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$13,780 - $14,580
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30-32 City / 38-41 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 1.8L DOHC SEFI 16-valve 4-cyl aluminum engine w/VVT-i, direct ignition, iridium-tipped spark plugs
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Shifter-linked automatic door locking system
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front/torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P185/65R15 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Engine speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Mesh grille w/color-keyed surround
  • Black protective body-side moldings
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Cloth 4-way adjustable front bucket seats
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Covered center console w/storage
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, LCD odometer, dual tripmeters, temp/fuel gauges, tachometer, outside temp gauge, oil maintenance reminder
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel-filler door, hood, trunk w/cancel feature
  • Defroster-linked CFC-free air conditioning w/air filter
  • HD rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Digital clock
  • Dual 12V aux pwr outlets
  • (3) assist grips
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Valet trunk-locking system
  • Trunk lamp

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

Options & Packages

2005 Toyota Corolla Owner Reviews

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This car can show you a whole new world.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My Corolla is pretty great! I bought it used and have been driving it everyday since. I love to go on road trips and it is always reliable. I have gone coast to coast twice now and I take frequent trips to Boise, which is 8 hours away. We all know a safe a reliable car is what we really want. It's perfect for families and smooth on the road. I love the trunk space!! I got three suitcases in there when I need to. The engine still purrs as if I bought it yesterday. I have taken it in to have the oil checked regularly and it runs cleaner than any car I have driven. I love my Corolla and will keep it for a long time. With great gas mileage and a comfy interior why would I get anything else?

- Shane L

Worth the buy, drive, and price!

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My vehicle has provided me transportation to and from school which is two and half hours away from home for about two and a half years. It has always been a great vehicle to travel in, cruise, and just take out for a spin. The interior is very easy to clean up and the seats are comfortable. As far as my paint job on my vehicle it is starting to turn from red to orange which is not a great feature about my car. Although it is something I could always get redone, the car in itself has had no problems whatsoever. And I have had the vehicle for 6 years this past June. So this car has been really good to me.

- Rachel S

Best used car I've ever owned

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I've primarily driven older used cars, and this one (which I also got used, but much newer than my former vehicles) has been great in comparison. It drives well, is responsive, and has a good amount of space for my needs (we take a fair amount of weekend trips and do various DIY projects). It's small, but we can fit two people, a dog, and weekend luggage and projects in pretty easily. The tire pressure indicator light is a bit overly sensitive and will come on if one tire is like 0.5 psi off from the desired value, but that's not even really annoying. Overall, it's a good, reliable car.

- Jessica S

Sweet little car that's great to drive if you're under 5'5' or have hamster legs

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My car has been really reliable thus far. Most maintenance needed on it so far has been on the lower end of the cost spectrum. It's very basic car though now fancy computer stuff for the most part. It performs well. However it's doesn't have much trunk space which is kind of a bummer sometimes. The car doesn't fit me very well either. I'm a 5'6' 200 pound female and the car is small. The steering wheel practically touches my thighs and even with seat all the way back my legs feel very cramped. This car is definitely for a smaller or at the very least shorter person.

- Stephanie E

Toyota Corolla Still Got It

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Vehicle is really reliable and runs very well like any other car. Can go very far with paying for minimum amount of gas. Can also drive very fast and fit in small spots. Seats are very comfortable, even though it's seated low. Car is very spacious and can hold a lot of things (I.e. furniture for moving). Do not really have a lot of problems with car, except for when it's windy on road. Overall, this car is very useful for teenager's first car and mainly anybody! This car is lasting a very long time!

- Denise F

Amazing car always reliable

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I do not personally have any problems with this vehicle. Seats five comfortably. This car has a very large trunk space. The car runs great. I have the standard model of this vehicle. We have taken the car out of town and never have to worry about being stuck somewhere. This car has ice cold AC which is perfect because of my son who is only one. I have always owned Toyotas and am a big fan of how reliable and well built they are. I imagine that this vehicle is going to last me longer than any other.

- Tiffany M

Toyotas are reliable and require little maintenance if well cared for.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

This vehicle performs well considering its age, 2005. I have had issues only with general wear and tear. This is my 2nd Toyota. I consider Toyotas to be durable, when parts are needed they are easy to find. One major problem was the airbag. Toyota had a recall and replaced it free of charge. Comfort wise this vehicle is very small, we do need more leg room. Overall a good car. A good first car for a young person. Buy this car, take good care and it should last you over 14 years.

- First Name M

The reliability of a Toyota corolla.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

With good maintenance, this car has lasted for fourteen years without need for any major repairs. It has a small tank, but good gas mileage. In fourteen years, it has never broken down a single time, and is highly reliable for long trips. Because it is such an old model, it does not have high-tech features like most current models do, but it is a good choice for someone not looking for the ability to use their phone or Bluetooth too often while in their vehicle.

- Brooklyn W

Reliable & Long-Lasting 2005 Toyota Corolla

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I have not had any major problems with my Toyota Corolla other than basic maintenance, such as new tires, muffler, brakes, etc. It is comfortable and a reliable vehicle with fairly good gas mileage. As it is the most basic trim of its kind, it does not have features such as an auxiliary port or Bluetooth (partially due to its age as well), but does have ample storage space and other advantages like 2 car jack ports and a CD player with preset radio stations.

- Brenda K

2005 Corolla is a Must Have

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I like my Corolla. I bought it second hand off of Craigslist. Have had to replace a lot of things in it - full brakes, tire rods, a whole lot of things. Wish it had leather interior. As a whole it drives well and it's a Toyota so it'll never die. I think I've put close to 50,000 miles on it and it drives the same way it did when I bought it. Hoping to upgrade soon but it's a nice car for anyone who wants reliability.

- Rachel B

Better than a duracell battery. Keeps going and going and going.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I love my corolla. After all these years it still runs like new. I have had no major issues. I have the car serviced every 3 to 4 months. I plan to drive my corolla for another 5 years. The performance is so good, I do not need a new car. I think Toyota manufactures a very reliable car. It is 14 years old. Can your car last that long. All it needs is a good paint job. You would never know it was a 2005 corolla.

- Margaret C

gas mileage is very great

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

When speeding it kills a lot of gas but the car has great mileage. It is not a luxury car at all which is also why I dislike it. But it is very comfortable. The car will take you to many places without having to refill the tank. But once you start to use the car more you will get to know the car a lot. I believe this is the type of car that you would use to go far or for business.

- Emily B

The Little Trooper that could.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I love my little car, I keep regular maintenance on it and it runs smoothly and gets me where I need to go. Just this last week it reached 300k miles and is still keeping on like a little trooper. Yeah it may be a little ugly from some dings and dents but it is reliable and easy to take care of. Most everything is the car is easy to replace yourself and it gets great gas mileage.

- Brady H

The most reliable thing in my life.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My vehicle is reliable, it is over 10 years old and it still runs pretty well. I feel this vehicle is safe, cost effective, and low maintenance. I thought my son how to drive, with my car and will probably past it down to him within the next year. I would recommend this car to anybody but especially to working parents who need something affordable and reliable.

- Sarah M

Made in the USA dependable and reliable

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Dependable, easy maintenance, customer service is excellent, made in America, long lasting vehicle. Comfortable interior, have had few mechanical issues, take regular maintenance only have had two replacement issues. Parts in stock and replacement was a breeze. Researched where car manufactured in USA, only one recall for airbags and was handled by company

- Karen L

Toyota's will grow with you

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Maintenance is affordable. Since it is a 2005 I feel as though it is a great car on reliability it still runs like a regular car. Never have had any issues with this vehicle. It's a four door so it is spacious. This car I would recommend to first Rome drivers and/or people with little to no experience on the road. This car is easy to maneuver.

- Jada H

Overall the Toyota Corolla is a pretty good car

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My car gets great gas mileage. There is quite a bit of space in the car. One downside is the odometer stops working at 299,999 miles, the good thing is Toyota was willing to fix it free of charge. Maintenance is easy and there is space in the engine compartment making maintenance under the hood easier if your a do it yourself kind of person

- Megan B

You might only have five bucks for gas but you will get where you are going.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Other than a lot if interior noise I have no complaints. It is fuel efficient and I've taken it places truck owners are afraid to go. These little cars will always have your back. They handle well, they're spacious too, but small enough to turn on a dime so maneuvering into a parking space or a sharply angled driveway is not a problem.

- Shannon M

The Toyota corolla is a dependable and powerful vehicle.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

This vehicle is wonderful on gas mileage. It is very reliable and has not given me any problems since I acquired it. I have had this vehicle for about 5 months. It has plenty of room to seat 4 passengers. The trunk has plenty of space for groceries and other items. This vehicle has plenty of engine power and makes it up hills easily.

- Rosalie C

I enjoy having this car as it is perfect for driving me from place to place.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I really like having this car as it has always reliable and that it has never stopped or caused me big troubles. It has needed changes of different parts, but I would say that it is normal as the car is an older model. The changes of the car have been spread out so it is not like you are spending a lot to get the car fix all at once.

- Leticia C

Modernized Classic 05 Corolla

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

2005 Silver Toyota Corolla CE, in great condition, no dents or scratches. Interior is comfortable, very clean with no rips or tears, comes with a Bluetooth sound system and Viper Car Alarm system. Up to date on tags, oil change, and passing SMOG test. I've driven very far with this car and never had any problems it's super reliable!

- Chelsea C

The car is fast and does most of my road trips without hitches. Easy to maintain

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Problems: if car is not serviced as at when due it could run down the engine in a few years. Reliability: the car is economical, uses less fuel than the average cars. Comfort: Extremely comfortable and roomy for a family of 4. Could easily fit 2 car seats behind. I love the sound of the engine when its on. Not noisy at all.

- Ama N

Great long distance car but not so terrific in snow

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Great for long distance drives, have taken it cross country several times without serious problems, but it has problems shifting gears going uphill sometimes. It's comfortable and roomy and has the most basic features. One other thing is it is terrible in snow and slides all over the place. For snow, I'd pass and get a Subaru

- Chris P

Very great on gas and doesn't require a lot of maintenance

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I have had my car very almost 5 years now and it is amazing. I don't have many problems with my vehicle..I just have to keep up with the maintenance. My car is very great on gas and doesn't cost much to fill it up. It is very reliable. It drives very smooth. No engine issues..probably the one of the best cars I have ever had.

- Shelby R

Toyota Corolla, affordable, comfort, low cost

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Great vehicle if you want a long and lasting car. Family of 4, perfect sizing. Low maintenance/maintenance cost. Gas is cheap, need to fill up every 9 days which is perfect. Although a small car, have used it several times for trips. Suitcase were able to fit nice, as well as when going camping things fit just right.

- Valeria D

Reliable, Very Few Issues

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

The gas mileage is excellent! It holds up really well, and I have had very few issues with it. In the last eight years - and over 100,000 miles, all I have had to do is replace the starter and maybe a headlight or two. Repairs are fairly easy as there is enough room under the hood to get your hands where you need them.

- Seth T

Great gas saver for family !

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Dependable; fits 5 people; great on gas especially on the highway; the only downside is it's hard to turn off automatic lights on the vehicle so anytime your car is running, the lights are on. Otherwise, this car is great for a family or for a first car for a teenager. Its reliable and easy to fix if ever needed.

- Tia S

Toyota, corolla, one of the most dependable cars on the market.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Toyotas are overall good cars and they are very dependable. I have over 180k miles on my car and it's still going strong. I drive 100 miles round trip to work 4 times a week and have never encountered any problems with my car. I do my part by making sure preventive maintenance is done, which also helps.

- Willie P

Reliable, fun and easy- Toyota corolla.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Easy to drive, lasts when mileage is high, easy to keep updated with oil changes and replacing tires. Sits 4 comfortably for longer drives. Air conditioner works great during the summer. Heater works great in the winter. Defrosts pretty quickly. Great trunk space. Can surprisingly fits a lot.

- Amanda W

really love about this car is it will beep at you if you don't have a seat belt.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

my husband and I bought it used and it works great. It's pretty old so we have some problems. They are easy fixes though. The worst problem we had was getting the hose for the engine fixed, it was very expensive. We have had it for almost four years and it works great for our little family.

- Abby H

Speed good on gas and runs amazingly

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

The car runs good, quiet, good on gas, the sunroof is a plus. It's fast. The knob gets stuck sometimes but it's not a complaint. Automatic windows are a plus. Brakes well. Very efficient. Color is nice. Doesn't rust bad. Sensors are a little broken but it was a used car when I got it

- deva nee S

The best part of my vehicle is his reliable it is and how comfortable it is

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Great gas mileage for a compact car. Excellent trunk room as well as backseat room. I don't have many issues or barely any issues with my car other than the normal issues that need attention. I like how smooth the ride is and how it still runs brand new even though it's 14 years old

- Bailey K

Corolla: A nice, reliable car to start with.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I enjoy my Corolla. It handles well, and the drive is usually silent. Parts of the car rarely break or work improperly. Good gas mileage. Lots of legroom in the backseat. Amazing trunk space for the size of the car. This year does not have built-in Bluetooth nor cruise control.

- Elaine T

Overall great make and model! Thanks Toyota!

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

It's easy to drive and service. Overall a very reliable vehicle, unfortunately no aux cord port. I've personally never had any problems with it as long as the oil is changed on time, any problems have come from my own incompetence. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

- Katie S

Great reliability and a smooth ride that I've had since high school

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

This car has been very reliable. I've had no major issues or breakdowns. With regular maintenance I expect it to continue to run well, even with what is now over 120,000 miles. It has moved across two states, and survived the awful road conditions of Atlanta, GA.

- Dillon W

Our corolla has almost 300,000 miles and still drives like the day we bought it!

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My car has almost 300,000 miles. This is a very safe, reliable vehicle. Very spacious and very comfortable ride. Would recommend this to anyone with a family! Also great on gas.. 40 miles to the gallon. Trunk has a lot of space and hardly had to do any work to it

- Alicia T

Bought the car for a good deal

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

I bought the car from a coworker for 2,000 and it had not been used as it only had 40,000 miles on it so it was a good deal. I've had it for 4 years without any problems but it is just now experienced some problems with the engine so I had to take to my mechanic

- Victor C

Extremely reliable car that's great on gas mileage

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

Awesome vehicle, great on gas. Very reliable. Have not had any issues with it. Only maintenance that I've had to do is oil changes and tires. Seats are comfortable for longer trips. Over 280,000 miles and still running great. Only downside is manual windows.

- Holly A

Cute reliable car for someone who loves to drive.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

My four door vehicles is great for long drives to visit family that are over a hundred miles away and is so great on gas. It is such a reliable car, so long as I keep up with all the oil changes. It's a great car and I hope to have it for many more years.

- Renee L

very great gas mileage and dependable

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

old, naturally wants to swerve to the right. Beat up. Paint chips. Great gas mileage. Comfy seats. noisy. no leg room. Roll up windows. No auto locks. Manual locks. No lock on gas tank. reliable. dependable. small. Low to the ground. automatic. Small trunk

- Ben T

Corolla in great condition.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

No problems. Superb performance for its age. Reliable for local trips and beyond. Comfortable within and throughout. Ac included. Clean interior and CD player. Also comes with antenna and tinted windows with his lights. Great drive and reliable travelling.

- Cyprian K

A Great daily driver and family friendly.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE

It is a Great car. It is very reliable. It fits all three of my children in the back with their boosters and car seat. I would definitely buy another one after this one. They have plenty of legroom and the front seats are very comfortable as well..

- Diane N

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