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2012 Toyota Corolla

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2012 Base 4dr Sedan w/5-spd Manual
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Price:   -  From $16,130
2012 Base 4dr Sedan w/Automatic Price:   -  From $16,130
2012 LE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $17,910
2012 S 4dr Sedan w/5-spd Manual Price:   -  From $17,990
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While Toyota was ahead of some competitors in making these features standard, any compact care worth considering today should have all of them on every model. In addition, Toyota’s Smart Stop Technology brake-override system cuts the throttle when the brake is applied regardless of accelerator pedal position. Vehicle Stability Control controls engine output and brake force at individual wheels to correct any discrepancy between steering input and vehicle direction. A unit-body featuring high-strength steel, MacPherson strut front suspension, torsion beam rear suspension, and electrically assisted power steering round out the mechanicals.

Corolla faces stiff competition from the Honda Civic and Ford Focus, with the Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze in the mix as well. Corolla matches its competitors very closely on fuel economy, except the Cruze Eco’s and Elantra’s highway ratings of 39 and 40 mpg, topping the Toyota’s 34 mpg. Corolla also gives up 26 horsepower – 134 vs. 160 – to the Focus. The Corolla also continues to feature a four-speed automatic against competitors that feature five- and six-speed transmissions. From a starting price standpoint, all of these cars are within less than $1,000 of each other.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 132 HP / 128 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 34 / 30 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.8L I-4 / 132 HP / 128 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 34 / 30 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
92 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.0 "
Exterior Width
69.4 "
Exterior Height
57.7 "
Front Headroom
38.8 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
36.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,734 Lbs. / 2,767 Lbs.
Wheel Base
102 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Steel / 18.0 " Silver Trd Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Trd Aluminum / 15.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Body-colored / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Wing / Lip
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
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Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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