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Compared to the latest generation of compact cars the Toyota Corolla is unexceptional. Yet, the Corolla is the bestselling car of all time. In this video Kelley Blue Book's Micah Muzio attempts to understand why the Toyota Corolla remains such a hot seller.

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Comments

    • Ben Carter
      Ben Carter

      I think it's a sick looking car

      about 5 days ago
    • mohamad rizuan
      mohamad rizuan

      toyota is reliable car and not for latest technology. if you are looking for reliability this is the right car for u.

      about 2 months ago
    • HAL 9000
      HAL 9000

      I don't care what stuff is "rated". My 2010 Corolla S is getting 37-38 mostly highway driving and super reliable. People are emptying their wallets into repairs for those fancy double clutches and CVTs and I'm trucking along reliably in my "boring" Corolla. I have a life so the car is good enough for what I need and is extremely satisfying. I will buy another Toyota when the time comes.

      about 4 months ago
    • smalltownmoto 1
      smalltownmoto 1

      Scotty Kilmer said this is one of the best used cars you can buy! Last forever and well built 💯

      about 6 months ago
    • T Jones
      T Jones In reply to smalltownmoto 1

      I literally just saw that video and came here lol 😂

      about 2 months ago
    • DauntlessDom
      DauntlessDom

      The S trim on this gen was always pretty attractive to me. And that fact that fog lights come standard too

      about 6 months ago
    • Might Seduce Your Dad Type
      Might Seduce Your Dad Type

      We don’t care about how you think it looks. Talk about things that ACTUALLY matter. Waste of time

      about 7 months ago
    • Isaac S
      Isaac S

      There is a reason why the Corolla has sold more units than any other car in the history of the world.

      about 7 months ago
    • Parmesh Pillai
      Parmesh Pillai

      Hi, I am planning to buy a 2013 1.6AT with 140K km for $7,500. Would it be worth buying a car with such a high KMs on it. Thank you for your time and answer.

      about 9 months ago
    • glovedcop69
      glovedcop69

      That's s 2011 not 12

      about 10 months ago
    • Ray Emanuel
      Ray Emanuel

      I drive a 2012 Corolla. Absolutely the most boring car I've ever owned. However, that being said, it has also been the most dependable and reliable car I've ever owned. When I was car shopping I was looking for a car that would not attract any attention from thieves while parked in a parking structure, would hold its resale value, cost little to maintain, and run for at least 200,000 miles. I found all this in my Corolla, so I bought it. Don't regret it for a moment.

      about 1 year ago
    • mdd47
      mdd47

      I have a 2013, S package, special edition. I bought a Corolla because they're cheap and reliable. Yeah, some of those other cars had all the tech stuff, more advanced transmissions, etc. but you know what? I don't like being an early adopter. Ask all the Focus owners about their fancy double clutch transmissions....their car stays in the shop, my car with the antiquated 4-speed hasn't been in a mechanic's shop a day in its life. Same with Nissan owners and those garbage CVTs. All the cars in this class have some kind of weakness, if the Corolla's weakness is that it's not on the cutting edge of technology then so what? I need my car to get me to work and get my kids to baseball practice. It's a tool for me, not a lifestyle choice.
      Even so, this generation looks nice, especially in the S trim and especially with the nice 17-inch wheels. I still get lots of compliments. The interior isn't flashy, but I don't like flashy interiors with chrome bits everywhere and swoopy shaped vents and curvy dash lines and blah blah. All that stuff visually overwhelms me. I don't want to feel distracted by the interior of my car. I just want it to be functional and not ugly, and I don't care if it's hard plastic because I don't sit around stroking my hands across the dash ever.
      I figure it'll still be kicking around in 10 years and I'll give it to my kid who'll be old enough to drive by then and he'll drive it for another few years then give it to his brother, and he'll drive it another few years and they'll both probably beat the crap out of it. That's OK. It's just a car.

      about 1 year ago
    • R5150i
      R5150i

      Toyota’s Honda’s nissans are the best, getting a plain Ford or Chevy equals borinnnnggggg

      about 1 year ago
    • Auroura Jest
      Auroura Jest

      loved my corrolla untill i wrecked it i was very suprised how much my insurance gave me for it they gave me 8400 for a 2006 corolla i. havent bought another one yet but. but im looking for another one this car was awesome never broke down 1 time and my air conditoning worked so dam good always started right up cant wait to buy another one i swear by them

      about 1 year ago
    • Jake Claeys
      Jake Claeys

      Compareing a corolla to an elantra doesnt make senes. The elantra will break befor you leave the lot.

      about 2 years ago
    • Valentin Bontea
      Valentin Bontea In reply to Jake Claeys

      Maybe so, but a new elantra offers a 10 year - 100k mile warranty for drive-train and that's something some people cant overlook.

      about 1 year ago
    • tornay131
      tornay131

      love the review dude! I can really feel the frustration and loathing.
      only in a backwards ass culture can reliable and affordable be a bad thing. generally Toyota, specifically Corollas are made for day to day long term practical ownership. people who buy cars every few years won't be interested.
      maybe someday you will understand.
      I loved the snail at the end. lol

      about 2 years ago
    • Matt T
      Matt T

      The 2011 to 2013 toyota corolla is simple, easy to drive, affordable and reliable. Most people do not want to anything else.

      about 2 years ago
    • Gianni Foronda
      Gianni Foronda In reply to Matt T

      Tobirama Senju the heck are you doing here commenting about cars? you should be out there slaying the Uchihas lol.

      about 2 years ago
    • Speedysnail9999
      Speedysnail9999

      The snail is the answer

      about 3 years ago
    • CAT MARIO
      CAT MARIO In reply to Speedysnail9999

      i donnow about that, i just bought that as my first car and its fast espacially on downhill, it reminds me of gt 86 of the 80's

      about 2 years ago
    • guru gara
      guru gara

      this car is pretty good simple but sexy

      about 3 years ago
    • JDM Toyota
      JDM Toyota

      Toyotas sell amazingly because there the most reliable car, they have good resale value, and if you ever need to change any parts there very cheap. My family has owned one car ever and that is a 1999 Toyota corrola. It's our only car and it's 16 and running good.

      about 4 years ago
    • ipulettershere
      ipulettershere In reply to JDM Toyota

      @Anacleto Bermudez cringe

      about 2 months ago
    • Anacleto Bermudez
      Anacleto Bermudez In reply to JDM Toyota

      +JDM Toyota You mean: THEY ARE the most reliable cars? Why people uses there instead of THEIR I dont know. Check if this sentence makes sense to you: "There are there cars, there nice and there fast. Yes, there there are" see? Correct sentence: There are their cars, they are nice and they are fast. Yes, there they are.

      about 3 years ago
    • Shmuck60
      Shmuck60

      I own the 2013 Sport Edition and while I like the car very much, over the last year I have often thought that I could have bought a much nicer/better car for the same price. I've owned Toyotas for the last 10 years, (2 Corollas,1 Camry). So I purchased this car based on my history of dependability with the brand. My 2013 Sport is simple inside, and kind of minimalist in design. I would like to have the 2014 interior in my 2013 Exterior.

      about 5 years ago
    • Clifford
      Clifford

      To each his own. I would of liked it if my toyota had more bells and whistles than I might bother doing joy rides instead of basic commuting.

      about 5 years ago
    • Clifford
      Clifford

      Why are you comparing a mid-size car to a compact car crash? ofc the mid-size wins. -_-;

      about 5 years ago
    • Bryan Lo
      Bryan Lo

      Having driven my first corolla today, I beg to differ. Even on this latest generation, everything about it just feels loose and disconnected compared to the Jetta TDI that I regularly drive. It was immediately and blatantly obvious why it sells so well though. However, I really don't agree that a car buying decision should be based solely on the car's reliability, especially when getting the best reliability means missing out on so many other things desirable in a car.

      about 6 years ago
    • Auroura Jest
      Auroura Jest In reply to Bryan Lo

      Bryan Lo whats to miss out on i have a jetta. and my husband drives the corrolla yea my cars cute but i would never buy one again to many problems every month its something i will eventually get rid of this piece of shit and buy a corrolla seriously if nothing has happened yet. it will my niece has the same problems

      about 1 year ago
    • Oliver Newell
      Oliver Newell

      There are several good cars out there and a Toyota will always get you there, full stop.Im guessing your in the UK. It depends on if you do a lot of miles per year, sort of 15 to 20,000. Because diesels cars are more expensive to buy and insure in the first place, and diesel is more expensive to buy, the costs aren't as apparent as they first appear, and a petrol will always be more refined and quicker than a petrol, and like you say, manufacturers are getting diesel economy from petrol engines

      about 6 years ago
    • Oliver Newell
      Oliver Newell

      Hyundai or Kia have never beaten Toyota in reliability surveys, and in fact their reliability record has decreased to somewhat average. Ford is now beating them, and considering Hyundai's are now more expensive than Toyotas, yes you heard right, you'd expect more.Also the Hyundai 5 year warranty isn't as competitive as the Toyota 5 year one, with Hyundai you must replace even things like brake pads at their dealer where they charge way over the odds for them. A £600 service on a Sonata is normal

      about 6 years ago
    • Oliver Newell
      Oliver Newell

      Nearly. In the most recent studies, Lexus is the most reliable brand in the UK, followed by Toyota. Hyundai is 9th. Daihatsu stopped selling over here in 2009 but Daihatsu is Toyota, one of the same company. Both use the same engines and platforms on later cars, but everything else you said is spot on.

      about 6 years ago
    • ladyyuna2000
      ladyyuna2000

      Oh really I didn't know

      about 6 years ago
    • Yo Yo
      Yo Yo

      My girl drive a toy car

      about 6 years ago
    • Boujai12
      Boujai12

      You nailed it. I feel alot of auto reviews go after the wrong elements. First I work and have a family. I can't afford to have a vehicle that will let me down. I need a car that stays trouble free for a very long time. Some cars have more "options", but will they last as long as the car? Our corolla and camry are 10 & 12 yrs old. Still run, still work. This is why I will only buy a Toyota. The engines are refined and they do what a car should. This s why Toyota is #1 in the world.

      about 6 years ago
    • sanchezl92
      sanchezl92

      Snail at the end :D
      Might be a hint!

      about 6 years ago