2013 Toyota Corolla – An Overview

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25 Oct 2013

To say that the Toyota Corolla has been a popular car through the ages would be an understatement. For many years, it has been the go-to sedan for many families around the globe. In fact, you can find people for whom the Toyota Corolla is the only car they have ever purchased. Surely the models keep changing, but the make remains the same. Needless to say, the expectations from the 2013 Toyota Corolla were humungous as well. So, does it deliver? Yes, it does and that too in a big way. Here is an overview of the 2013 Toyota Corolla.

What’s New?

In terms of looking for something ‘new’, you might be a little disappointed. Most of the features have been carried on from the 2012 model. That is not such a bad thing given the fact that the 2012 model had a great design and scored big time in terms of performance as well. Overall, the car remains as reliable, comfortable and affordable as it has always been.

Trim Levels

You can select from the three trims available for the 2013 Corolla. The options available to you are the L, LE and S trims. L is the most basic of the trims and has the standard features one would expect in a Corolla. The S trim is the most high-end of the three. Its features include overhead airbags, a revolutionary security system and pre-tensioners among other great features. A special edition version is available for the S trim as well as for the LE trim, offering more add-ons to every driver and car owner.


The 2013 Corolla is powered by a 1.8-litre dual WT-I engine. The engine delivers up to 132 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in under nine seconds, which reflects the power the engine can produce when you rev it up. All trim levels have a front-wheel drive. As far as the transmission is concerned, you can select between a five-speed manual transmission and a four-wheel automatic transmission. The performance of the engine remains consistent regardless of the transmission you select.

Fuel Economy

It is in terms of fuel economy that the 2013 Toyota Corolla scores. You can drive up to 27 miles on a gallon in the city. The mileage increases significantly when you are driving on the highway, going all the way up to 34 miles per gallon. The car would cost you only $9,000 for fuel if you own it for a period of five years. This makes the 2013 Toyota Corolla one of the cheapest cars you will find on the market today.


The 2013 Corolla is equipped with a number of outstanding safety features, such as:

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • Cruise Control
  • Fog Lamps
  • Front Seat Head Restraints
  • Front, Curtain and Side Impact Airbags

In addition to all these features, the 2013 is roomy as well. The sedan offers you sufficient space to fit in five people comfortably. You can easily purchase the car for $15,000, once again showing that it falls in the ‘affordable’ range. If you are looking for a family sedan that doesn’t create a hole in your pocket, this is the car for you. Plus, it comes with Toyota’s stamp of quality and reliability.