- Freshened exterior and interior.
- All Weather Package now standard on all models.
- Power Package, 16-inch alloy wheels, color-keyed rear spoiler and cruise control now standard on S.
- Cruise control, variable intermittent wipers with mist cycle, audio system with six speakers, remote keyless entry and seatback pocket on passenger seat now standard on LE.
- New available upgraded audio system includes ASL, voice recognition, hands-free phone capability and wireless music streaming via Bluetooth, and USB port.
- New Premium Package includes 16-inch alloy wheels, integrated fog lamps, power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade, and upgraded audio system.
- Sandy Beach Metallic and Nautical Blue Metallic exterior colors added.
Great Points About the Corolla
QDR- Quality Durability Reliability
- Through the decades, Corolla has helped build Toyota's reputation for quality, durability and reliability. That continues for 2011, with more than 35 million units sold worldwide and 80 percent of all Corollas sold in the last 20 years still on the road.1
Excellent Value at Purchase
- Though Toyota continues to add comfort and convenience features, Corolla retains an MSRP advantage over most of its leading competitors in standard configuration. That means real money in the customer's pocket at the point of purchase.
Excellent Value at the Pump
- Corolla's impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings (26 mpg city/34 mpg highway) can potentially help save money with every fill-up, no matter what happens to the price of gas.
Excellent Value Down the Road
- Corolla has a proven track record for retaining its value over the long haul. Perhaps that's why IntelliChoice2 named the 2010 Corolla its SmartChoice Ownership Costs award winner in the compact-car class.
A Commitment to Safety
- Every Corolla comes standard with Toyota's Star Safety System TM. Perhaps that's why the 2010 Corolla was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)3. That's the IIHS' highest honor.
Compare Corolla LE to the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT, the 2011 Ford Focus SE, the 2011 Honda Civic Sedan LX, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S and the 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport 4-door all with automatic transmissions.
- More bang for the buck with a lower MSRP than its competitors in standard configuration.
- Better fuel economy than all the competitors in city driving and Jetta and MAZDA3 on the highway.
- Better performance than Jetta, with more horsepower and a more sophisticated engine.
- More rear seat legroom than all of its competitors except Jetta.
- More select safety technology with standard Star Safety System™. By comparison, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist are not available on Focus and Cruze. And on Civic, vehicle stability control, traction control and brake assist are only available on the higher-priced EX-L model.
1 Based on R.L. Polk & Co., U.S. Vehicles in Operation statistics 1999-2010 as of January 1, 2010. Includes Corolla Matrix. 2 Copyright 2010 Intellichoice.com 3 Based on IIHS crash tests. 4 2011 EPA mpg estimates. Actual mileage will vary. 5 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
RED TEXT shows Toyota advantage
| 2011 Toyota Corolla LE|| 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1 LT|| 2011 Ford Focus|| 2011 Honda Civic Sedan LX|| 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S|| 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport|
| Engine & Transmission|
| Displacement (cc)|| 1798||1364||1999||1799||1981||1999|
| Valves/valve configuration||16/DOHC||16/DOCH||16/DOHC||16/SOHC||8/SOHC||16/DOCH|
| Torque@ rpm (lb.-ft.)||128@4200||148@1850||136@4250||128@4300||125@4000||135@4500|
| EPA est. fuel economy, city (mpg)4||26||24||25||25||23||24|
| EPA est. fuel eeconomy, hwy (mpg)4|| 34||36||34||36||29||33|
| Capacity & Volume|
| Cargo volume (cu.ft.)5||12.3||15.4||13.8||12.0||15.5||11.8|
| Fuel capacity (gal.)||13.2||15.6||13.5||13.2||14.5||14.5|
| Headroom front/rear (in.)||38.8/37.2||39.3/37.9||39.2/38.3||39.4/37.4||38.2/37.1||38.9/37.5|
| Legroom front/rear (in.)||41.7/36.3||42.3/35.4||41.7/36.1||42.2/34.6||41.2/38.1||42.0/36.2|
| Exterior Dimensions & Weight|
| Curb weight (lbs.)||2800||3102||2691||2754||2881||2922|
| Wheelbase (in.)||102.4||105.7||102.9||106.3||104.4||103.9|
| Height (in.)||57.7||58.1||58.7||56.5||57.2||57.9|
| Length (in.)||180.0||181.0||175.0||177.3||182.2||180.7|
| Width (in.)||69.4||70.7||67.9||69.0||70.0||69.1|
Please Enjoy This Independent Review From Our Friends At Cars.com
Toyota is facing a slew of new competitors in the compact-car segment. From the just-launched Chevrolet Cruze to the upcoming Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic and Ford Focus, the company's top-selling Corolla faces challenges to its leadership from all sides. To keep the Corolla competitive, Toyota has updated the car's exterior looks and added safety features, but it has oddly decided to delete the more powerful powertrain as well as streamline and remove trim offerings.
The current Corolla has been on the market for nearly three years. Since then Toyota has changed its brand's trademark design cues, many of which are now featured on the 2011 Corolla. The Corolla gets a new front bumper, grille, lower intake design, headlights, trunklid, rear bumper and taillamps. Overall, the look is more aggressive than its predecessor.
The S trim adds a front spoiler, rocker panels and a rear spoiler.
Every 2011 Corolla comes with Toyota's Star Safety System, which includes electronic stability control and traction control. A brake override system and tire pressure monitoring system were added to the safety suite this year. They weren't available on the 2010 model.
The 2011 Corolla comes equipped only with a base 132-horsepower four-cylinder with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. We've confirmed with Toyota that the high-end 2.4-liter four-cylinder and five-speed automatic transmission are no longer available.
Toyota says fuel economy should come in at an estimated 28/35 mpg city/highway with the manual transmission and 26/34 mpg city/highway with the automatic. That would be an improvement of 2 mpg city for the manual transmission and the same mileage for the existing 1.8-liter automatic model.
There aren't many changes to the inside of the Corolla. The S trim gets a new flat-bottomed steering wheel. There are also new seat colors and patterns available.
The 2011 Corolla will be available in Standard, LE and S trims. The XLE and XRS trims are no more.
Every Corolla comes standard with 15-inch wheels, air conditioning with filtration, daytime running lights, power mirrors and 36 months/36,000 miles free basic maintenance. The LE trim adds power windows and locks, keyless entry, a six-speaker audio system with an MP3 jack, and heated side mirrors. The S trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport trim appearance, sport bucket seats, chrome exhaust, and six- and four-way adjustable front passenger seats.
A moonroof, USB port, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity are optional. Leather upholstery is no longer an option for the 2011 model year. Toyota has yet to announce pricing on the new Corolla, which will go on sale in december 2010.