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2012 Toyota Corolla Review and Prices

About 2012 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla series from Toyota is badly needing something that will renew consumers’ options, especially knowing that this has been around for some time. In order to deliver just that, the manufacturers have decided to release the 2012 Toyota Corolla for the coming year. It has been incorporated with a decent amount of changes to keep up with the redesign efforts done on its competitors.  Check out the common question about this car and do not forget to post your expectation and experience with this car.

Reference is made to the specification sheet of the Toyota Corolla available at http://www.toyota.com/corolla/specs.html. The readers are advised to refer to the specification sheet for precise information instead of relying upon many false information floating on the internet. The exact information about the engine is being reproduced here as it is to help reader take a quick glance at it

1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve dual VVT-i 4-cylinder
132 hp @ 6000 rpm; 128 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

The above specification is about the first of the two types of the engines available. It has 4 cylinder and obviously will have better mileage. It will have 132 horsepower of muscle at 6000 rpm.  The DOHC stands for Double OverHead Camshaft and is different from the Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) engine in that – in the Single Overhead Camshaft only one Camshaft is placed inside the cylinder. In the DOHC, on the other hand two Camshafts are placed in a single cylinder. If the mechanical engineering looks interesting to you – you are encouraged to read more about it on the internet or pose a question in the comment section, when one of the Auto Experts will be replying about  your query. For know keep in mind that SOHC engine will produce higher  horse power for a given torque but will eat up more gas.

Now look at what is in there for a higher power Engine.

2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-i 4-cylinder
158 hp @ 6000 rpm; 162 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

With the 2.4 liter engine, the horse power increases from 132 hp to 158 hp. Also note that we still have the 4 cylinder engine here.

Now take a look at some of the most common question asked about the 2012 Toyota Corolla. You may already be knowing most of this. If you have more question or query or anything in your mind about the accuracy of the figures about the 2012 Toyota Corolla, you may like to post a question in the comment section and one of the Toyota Corolla Auto Expert will be glad to answer. Many Auto experts read this review and are more than happy to answer your question. The comment section about this 2012 Toyota Corolla is also a place to air your grievance about the previous models of the 2012 Toyota Corolla. You may also like to put your grievance with your dealer who refused to repair any previous year model of the Toyota Corolla while it was in the warranty period. The online media has become a powerful option for the customers who do not get good service from the service providers. So feel free let your greivance in the comment section.

Readers are also encouraged to write about the potential comparison of the 2012 Toyota Corolla with the other years models and a comparative study of what their experience was with the other models and how that could be inferior or superior to the 2012 Toyota Corolla model.

We finally bring some more information in the form of the question and answer.  Feel free to ask more questions in the comment section.

Q. Who are competitors of the 2012 Toyota Corolla.

A. The 2012 Honda Civic, 2012 Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Chevy Cruze and Volkswagon Jetta are main competitors of the Toyota Corolla. Toyota’s own Yaris model is also a good competitor with lower cost and better mileage .

Q. When is the 2012 Toyota Corolla expected to launch.

A.  If we believe in the history, the 2012 Toyota Corolla is expected to be launched by mid 2011. Stay tuned for more information in the comment section.

Q. Any comment on the styling aspect of the 2012 Toyota Corolla ?

A. Hence, let’s focus first on the styling aspect of this vehicle model. The 2012 Toyota Corolla will come with a  slight polishing in outlook that will not differ much from the 2011 model.  But even when it has opted to incorporate minor alterations, Toyota has decided to retain the basic shape and size of the vehicle body.   This four door sedan and will offer up to 5 choices for trim levels, although this one needs to be confirmed. The five trim choices available include the base model, LE, SE, XLE, and the XRS model.

Q. Any comment on the Engine and Horse Power ?

A.  The 2012 Toyota Corolla is integrated with a front wheel drive system. The main engine option, on the other hand, is a four-cylinder engine with a net of 132 horsepower. The most powerful engine option is available on the Sporty XRS model, which can produce a maximum of 169 horsepower without compromising fuel efficiency to reach better mileage.

Q. What are the gas mileage of the 2012 Toyota Corolla ?

A. Speaking of gas mileage, the 2012 Toyota Corolla is hoping to compete with its rivals by offering a vehicle that delivers practical performance. Although actual EPA rating for this new model has yet to be determined, many expect that it will deliver the same numbers as its predecessor, which is around 26 mpg on the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Pro’s of 2012 Toyota Corolla

*This vehicle delivers comfortable riding experience;

*It is built with a wide array of features you can expect from a compact vehicle;

*It features the classic style that the Toyota Corolla series has been known for;

*The improved traction ensures more stability while driving this on unstable conditions.

Con’s of 2012 Toyota Corolla

*In an effort to prioritize comfort and passenger experience, the sporty handling of this vehicle has been somewhat compromised;

*There are some features that you need to pay extra before you can avail of them despite the fact that it is considered as standard for most of its competitors.


The 2012 Toyota Corolla will come with a price tag ranging between $16,300 up to $21,100. The prices will vary according to the trim model and the range of features you have equipped into your vehicle.


If you value a  vehicle that has a long history of delivering quality vehicle, you may choose to ignore recent recalls and get this wonderful car which at one point of time was one of the highest selling car in its category.  This compact sedan is packed with functional features to deliver excellent performance that always manages to impress

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  1. rex Akers
    November 5th, 2010 at 16:53 | #1

    I don’t understand why Toyota has gotten arrogant enough that I can’t buy a Corolla LE (2009-2010-2011) with a 5 speed manual transmission. The best car on the road and you manage to ruin it! I’ve had 12 since 2003; probably won’t have another. Honda Civic still offers that option. You people don’t have good sense!

  2. February 24th, 2011 at 06:25 | #2

    The car has an unbelievable standing in the market and has penetration everywhere. There is no doubt that its an awesome one but still refinement is necessary to stay at top with its competitors.

  3. Bryan
    April 1st, 2011 at 12:03 | #3

    @rex Akers why is that arrogant? Most people who drive LE’s drive them to haul kids or something, so they probably don’t see a need to include both options. Alot of manufacterers do that kinda thing in their lineups.