Toyota Corolla for sale in the Philippines
General information about the Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is a series of 4-door, 5-seater compact and subcompact cars produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota. The Corolla is the most successful car model in the world with an estimated 40 million units sold worldwide and is nearly five decades in production.
Toyota Corolla history
The product line started out in 1966 and by 1974 was the best selling car model worldwide. Recently, the line has expanded to include a variant called the Toyota Corolla Altis (2006 to present), which is exclusively sold in the ASEAN market.
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Toyota Corolla specs and performance
The last generation of the Corolla (before Toyota Philippines rebranded it as the Altis) has two powerplant options: a 1.3 liter DOHC, 4-valve gasoline engine which propels it with 75 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque and a 1.6 liter of the same engine which produces 110 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. This car has a maximum of speed of 170 to 190 kilometers per hour (kph). It can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 12.8 seconds and 10.8 seconds for the 1.3 liter and 1.6 liter, respectively.
Toyota Corolla fuel consumption
Toyota claims that the Corolla has an average combined (urban and extra-urban) fuel consumption of 15 km/L.
Toyota Corolla design
Toyota Corolla exterior
The Toyota Corolla has a unibody construction combined with a wishbone front suspension and a depreciated rack for its rear. The Corolla’s exterior has equipment such as 13-inch steel wheels and wind up windows for the 1.3 liter and 14-inch steel wheels, an optional spoiler and power options for the 1.6 liter. Older models of the Corolla have been known as “no frills” cars with fewer features than their rivals.
Toyota Corolla interior
Inside the Corolla is a spacious cabin with fabric covered seats and a manual air conditioning system. The 1.3 liter variant has the basic package and no tachometer or digital clock. On the other hand, the 1.6 Liter has a digital clock, all power options, and dual SRS airbags.
Toyota Corolla color options
The following are the Toyota Corolla colors available: attitude black mica, gray metallic, silver metallic, red mica metallic, super white, white pearl and dark brown mica metallic.
Toyota Corolla safety rating and features
Toyota has equipped the Corolla with safety and security features such as SRS airbags, an anti-lock brake system, 3-point ELR seatbelts, EBD, brake assist, child protection locks, a LED high mount stop lamp, ventilated disc front brakes and solid brakes in its rear.
Because of this equipment, the Toyota Corolla received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What are the best features of the Toyota Corolla?
The Corolla’s main selling point is its very affordable price and reliable build. This concept has attracted many car consumers who are looking for a family service vehicle with enough cabin and trunk space.
Toyota Corolla price list in the Philippines
A brand new base model Toyota Corolla Altis 2015 1.6 E M/T can be bought for P836,000, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0 V A/T with white pearl coating is valued at P1.216 million. Below is the complete price list of the popular variants of the All-New Toyota Corolla Altis:
- Corolla Altis 2.0 V A/T (Pearl): P1,216,000.00
- Corolla Altis 2.0 V A/T (Std): P1,201,000.00
- Corolla Altis 1.6 V A/T (Pearl): P1,014,000.00
- Corolla Altis 1.6 V A/T (Std): P999,000.00
- Corolla Altis 1.6 G A/T: P935,000.00
- Corolla Altis 1.6 G M/T: P879,000.00
- Corolla Altis 1.6 E M/T: P836,000.00
Price of used Toyota Corolla for sale at Carmudi Philippines
A look at Carmudi’s listings revealed that the cheapest second hand Toyota Corolla models that were built in the 1990s and have a price range of between P100,000 and P150,000. Meanwhile, more recent models (ninth generation) are priced at around P350,000. Below are the average prices of used Toyota Corolla models:
- Toyota Corolla XL MT 1991: P110,000
- Toyota Corolla 1992: P120,000
- Toyota Corolla XE 1996: P165,000
- Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6-Liter 2006: P355,000
- Toyota Corolla Altis G 2010: P480,000
Reasons to buy a Toyota Corolla
Because of its popularity, the Corolla is considered a staple unit for most Filipino car owners. This flagship model began to revolutionize the Philippine auto market in the 1990s as a family vehicle and a commuter sedan used by taxi cab companies.
In general, middle class families and taxi cab companies will rely on the Toyota Corolla for its:
- Very affordable price
- Roomy interior cabin
- Reliable nameplate history
- Low maintenance cost
Poor highway performance and slow acceleration.
Toyota Corolla vs. other compact cars in the Philippines
Despite being unbeaten in the sedan category, the Corolla has also faced tight competition from cars such as the Nissan Sentra, the Honda City, the Hyundai Accent and the Mitsubishi Lancer.
Interesting facts about Toyota Corolla
The Corolla is the most successful model from Toyota. It now expands to 11 generations with the 2013 release being the most current. In the US, an average of around 300,000 brand new Corolla units have been sold yearly since 2000.