2016 Toyota Corolla L (4AT)

2016 Toyota Corolla L (4AT)
  • MSRP$17,900 Invoice$16,916
    • 27 City
    • 36 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeGas
  • Cargo368 L (13 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower132 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $785 $536 $412 $338 $288 $253

2016 Toyota Corolla Buyer's Guide

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan that provides seating for five. It’s a valuable and long-running model in the Toyota family, slotting between the brand’s subcompact offerings and the larger best-selling Camry sedan. The 2016 Corolla is a simple car for basic commuting needs, although it’s backed by Toyota’s reputation for safety and reliability. It comes with just one drivetrain option, a modest four-cylinder, and in a few trim levels. Its power output is a little low compared to some other vehicles in the class, but the Corolla was designed first and foremost to provide a good value, and it prizes efficiency over sportiness. The Toyota Corolla was last updated for the 2014 model year and there are few changes for 2016.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Toyota Corolla ECO
  • Low-rolling resistance tires
  • Rear spoiler
  • Efficiency-focused body kit
  • Re-tuned engine
2016 Toyota Corolla L
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth connectivity
2016 Toyota Corolla LE
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rearview camera
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
2016 Toyota Corolla S
  • Sport seats
  • Drive mode selector
  • Trip computer
  • Foglights

What makes it move?

Power in the 2016 Toyota Corolla is sufficient, but it does not make the car fun to drive. Only one engine is offered, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that provides 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The ECO trim level Corolla is fitted with the same engine, although its specs are slightly different, with output of 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Corolla offers a six-speed manual, four-speed automatic, or continuously variable transmission, and all are front-wheel drive.

Why buy the 2016 Toyota Corolla?

The 2016 Toyota Corolla provides basic transportation at a good value. Buyers who want more power or better equipment should look instead at Toyota’s Camry, which is slightly larger and considerably nicer to drive, but the Corolla is still a perfectly good commuter car. Several trim levels offer different combinations of features and options, and the 2016 Special Edition trim offers a sporty, upscale look thanks to a bunch of exclusive aesthetic upgrades. The Special Edition will be offered in limited quantities and Toyota expects it to sell out quickly. Fuel economy for the 2016 Corolla is good, with EPA ratings of up to 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, or up to 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway for the ECO trim model.

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