2013 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: While I admire the styling cue

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While I admire the styling cues of the Elantra, the built quality, reliability, smooth ride, and reliability of the Corolla takes the win here.
By amac8 on


2013 Toyota Corolla S Special Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Lets be honest, the interior of the corolla may be antiquated and the engine power may not be as responsive as some other competitors. That being said, this is a nice vehicle to have in your garage. I admire the Hyundai Elantra's styling for both the interior and exterior. When i test drove the Elantra everything felt good, but i did not feel the sense of longevity. The civic is also a great choice but to package up to the standards of the Corolla S, I might as well buy a Camry SE. The Corolla S is the best choice here. Everyone speaks about the appearance as boring but My Corolla Grabs eyes on the highway, and it looks similar to the 06-11 Camry S which was #1 in sells for its model years.

Best Features

Bluetooth, Touchscreen radio, Nav, HD radio, Auto lights, Torsion Beam Suspension for smooth refined ride, Plush Sport Cloth Seats, Moonroof, 17 inch Alloys, Fog lights, Keyless entry with trunk release, reduces road noise due to increased padding and noise canceling features,

Worst Features

Toyota should do away with the antiquated 4 speed transmission. This is my only gripe with the drivetrain. When I Traveled to Cleveland from DC, I often had to take the car out of overdrive to get through the mountains. A couple more gears would have sufficed. Engine Power is sufficient, more gears would improve fuel economy. I traded in a civic which was rated at 140HP with a 5 speed automatic. The Corolla is faster during roll off, the civic beats during 0-60 due to the 5 speed. Toyota the Corolla needs Camry's 6 Speed!!!
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