Used 2009 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2009 Toyota Corolla
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2009 Toyota Corolla

Pros

  • Smooth and controlled ride, excellent fuel economy with base 1.8-liter engine, attractive and ergonomic interior design, lengthy features list.

Cons

  • Oddly weighted electric-assist steering, so-so gas mileage with 2.4-liter engine.

Used 2009 Toyota Corolla Sedan for Sale

Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
86,764 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$7,672
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
68,914 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Corolla 2009 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
114,497 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
S
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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Toyota Corolla 2009 XRS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
145,802 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
XRS
List$7,350
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$202 Below Market
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
154,455 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$5,677
Est.Loan: $116/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
92,673 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
Base
List$5,994
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
95,426 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$6,192
Est.Loan: $127/mo
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$170 Below Market
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
130,985 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
Dasto Auto Sales
18.7 mi away
List$5,595
Est.Loan: $115/mo
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$154 Below Market
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Toyota Corolla 2009
135,795 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
List$6,000
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
102,279 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
138,142 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
VEHICLE HAS PASSED SAFETY AND EMISSION INSPECTIONS, VEHICLE CHECKED AND SERVICED BY OUR ON SITE MECHANIC WITH A FRESH OIL CHANGE, EXTENDED WARRANTY AND EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE, CAR FAX REPORT AVAILABLE ON ALL VEHICLES! COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!!*****INTERNET PRICE IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASH CREDIT UNION AND OR BANKS CERTIFIED LOAN CHECKS AND EFT's. PRICES EXCLUDES TAXES TITLE LICENSE AND DEALER PROCESSING FEE. WOODBRIDGE AUTO SALES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ON EQUIPMENT.*****
Toyota Corolla 2009 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
122,954 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
S
US1 Automaxx
36.7 mi away
List$6,595
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009
132,179 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
S
McKenzie Motors
39.2 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
5 SPEED MANUAL NEW ARRIVAL %2521%2521 Priced to sell%2521 Must SEE - this one wont last long at this price. Must SEE - . Runs Great - Drives Excellent. Premium Sound. Well Maintained. .AC is ICE cold. Fuel Efficient. This vehicle is so fresh and so clean%2521 This vehicle is so fresh and so clean. Extended Warranty is Available Call or come by today. Located 1948 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784 Call 410-552-3000 Thanks for looking and we hope to hear from you. Visit McKenzie Motors online at www.mckenziemotorsmd.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at %28410%29552-3000 today to schedule your test drive.
Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
109,434 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
CarMax
40 mi away
List$9,998
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Corolla 2009 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
89,418 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
S
List$8,200
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
89,745 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$7,888
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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This CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC 2009 Toyota Corolla SEDAN might be just the sedan for you. It comes with a 1.8 liter 4 Cylinder engine. This one's available at the low price of $7,888. It has the best mileage with 26 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway. The exterior is a gorgeous classic silver metallic. View this beauty and our entire inventory today! Call for more details. Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: chevy@buchananisbetter.com. Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free
Toyota Corolla 2009 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
125,250 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$6,450
Est.Loan: $132/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2009
66,621 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Corolla
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The redesigned 2009 Toyota Corolla will satisfy those seeking a refined and fuel-efficient small sedan backed by an impressive reliability record. Younger buyers, however, might be put off by the tepid driving experience.

vehicle overview

About 400,000 people will buy a Toyota Corolla sometime during the 2008 calendar year. One-quarter of these likely buyers are in their 60s. Almost as many are in their 20s. Despite the huge age gap between these groups, their primary motivation for buying is the same: reliability. With such a steady and diverse following for its compact sedan, Toyota usually undertakes major redesigns with a light hand: Although changes underneath the surface may be significant, each new Corolla invariably retains its predecessor's basic styling cues and overall driving demeanor. And so it is with the redesigned 2009 Toyota Corolla.

That's not to say you won't appreciate the differences on the new Corolla. For instance, although it's not any longer or taller than last year's car, it rides on a wider track, and this opens up noticeably more hip- and shoulder room in the cabin. The addition of a telescoping steering wheel improves upon the Corolla's historically awkward driving position, while new features like an auxiliary audio input, keyless startup and a navigation system with real-time traffic updates bring Toyota's compact sedan into the 21st century in terms of feature content.

Since fuel economy is another big reason people buy Toyota Corollas, most versions of this sedan continue to use an efficient 1.8-liter four-cylinder. This engine is heavily revised for 2009 and now features variable timing for both its intake and exhaust valves. Power increases are modest on paper, but the results are apparent on the road: In spite of a 200-pound weight gain, the 2009 Toyota Corolla is a touch quicker than the '08 model and capable of returning comparable gas mileage.

Most of the Corolla's rivals offer larger engine options, though, and for '09, Toyota is following suit. The high-line XRS trim level returns to the model line, and it's motivated by a 158-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-4, which promises to shave a second off the car's 0-60-mph time. In keeping with its heightened performance focus, the Corolla XRS has quicker steering, bigger wheels and a front strut tower brace.

With two engines and five trim levels at their disposal, most 2009 Toyota Corolla buyers will have little difficulty equipping one to taste. Although competitors such as the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer and Nissan Sentra offer comparable interior room and amenities, Toyota's compact sedan remains a fine choice for a commuter car given its composed ride quality, above-average gas mileage and high overall level of refinement. However, we question whether the company has done enough to meet increased expectations for performance and handling in this class. Even in sporty XRS trim, the '09 Corolla does little to engage its driver. Shopped against genuinely entertaining alternatives like the Mazda 3, Civic and Lancer, Toyota's economy sedan remains a tough sell.

Trim levels & features

The 2009 Toyota Corolla is a compact economy sedan. It's available in five trim levels -- base, LE, S, XLE and XRS. Base Corollas start you out with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, an MP3/WMA-capable CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and power mirrors. The LE gains power windows and locks, along with body-color exterior mirrors. If you select the Corolla S, the LE's equipment upgrades move to the options list, but you gain 16-inch steel wheels, full underbody spoilers, foglights, sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an extra pair of stereo speakers.

Essentially a luxury version of the LE, the new Corolla XLE also gets the 16-inch wheels and upgraded stereo while adding amenities like a sliding center armrest, wood-grain interior trim, electroluminescent gauges, keyless entry and variable intermittent wipers. The top-of-the-line XRS, meanwhile, builds upon the S model's equipment list. Although it forgoes some of the XLE's standard conveniences, it adds a larger engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension and steering, a front strut tower brace, a rear deck spoiler and chrome interior trim. Cruise control is also standard on the XRS; it's optional on other Corollas.

Heated mirrors and satellite radio are optional across the Toyota Corolla line, while the S, XLE and XRS are eligible for a sunroof, an upgraded JBL sound system and a navigation system (with real-time traffic). Leather upholstery is available on the S and XRS only.

2009 Highlights

Completely redesigned, the 2009 Toyota Corolla looks much the same as last year's model but is a bit larger inside and out. Highlights on the new car include an available 2.4-liter engine and a navigation system.

Performance & mpg

With the exception of the XRS, all 2009 Toyota Corollas are motivated by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 132 hp and 128 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional. You can look forward to 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway EPA ratings with either transmission.

Selecting the Corolla XRS entitles you to a 2.4-liter engine good for 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. Fuel economy drops significantly, with a 22/30 rating for both transmissions.

Safety

Every Toyota Corolla comes with antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Stability control is standard on the XRS and optional on other Corollas. Only the XRS has four-wheel disc brakes; other Corollas have rear drums.

Driving

Most buyers will be content with the base 1.8-liter engine, which delivers respectable acceleration in normal traffic situations. We recorded a 9.1-second 0-60-mph time in a manual-shift Corolla with the 1.8-liter, and our test car returned an impressive 29.8 mpg in mixed driving. Although the five-speed's shifter feels firm and decisive moving through the gates, we suspect its abrupt, at-the-floor clutch engagement will push many buyers to the automatic. Upgrading to the 2.4-liter engine provides a gratifying increase in low-end torque, though it does come at the expense of fuel economy.

Regardless of which trim level you choose, the 2009 Toyota Corolla excels as a commuter car, as the suspension delivers a comfortable, controlled ride. Handling is uninspiring, however. Body roll is decently controlled, but the electric steering on non-XRS models provides so little feedback, you may find yourself making corrections simply to keep the car traveling in a straight line. Toyota retuned this setup for the XRS, and indeed its steering feels crisper and weightier. Driven on a back road, the Corolla XRS is undeniably a capable compact sedan, but compared to rivals like the Mazda 3, Civic and Lancer, it's not a very entertaining one.

Interior

Cabin design is a strong point for the 2009 Toyota Corolla. The driving position better accommodates drivers of different sizes than in past years, and the control layout is as ergonomic as they come. Storage is more than ample up front, particularly with the addition of a double glovebox, though the provisions are a bit stingy in back. Materials quality is high, and fit and finish is consistent with Toyota's historically high standards. In back, the Corolla offers plenty of space for children and just enough room for adults. The trunk measures 12.3 cubic feet (average for this class) and has a wide opening.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Highly dissapointed- will never buy Toyota again
energy_1st,04/19/2014
2 months after warranty was over (oh yeah!), check engine light went on (P2727) with less than 50k miles. Ended up changing both the torque converter and solenoids as well as the sensor to get rid of the light... 10 miles later, the light went off again... They're telling me now that the computer has issues which has to be changed. I don't know whom to trust and what to do next. Will trade in my car for another car which won't be a Toyota for sure.... Yep, Toyota's legendary reliability is only good until you're covered under warranty... My advice to you if you decide buy a Toyota, add an extended warranty...
I hate what you do for me Toyota.
mcgovern1981,03/19/2014
Sort and sweet. 3 recalls unsure if my car was ever safe to drive. An interior that constantly squeaks. Finally the last straw at 68k I'm told I need a new transmission because I'm getting a clicking noise whenever I take my foot of the gas they say its a broken tooth on the pinion drive gear..... There's your legendary reliability. I wonder how much pro reviewers get paid to praise these cars.
Our best car ever!
Dave C.,10/12/2015
Cons: It's noisy on the highway (probably due to limited interior insulation). Pros: Extremely reliable; We bought it new in June, 2008 and now (Oct., 2015) are still driving it with over 132,000 miles. The only real repair, other than the wearables, (tires, brakes, etc.) has been a rear wheel hub replacement ($500. expense) which was necessary due to a bad internal sensor. We found out later that a properly-inserted pipe cleaner might have cleaned off the dirty, not defective, sensor and eliminated even that repair expense. We really like our Corolla and consider it to be our most dependable, and economical vehicle evr. PS: We have been driving for 41 years and have had well over 20 vehicles in that time period.
Extremely disappointed
Nicole,02/10/2016
I wish I had had the car checked out by my mechanic friend before buying. I spent way too much on this car thinking I'd finally have a reliable car only to have so many problems with this one!!! I'm so frustrated right now. The transmission just went out after already spending money on it to get it fixed up. It looks great like there's nothing wrong with it. I've only had it for three months. I'm so bummed that I wasted my money on a worthless car!! Please think twice about buying this car, especially not a 2009. Those apparently have the most problems. Little did I know.
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
158 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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