Ideal choice for shoppers who want a basic sedan that will take them to work or school and back. Test drivers said its standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine has decent acceleration, and it has good fuel economy ratings of up to 26/35 mpg city/highway. The Corolla also has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that reviewers said is noticeably more powerful than the base engine.
Inside, reviewers said the Corolla has good cargo space and comfortable front and rear seats. It comes with air conditioning and a four-speaker stereo, which is decent for the class, but some of its competitors also have an auxiliary input jack and power windows and door locks on the base model. Higher trims and option packages add power windows and door locks, keyless entry, cruise control, steering-wheel mounted audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls, navigation and an upgraded stereo with MP3 playback capability and satellite radio. The Corolla has lots of standard safety features, like electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.