Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2012 Toyota Corolla
List price range
$6,888 - $12,995

Pros

  • Comfortable ride
  • simple controls
  • quiet cabin.

Cons

  • Unimpressive cabin quality
  • mediocre acceleration and fuel economy
  • some increasingly common luxury features are unavailable
  • disconnected driving experience.

Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan for Sale

Toyota Corolla 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
72,495 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
List$9,749
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
168,976 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$6,888
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
80,928 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
69,500 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2012 Toyota Corolla 4dr 4dr Sedan Automatic S . It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Not Specified with a Not Specified interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. - Air Conditioning| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Tachometer| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Remote Fuel Door| Remote Trunk Lid| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact SALES DEPARTMENT at 703-369-7777 or FINISHLINEAUTOVA@GMAIL.COM for more information. -
Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
104,906 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$7,776
Est.Loan: $145/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
7,412 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$10,990
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
89,979 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$9,000
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
118,313 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
List$9,145
Est.Loan: $171/mo
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Dealer Notes
"Take a look at this very nice reliable and affordable 2012 Toyota Corolla S! Great color combination with Nautical Blue Metallic Paint and Ash Interior. Well equipped with many popular features including the 1.8L 4Cyl and 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. Call or email for more details. You will love our NO HAGGLE
Toyota Corolla 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
89,403 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
Braddock Motors
27 mi away
List$9,750
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
33,848 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/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 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 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
82,190 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
List$9,700
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
110,138 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$7,590
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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Dealer Notes
****WE WILL DELIVER ANYWHERE****CALL OR TEXT (301)806-2942 ANYTIME****POWER OPTIONS**CRUISE CONTROL**LOCAL TRADE** Come see why we're one of the HIGHEST SELLING PRE-OWNED DEALERS in MARYLAND! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace-They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research. This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process. Call today to EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!
Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
99,693 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Visit H & M Auto Group online at hmautogroupva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-657-6565 today to schedule your test drive.
Toyota Corolla 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
94,497 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
S
Wild West Motors
50.5 mi away
List$9,900
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
55,575 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
National Motors
59.4 mi away
List$11,000
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
50,436 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
G & M Automotive
63.9 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
83,062 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
LE
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2012
100,313 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Corolla
L
List$9,320
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Dealer Notes
34/26 Highway/City MPG 2012 Toyota Corolla L FWD Super White 1.8L I4 DOHC Dual VVT-iFast Stress Free Car Buying! That's how we ROLL! Visit us on the web at lexingtonparkford.com or lexingtonparklincoln.com or call us at 1-301-863-8111.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Among newer (and better) rivals, the 2012 Toyota Corolla is no longer a class leader. In the absence of any significant improvements, we suggest checking out the competition first.

vehicle overview

The Toyota Corolla is synonymous with affordability and dependability. Produced for more than four decades and with 33 million sold, it ranks as the best-selling car of all time. But is this enough to get you to buy a 2012 Toyota Corolla? With ever-increasing pressure from newer rivals, the current Corolla might have been caught resting on its laurels.

In the three years since the current-generation Corolla debuted, other automakers such as Chevrolet, Ford and Hyundai have dramatically stepped up their game. As a result, the 2012 Corolla feels comparably outdated and outclassed. From the outside, the Toyota lacks personality and excitement, while inside the hard plastics and dull design give it a definite economy car vibe.

Even in the areas where the Corolla once ruled supreme -- affordability and dependability -- it has been surpassed. While many of its newer rivals are boasting 40 mpg highway fuel economy estimates, the Corolla rates 34 mpg. In terms of dependability, the Toyota is still rock-solid reliable, but other cars have improved to challenge it while also offering longer warranties to reinforce that point.

At the end of the day, we think you can do a lot better than the 2012 Toyota Corolla, and suggest that potential buyers check out the front-running competition first. We rank the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra highly for their sharp designs, welcoming cabins and high fuel economy. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Mazda 3 are also excellent choices that surpass the Corolla in just about every regard.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Toyota Corolla is a five-passenger compact sedan available in L, LE and S trim levels.

Standard features on the base L model includes 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, trip computer and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The LE adds 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, Bluetooth, steering-wheel audio controls and a six-speaker stereo with iPod connectivity (optional on the L). The S adds foglights, a sport-look body kit, a rear spoiler, upgraded cloth upholstery and metallic interior trim.

Optional on the LE and S is a sunroof that includes an overhead console with map lamps and a sunglasses holder. Also available is a touchscreen navigation system with voice control, satellite radio and Bluetooth streaming audio.

performance & mpg

All 2012 Toyota Corollas are powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 that produces 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional.

In Edmunds performance testing, an automatic-equipped Corolla went from zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds, which is a second slower than the class average. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined with the automatic and 27/34/30 with the manual. These numbers are respectable but pale in comparison to newer competitors that are capable of attaining 40 mpg highway.

safety

Standard safety features on all 2012 Toyota Corolla models include stability and traction control, antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum), front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, the Corolla came to a stop from 60 mph in 127 feet, which is a bit longer than average.

In government crash tests, the Corolla received an overall score of four stars (out of a possible five), with four stars for overall frontal-impact safety and five stars for overall side-impact safety. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the Corolla earned a top "Good" rating in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

driving

The 2012 Toyota Corolla's softly sprung ride is perfect for commuting, and wind and road noise are nicely quelled, even at highway speeds. However, handling is unimpressive -- even if you don't profess to be a driving enthusiast, a back-to-back drive between a Corolla and any number of its competitors will reveal that the Toyota feels less responsive to inputs and therefore makes you feel less involved with the driving experience.

The Corolla's lone engine choice delivers the sort of languid acceleration typical at this price point, but Toyota makes a smooth engine, so at least your ears won't be paying for it. However, given that the car's fuel economy isn't as impressive as it once was, you may be less willing to put up with such lackluster performance.

interior

The 2012 Corolla's cabin is a bit dull to the eye, and the materials used to construct it are mediocre at best. The cabins of the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus feel like they belong to a more sophisticated market segment by comparison. On the upside, the Corolla's controls are quite simple to use.

As with most Toyotas, the Corolla's seats are soft and comfy, and will likely bring words like "recliner" and "La-Z-Boy" to mind. The seats lack support, however, so some may find long-distance comfort troublesome. The front seats offer a decent amount of space even for taller drivers (a revelation for a small Toyota), while the backseat also boasts decent room and a cushy bottom.

With 12.3 cubic feet of space, trunk space is average, but the trunk boasts a usefully wide opening.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Toyota Corolla.

take a look at the 2012 Corolla S
padame, 3/30/2012
I did my research. I test drove several cars that I was reading rave reviews about - the Ford Focus, the Chevy Cruze, the Hyundai Elantra, the Nissan Sentra (which was worth considering, although darn it no telescoping steering wheel) and others that didn't get the rave reviews like the Honda Civic, which was overpriced I thought and not too impressive... But I LOVED the Corolla S although you pay more for the S, and then I was almost in Camry territory (and same gas mileage believe it or not) but would have wanted the SE which is @5 more Gs than mine... but look at the Corolla. I love it. And I drove them all. gas mileage is AWESOME! get the sunroof for 400 more... I just trust TOYOTA.
Great car that's reliable and economic
Joseph Thomas, 8/15/2015
I purchased this vehicle from a dealership in Colorado Springs a month ago and have already driven it over 2,000 miles. The interior is by no means luxurious, the electronics are simple, and the acceleration is about the same level as a Prius. Non of these things matter to me as I was looking for a dependable, economic and basically a car to get you from A to B. In this sense this car is about as good as it gets. The driving I do is probably tougher then most Americans as I live in the mountains of Colorado and frequently travel up to 12,000 feet and then back down to 7,000 feet in a matter of a few miles, along with constant hills to climb. Despite this I have averaged 34 total mpg. I have even driven from Denver to Moab and back multiple times since owning this vehicle and it drives great. Great car for a reliable A to B ride.
2012 Corolla LE
x76, 8/29/2012
Surprisingly roomy little car. Nicely styled. Acceleration is adequate but certainly not sporty. This is a very nice little car that has everything you need or want and nothing you don't need.
20 K in 8 mos
12db, 3/22/2013
Test drove the Elantra, Mazda 3, Sonata, Fusion, and the Mazda 6 before going Corolla again. Eight months old and just hit 20K on the odometer for my '12 base model. The car has zero issues, and is a great commuter with occasional long trips. My other Corolla is a '03. As it should be the '12 is noticeably quieter, comes with ESC and ABS not on the '03. Its basically same engine, but '12 seems tuned for more power -- as the '03 would have noticeable power drop when using AC. Even with more power, regularly getting 33 to 35 average MPG on each tank full on the 2012.
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Features & Specs

MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
26 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Toyota Corolla
Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan Overview

The Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan is offered in the following styles: LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), and L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M).

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Save up to $480 on one of 22 Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,888 as of08/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE is priced between $6,888 and$11,998 with odometer readings between 7412 and168976 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan S is priced between $8,995 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 32530 and118313 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan L is priced between $9,320 and$9,320 with odometer readings between 100313 and100313 miles.

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