• November 17, 2011

2012 Toyota Corolla-A Review

Toyota Corolla is known for its performance, quality and styling that’s why Toyota keeps on introducing tech based state of the art features in its models. Toyota introduced several changes in styling and interior features of 2011 Corolla and now Toyota has made some enhancements in 2012 Toyota Corolla. Let’s talk about the features of 2012 Toyota Corolla;

Available Grades

Following three grades will be available in 2012 Toyota Corolla

  • Base model Corolla L
  • LE
  • Sporty S Grade


All models of 2012 Toyota Corolla are powered by 1.8L DOHC 4-cylinder engine which delivers 132 Horsepower and torque of 128 lb-ft. Double Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for improved performance and enhanced fuel efficiency.

Engines of base Corolla and Sporty S Grade are coupled with 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission whereas LE model is available in standard automatic transmission.

EPA Ratings

  • EPA rating of 2012 Toyota Corolla with 5-speed automatic transmission is 27mpg in the city and 34mpg on the highway.
  • EPA rating of 2012 Toyota Corolla with 4-speed automatic transmission is 26mpg in the city and 34mpg on the highway.


Exterior styling of 2012 Toyota Corolla has been done from Turin, Italy and sporty features have been added in its exterior. Wheelbase of Corolla is 102.4 inches and its truck is 12.3 cubic feet. Character lines moves from hood to the A-pillar and turn back from top edge of front bumper to add a muscular look in front fender flares. Some more lines move backward and come at door level to highlight the low profile of Corolla. To reduce paint damage from stone chip, Toyota has employed inner layers of anti-chipping coating.

Standard Body Kit

S model of Toyota Corolla features a standard body kit which gives it a sporty appearance and also improves the aerodynamics. Standard body kit includes; front spoiler, rocker moldings, upper and lower back spoilers.

Improved Exterior Features to Reduce Wind Noise

Toyota has designed the exterior of 2012 Toyota Corolla keeping in view the wind noise reduction and A-pillar is particularly designed for this purpose. Windshield is composed of acoustic glass and window-frame structure has been modified to decrease the vibration of side glass. Additionally modified shape of windshield molding and wiper blade covers also helps in wind noise reduction.


2012 Toyota Corolla is meant for 5 passengers and its cabin facilitate the driver and passengers to accommodate inside with full comfort even taller people can easily sit and enjoy the ride. Tilt and telescopic steering wheel are standard in all the models, further convenience is provided by the multi-information display which provides information about external temperature, instant as well as average fuel economy, travel distance and average speed.

Three passengers can easily accommodate on the back seats and interior of 2012 Toyota Corolla is available in 3 color schemes i.e. Ash, Dark Charcoal and Bisque.

Optional Features in 2012 Toyota Corolla LE and S are;

  • 6.1-in. touch screen
  • AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capabilit
  • Six speakersSiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio with iTunes Tagging
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • USB port with iPod connectivity and control
  • Vehicle information
  • Hands-free phone capability
  • Phonebook access
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology

Optional features

  • 16 inches 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • Integrated fog lamps
  • Power tilt/slide moon roof

Safety Features

Standard safety features in 2012 Toyota Corolla are;

  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology brake override system

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