Combining the practicality and frugal fuel economy compact-sedan buyers want with more interior room, upgraded amenities, and a sorely needed shot of style, this generation Corolla is a reasonable alternative to a midsized sedan. Slightly larger than the outgoing model, Corolla has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with ample leg room. Despite the bump in size, the car remains small enough for easy maneuvering and parking.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2009. ESC available from 2005, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard from 2017.
Road Test

Combining the practicality and frugal fuel economy compact-sedan buyers want with more interior room, upgraded amenities, and a sorely needed shot of style, this generation Corolla is a reasonable alternative to a midsized sedan.

Slightly larger than the outgoing model, Corolla has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with ample leg room. Despite the bump in size, the car remains small enough for easy maneuvering and parking. And, it's one of the best-riding compact sedans we've tested, absorbing bumps with only muted impacts.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
  • 4-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (132 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (140 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Passenger side ceiling liner rattled. The dealer had to pull open and put additional insulation in the area"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Constant rattle in drivers side door and other rattles from unidentified areas"

Gary M., MS (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front dash rattles and the back dash rattles when cold outside.Front dash had to be replaced"

Bobbi J., IN (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After blower replacement developed rattle in dash"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"problem with front wheels, there was a clicking sound that took two trips to fix"

Kenneth B., FL (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Upon initial start of vehicle it makes a scratchy, grinding sound for approximately 10 seconds. Dealership denies this sound. I've told them and taken it in 4 times"

Robert M., NM (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"squeaks comming from the left side driver arm rest on the door handle. poor plastic and foam quality.went to the dealer twice and still squeaks"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattles in the dash. Been to the dealer several times and still hasn't been fixed"

Sandra P., VA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"dash rattles intermitantly"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dashboard rattles repaired by dealer under a warranty still occasionally an issue"

Marc S., OH (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"High level of wind noise around doors"

Gary M., MS (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side mirror whistled at 30 mph and above. Dealer replaced and it still whistled. Manufacture rep came and removed mirror and placed styrofoam behind the glass and stated that it seem to be a manufacture problem. This was not the first one he"

Bobbi J., IN (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"on the highway we could hear the Wind at 100km/h speed or more"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise-perhaps just from mirrors turbulence"

Marc S., OH (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"very much road and wind noise at highway speed."

Charles N., TN (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The CD player did not work when I bought the vehicle. Toyota had to replace it"

Ramona S., CA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire radio/gps screen froze and was replaced by Toyota at no cost to us"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen died after only two and a half years. Toyota paid to replace it"

Linda P., CA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"iPod interface fails daily. Have to reset the device at least twice on every trip. Toyota said it was the iPods fault, told me to have it updated. Did NOT help at all. Toyota has no fix for this, they pretend it doesn't happen (based on numerous Onli"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Several instances of navigation system crashes when system actively in use. A couple of instances of audio system crashes when system in use"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The phone is in an out of the Entune system"

B K., CA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire screen went dead, including the radio . I couldn't use anything. Toyota replace it at their cost"

Linda P., CA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"The speakers in the rear have a lot of static. It was this way from the start. I mostly listen to news and did not notice until I started playing Christmas music"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side front speakers producing little to no sound. It is currently at the dealership being diagnosed"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice recognition does not synchronize"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Can not understand hardly any comments. I don"t even use it anymore"

Sally H., FL (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"windshield weather stripping peeled off"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim molding at base of front windshield continually needs to be pushed down in to place. Told dealer and he also snapped it back but it stills come off"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wind shield, lower driver side rubber trim came loose"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bumper connections"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Fuse cover keeps falling off"

Joseph S., MD (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There are several chips, as one might expect on an older car, in the front end area. It is as though the paint is not as "thick" as it should be. The spots have peeled away slightly. This car is always driven on pavement and driven very gently"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"I cannot reset the "settings" for the odometer readings. ie. # of minutes driven, MPG"

Kathleen P., FL (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"I want my sealed beam head lights back! THESE "NEW" BLUE-WHITE LITES DO NOT LIGHT-UP THE ROAD ENOUGH. Plus there is a dark horizontal bar out in front of you that annoyingly bounces up & down as you go over uneven pavement. It is very distracting"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights are different from sealed beams and it took some adjustment in my driving habits to see properly. The dealer went out of his way to get me properly orientated. I'm fine with the lights now!"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights will not stay on high"

Stephen A., AR (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The wire to the horn ripped off and it was not functioning till it was repaired by Toyota dealership with no charge"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"We just bought this car, it had about 13000 miles on it and one or more of the tire pressure sensors is already going out"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"stopped working replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioning was inoperative"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Corolla L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"problem not cool comrersor stop working after 5 min,"

D B., QC (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the temperature settings are off by 5 degrees, more annoying than anything"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"not inaf heat at minus 20 C"

D B., QC (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"There was a short in a wire for the charcoal fuel canister. It took 3 garages to diagnose it and correct it properly"

Paul P., OH (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light had illuminated. Dealer said sensor for ECD. Took over month to replace. Dealer could not locate part"

Paul M., NY (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"The fuel cap is supposed to make a "click" when put back on after fueling; it always hasn't done this; the cap has been replaced but is still not always clicking. We are due to take in for the fourth time since we are told it must click"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"Dealer overlooked service bulletin Feb14 stating a reprograming requirement for fuel module"

Ray G., ON (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"engine control computer required a software fix to make the car drivable. Had to have the car towed to the dealer. Repair was covered by warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Trunk won't close when temp is below freezing"

Chet O., FL (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"truck latch would not lock one time during extreme cold weather. dealer could not replicate the problem"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Seal on windshield"

D I., ON (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"trim broken on windshield"

Anonymous, NL (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Engine would not run, kept stalling out. Toyota remedied the problem said it was caused by the car computer"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"car ran poorly. no power"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was not accelerating properly as if it was in the wrong gear (despite having a CVT). When fixed I was told the "computer needed to be reset""

Anonymous, MN (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Several instances of car shift lever moved into first gear position, but when clutch let out transmissions was not engaged. One incident nearly resulted in an accident because vehicle unexpectedly rolled backwards due to transmission not engaged on i"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Overall, completely unsatisfied with this car. Under powered, shifts rough, terrible smells from AC, lower than expected mileage, rattles in headliner, and Entune is terrible"

Darrin M., CO (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission failed & replaced at about 5K miles. I experienced very similar problems with the refurbished replacement transmission. Toyota finally replaced the computer & fine tuned the acceleration, timing, etc. "This did help the erratic acceler"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Rotors

"making a lot of noise-weren't installed properly"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotor not true, defective at the time of purchase"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"friction not consistent causing uneven stopping. Felt like pedal was being partially applied and released"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Synchronizers not working right when shifting into 5th gear, leading to gear grinding. Transmission replaced free of charge"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Toyota Corolla L 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"car was jerking when driving, originally I was told it may be the computer then they replaced the transmission at 9,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"Would not excelerate and when fixed said I needed an update to the transmission"

Donald C., OH (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Computer that controls ignition systems has malfunctioned twice, leading to poor performance and stalling, and had to be reprogrammed (free of charge)"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Car cannot be parked straight, like in a parking lot. From the driver's seat it looks straight, but when I get out I am not parallel parked with the lines! i think it was wrecked and dealership didn' tell me! Also he sound recognition is terrible. I am totally unhappy with this car!"

Sally H., FL (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Needed to replace rear stunts due to leaks"

Mary F., CA (2014 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The phone sometimes disapear. The gps is from time to time is acting up"

B K., CA (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Enttire system needs to be reset periodically and it takes a really long time to activate voice control"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Toyota dealer told me starting problems I had was due to not driving the car enough. Kept the car overnight three different times after it failed to start. All testing showed the battery was not at fault. Had it checked at an independent shop who said the alternator was defective after only having it inside for fifteen minutes. Took their report back to the Toyota service manager. He had a new alternator installed and no problems since!"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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