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2017 Toyota Corolla Buyer’s Guide

Traditional Virtues Fortified by High MPG

The venerable Toyota Corolla’s most recent stem-to-stern makeover enhanced this compact bestseller’s traditional strengths — reliability, affordability, low operating costs — with 21st-century must-have improvements: a roomier interior, reduced interior noise, and increased fuel economy. Its more contemporary sheetmetal surrounds a substantially larger Corolla, which offers one of the roomiest rear seats in the class. For 2017, the Corolla receives updated styling and a limited 50th Anniversary Special Edition. More safety equipment is now standard on all Corollas, including the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of features, with pre-collision with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control and lane departure alert with steering assist. 

With attractive pricing, contemporary styling, class-leading roominess and high fuel economy ratings, the Toyota Corolla has what it takes to continue building on its formidable worldwide sales record — 43 million cars and still going strong, the bestselling brand in automotive history.

Driving It

From our 2017 Toyota Corolla full review: “It’s comfortable, with a ride quality that absorbs bumps without making the car feel like it’s wallowing around. The SE models even have the tiniest bit of bite to their suspension, and the manual-transmission SE could even be considered beginner-level fun.”

Modern, Spacious Cabin

The Corolla boasts one of the roomiest interiors in the compact sedan segment, with 41.4 inches of rear-seat legroom. The cabin also offers standard USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and the available features list includes a 7.0-inch display, Entune Audio, Entune Apps, HD Radio, navigation and Siri Eyes Free mode.

Owners Say visitor and Corolla owner D.P. had this to say: “It doesn’t feel like a “cheap” car. I get about 34 MPG in the city and over 40 on the highway. If I had a complaint it’s about the CVT and how slow the car accelerates. But the trade-off is the mileage and efficiency of the car. Can’t have everything. Great fit and finish…It’s simple, reliable, inexpensive and efficient.” Read more Toyota Corolla consumer reviews.

Build and Price

Sticker prices for the 2017 Toyota Corolla start just over $19,000 and top out above $24,000, attractive pricing that’s backed up by strong resale values. Build and price your own 2017 Toyota Corolla right here at to unlock this week’s Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Compact Cars

The affordable, dependable Toyota Corolla is one of the smartest and most practical new-car choices you can make, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you. Check out our Compact Car Buyer’s Guide to become an instant expert on the segment.


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