Pros

  • Incredibly reliable
  • Very economical
  • Excellent resale value
  • It’s very sensible

Cons

  • Not exactly an exciting thing to drive
  • Some may not like the interior design
  • Not much else…

Verdict

YES, we highly recommend it.

The Toyota Corolla is arguably THE go-to small car.

It’s dependable, practical, efficient and comfortable and while it might not stir your soul, it is the sensible choice.

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With over 45 million Corollas sold since 1966, there is no shortage of used models available. The eleventh-generation E170 hatchback brought with it sharper styling, better fuel economy, a roomier interior, more safety features and Toyota’s reputation for reliability.

But, is it all good news for Toyota’s ever-popular hatchback? Read on.

With over 45 million Corollas sold since 1966, there is no shortage of used models available. The eleventh-generation E170 hatchback brought with it sharper styling, better fuel economy, a roomier interior, more safety features and Toyota’s reputation for reliability.

But, is it all good news for Toyota’s ever-popular hatchback? Read on.

With over 45 million Corollas sold since 1966, there is no shortage of used models available. The eleventh-generation E170 hatchback brought with it sharper styling, better fuel economy, a roomier interior, more safety features and Toyota’s reputation for reliability.

But, is it all good news for Toyota’s ever-popular hatchback? Read on.

  • From our research, there are no “common” problems or faults inherent with this generation Corolla
  • Short of being abused, a Corolla should give you minimal concerns
  • From our research, there are no “common” problems or faults inherent with this generation Corolla
  • Short of being abused, a Corolla should give you minimal concerns
  • From our research, there are no “common” problems or faults inherent with this generation Corolla
  • Short of being abused, a Corolla should give you minimal concerns

Body Styles

  • 5 door Hatchback
  • 4 door Sedan

Engine Specs

  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 103kW / 173Nm (Ascent 2012 – 2019, Ascent Sport 2012 – 2018, Levin SX 2012 – 2015, Levin ZR 2012 – 2015, SX 2013 – 2019, ZR 2013 – 2019, RZ 2014)
  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 73kW / 142Nm (Hybrid 2016 – 2018)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, RZ)
  • 7-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, ZR, RZ)
  • 1-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (Hybrid)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.3 – 8.3 / 100km (Ascent, SX, ZR)
  • 5.0 – 8.0 / 100km (Ascent Sport)
  • 5.4 – 8.5 / 100km (Levin SX, Levin ZR, RZ)
  • 3.9 – 4.1 / 100km (Hybrid)

Length

  • 4275mm – 4330mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 4620mm (4 door Sedan)

Width

  • 1760mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1775mm – 1776mm (4 door Sedan)

Height

  • 1460mm – 1475mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1460mm (4 door Sedan)

Wheelbase

  • 2600mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 2700mm (4 door Sedan)

Kerb Weight

  • 1255kg – 1400kg (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1250kg – 1295kg (4 door Sedan)

Towing

  • Unknown kg (unbraked) – 1300kg (braked) (5 door Hatchback)
  • 450kg (unbraked) – 1300kg (braked) (4 door Sedan)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2012 (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, RZ, SX, ZR, Hybrid)
  • 5 stars, tested 2011 (Ascent, SX, ZR)
  • 5 stars, tested 2014 (Ascent, SX, ZR, Ascent Sport, Hybrid)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Hatchback
  • 4 door Sedan

Engine Specs

  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 103kW / 173Nm (Ascent 2012 – 2019, Ascent Sport 2012 – 2018, Levin SX 2012 – 2015, Levin ZR 2012 – 2015, SX 2013 – 2019, ZR 2013 – 2019, RZ 2014)
  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 73kW / 142Nm (Hybrid 2016 – 2018)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, RZ)
  • 7-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, ZR, RZ)
  • 1-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (Hybrid)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.3 – 8.3 / 100km (Ascent, SX, ZR)
  • 5.0 – 8.0 / 100km (Ascent Sport)
  • 5.4 – 8.5 / 100km (Levin SX, Levin ZR, RZ)
  • 3.9 – 4.1 / 100km (Hybrid)

Length

  • 4275mm – 4330mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 4620mm (4 door Sedan)

Width

  • 1760mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1775mm – 1776mm (4 door Sedan)

Height

  • 1460mm – 1475mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1460mm (4 door Sedan)

Wheelbase

  • 2600mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 2700mm (4 door Sedan)

Kerb Weight

  • 1255kg – 1400kg (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1250kg – 1295kg (4 door Sedan)

Towing

  • Unknown kg (unbraked) – 1300kg (braked) (5 door Hatchback)
  • 450kg (unbraked) – 1300kg (braked) (4 door Sedan)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2012 (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, RZ, SX, ZR, Hybrid)
  • 5 stars, tested 2011 (Ascent, SX, ZR)
  • 5 stars, tested 2014 (Ascent, SX, ZR, Ascent Sport, Hybrid)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Hatchback
  • 4 door Sedan

Engine Specs

  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 103kW / 173Nm (Ascent 2012 – 2019, Ascent Sport 2012 – 2018, Levin SX 2012 – 2015, Levin ZR 2012 – 2015, SX 2013 – 2019, ZR 2013 – 2019, RZ 2014)
  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 73kW / 142Nm (Hybrid 2016 – 2018)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, RZ)
  • 7-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, ZR, RZ)
  • 1-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (Hybrid)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.3 – 8.3 / 100km (Ascent, SX, ZR)
  • 5.0 – 8.0 / 100km (Ascent Sport)
  • 5.4 – 8.5 / 100km (Levin SX, Levin ZR, RZ)
  • 3.9 – 4.1 / 100km (Hybrid)

Length

  • 4275mm – 4330mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 4620mm (4 door Sedan)

Width

  • 1760mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1775mm – 1776mm (4 door Sedan)

Height

  • 1460mm – 1475mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1460mm (4 door Sedan)

Wheelbase

  • 2600mm (5 door Hatchback)
  • 2700mm (4 door Sedan)

Kerb Weight

  • 1255kg – 1400kg (5 door Hatchback)
  • 1250kg – 1295kg (4 door Sedan)

Towing

  • Unknown kg (unbraked) – 1300kg (braked) (5 door Hatchback)
  • 450kg (unbraked) – 1300kg (braked) (4 door Sedan)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2012 (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, RZ, SX, ZR, Hybrid)
  • 5 stars, tested 2011 (Ascent, SX, ZR)
  • 5 stars, tested 2014 (Ascent, SX, ZR, Ascent Sport, Hybrid)

Warranty

  • 3 years / 100,000 km (Ascent, Ascent Sport, Levin SX, Levin ZR, SX, ZR, RZ, Hybrid)
  • 5 years / unlimited km (Ascent, SX, ZR)

Servicing

  • 10,000 km / 6 months (All Models)

Model range, pricing and features

Toyota Corolla-8

Ascent

Price when new: $19,990

Price used: $10,200 - $12,200

Equipment

  • 12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
  • 6 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airbag – Driver
  • Airbag – Knee Driver
  • Airbag – Passenger
  • Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
  • Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
  • Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
  • Audio – Input for iPod
  • Audio – MP3 Decoder
  • Bluetooth System
  • Body Colour – Bumpers
  • Body Colour – Door Handles
  • Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Bottle Holders – 1st Row
  • Bottle Holders – 2nd Row
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
  • CD Player
  • Cargo Cover
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Chrome Fittings
  • Control – Electronic Stability
  • Control – Traction
  • Cruise Control
  • Cup Holders – 1st Row
  • Cup Holders – 2nd Row
  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
  • Door Pockets – 2nd row (rear)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
  • Illuminated – Entry/Exit with Fade
  • Independent Front Suspension
  • Intermittent Wipers – Variable
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
  • Metallic Finish Air Vents (interior)
  • Metallic Finish Dash Board
  • Metallic Finish Door Inserts
  • Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
  • Metallic Finish Steering Wheel
  • Mudflaps – front
  • Mudflaps – rear
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Power Door Mirrors
  • Power Steering – Electric Assist
  • Power Windows – Front & Rear
  • Rear View Mirror – Manual Anti-Glare
  • Rear Wiper/Washer
  • Remote Fuel Lid Release
  • Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
  • Seatback Pockets – 1st Row (Front) seats
  • Seatbelt – Adjustable Height 1st Row
  • Seatbelt – Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
  • Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Steel
  • Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
  • Sunglass Holder
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Driver
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Passenger
  • Tacho
  • Trim – Cloth
  • Trip Computer
  • Voice Recognition
  • Wheel Covers – Full

Ascent Sport

Price when new: $20,990

Price used: $10,600 - $12,700

Adds

  • 16″ Alloy Wheels
  • Camera – Rear Vision
  • Chrome Fog Lamp Bezels/surrounds
  • Chrome Grille Surround
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • Gloss Finish Inserts
  • Memory Card Reader
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Parking Assist – Graphical Display
  • Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy

Levin SX

Price when new: $23,990

Price used: $12,100 - $14,300

Adds

  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • Carbon Fibre – Interior Inserts
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Leather Look – Gear Knob
  • Leather Look – Steering Wheel
  • Spare Wheel – Space Saver/Temporary
  • Sports Instruments
  • Sports Seats – 1st Row (Front)
  • Video – DIVX Decoder

Levin ZR

Price when new: $28,490

Price used: $13,500 - $15,700

Adds

  • Air Cond. – Climate Control 2 Zone
  • Alarm
  • Central Locking – Key Proximity
  • Daytime Running Lamps – LED
  • Headlamp – High Beam Auto Dipping
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Headlamps – Bi-Xenon (for low & high beam)
  • Heated Door Mirrors
  • Heated Seats – 1st Row
  • Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
  • Leather Seats – Partial
  • Power Door Mirrors – Folding
  • Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare
  • Seat – Driver with Electric Lumbar
  • Starter Button

SX

Price when new: $22,990

Price used: $13,000 - $15,200

Adds

  • Chrome Door Handles – Exterior
  • Chrome Door Handles – Interior
  • Control – Park Distance Front
  • Leather Gear Knob
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Alloy Wheel

ZR

Price when new: $30,990

Price used: $17,100 - $19,800

Adds

  • Air Cond. – Climate Control
  • Electric Seat – Drivers
  • Headlamps – LED
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)

RZ

Price when new: $22,290

Price used: $14,000 - $16,200

Adds

  • Decals
  • Floor Mats
  • Gloss Finish – Bumper Inserts
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Front Passenger
  • Spoiler – Rear Roof Mounted
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Driver

Hybrid

Price when new: $27,530

Price used: $22,200 - $24,900

YES, we highly recommend it.

The Toyota Corolla is arguably THE go-to small car.

It’s dependable, practical, efficient and comfortable and while it might not stir your soul, it is the sensible choice.

YES, we highly recommend it.

The Toyota Corolla is arguably THE go-to small car.

It’s dependable, practical, efficient and comfortable and while it might not stir your soul, it is the sensible choice.

YES, we highly recommend it.

The Toyota Corolla is arguably THE go-to small car.

It’s dependable, practical, efficient and comfortable and while it might not stir your soul, it is the sensible choice.

Disclaimer

Please note that pricing information is subject to fluctuations in the automotive market.

Information correct as of Sep 18, 2023.

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