Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,224 - $7,470
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
126
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,224 - $7,470
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
126
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota Corolla If...

If you're looking for a compact sedan with a reputation for reliability, great resale value and good fuel economy, the 2008 Toyota Corolla tops a very short list.

Toyota Corolla Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Reviews

4.29

271 Reviews

46% 38% 14% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

All in all, the cost and age of the car has been good. No major problems.

The size is just right for parking, long trips for suitcases, and seating comfortably. There are well placed cup holders. Gas mileage is quite good. The radio and CD player work well. The brakes need replacing a little more than I expected butt not too expensive. Tires are reasonable in price. Changing oil is typical. Not too often since mileage is good. The air conditioning cools the hot summer air quickly and the heater warms up quickly on cold days. I do not like how warm the interior gets from sitting in the sun. The upholstery is still in good shape and cleans up well. The headlights covers dull easy so nighttime driving can be difficult. I got that fixed once 2 years ago and should do it again. Seat belts don't retract well so they at times get caught in the door.

- Sharon W

Toyota Corolla 2008 a worthwhile long-term relationship.

I have had two Toyota Corollas during my driving life (the only two cars I have had actually). They've been reliable because I have barely ever had mechanical issues. Also, they have been fuel cost effective because I driven considerable miles before fueling. The car fits five people comfortably and I categorized it as smart purchase from the beginning. I thought: this car can serve me, a responsible college student with friends and family. I also thought this car can serve my future husband and two children just fine. I was in for the long haul with my Toyota because honestly it was just a dream come true in all my senses. Though I did change my mind about the color, I have yet to turn away displeased with my fully paid Toyota.

- Kat G

Being leather causes it to be hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter.

Toyotas are completely reliable cars. I have always owned Toyotas and they last 150, 000 miles - 200, 000 miles. The ride is smooth and comfortable. The interior is comfortable and clean. The speaker system is adjustable from the bass to the volume. The seat warmers work fast in the winter time which always makes for a more comfortable ride. Any passengers in my Toyota report having tons of room and space. I take my Toyota on long distance trips and always have the peace of mind knowing that my car will get me where I need to go without any mechanical issues. Any replacement parts are cheap and oil changes are also inexpensive. Overall 10/10 car.

- Bella L

Ranked #4 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,224 - $6,579
$6,097 - $7,470

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 hp
126 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.2 ft.
35.2 ft.

Length

Length
178.3 in.
178.3 in.

Width

Width
66.9 in.
66.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2530 - 2595 .lbs
2550 - 2615 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 hp
126 hp

Torque

Torque
122 ft. lbs.
122 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
150 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

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
27 - 36 mpg
27 - 36 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 - 37 mpg
35 - 37 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety