At 32 mpg overall, this generation Corolla's fuel economy was among the best we'd measured in any conventional car with an automatic transmission, other than a hybrid or a diesel. The manual transmission model gets the same fuel economy as the automatic. The pleasant and refined Corolla provides a comfortable ride, an improved driving position, and a roomier rear seat, compared with the previous model.
Alerts
There are 13 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Firm suspension & crisp handling with decent acceleration for a 1.8L engine."

Michael P., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good: smooth ride. Great gas mileage. Poor: rear window has a hard time defrosting."

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good overall experience."

Martin K., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very nimble car to drive. I use it for my work car."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"An excellent combination of many factors including fuel consumption."

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Best combination of handling and ride of any car I have ever had. Needs more acceleration quickness, especially the first 100 feet from a dead stop."

Shirley B., MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Weak acceleration"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Consistent handling"

James H., WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The acceleration begins sluggishly and, as the pedal is pressed further, becomes jumpy sometimes causing tire spin. This makes stop-and-start driving more dangerous than necessary in slippery conditions."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Drives well. Enjoy long trips in it. Handles and accelerates well."

Johne S., NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"At freeway speeds the car seems to wander in the lane. This is due to the electronic steering control. Toyota sent me a notice stating they could reprogram the controller for a different feel but this is personal preference and is not covered by any warranty and would cost $400."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Adequate for a small car."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It drives as one would expect for a compact low powered car."

Robert W., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It accelerates great and it handles very nicely. I enjoy driving my car. The motor is quiet once you start driving it. In the winter months it starts up asap and the motor is quiet once it on for about 5 minutes."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"First automatic transmission, won't buy one again."

Anonymous, NS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very good and surprising."

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Although its sits a bits low, our 2009 Toyota Corolla simply seems easier to drive than most other automobiles. At almost 70,000 miles and within months of being 10 years old, the Corolla still drives like a new car."

Wayne F., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It can be somewhat under powered and sluggish when trying to accelerate from 40 or so. Very high rpm for the speed you are going."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The car continues to provide sufficient acceleration for our driving needs and handles smoothly."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Acceleration is sluggish"

John W., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Engine and transmission have remained very reliable. Did have to replace alternator after it failed this year."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The handling is excellent but the acceleration is low enough to be almost dangerous, sometimes. There is almost no acceleration for the first 100 feet of travel and that can be a hazard, especially when entering a busy rotary (which is nearby)."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"My car handles well. I have the larger engine and so have great acceleration. Good turning radius, steering is easy, parking is very easy."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The Corolla drives very nice. I have a 5 speed manual which I enjoy and use it for slowing down. It is very easy to shift and pass on the highway. I really enjoy driving my Corolla!"

James P., IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It has always been reliable"

Linda M., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The Corolla has a good feel to the steering wheel, brakes well, but is noisy and requires more attention to steering at higher speeds due to vibration."

Deborah C., NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Absolutely great handling car acceleration is great just a joy to drive as I am a hard driver have about 3 million km’s of driving! Car can get you out of trouble when need extra power! Don’t always keep it clean but car is a Jewell! Grandson drives it a lot 20 years old learning car responds to his driving ! 2009 car good size new ones not as appealing smaller! Car dealer’s staff known selling well but road handling not as good as mine! New ones are affected by wind harder to control than mine! Mine is so good delaying newer one due to this! 2009 Corolla great size before cut down new ones!"

Lloyd M., NS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This has been a reliable and easily handled vehicle that handles well and is economical to operate."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Toyata reliability and low cost to own."

John S., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The 2009 Corolla does not have good acceleration when the air conditioning is on."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Dependability"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"With the age of the vehicle I am wary of jack rabbit starts."

John S., IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Acceleration is sluggish."

Marianne M., KS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"In my opinion, the 2009 Toyota Corolla looks better than the new models. My wife is the primary driver and she loves every aspect of the 2009 Toyota Corolla."

Paul F., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Drives and handles well. Quick on the accelerator when it needs to be"

TAMMY C., DE (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Hesitation upon acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Ability to accelerate varies with ambient temperature and / or season."

Anonymous, SC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I've added a TRD rear sway bar, TRD front strut brace and TRD springs which have transformed the car. It was okay in stock form but this improved the handling 100% without hurting the ride. Reports should expand on what a positive change these things make to a car!"

JIM C., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"fuel injection for the S Version"

MICHAEL P., MD (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"fuel economy"

ROBERT R., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Steering feels uncertain at higher speeds. Buffeting affect, as with wind, even when not windy. Theoretically this is not 'unsafe' per toyota, but it does not feel safe especially on long drives. There is a TSB on issue"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"very good acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Steering is poor, and it can be a rattletrap."

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Great accident avoidance and braking. Able to prevent collisions no less than 3 times to compensate for errors by others."

KRIS R., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Generally boring to drive. Has excellent turning radius. Changing to Pirelli P7 changed the character of the car: less noise, better traction in rain, better ride."

JAMES C., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Acceleration is adequate for a car in this category but the steering and brakes are miserable compared to my other car (which was much more expensive so I give the Corolla a pass on this)."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"My only complaints are the poor visibilty when backing the car and difficulty in seeing the front hood and fenders when driving."

JOE H., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Turning around and turning corners is more flexible than with previous cars I have owned."

LEE H., OH (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It is a little boxy and big-feeling. Compensated for somewhat by the roomy interior."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Relatively weak acceleration and steering is not as precise as I would like, limited road feedback through the steering."

PHILIP W., ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Not a drivers car. Despite being the XRS model which is supposed to be sporty, the mid range mazda3 we have beats it hands down. The XRS has more power, but doesn't like corners. The Mazda3 loves corners and just feels much more connected. The Corolla is a great car overall, but Toyota needs to learn from Mazda about how to make a driver feel like he's involved with driving the car."

DAVE M., ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seems to sway side to side a little too easily around 70mph"

MARY L., NH (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very snappy acceleration. Stopping on most hills, the transmission will hold the car without braking. (no roll back)."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Haven't owned an automatic in years, can't wait for this car to die so I can buy a standard transmission."

MICHAEL D., NS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"good overall good power and great mpg"

GINO T., QC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"even with the great mileage, when i have to get out of danger, the acceleration is great."

LUANN B., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"when we first start the car there is a rattle type of sound like something is loose, it only last a few seconds.. The mechanic thought it might be the starter and replaced it, but the sound didn't stop. It doesn't seem to affect the running of the car."

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Corolla)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats should be more "bucket seat" designed to hold the occupant during curves. They should also be softer in the seat portion to cushion against road bumps and driver fatique."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Even a 30 minute drive in this car leaves my back (and back-side) hurting. We have gel pads of various types to try to mitigate the discomfort with minimal improvement. Fortunately, my wife is the primary driver and I'm in the truck for long trips."

Robert L., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very noisy ride. Front seats are comfortable for my petite wife (and it really is her car), but very uncomfortable for my 5'11" slim frame."

J E., NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Comfortable seating up front but a lot of wind noise on the highway"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Great support and long-ride comfort with good ride and quiet (for an economy car)."

Shirley B., MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"seats not very comfortable during long drive, noisey, stiff suspension"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"For a small car, it is a very quiet for it's class, and the ride is pleasant for it's class. The seats do not cause any issues on long trips. The rear seat would be more comfortable if the 2009 had more leg room, but it is otherwise a comfortable car for it's class."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Not comfortable on rides longer than an hour"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"more head room , hard to get into"

Dennis S., MN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Great for the price."

Martin K., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Solid car- the comfort of seats, ride, low road noise are all great."

Paul P., MN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"very quiet. Comfortable ride"

James M., ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good commuter car, no complaints"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It is noisy and the ride is just fair"

Andy R., KY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"very uncomfortable seating & no headroom"

David R., OR (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The seats are too low. The car is easy to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This is a very basic car - manual transmission, crank windows - purchased primarily for short commutes. It is perfect for that purpose. Reasonably comfortable."

Janet J., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Adjusting the driver's seat esp. the height, we have to adjust everything for my wife (short) and me (tall). The suspension is too stiff, i.e. uncomfortable, and leg room is way too short for me anymore."

Arthur S., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The front seats are more comfortable than other small cars that I've driven making the ride pleasant and the road noise is noticeable but not intrusive."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The front seats do not have a good lumbar support and are uncomfortable when driving a long distance."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I wish it was quieter. And I wish it did not automatically lock itself after you click the button to unlock and if you don't move fast enough it locks."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Noisy ride. Other than that, it's cute, sporty, indestructible, gets good gas mileage and never seems to wear out!"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seats are very comfortable and provide back support which is important my back problems. Some road noise with the car. The ride is comfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"There is no lumbar support."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The noise level is high as it relates to the outside noise. The ride is smooth and the seats are comfortable"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It is a little difficult to get the driver seat adjusted just right. I am 6' 1". The noise level is a little loud."

Robert W., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"cabin road noise was loud when driving at highway speeds"

E A., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The car is a bit loud, especially at highway speed. The front seats need better lumbar support. I have after market additions."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It has a very smooth ride, almost as comfortable as a Cadillac."

Jake K., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seats beginning to feel less comfortable for longer trips than newer cars. Miss the lumbar adjustment available in newer/other vehicles. Suspension is aging also."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Rode not as comfortable as previous Camry"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Noisy when driving at highway speeds. Air / roaring noise. Replaced tires, noise lowered a little. Still noisy. Not a quiet ride. Disappointing."

Paul S., MD (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seats provide good support and are height adjustable. Ride is quiet which is important to me. Handling is so-so but on the highway, which is most of my driving, it is perfect."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very comfortable for the size of car."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seats are comfortable and adjustments are quite good. Noise when riding above 30 mph is too loud for me. I find that hearing others in the car very difficult. Ride is fair. I look forward to having a quieter and smoother riding car."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The seats are ok for local driving but for extended travel they are not comfortable. too hard"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"seats could have better position controls for adjustments of position and riding comfort"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Road noise is greater than I would like. At times, I have to turn audio (radio etc) up nearly to max to overcome the road noise. The driver's seat doesn't fit me. Need better control over seat pan depth and tilting! And the headrest doesn't work well for short people."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The car is noisy at highway speeds and the seats are uncomfortable on longer rides."

Linda S., SD (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"One of the most comfortable sets of seats I've ever had in a vehicle. Most are harsh and need additives to make them tolerable. With the Corolla, no numbness even on very long trips."

John W., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seats and space is a bit cramped"

Jane W., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"At over 100 kph you will have wind noise."

Anonymous, QC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Separation between steering wheel and drivers seat makes it very difficult getting in and out. Seats are low which also make it harder to get in and out."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I have taken long trips on several occasions and the comfort, ride, and noise are so good that I never got tired in making them. Coupling that lack of fatigue with the great gas milage (38 mpg for trip) means this is an excellent trip car."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"For a short driver (4'10") the seat adjustment is barely adequate and it is not possible to see the end of the hood. Also, the driver's side mirror's large size interferes with visibility, as does the post between front and rear driver's side windows."

Anonymous, NM (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I find the seats to be uncomfortable and outside noise is very noticible. I would probably need to buy another make of car or just move up to Camry if I stick with Toyota. I drove Nissans from 1975 until I bought my 2009 Corolla in 2008. This is the first car I've not traded in at 5 years."

Anonymous, KS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I do not know for sure if the wind noise is from the car design or due to a wreck that I had."

Anonymous, LA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"All round excellent vehicle. Outstanding heat/ac. Doesn't take long to adjust to either. Good ride. Some road noise but nothing bad. Does have a problem while driving with the rear windows down. The wind reverberates, almost like a pulse. The sound you hear when a helicopter flies overhead"

TAMMY C., DE (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Driver's seat refuses to maintain its height setting. I have to reset it, every two or three days. The display window on the AM/FM radio ( factory supplied and installed ) frequently misbehaves. The window goes blank, or comes up with little square boxes, where numerals should be. Also, sometimes I completely lose control over the volume setting; the setting refuses to change. The dealer replaced the unit, while under warranty, but the problem persists. Also, the damper which gently lowers the"

DONALD H., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"well on long trips the seats are not as comfort as they should be"

STEVEN W., NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The climate control heats up or cools off quickly. The seats are comfortable also. I find the ride now that my vehicle is almost 8 years old, could be better but may need new shocks, as they are the original to the car."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The seats are terribly uncomfortable after only about 30 minutes of driving. They are hard and don't provide the right kind of lumbar support for my back."

ROBERT L., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I've taken a lot of long road trips in my Corolla of more than 5k miles. The seats are very comfortable in my Corolla S."

JIM C., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"there's a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"AC is marginal for 95 plus degrees outside"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Seat comfort, ride, and noise are less than optimum, however the car is a base level compact car."

JAMES S., WV (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very noise ride"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Way too much road noise."

RHONDA D., VA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"seats need to go farther back"

G S., MO (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I find that I have to "pump up" the seat about once a month to keep it from getting to low and squishy."

ELLEN S., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I'm 6'1". Getting in and out is an effort."

ROBERT W., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Efficient and comfortable"

ANTHONY L., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Quite comfortable ride except for the road noise. Sometimes it is hard to hear audio-books driving down the highway, even though the volume is turned up to the max."

CRAIG M., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Air conditioner is a little under powered. It takes longer than I would like to cool down the cabin after the car has been parked in the sun."

FABBIAN D., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Our 2008 Toyota Corolla seems a bit too small for my someone getting in and out of the front passenger seat while accommodating two pre-school grandsons riding in the back seats.."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Most reliable car i have ever owned. Over 250,000 and have had it in once at 90,000 miles for a $300 repair to the AC motor. AC use to run almost daily while i lived in Fl. Wife had to make a trip from CO to TN. Told her to take the most reliable car. the 2009 Corolla with 230k miles on it instead of the 2016 Subaru which is constantly in for service. She made the trip without any issues. While she was on the trip i had to take the Subaru in AGAIN for service."

William T., CO (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very reliable vehicle for driving around town and short trips. Good mileage."

Jane W., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"All I've paid for is routine maintenance. Very reliable car, upkeep is minimal."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Very reliable vehicle with good milage"

Jan K., MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Got it for a good price and it holds its value"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I have spent very little on maintenance. The car still looks new, is a very comfortable ride, and very good milage. My only complaint is slow acceleration due to the engine size. ."

Agnes C., IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Smooth, sporty ride with good accelerations & good gas mileage."

Michael P., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Outstanding value! Oil changes and tires are the only maintenance we have done on this car."

Paul P., MN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"For the money, it is a great value, reliable and safe."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"good value"

Frank G., ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Reliability, agility"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"We got extra trimmings for basic price"

Achim F., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"reliable"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"good value for a car with low maintenance and great gas mileage"

Al C., MO (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Great buy for the price and a solid auto especially for local driving"

Rick B., AZ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It is a good value car. No frills but reliable."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Because it was a loss leader with manual transmission and crank windows we got it for a very good price. Very reliable, no real maintenance issues. We plan to drive it for many more years until it dies."

Janet J., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Solid car for the money but cheap interior. Too much hard plastic."

Joseph E., MI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Never have had any mechanical problems since new. We have always have regular oil changes."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Paid 18k and it has been a great car. Bout it because it was inexpensive and economical, and I have not been disappointed."

William G., TN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"great gas milelage"

Pamela G., WY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The Corolla is a “basic transportation‿ car that gets the job done. No frills, no excitement but gets you where you want to go reliably."

John S., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good, basic car (LE) for the price."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"price was great - on the lower end of new car purchase prices."

E A., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It was very reasonably priced, it gets decent gas mileage, and it has been very reliable."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"At about 140000 miles this car started needing multiple repairs. Over the next 2 1/2 years I spent over $6000 on repairs. Mostly on suspension and steering but also on other things like an alternator. Toyota parts and service are way too expensive!"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I paid $16000 for a new Corolla at the end of 2008. I have had only expected repairs, it gets good gas mileage, has been a very reliable car"

Margrit D., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It,s a great car"

Linda M., WA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This car has been a great value for the money. I I get another car this size again I would buy a corolla."

John S., NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"You get what you paid for."

Juan H., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It is reliable, one issue in 10 years-pulley on alternator. Battery lasted 10 years."

Zoran P., ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Reliable. No major mechanical work done."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good value. Reasonable price. The car is dependable and economical to run."

Anonymous, RI (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Economical to run."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"i feel that i got the perfect car fo me,..This car only requires routine maintenance .. it always runs perfectly. i am an 83 year old female and I am never concerned that this car will not perform as it should,,"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It just runs. No serious problems. Good gas millage."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"My Corolla has 156,000 miles and I have had to do very little maintenance - replacing brakes, water pump and tires is about all. It is the most trouble-free car I have ever owned."

Crystal R., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"excellent sound system with great style and look including the spoiler and wheels"

Matthew K., NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Outstanding value... The best car money can buy"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This car is what I wanted. I researched it and have a larger engine. I have not had any major problems, just the usual, oil changes, tires etc. It is comfortable to drive and handles well. I love this car!"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"A VEHICLE THAT GETS GREAT GAS MILEAGE LOW UPKEEP, RELIABLE, IN GENERAL A GREAT VEHICLE"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This is a base model that I paid 16K for in March 2008. It is a 2009 model. Roll down windows, manual transmission, no options. Gets great gas mileage, nice comfortable ride and nothing breaks. Perfect!"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good milage and very little maintenance required other than normal oil changes and filters."

Jane W., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"easy to park, good fuel economy"

Robert R., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The 2009 Corolla has proved to be our most reliable, most inexpensive to maintain car. Good gas mileage. Tire are inexpensive and long-lasting. Extremely reliable. Only disadvantage: a noisy ride."

Deborah C., NC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I purchase the 2009 Toyota Corolla for my personal enjoyment. However, my wife fell in love with the Corolla and made to drive the Sienna instead. In other words, my wife loves the 2009 Toyota."

Paul F., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This has been by far the least expensive vehicle (cost of ownership) I've owned in 40 years. I drove it off the lot nearly 9 years ago and 152k later, I've had no costs other than fuel & typical maintenance."

Marianne M., KS (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Since I've had the car since Dec. 2009, and have had little trouble with it I have to say it's been a very good experience for the money I paid"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Great mileage for run around vehicle-seats are uncomfortable-love style of this model/year"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"I drive my cars until they don’t drive anymore. That’s why I buy Toyota Corollas. It is a reliable car. It’s not fancy or flashy but it looks good, gets me where I want to go, and is easy to maintain. It’s a great value."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This car keeps going with no repairs expect normal things!"

Don S., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"As the original owners, the car has consistently performed well with minimal problems."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Reliability. good acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"it is reliable. owner is told by car of any service needs. in my 8 years, only regular service has been required."

LUANN B., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This has been a fantastic, reliable car for the money. It is a very low maintenance vehicle. My average MPG is higher than the estimated hi-way MPG>."

Anonymous, IA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Car has satisfactory acceleration, mpg good, very reliable car. Original brake pads & rotors were of poor quality. The A/C requires a few miles of travel to cool interior on hot days. Road noise level is high."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"excellent gas mileage especially in town, easy to park and cost per mile is great."

ROBERTA S., ID (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Hesitation upon acceleration after main computer was re-programmed by dealer for recall."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"very high reliability. $12,000. Manual windows."

KEVIN H., VA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good reliable transportation for the money. Comfortable too."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"A very solid and reliable car."

JUAN H., FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Reliability"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Price was so reasonable for a completely reliable car. I've only had to have tires & the battery replaced & of course wind shield wipers. Handles well in snow here in PA. I get it regularly maintained at my local reliable garage. I love this car and hope to drive it a lot longer!"

SUSAN L., PA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Reliability has been excellent, only routine maintenance has been performed outside of factory recalls that don't affect performance or reliability"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"TOYOTA IS A WONDERFUL CAR. MY COROLLA IS A 2009 AND RUNS BEAUTIFULLY. IT LOOKS LIKE NEW. IT IS HAS BEEN IN MY GARAGE SO IT LOOKS LIKE NEW BECAUSE IT IS STILL SHINY."

SHARON B., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Toyota gives the consumer excellent quality at an affordable price."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It is so economical to run. Great car to drive long distance for work."

SUSAN W., MD (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Bought private from a friend; excellent value for the brand and low mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Needed a couple repairs before 100K miles. Cost was relatively good to repairs so far. Was lied to and over charged for one repair by dealership."

KRIS R., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good milage, problem free!"

JANE W., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Basic car with minimal features. Good car, well built, wth good economy"

RICHARD D., NH (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Runs forever great on gas."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Dependable, low cost, good mileage"

KENT K., MN (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"It only had 7000 on it when I got it and still has very low mileage for a 2009. I have had very little trouble with it"

JUDITH A., OH (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Bought this car during the first winter of the recession and got a good deal. I do not like the vague handling it has, where the car seems to wander a bit on the road."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Cheap to maintain. Cost of ownership is very low and the car never breaks. 130,000 and I've changed tires and an alternator. Everything else is normal maintenance. Great car!"

RANDY B., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Excellent gas mileage and regular gas."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Good - cheap price, very reliable, always starts first time down to -27C, good gas mileage Bad - nothing"

S Y., QC (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Toyota has a KNOWN problem wherein at around 60000 miles cars that use this engine will experience a brief rattle for a second at startup. $1600 to repair. wait too long and you'll do more damage. Air conditioning does not keep up!"

BRIAN A., CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"This vehicle has had no breakdowns and only regular maintenance. The purchase price and mileage it gets are a great value without sacrificing comfort. I like the design of this car."

PERRY L., SK (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"The car is extremely reliable and inexpensive to maintain."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Great value for the price"

ANTHONY L., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Exterior striping started peeling off shortly after warranty expired, almost like it was planned."

CRAIG M., TX (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"2009 Corolla is boring."

THOMAS G., NY (2009 Toyota Corolla)

"Clean lines simple ,comfortable interior Easy to use controls"

JOANNE M., AZ (2009 Toyota Corolla)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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