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Resale: $13,000
Value: Above Average Above Average
MPG: 26 city/34 hwy

2013 Toyota Corolla L Sedan

2013 Toyota Corolla Review

(0 Stars)  Popular for a reason, but graying at the temples.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
A new, 6.1-inch touch-screen display is now standard in all but base Corollas. All models receive minor grille and exterior trim changes.
Time catches up with the best of us, even the venerable Toyota Corolla. There are now several compact cars that are more efficient, more luxurious, and—let’s just say it—better than the Corolla, which is entering its last year before an expected 2014 redesign. The Corolla’s 1.8-liter engine, for instance, relies on a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission, whereas the Chevrolet Cruze and the Hyundai Elantra, among others, come with more-modern and more-fuel-efficient six-speed transmissions. The Corolla’s interior is logically laid out and fits together well but doesn’t come close to the materials quality of the Ford Focus’s or the technological competence of the Hyundai Accent’s. The Corolla received modest enhancements last year—namely, restyled front and rear fascias—but it still looks and feels like a considerably older car than the best competitors. Having noted its shortcomings, we still think that the Corolla is worthy of consideration, simply because few cars have been so dependably good for so long. Perhaps that’s why few compacts sell as well.

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2013 Corolla L Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line 4 DOHC with VVT-i variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 26 MPG city, 34 MPG highway, 29 MPG combined and 383 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 132 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 128 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'13 Toyota L Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
Keyless Entry
Steering Wheel Scope
Vehicle Information Center
Brake Assist
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
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