Toyota Corolla FAQs

By: Vernon Toyota   |   09 Mar 2021

Many of us are well aware that the Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling passenger cars of all time worldwide. In 1997, it became the best-selling nameplate in the world, surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle. By 2016, it had sold over 44 million units across twelve whole generations. Not bad for a compact vehicle!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Corolla and exactly what all the hype’s about, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Vernon Toyota, we stand by this classic machine that never fails to stand the test of time. That’s why we’ve compiled an extensive list of FAQs on the Toyota Corolla to help you make an informed decision when it comes to your next vehicle purchase!

Is the Corolla Reliable?

For as long as we can remember, the Corolla has always been praised for its renowned reliability. Solidly built and consistent in its design, the Corolla ranks 4.5 out of 5 for reliability according to the US News & World Report. Its average total annual cost of repair and maintenance is around $460, a significant difference compared to an average of $667 for other compact cars!


Is the Corolla Safe?

Consistently labelled as a “top safety pick,” the Toyota Corolla typically ranks high among all safety standards. In fact, all 2021 Corolla models were given a 5-star rating for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The vehicle conquered crash testing categories like Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and Rollover. To add to its safety cred, Corolla is loaded with the latest in innovative safety features thanks to Toyota Safety Sense.

Does the Corolla Come in AWD?

Unfortunately, Toyota's lineup of all-wheel-drive vehicles does not include the Corolla at this time.

Does the Corolla Come in RWD?

While earlier models of the Corolla were equipped with rear-wheel drive, today, most are not.

Does the Corolla Come in FWD?

As of 1984, nearly all Toyota Corolla models have been designed with front-wheel drive, providing smooth and sturdy handling in a wide range of driving conditions.


Does the Corolla have Apple CarPlay/Android Auto?

As of 2021, Toyota has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto a standard part of Corolla’s infotainment experience. These features were previously only available in select models, and are not standard among competing compact sedans.

Is the Corolla Good on Gas?

Some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road include gas and hybrid models of the Toyota Corolla. Using 6.7 to 7.4 litres per every 100k combined, plus a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres, the Corolla is one of the best for a smooth sailing, efficient and reliable commute!

Can I Tow with the Corolla?

You might be surprised to know how strong a Toyota Corolla can truly be! As light and compact as this sedan is, it actually has a towing capacity of up to 1500-lbs. To put that in perspective, you can easily tow a standard 900-lb cargo trailer with up to 600-lbs of cargo! The Corolla’s underrated towing capacity happens to exceed their larger competitors, such as Chrysler!

Does the Toyota Corolla have a backup camera?

Backup cameras have been introduced as a standard feature since 2017, something that much of the competition doesn’t offer.


Does the Corolla Come in a Hatchback?

It absolutely does! The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is one of the best-selling hatchback vehicles on the market. Aside from the exceptional standard features in tech, performance, and safety, the Corolla Hatchback has a unique blend of a bold and sporty design coupled with a driver-focused interior.

After getting all your burning questions answered, we'd bet you'd give anything to take one out for a test drive! Give us a call at 1 (877) 525-4712 or stop by anytime to see our inventory of these classic cars in person!

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