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2013 Toyota Corolla

August 12th, 2010

2013 Toyota Corolla

We are still at least 2 years away from the launch of the 2013 Toyota Corolla. So this review is a kind of a preview and a placehoder for the discussion about the 2013 Toyota Corolla. It is expected the readers will pen down their expectation with the 2013 Toyota Corolla and their experience with the previous versions of the Toyota Corolla. These discussion will eventually form a user generated preview and the review about the 2013 Toyota Corolla.

A little bit of the History of the Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is one of the earliest cars that has longest record of continued production in its class. The Toyota Corolla was launched by the Japanese manufacturer in 1968 and it will be completing its 50th year of production in 2018. Toyota has continued to improve its quality and the demand for the Toyota Corolla has been growing leaps and bounds over the years.

In the most recent years, however, there has been a series of recalls that has dent in the reputation of the Japanese Manufacturer. It started with the floor mat recall in late 2009. Later on in the begining of 2010 unintended acceleration issued let to the recall of the several millions of Toyota.

A note on the Fuel Economy

The EPA economy of the present Toyota Corolla has the fuel economy of 26 miles per galon in the City and 35 miles per galon on the highway. Even though Toyota Corolla is an international vehicle, the fuel economy is quoted only in miles per galon in place of the kilometer per liter. For the readers who do not live in US and record the fuel economy in Kilometer per liter, the 26 mpg is equivalent to 11.05 kilometer per liter and 35 mpg is equivalent to 14.9 kilometers per liter. It will be interesting to see if 2013 Toyota Corolla can improve upon the fuel economy of the present Toyota Corolla. If the current trend of improving the fuel economy continues, we may expect to see some improved mileage in the 2013 Toyota Corolla.

Competitors of 2013 Toyota Corolla

If history continues, Toyota corolla will see most serious competition from the 2013 Honda Civic. Honda has relatively cleaner record of quality, however, it has recently seen some recalls with the 2003 and 2004 Honda Civic and Accord. Ford Focus has recently improved its quality in the recent years and is expected to become a serious competitor for the 2013 Toyota Corolla. Besides the Honda and Toyota, Volkswagon Jetta and Hyundai Elantra are also competing for the subcompact car. Hyundai has increased its sales and consumer base with its warranty programme and it still needs to be seen how other car manufacturers respond to it.

Pricing Movement

The existing pricing structure of the Toyota Corolla is as follows – The 5 Speed Manual Transmission Base model had  Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price close to  $15500. This is also the least priced corolla model.The base model with  Automatic Transmission model happens to have a MSRP of $16,250.  The more selling LE models have prices of  $16,850  and   $17,750 for manual and the automatic versions respectively. It will be interesting to see how the pricing movement takes place for the 2013 Toyota Corolla.

It is now time for you to pen down your own comments about the 2013 Toyota Corolla. Do you think the the 2013 Toyota corolla will be able to go past the recent the recall issues and re establish itself as the top quality car manufacturer.

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  1. rex Akers
    November 5th, 2010 at 17:04 | #1

    I have managed to get past the several recalls. I’ve had about 12 Toyota Corolla with a 5 speed manual transmission since 2003 and don’t understand why Toyota, in their wisedom???? is so arrogant they don’t see fit to offer it. Some of us like a moderate priced vehicle with a 5 speed. All my vehicles have been exceptional and except for this issue would not even consider the Honda Civic. THEY still offer it. Some of your decisions are downright DUMB!

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