Over the last 40 years, Toyota has sold more than 30 million examples of the Corolla in 142 countries, earning this automobile the title of the world's best-selling passenger car on the planet. Even with the introduction of the entry-level Toyota Yaris and the youth-oriented Scion models, Toyota still managed to sell a record-breaking 390,000 Corollas in 2006 and is on track to match that number this year.
2007 Toyota Yaris S Road Test by Edmunds' Inside Line
Ten years ago an inexpensive, comfortable, well-built car like the 2007 Toyota Yaris would have been a slam dunk. In fact, it was a slam dunk. It was called the Corolla and it was one of the best-selling compact sedans of its time.
But over the last decade, compact sedan buyers got greedy. They asked for more room, better features and increased horsepower. Toyota listened, building a larger Corolla with more standard features and a bigger engine.
Now with gas prices at nearly $3 a gallon, those same buyers suddenly have a conscience. They've joined Greenpeace, bought hemp socks and started looking for smaller, cheaper and more fuel-efficient sedans. Cars like the Yaris.
Civic v Corolla v Mazda 3 Consumer Comparison by Edmunds.com
As so many Hollywood blockbusters have proven, if something works once, why not try it again? Last year, we decided to try something completely different by inviting six regular consumers to do a comparison test of three popular midsize sedans — without the sponsorship of a specific manufacturer. They poked and prodded each car using the same criteria Edmunds editors use when evaluating a vehicle. The result was an enlightening experience for the consumers involved, the Edmunds.com editors and, judging by feedback, the readers at home.
For the sequel, we rounded up three economy sedans: the two best-selling models (Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic) and the one we consider to be the best (Mazda 3). We also invited a fourth dark-horse contender to the party, but the Mitsubishi Lancer that showed up featured a fancy stereo, a sunroof and a $3,000-higher price tag. It was disqualified before the test started for being too far out of the price range. As such, the remaining three contenders were priced within $479 of each other, giving our testers the chance to see how much equipment each brand provides for basically the same amount of dough. Each car was also right off the boat (or train), with miles in the low hundreds or less. In other words, nothing was given an undue advantage. Here's a rundown of the cars.
2009 Toyota Matrix XRS by Edmunds' Inside Line
The 2009 Toyota Matrix is supposed to be very influential, just as the original Matrix proved when it was introduced in 2003. This tall wagon-style compact based on the Toyota Corolla had a sport-utility flavor but drove like a car, making it one of the first crossovers with an affordable price tag. Its big backseat and dog-friendly cargo bay made utility kind of cool. Without the Matrix, the Mazda3 five-door, Scion xB and even the Audi A3 might not have achieved the coolness they have today.
2009 Toyota Venza V6
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As soon as you see the 2009 Toyota Venza V6, you know what it is. So how come there are all these questions about whether it's a crossover, a minivan in disguise, a tall wagon or a soft-riding SUV? Really, get over it. Toyota brought it to us, not aliens from another planet.
Mark Cooledge knows what it is. The 34-year-old insurance network manager from Texas is finding life a little tight in his Toyota Camry with his wife and two small children. He isn't convinced his family needs a minivan, but he wants more space, more practicality. And maybe the Venza is it.
Cooledge is just the buyer Toyota was counting on when it designed the 2009 Toyota Venza, so we let him take the wheel with us so we could get past the labels and figure out what it does best.
Old Top Gear Toyota Corolla
Old Top Gear from 1997
Jeremy Clarkson roadtests the Toyota Corolla to see if it deserves the title of the most satisfying car to own in the U.K
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 24th April 1997
2011 Toyota Corolla S, New Updates, Bob Smith Toyota Scion, La Crescenta, CA 91214
The 2011 Corolla has been updated nicely! Still has the low price tag with more to offer. Check out the sporty new steering wheel. Seems simple, but it responds very different and easier in the corners with Electronic Power Steering. We love the changes. Come see for yourself. Visit us at 3333 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, Ca 91214, or call us at 1-800-Bob-Smith. http://www.BobSmithToyota.com. See how we've given outstanding customer satisfaction for the past 94 years!
Silver 2009 Corolla XRS
After researching and test driving several cars in its class, to include the Civic, Sentra, Matrix, and Cobalt, I decided the XRS was the one. There are several reasons I came to that conclusion but suffice to say style, comfort, and safety are all good reasons to go with the Corolla XRS.
2010 Toyota Corolla CE Review by Auto123.com
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Toyota Corolla Timeline 1966-2009
Hi, I'm Alex, Abbey's younger brother. I just turned 13 on December 31st. I love cars and I decided to do a Toyota Corolla timeline. We don't have a Toyota, but I still want to do it. So I hope you'll enjoy it.
**This is Abbey. Just wanted to say this is my younger brother's first video and he's so proud of it. So please don't burn his work. Thank you! Oh, and any further comments will be made by Alex himself.**
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