The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is competitive and affordable. It’s a great choice for those looking for a practical hatchback that’s high-quality, reliable, and cost-friendly. The compact sedan seats five people and is available in both gas-only or hybrid powertrains. The Corolla Hatchback offers a luxurious cabin and a wide range of standard amenities.
The Toyota Corolla is still the same as it was in the past. It’s a great affordable vehicle for people who need a reliable car that gets them to their destinations without spending a fortune. It’s affordable and has decent performance, but it does the job.
One problem with the interior options for the Corolla is that not all of them are available in the base (L) trim. People who desire a better sound system might have to pay more for them as they go up to the LE and S prices. It isn’t a good deal for an economy car but it is possible to trade features in order to save money.
Pricing and Trims
Three trim levels are available for the 2013 Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Corolla L comes with power mirrors and power windows. It also has remote keyless entry, power locks, power locks, power mirrors, power keys, remote keyless access, six airbags, and power mirrors. Display Audio is now available on the Toyota Corolla LE. This feature-rich sound system features a 6.1-inch touch screen. The LE adds cruise control to its list of options.
The Toyota Corolla S features chin spoilers at the front and back, as well as a decklid spoiler at the rear. You can also get style upgrades such as the alloy wheels of 17 inches with P215/45R17 and integrated fog lights.
The best thing about the Toyota Corolla? Its price. Starting at $15,000 for the Toyota Corolla L equipped with a manual transmission, it is very affordable. The sticker price rises to $16,000 when you add an automatic transmission.
The MSRP for the Toyota Corolla LE with an automatic transmission is in the high $16,000 region. Toyota Corolla S models with manual transmissions should be priced in the mid $16,000 range. Adding an automatic transmission will bring the price up to the high $17,000 region.
Engine and Performance
The same 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine powers all three trims. It produces 132 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine features Dual Variable Valve Timing and Intelligence. It’s also a dual overhead camshaft 16 -valve engine.
This vehicle has been rated an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II). The vehicle is only available in front-wheel drive. Only the LE trim level comes with an automatic transmission. For fuel economy and cost savings, some will prefer the manual transmission on other trims. Others may prefer a manual transmission to improve performance.
All trims include standard air conditioning, a fabric back seat with a 60/40 split-fold-down feature, power windows, power locks and a rear window fogger with a built in timer. There is also a center console with storage space and dual glove compartments on the passenger side.
Standard AM/FM radio is available in the L trim level. The CD player comes with four speakers and an aux audio jack. Two higher trim levels include a standard Display Audio system with a 6.1 inch screen. The L trim level does not have this feature. It also includes six speakers and iPod connectivity through a USB port.