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Selected Style 4-Door Manual Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
4-Door Sedan Manual L (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 27 34 $15,338 $16,230
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 26 34 $16,122 $17,060
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 26 34 $16,821 $18,180
4-Door Sedan Manual S 27 34 $16,896 $18,230
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 26 34 $17,663 $19,060
4-Door Sedan Automatic S Special Edition 26 34 $19,045 $20,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE Special Edition 26 34 $19,013 $20,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,923
$15,338
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$16,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$271 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Toyota Corolla fits the transportation needs of those who want a comfortable, safe, and very low-cost vehicle that will be long-term dependable; those who crave any driving excitement should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 92.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 180.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 12.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x 1.3 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.9 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.01 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.40 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 2734
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 132 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 3.250
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.904
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.312
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.88 0.885
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.166
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.310
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.725
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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