2012 Toyota Corolla vs. Its Competition

2011 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Want an extended drive in a Corolla? You might simply check with a local rental agency, as they're pretty common in the fleets.

2011 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2012 Toyota Corolla
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door Sedan LTZ Angular Front Exterior View2012 Chevrolet Cruze
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2012 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View2012 Honda Civic
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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View2012 Hyundai Elantra
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv2012 Mazda MAZDA3
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2012 Nissan Sentra 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S Angular Front Exterior View2012 Nissan Sentra
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Quick Specs
7.2
For those who want frugal, trouble-free transportation but have no want of excitement, the 2012 Toyota Corolla fits the bill.
8.0
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a practical, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and a strong value, but it does lack the nimble, tossable feel that some small-car fans appreciate.
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The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch.
8.2
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money.
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With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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The 2012 Nissan Sentra no longer looks fresh, but especially in base 2.0 form or SE-R Spec V guise it represents a strong value for the money with a roomy, comfortable interior.
MSRP From     
$16,130$16,800$15,755$15,345$15,200$16,430
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
CompactMidsize CarCompactMidsize carsCompactCompact
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Manual L (Natl)4-Door Sedan LS2-Door Manual DX4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant)4-Door Sedan Manual i SV4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SedanSedan2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
ManualManualManualManualManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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