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4-Door Manual Base
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 PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
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 SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
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 Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $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
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
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 LE Special Edition 26 34 $19,013 $20,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic S Special Edition 26 34 $19,045 $20,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,923
$15,338
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$16,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$271 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
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
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 92.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 12.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.4
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 2734
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 132 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
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
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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