2005 Toyota Corolla Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Indigo Ink Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,963 - $6,772
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
30 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
130-170
Seats
5

How 2005 Toyota Corolla Ranks In Its Class

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#12
  By Price
Ranks  
#2
  By Experts
Ranks  
#3
  By MPG

Toyota Corolla Models & Trims

CE $3,963 - $5,892
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $4,523 - $6,772
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Alloy, Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE $4,308 - $6,437
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Alloy, Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XRS $4,335 - $6,380
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.32
1 star
0%

Toyota Corolla is a very solid vehicle.

2005 Toyota Corolla with two hundred fifty thousand miles. Runs near perfect. Well maintained it is a very solid car. Extremely easy to work on. The parts for maintenance are easy to access. The only problem I have thus far is the radio clock does not work all the time. Not sure if it is a fuse issue or a connection on the unit. The radio still works and sounds great. Here is a testament to how good this vehicle is, it has power windows and they still go up and down at the same time. If you work on your own stuff you will understand how amazing that is.

Matt H
Helpful

2005 four door Toyota Corolla.

I love my 2005 Toyota Corolla! It is the perfect car for a college student. I spend a lot of time on the road driving to and from school. The Corolla provides pretty decent gas mileage. I typically spend between $22 and $28 to fill up my tank and can drive on that one table for about two weeks! The interior of the Corolla is fabricated grey seats. The radio system, air conditioning, and other dash controls are all easy access and work very well. I have hand crank windows and automatic locks on each of the four doors.

Aspen J
Helpful

My car is "ole reliable. ".

I have had my car since I was 10 years, and I have never had a problem with it. My car has always been reliable, I have never had to worry if it will start. My car has gotten me all across the state and back again without any issues. My car is always comfortable to drive and to ride in. With 10 years of driving my car only has a mere 160,000 miles and I drive it almost daily. Sadly with my model, I still have to manually crank down the windows which can be irritating, but that is my only complaint!

Rachel S
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,963 - $5,892
$4,523 - $6,772

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 (hp)
130 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC SEFI 16
1.8L DOHC SEFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39.3 (in.)
37.8 - 39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 (in.)
35.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37 - 37.1 (in.)
37 - 37.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.6 (cu. ft.)
13.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65R15
P195/55R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 (in.)
102.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 (ft.)
36.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
178.3 (in.)
178.3 (in.)

Width

Width
66.9 (in.)
66.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2505 - 2570 (.lbs)
2525 - 2590 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 (hp)
130 (hp)

Torque

Torque
125 (ft. lbs.)
125 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
150 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
36 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

City

City
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
40 (mpg)
40 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger seat occupant sensor
  • 3-point front ELR/ALR seatbelts w/height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors
  • 3-point rear ELR/ALR seatbelts
  • Shifter-linked automatic door locking system *
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system lower anchors & top tether anchors
  • Daytime running lights *
  • Trunk entrapment release
  • Side-impact door beams
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system w/Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

Air Bags Oct 20, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V655000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia and 2003-2005 Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, in high absolute humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed. Toyota will begin its owner notification and remedy of the affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles on or around October 25, 2014. Details on GM's notification and remedy schedule are pending. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.
Air Bags May 13, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V286000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-655.
Air Bags Dec 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V883000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 14, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.

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