 2021 Corolla ends up being the slowest car of the lot while the Kia Forte is the quickest with 6.7 seconds 0-60 mph time. The Hyundai compact sedan on the other hand is the fastest on the drag strip and hit the quarter-mile mark in about 14.4 seconds.

How is the Ride and Handling of the 2021 Toyota Corolla?

The ride quality of the 2021 Corolla sedan has improved significantly after the 2020 update. Toyota has ditched the torsion beam suspension and replaced it with a brand new multi-link suspension set up at the rear. As a result, the sedan now feels more planted and stable on the ground. The amount of body roll too has gone down significantly and you get the right amount of confidence to throw it around sharp corners. 

The 2021 Toyota Corolla isn't as engaging as its rivals but offers best in class ride quality

The suspensions absorb all the bumps and potholes with ease and do the job of isolating the passenger from bad road surfaces well. Corolla’s steering now has more weight, unlike in the previous generation model. You get a good amount of feedback from the wheel in a quick time, making it a reliable handler.

How well do the 2021 Toyota Corolla's Brakes perform?

The refreshed Corolla gets 10.8-inch rotors up front while at the rear 10.2-inch rotors are standard. Under emergency braking, the new 2021 Corolla sedan should be able to stop from 60-0 mph in a decent 119-ft. There is a bit of nosedive at the front owing to the softer suspension setup, but it isn't going to make you uncomfortable even in panic braking situations.  The bite is a healthy one, instigating tremendous confidence around curves, ofcourse, by segment standards.

The brakes on the 2021 Corolla may not be the best, but certainly are fun 

A strong set of brakes is very important from a safety perspective and helps avoid an unfortunate incident, which the Corolla ensures. However, the 2021 Toyota Corolla, just like the 2020 model, is expected to be studded with a plethora of safety systems that work in conjugation with the brakes in order to maximize the safety quotient for the occupants. Well, there's a reason why the Corolla is one of the most sold sedans in the world!

Models

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan (Expected) 

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

2020 Kia Forte

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

10.8

12.3

12

12

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

10.2

11.1

10.3

10.3

Curb Weight (lbs)

3150

2906

3131

3012

60-0 (ft)

119

106

122

118

The latest Honda Civic gets the largest set of brakes in the competition and hence has the best braking performance. The Honda stops at a distance of 106 feet from a speed of 60 mph - best in its class stopping power. The Kia Forte comes in next with confident sure-footedness under panic braking. The Elantra, treading on Hyundai's lines, feels like a boat on the road, owing to the soft suspension setup. While this may sound appealing to you as a family man, the Hyundai is, by far, the most uninspiring vehicle in this discussion here as far as performance is concerned.

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2021 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The new 2021 Toyota Corolla sedan, with a 2.0-liter engine and CVT, is expected to offer 31 MPG in the city, 40 MPG on the highway, and 34 MPG combined fuel economy. If you prefer the stick shifter, you're sure to lose out on some generosity from the engine, offering 29/36/32 MPG for city/highway/combined. Nevertheless, that’s still a strong statement from a powerful engine and certainly makes for a juicy deal.

The top trims of the 2021 Corolla will feature this digital meter console that displays all the fuel data

The less powerful 1.8-liter Corolla engine is rated at 33 MPG combined. That said, the 2021 Corolla doesn’t disappoint in this area as it churns the maximum number of miles on a gallon of fuel in the compact car segment. The 13.2-gallon fuel tank on the 2021 Corolla translates to a highway range of 502 miles, which is the best in the segment. There you have it, one of the many secrets behind Corolla's success - its unmatchable fuel economy.

Models

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan (Expected) 

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

2020 Kia Forte

MPG (City)

31

26

23

27

MPG (Highway)

38

36

33

35

MPG (Combined)

34

30

29

30

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

12.4

14

14

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

409/502/448

322/446/372

364/462/406

378/490/420

The Toyota Corolla offers the best fuel economy numbers in the competitions and beats all other cars fair and square. Rated at 13.2-gallons, Corolla features an above-average fuel capacity which combines with its great gas mileage to offer the highest range in the segment. The Civic and the Kia Forte line up head to head, blurring any differences between the two. However, the Forte's 14-gallon fuel tank requires lesser fuel breaks than the Honda in the discussion.

2021 Toyota Corolla Interior

7.6/10

The interior of the Toyota Corolla was re-designed only last year which needs no update for the 2021 model, in terms of styling, space, aesthetics, and quality of material used. Jump on the Corolla’s front seat, and you’ll find the cabin pretty spacious. The 2021 Corolla is equipped with similar premium quality seats with fabric inserts which does the job of holding you in place well. Toyota might retain its old habit of stuffing some cheap plastics here and there, but it won't really catch your eyes. Toyota, with the 2020 model, exhibited a fine job of keeping the people busy with the leatherette trims on the top portion of the dash. 

The 2021 Toyota Corolla's interiors are expected to remain unchanged over the previous model

In the rear, 6-foot tall passengers might find their hair brushing up against the roof. The 2021 Corolla will carry over almost all of the existing features like a 6-way power-adjustable driver seat and 4-way power-adjustable passenger seat. Heated seats will still be part of the options list in the 2021 lineup. All in all, the Corolla has always ruled the comfort quotient with its top-notch balance between a supple ride quality along with comfortable and plush interior fitments. It's a win-win situation for the Corolla, always has been.

Models

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan (Expected) 

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

2020 Kia Forte

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.0/54.0/42.0

37.5/56.9/42.3

38.8/56.2/42.2

38.8/56.1/42.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1/51.7/34.8

36.8/55.0/37.4

37.3/55.3/35.7

37.5/55.3/35.7

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13.1

14.7

14.4

15.3

Toyota Corolla gets a trunk of 13.1 cubic feet which is decent in absolute numbers but in comparison to its rivals falls short. The Kia Forte sedan offers the best cargo space of 15.3 cubic feet in the compact sedan segment. The Honda Civic emerges as the most conservative one here, offering very little room at the rear, and the sloping roofline further spoils the mood. That said, Civic is certainly not the car you'd want if rear space is a matter of concern for you.

What's the infotainment system in the 2021 Toyota Corolla?

The 2021 Toyota Corolla is sure to get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that sits in the center of the dash, just like the ongoing model. Toyota has never been very advanced with stuffing technology into their vehicles. However, this time the unit in the 2020 model surely had us hooked up on it. The interface is not the best in the segment in terms of user experience, and the infotainment could do wonders with better picture quality. 

Although no Android auto yet, the 2021 Corolla's 8.0-inch infotainment does offer Apple CarPlay

Earlier Android Auto was absent but it is expected that the automaker will equip the 2021 Corolla sedan with Google’s mirroring tech. You get a six-speaker audio system to keep you entertained inside. However, eight-speaker JBL audio systems and navigation is still an option. For the top trims, the same digital meter console will also make way to your Corolla that adds to the oomph factor of the cabin. That said, some of the basic amenities that are expected from this segment are sure to be there. Some of such features sure to be present in the 2021 Toyota Corolla are:

  • Apple CarPlay (Android Auto not confirmed yet)
  • Sirius XM radio
  • Sirius XM Navigation with up to 6 months of subscription
  • Wireless device charging
  • Nine-speaker JBL premium stereo
  • 4G LTE Wi-fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth Music Streaming
  • USB port
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Rear-view Parking Camera

2021 Toyota Corolla Exterior

4.0/10

The 2020 update gave us the most radical-looking Corolla, which is why the 2021 Toyota Corolla will come unchanged in this department. In the front, you have a large black grill on top of which the fishhook headlights sit along with the Toyota logo in the center. The overall shape of the car hasn’t changed a lot as compared to the previous-gen Corolla but it looks very sporty with a sleeker design and attractive details well distributed all around the car.

The 2021 Corolla's exterior isn't expected to differ much from the current model albeit a few tweaks

Although the 2021 Corolla should see some improvements and tweaks on the outside, nothing much will tell it apart from the current model. That won't be much of a problem for Corolla lovers. The aging design of the 11th gen Corolla had overlived its tenure. And since the new-gen Corolla was just refreshed last year, the 2021 Toyota Corolla should still manage to turn heads owing to its unique style that should draw the attention of a few young buyers as well.

Models

2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan (Expected) 

2020 Honda Civic

2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 

2020 Kia Forte

Curb Weight (lb)

3150

2906

3131

3012

Length (inches)

182.5

182.8

181.9

182.7

Width (inches)

70.1

70.8

70.9

70.9

Height (inches)

56.5

55.5

56.5

56.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.1

NA

5.5

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

The Corolla's forte has always been its ludicrously spacious cabin that appealed to masses not only for the cabin volume but the wide and long stance of the vehicle as well. So, the Corolla is among the titans in this department. Nevertheless, all the competitors stack up against each other similarly with each one losing out on some factor or the other. The Hyundai Elantra is the shortest in length which does add sportiness to the performance but takes away the luxurious factor that the 2021 Corolla is aiming for. That said, some of the exterior features which are sure to be carried forward to the 2021 Toyota Corolla lineup includes the following:

  • Chrome tipped dual exhaust
  • Fishhook all-LED headlights
  • Auto headlight on/off
  • Rear spoiler
  • 18” machined alloy wheels
  • LED Taillamps
  • Single-pane Sunroof

2021 Toyota Corolla Safety

8.7/10

The new 12th generation 2020 Toyota Corolla earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick award from IIHS and the highest "5-star" ratings in almost all the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. Since the 2021 Toyota Corolla is expected mostly unchanged, the safety quotient is something you needn't worry about. The 2021 Toyota Corolla is going to be based on the same platform itself, which has proven its worth time and again.

The 2021 Corolla will be based on the previous year model that earned 5 stars from NHTSA

Build quality of the vehicle is one thing, but the Corolla further safeguards you with an exquisite suite of driver aids working calculations constantly to ensure safety at all times. The 2020 Corolla had a plethora of safety features as standard. With what we have heard so far, Toyota is planning to increase the standard feature list a bit more. Toyota has bundled most of the advanced driver assist systems with what they call - Toyota Safety Sense suite, which will be offered as standard with the 2021 model. That said, some of the standout safety features which are to be carried over to the 2021 Corolla are:

  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beams
  • Active lane control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control

2021 Toyota Corolla Competition

6.5/10

2021 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

The 2021 Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are two of the best-selling compact cars in the market. Though both these sedans are equally rated in most aspects like interiors, and comfort, the Civic takes the performance crown. At the same time, Toyota’s reliability, and exceptional gas-mileage make the Corolla an affordable customer. Pricing of Toyota Corolla also makes it a tempting choice for entry-level cars with the most value. But the Civic is more powerful, faster, has a better set of brakes, and also offers more space on the inside. If you can sacrifice fuel economy a bit and spend a few extra bucks, the Civic is the livelier choice to go for.

One of the best lookers in the segment - The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan

2021 Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra is powerful, faster, and spacious in all its forms. That said, the Toyota Corolla comes back into the game and makes a stronger statement with the best-in-class ride quality, miles better fuel economy, and the sheer space inside. Not to forget, its unmatched reliability and safety quotient. This simply puts your needs into perspective. The 2021 Toyota Corolla, according to us, should make a better deal of the two considering the priorities of a family man. If you've just got yourself into a college, the Elantra should appeal to you more.

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra's triangular headlamps grab a lot of attention

2021 Toyota Corolla vs. Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is yet another compact car that beats the Corolla on all fronts except fuel economy and reliability. The Forte also looks better than the Corolla. If you don’t really crave the fuel economy numbers then we would suggest you opt for the Kia over the Toyota. Moreover, one place where the Toyota lacks - the tech part, is the USP of the Kia Forte. That said, if you're looking for a sedan that can compel you to take the longer route, it's the Forte you need. And as far as Toyota is concerned, you shouldn't even need to convince yourself to buy one!

The 2020 Kia Forte offers a sporty stance

2021 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

The Toyota Corolla is the jack of all and the master of none. It gets beaten by most of its rivals in terms of energetic driving performance and rear space yet it outsells all of them. Mostly, because it makes it to fleets who want frugal engines and reliable performance. Whether you should buy the Corolla or not? We would say it wouldn’t be a bad buy but given the fact that there are better cars in the market in terms of driving, you should consider them first before you go straight and buy the Corolla.

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2021 Toyota Corolla FAQs

Does Toyota offer Corolla with an AWD drivetrain?

No. Toyota Corolla in all its forms is available with a standard FWD drivetrain configuration.

What type of gas does a 2020 Toyota Corolla take?

Regular Gasoline. Toyota Corolla gives great MPG figures of 32, 29, 36 combined, city and on the highway respectively, with the 6-speed manual transmission on the 2.0L naturally-aspirated inline-4 motor. 

Is Toyota Corolla a reliable car?

The Toyota Corolla Reliability rating is the best in the compact class segment. The 2019 Corolla manages 85 out of 100 in the JD Power Predicted Reliability report - happens to the highest scoring car in the segment.

Which year Corolla is the best?

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is the best-rated model in terms of safety, and reliability. The highest 5-star safety rating from NHTSA and overall “good” safety score from IIHS makes it a perfect choice in the evaluation.

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2021 Toyota Corolla Overall Reviews


Antonio S. Sheldon

Antonio S. Sheldon 2020 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: July 11, 2020

with my Toyota Corolla steering wheel it's easy to control the features

Overall Review -

8

Overview Rating

it is very easy to handle and drive

8/10

Features

8/10

Interior

8/10

Design

9/10

Safety

8/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

8/10

Dealer Review


James M. Morton

James M. Morton 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 14, 2020

Toyota Corolla is environment friendly vehicle

Overall Review -

9

Overview Rating

It’s a pretty good car to drive on the road.

9/10

Features

9/10

Interior

7/10

Design

9/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Austin J. Poe

Austin J. Poe 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: July 11, 2020

Nightshade looks very attractive with black shade

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

great in exterior

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


8

User Overall Rating

"with my Toyota Corolla steering wheel it's easy to control the features"

Performance is decent that boost to provide enough kick on the road and handling of the car is also very easy
by Antonio S. Sheldon

9

User Overall Rating

"Toyota Corolla is environment friendly vehicle"

I’m really satisfied with my acceleration and mileage of the sedan. Engine also performing great and it not emitting any toxic to atmospheric.
by James M. Morton

10

User Overall Rating

"Nightshade looks very attractive with black shade"

It is great on gas mileage. I am receiving around 28 mpg in the city and then 36 on the highway.
by Austin J. Poe

10

User Overall Rating

"Far from premium on the inside but drives great"

On the highway, I turn on the cruise control option that helps me to drive my car with a preset speed. Very useful feature for me who happens to drive it mostly on highways
by Daniel B. Roberts

9

User Overall Rating

"Electronic nannies"

Pedals don't come with adjustable option. Works fine for me but not for my girlfriend who always struggles to drive my car. Thankfully it has all the electronic nannies that can save the day if things ever go sideways.
by Fredrick E. Seay