Some important new tech features have been added to the 2013 Corolla; a new 6. The Corolla's archrival, the Honda Civic, has been redesigned twice see the 2013. Meanwhile, the rest of the class has bounded ahead. It also earned four stars overall, out of five, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Send Joe an Hide full review. The Corolla includes front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, and active front head restraints, in addition to electronic stability control, across the entire model line. Car has run perfectly from the first day.
It could do with more power. Ride comfort is good in most cases, and the Corolla's cabin is well-isolated from road and wind noise; it's really up to par with mid-size cars in this respect. As you go higher up the trim level pyramid, the infotainment options get more diverse, including a six-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, six-speaker sound system, satellite radio and a navigation system. Needless to say, long trips are not at all enjoyable in this car. Year to year changes: Toyota Corolla got minor face lift for 2011 with new front grill, head- and taillights, updated bumpers and trunk lid.
Tall drivers will fit in with no fuss, and the same goes for the backseat, where space is more than enough - the amount of legroom, in particular, impresses when compared to the competition. Drive the Corolla at a slower pace and it's more in its element, with the automatic transmission shifting smoothly and the engine seemingly in its element in the middle of the rev band. The floor is nearly flat, similar to the Civic's, which gives passengers more places to put their feet and, thus, orient their legs. Quite the contrary, the Corolla's enduring achievement remains its top-rated reliability, not eye-catching trim details. The driving experience, however, falls in the insipid category.
It is not a racing car, that I can tell you! When I think of the 2013 Toyota Corolla -- and when I drive it -- I consider it the automotive equivalent of a household appliance. I am extremely happy with this vehicle and would definitely recommend it to everyone looking for basic, dependable transportation. Today's below-average cars aren't as uncompetitive as they used to be: They tend to do the job without being exceptionally chintzy — or unreliable. The manual transmission model gets the same fuel economy as the automatic. So far we have driven 7500 kilometers in all sorts of weather. No Review Date: 12th December, 2018 Good review.
Behind the Wheel The Toyota Corolla's driving experience follows the theme. Among compact sedans, only the Subaru Impreza matches it. The roller handles it all just fine. Consumer Reports rates a used Toyota Corolla as 'Recommended'. Dodge has returned to the market in this segment for the first time sin.
The cabin is the same: simple and useful, but devoid of character or style. Among compact sedans, only the with its base engine and the new are less powerful. The controls are very clear and easy to use, but when you turn the leftmost knob, you can feel and hear mechanical louvers operating within the dashboard. Perhaps that is the reason why, despite reliability, European cars still sell in very large numbers, while Japanese cars have taken over America. Though the Corolla offers an optional navigation system, it doesn't provide a backup camera — a feature that's available elsewhere in this car class and is, like air conditioning and airbags, is standard in the Civic.
Holds its resale value and will last a long time as long as you take good care of it. See the model years compared. Has anything changed in the past few years? Has anything changed in the past few years? The steering wheel and the major dials of speedo and rev counter are great. This started a year ago. They are suppose to be automatic. In that way, those who aren't as image conscious are going to be happy with what's inside the Corolla while those who demand a little more refinement and attention to detail might be left wanting.
The Corolla remains one of the better picks in this class for the safety-minded. The medium-sized glove box also comes in handy, but you'll appreciate the generous door pockets the most. Aided by electronic stability control, handling is responsive and secure, though not sporty. See these for more info. Fortunately, the 2013 Toyota Corolla's replacement will soon come and put this sub-mediocre car to rest. The steering is electric, not mechanical, and I simply hated it.
But doing so would be even more foolish than it was three years ago. Timing belt or chain: Both, the 1. The bumpers and fender become loose with a touch on another car. And this all comes as a little surprising, especially if you're acquainted with the brand's very fuel-stingy lineup of Prius hybrids, which range up to 50 mpg Combined. But in this era of targeting 40 mpg on the highway, the Corolla lags most rivals.
Specifications of Toyota corolla xli 2013. Comfort Up front, the seats are comfortable and also soft, although lateral support could have been better. It has light, accurate steering to cope with city streets and brisk U-turns while providing meaningful feedback at speed. The Canadian Corolla received standard Vehicle Stability Control for 2011. If that's what you want, check out the Ford Focus, Dodge Dart or Civic. Taller rear occupants may find the ceiling too low, while legroom is only average.