2012 Toyota Corolla Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Classic Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,209 - $13,034
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
132
Seats
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How 2012 Toyota Corolla Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.9 Overall Score
Performance 2.6Comfort 3.3Styling 2.3Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The Toyota Corolla is a sales leader that truly reflects the strengths and weaknesses of the Toyota brand. It's a car that delivers complaint-free daily commutes with excellent reliability and impeccable resale value, while simultaneously displaying a near absence of style and fun.

Toyota Corolla Models & Trims

chevronDown icon L $8,209 - $10,988
Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 18 (in.) - Steel
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Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 18 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon S $9,839 - $13,034
Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.28
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Our vehicle is one of the most reliable cars that consumers could ever buy.

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Me and my family have had this car for 6 years and it is very reliable, it is fuel efficient and did not have a lot of troubles. We shipped it from Hawaii to California 4 months ago since we have relocated in California. When we brought it here issues started appearing like issues with the brake pad and now windows wont roll down. I do not know if all those issues are related to being driven more and longer distances now since we live in California and drive the car more miles than we used to drive in Hawaii. Other than that it has been a very comfortable car for us but would like to upgrade to a much spacious and more comfortable car now since for more family relaxation.

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Amazing vehicle love every aspect of it!

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I have a Toyota Corolla 2012 4 doors silver car, it is amazing on gas the comfort is great it also has a sunroof which I love it either slides all the way open or it pops up just a bit. The car looks classy and elegant, I am the first owner to my car I have not had any problems with it I keep up with the maintenance, but my car has been good to me and has been very reliable. It also has Bluetooth so it connects to my phone and I love that. Overall it's a wonderful car and I am so glad that I own it, I will never sell it, it's that amazing!

Teresa R
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My Toyota Corolla 2012 s is amazing. It takes about 30 miles per gallon.

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I have a 2012 Toyota Corolla. It is silver with charcoal gray interior. It has a radio, Bluetooth, and CD player. It is so comfortable to be in. Normally my car can go about 30 miles to the gallon. I pay maybe $20- $30 to fill up my car. It has 132 horsepower. When you first drive it, because it runs so smooth you do not realize that you are speeding down the street. It is such a great car. 4 door and is big enough for 4-5 passengers.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,209 - $10,988
$9,481 - $12,404

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 (hp)
132 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
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Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC SFI 16
1.8L DOHC SFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 - 38.8 (in.)
37.9 - 38.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 (in.)
36.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 - 37.2 (in.)
37.1 - 37.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.3 (cu. ft.)
12.3 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
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Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Not Available
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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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
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
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Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 (in.)
102.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 (ft.)
35.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
180 (in.)
180 (in.)

Width

Width
69.4 (in.)
69.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2734 - 2767 (.lbs)
2800 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 (hp)
132 (hp)

Torque

Torque
128 (ft. lbs.)
128 (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

Performance Tires
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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
31 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

City

City
27 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
34 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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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.

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

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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes -inc: brake assist, electronic brake force distribution
  • Smart Stop braking technology
  • Vehicle stability control w/traction control -inc: off switch
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Dual front airbags w/occupant sensors
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • ALR/ELR 3-point front & rear seatbelts -inc: front adjustable shoulder belt anchors, pretensioners, force limiters
  • Child restraint system w/LATCH anchors
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Direct tire pressure monitor
  • Internal trunk release
  • Front seat active headrests
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V005000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Toyota 4Runner, 2014-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, and 2014-2017 Lexus GX460 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS250, IS350, 2011-2016 4Runner, 2011-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, 2011-2017 Lexus GX460, and 2011-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Toyo...
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 owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began February 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
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Air Bags Jan 9, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V006000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), H1A (Toyota Zone C), G2G (Lexus Zone A), G2H (Lexus Zone B) and H2A (Lexus Zone C). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).

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