2013 Toyota Corolla Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Nautical Blue Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,788 - $13,992
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
132
Seats
5

How 2013 Toyota Corolla Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

2.8 Overall Score
Performance 2.5Comfort 3.3Styling 2.3Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The 2013 Toyota Corolla sedan is the current incarnation of the best-selling automobile ever, with a reputation for longevity, fuel efficiency and retained value. But Toyota has become complacent with the Corolla, which looks frumpy and plain next to a current Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra or Chevy Cruze. And the entertaining VW Jetta TDI and Mazda3 Skyactiv get 40 mpg.

Toyota Corolla Models & Trims

chevronDown icon L $9,094 - $12,345
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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Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon S Special Edition $10,415 - $13,992
Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.4
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Comfortable and reliable car for the everyday person.

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The Toyota Corolla has performed excellently for the past 3 years. I have only had one incident of having car issues and I am pretty sure the issue came from the place that performed my oil changed. I had an oil leak and it started grinding my engine. Later I found out that the gasket on the oil was ripped and it wasn't an internal issue with the car itself. The car is very comfortable and drives incredibly smoothly. Although it does not have a ton of power, it performs excellently and drives very smoothly. The radio and sound system that comes with the car is great quality. I haven't really felt a need to buy a new car stereo. The radio has a nice touch screen and syncs very nicely with my phone so I can see the songs that play on my phone. Overall I love this car and recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable, comfortable, and reliable car that can travel quite the distance.

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The 2013 Corolla's 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine struggles to provide enough muscle for passing cars on the highway and traveling up hills. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is available. Overall ride quality is comfortable and composed, but steering feels numb and unresponsive. This sedan is suitable enough for your everyday commute, but rivals like the Mazda3 provide a more engaging ride. The Corolla delivers 26-27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway – an average rating in the class.

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The Corolla seats five in two rows of seats. Its cloth seats are soft and comfortable, but they don't offer much support. Head- and legroom in the front seats is good. The rear seats have a decent amount of space, but taller occupants might feel snug. Visibility is good all around. Cabin styling looks a bit conservative, but audio and climate controls are easy to identify and use. There are two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the outboard rear seats and an upper tether anchor on the middle seat. The Corolla is lacking when it comes to standard features. It comes with a four-speaker audio system and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. To get features like Bluetooth, a USB port, cruise control, and heated power mirrors, you'll have to step up to the higher trim levels.

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Features of the 2013 Corolla.

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I honestly love this car. It's very reliable and cheap. I have been driving it for 4 years now and not a single problem. I get it serviced every year and I get my oil changed every 3 months like everyone else should. I attend the university of urn but I am from Las Vegas. So every now and then I drive back to Vegas for holidays or just to see old friends. The drive from reno to Las Vegas is 6-7 hours. I have made the trip about 50 times and my car has never broken down. My favorite features of the car are, the spacious truck, the speakers are accommodating, and the car itself is not to seal to fit my friends in it. My least favorite features are the interior lights are a yellowish dimmed light and the screen on the in car monitor is easily dented.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,094 - $12,345
$9,703 - $12,718

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 (hp)
132 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
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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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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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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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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Optional
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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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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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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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
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Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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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

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

Automatic Headlights
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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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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

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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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Poor

Safety Features

  • Star safety system -inc: enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lamps
  • 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
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Front seat active headrests
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

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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, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V024000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, IS-F, and GX460 vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR, AS, GU, the MP (Saipan), and the U.S. VI or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Lexus IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, ES350, IS-F, GX460, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles sold, ever registered, in the states of AZ, AR, DE, DC, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, VA, and WV or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2009 Scion xB, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Lexus IS250, IS350, ES350, IS-F, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles ever registered in the states of AK, CO, CT, ID, IA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WY or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assemble...
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, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall is expected to begin January 24, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. 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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