2013 Toyota Corolla: News, Pricing and Release DateJuly 16th, 2012 by Armaan Almeida
The Toyota Corolla is the world’s all-time best-selling vehicle for good reason, bringing ultra-reliable daily transportation to a comfortable and carefree compact sedan. Though at 27 city/34 highway mpg it no longer leads the fuel efficiency pack, the Corolla is still inexpensive, relatively good on gas and features a couple of key changes to keep things interesting for 2013.
Visually the Corolla has a new grille design this year, with upscale LE models receiving added chrome accents for that luxury look. LE and S models now come standard with Toyota’s Display Audio System with six speakers. Here you’ll find Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming support, a USB/iPod jack with integrated iPod control and a 6.1-inch touchscreen. Toyota’s Entune smartphone pairing infotainment system with navigation is an optional add-on.
Pricing goes up ever so slightly for 2013, now ringing in between $16,230 for the 5-speed manual “L” to $19,060 for the “S” grade with a four-speed automatic (plus $795 destination). The new Corolla should hit the streets this August.
2013 Toyota Corolla Quick Facts
Base MSRP Price: $16,230-$19,060 (+$795 Destination)
Release Date: August 2012 (Estimated)
Engine: 1.8-liter VVT-i four-cylinder (132 hp)
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
Fuel Efficiency: 27 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg
Seating: 5 passengers
Cargo Capacity: 12.3 cu.ft.