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GREEN | 8 out of 10
27 mpg city, 34 highway (manual); 26/34 (automatic)
EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Toyota Corolla are just typical for the class, if you compare it to other compact sedans. In fact, its highway rating, of 34 mpg with either transmission, is a bit lower than the current class average. 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.
Whether it has a manual or automatic transmission, the Corolla gets 34 mpg highway, according to the EPA, with city ratings of 26 or 27 mpg. But in this era of targeting 40 mpg on the highway, the Corolla lags most rivals.
Standing apart from the Toyota's super-frugal hybrids like the Prius, the 2013 Corolla is merely average for fuel-efficiency in the crowded class of compact sedans.