2015 Toyota Corolla

Rating8.0

Ranked #3 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$16,950 - $22,955

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Key Spec of 2015 Toyota Corolla
fuel economy

28/32/37

fuel type

regular unleaded

horsepower

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2015 Toyota Corolla Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2015 Toyota Corolla comes without any changes for this year. The Corolla offers one engine choice and three gearbox options, one manual and two automatic options. For those looking for the most fuel-efficient model, they are better off with the Corolla LE Eco trim. Speaking of trims, you have four main trims, and prices for the 2015 Toyota Corolla starts at $16,950.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Fuel efficient

Weak performance

2015 Toyota Corolla is a carryover model

Spacious cabin

Uninspiring handling

Easy to use controls

Lack of advanced safety features

Cushy ride quality

Budget-grade cabin

Over All Rating

8.0

Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.00
Pricing and Feature8.00
Features9.00
Engine and Performance7.30
Fuel Economy9.00
Interior8.00
Exterior7.00
Safety8.70
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Sedan

#6 in Sedan


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Trims

L$16,950 onwards

  • 15-inch steel Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Seek-Scan Radio

LE$18,565 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Front automatic air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
  • Remote keyless entry

LE Eco$18,965 onwards

  • 15-inch steel Wheels

LE Plus$18,965 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights

S$19,195 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • Cloth/Leatherette Seat trim

LE Eco Plus$19,665 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Premium cloth Seat trim

S Plus$19,895 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Cloth/Leatherette Seat trim
  • Navigation system
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

LE Premium$22,025 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leatherette Seat trim

LE Eco Premium$22,725 onwards

S Premium$22,955 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels


Colors and Styles

2015 Toyota Corolla in Alien Green color
Alien Green

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

As usual, the Corolla is tuned to deliver brilliant gas mileage and adequate performance. The comfort and cabin quality of the 2015 Corolla has improved by leaps and bounds. The 2015 Toyota Corolla offers a compelling package in the subcompact sedan, yet it isn’t without any competition, and it rivals the likes of Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.


Features
9.0/10

The 2015 Toyota Corolla sedan can be had in four main trims, i.e., L, LE, LE Eco, and S trims. Further LE, LE Eco, and S trim further bifurcate in two more sub-trims in the form of Plus and Premium. The sub-trims are mostly limited to visual enhancement or convenience feature additions, while the mechanical features are the same as the main trim. There is one engine option and a manual gearbox on the base trim and a CVT transmission on the higher trims as standard. Prices for the base trim start at $16,950 and go up to $19,195 for the topmost S trim. 

Trims

L

LE

LE Eco

S

MSRP (Manual)

$16,950

-

-

-

MSRP (Auto)

$17,550

$18,565

$18,965

$19,195

Key Features

1.8-liter inline-4

Adds or upgrades ‘L’

Adds or upgrades ‘LE’

Adds or upgrades ‘LE Eco’

 

LED daytime running light

16-inch steel wheels

15-inch steel wheels

Heated power outside mirrors w/ turn signal

indicators

 

15-inch steel wheels

6.1-inch touchscreen Entune Audio

Rear spoiler

Sport Drive Mode

 

Power outside mirror

Automatic climate control

Eco-driving mode

Leather-trimmed steering wheel

 

Fabric-trimmed seats

Cruise control

Fog Lights

Paddle shifters

 

4-speaker sound system

Remote keyless entry system

 

Sport front seat

 

Bluetooth phone connectivity

 

 

 

We Recommend

The 2015 Toyota Corolla is sparsely equipped in the base trim, so we suggest stretching your budget a bit by going to the LE trim. The LE trim commands approximately one grand premium over the base automatic trim but adds few nifty features like keyless entry, cruise control, automatic climate control, Entune infotainment system, etc.

Engine and Performance
7.3/10

There is only one engine option on offer in the 2015 Toyota Corolla, and that is a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated inline-4 engine. The engine puts out a mediocre 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic in the base trim and CVT gearbox as standard on the higher trims. The same engine option is also available on the LE Eco trim but with a different Valvematic technology coupled with an intelligent CVT gearbox as per Toyota lingo. The result of all this mumbo-jumbo is that this engine puts out a slightly higher 140 hp and slightly lower 126 lb-ft of torque. The Corolla with the standard engine and the CVT gearbox manages a 0-60 mph time of 9.4 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in 17.2 seconds.

Models

2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$18,565

$18,490

$17,250

Engine

1.8-liter inline-4

1.8-liter inline-4

1.8-liter inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

143 hp @ 6500 rpm

145 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

128 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

129 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm

130 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

9.4 sec

8.8 sec

9.5 sec

Quarter Mile (sec)

17.2 sec

16.9 sec

17.2 sec

Top Speed (mph)

130 MPH

124 MPH

121 MPH

The rivals also offer a similar powertrain configuration, but the Elantra comes with a 6-speed automatic instead of a CVT found on the Civic and Corolla. The Elantra also puts out the highest 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque, but the Civic clocks the fastest 0-60 mph time of 8.8 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 16.9 seconds. The Elantra was one-tenth of a second slower than the Corolla in the 0-60 mph run, while it took almost the same time for the quarter-mile.

Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The Toyota Corolla has long been known for being a fuel-efficient vehicle, and this year isn’t any different. According to EPA estimates, the standard Corolla with the manual gearbox has a gas mileage of 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, while the same Corolla married to a CVT manages to return 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The star of the show, the Corolla LE Eco trim manages the best 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. As standard, you get a 13.2-gallon fuel tank on the 2015 Corolla.

Models

2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

29

30

27

MPG (Highway)

38

39

37

MPG (Combined)

32

33

31

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

13.2

12.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

383/ 502/ 422

396/ 515/ 435

346/ 474/ 397

The Honda Civic was not only the quickest in the previous comparison but also managed to return the highest gas mileage of 30/39/33 mpg in city/highway/combined, respectively, and that is one mpg more in all the three conditions compared to the Corolla. When comparing the overall range, again Honda Civic takes the center stage by offering a class-leading figure of 435 miles combined.

Interior
8.0/10

The cabin of the 2015 Toyota Corolla is a welcome departure from yesteryears Corolla’s dull and uninspiring cabin. There are no more hard touch and shinny plastic in prominent places, and it seems like the cabin of the Corolla received more than enough attention from Toyota designers finally. The dash looks modern and has a well-contoured and streamlined design.

As usual, the controls are well-placed and the seats are wide and comfortable. The ingress and egress are also easy, thanks to the wide-opening door and not-so-low seating position. The base trim gets 60/40-split folding rear seats, while the higher trims add a center armrest with two cup holders. The rear seat legroom is surprisingly more than generous for the segment.

Models

2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3/ 54.8/ 42.3

39.0/ 56.6/ 42.0

40.0/ 55.9/ 43.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1/ 54.8/ 41.4

37.1/ 53.3/ 36.2

37.1/ 54.8/ 33.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13.0

12.5

14.8

The front row space in all the three sedans is tied neck to neck, but when you come to the rear seats, the Toyota Corolla turns the game in its favor with the class-leading 41.4-inches of rear legroom, while the rivals like Civic and Elantra could only manage 36.2-inches and 33.1-inches of rear legroom. When it comes to trunk capacity, the Elantra with 14.8 cubic feet of trunk takes the lead, followed by Corolla’s 13 cubic feet of trunk space. Key interior features include:

  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Power door locks 
  • Available automatic climate control
  • Available SoftTex-trimmed seats
  • Available 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

How intuitive is Toyota Corolla’s infotainment unit?

As standard, the 2015 Toyota Corolla comes with a 4-speaker stereo and AM/FM/MP3/CD player. The real deal is the 6.1-inch touchscreen that comes with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. This system comes with a six-speaker sound system, navigation, SiriusXM All-access with a 3-month trial, etc. Key infotainment features available with the sedan include:

  • Four speaker stereo
  • AM/FM/CD player
  • Available 6.1-inch touchscreen display w/ Entune
  • Navigation
  • SiriusXM
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Available voice recognition
Exterior
7.0/10

After a complete redesign in 2014, the Toyota Corolla got the love it or hate it kind of looks. The quirky front is accentuated by the oddball-designed headlights. The big front grille imparts an angry look to the Corolla. The rear, on the other hand, looks less offensive and much better integrated and executed. The side profile is sans any dramatic design flair, and this is where you get to see how long the Corolla is and how it manages class-leading legroom. As standard, you get 15-inch steel wheels that can be upgraded to 16-inch alloy wheels.

Models

2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,855

2,811

2,818

Length (inches)

182.6

179.4

179.1

Width (inches)

69.9

69.0

69.9

Height (inches)

57.3

56.5

56.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

105.1

106.3

Except for the length, the rest of the dimensions are under one inch give or take among the three sedans. As for the length, the Corolla measuring 182.6-inches is the longest sedan and comes with a 106.3-inches of wheelbase, which is similar to Elantra’s. The Corolla is also the tallest, measuring 57.3-inches that is 0.8-inches taller than the closest Civic’s height. Weighing 2,855 lbs, the Toyota Corolla is the heaviest sedan of all. Key exterior features include:

  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Available 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • In-glass AM/FM antenna
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED low-beam headlights w/ halogen high beams
  • Available moonroof
  • Available rear spoiler
Safety
8.7/10

The 2015 Toyota Corolla underpins a strong and sturdy chassis and comes with Star Safety System as standard. This reflects in the fabulous ratings Corolla received in both the agencies’ crash-test. The NHTSA gave a perfect score of five out of five stars in the overall rating, front, and side crash test. On the other hand, IIHS gave the 2015 Corolla a score of ‘Good’ in its four out of five parameters, while it gave the Corolla a second-lowest rating of ‘Marginal’ in the front overlap test. As standard, you get vehicle stability and traction control, 8 airbags, 3-point seatbelts, front and rear crumple zone, etc. Key safety features include:

  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Whiplash-Injury-Lessening front seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle stability and traction control
Final Verdict

Over time the Toyota Corolla has not only bested its past self but also upped the ante in the compact sedan segment. Although it still lacks in the performance and handling department, that remains the least of the concerns for the budget-buyers in this segment as for this slight bargain they get a sedan that delivers class-leading fuel economy, has a spacious cabin, generous cargo capacity, and good safety ratings. As for the performance and handling, if those are your priority, then the Honda Civic is the right choice for you, otherwise, it’s Corolla all the way.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$19195

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

110 cu in

horse power

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

128 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

2-Speed CVT w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

183.1 in

wheelbase

106.3 in

width

69.9 in

curb weight

2865 lbs

Height

57.3 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

97.5 cu ft

cargo volume

13 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

29/33/37 mpg

highway range

488.4 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Diana

2015 Toyota Corolla

LE Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 26, 2022

Better Slow and Reliable than Fast and Unreliable.

Pros - Solid Sedan, reliable, fuel economy.

Cons - Dull acceleration, dull performance.

F*ck Jetta, Buy a Corolla! Sold a Jetta and bought a Corolla, seems dumb as it doesn't have the power but in my eyes, it's a smart decision because corolla's are indestructible. Or at least they are when it comes to their engines. Well long story short, I'm a happy 2015 Corolla owner even though it has dull acceleration and dull freeway performance. But it does offer a whopping 29 mpgs in the tow...

7/10
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Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
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Travon Crist

2016 Toyota Corolla

LE Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 24, 2022

Compact sedan with roomy interior

Pros - Spacious cabin, user friendly infotainment system and offers a comfortable ride.

Cons - Slow acceleration, tight rear headroom and dull handling

Reliable and inexpensive mode of transportation. After putting 47000 miles on my Corolla over the last two years, I am fully aware of all of its problems and benefits. The 4 cylinder engine is very fuel efficient returning me an average of around 28mpg on busy urban streets and 36 mpg on highways. Getting this sedan upto normal highway speeds is quite painful and whenever I am in need of more pow...

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Norman Nichols

2016 Toyota Corolla

LE Eco Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 19, 2022

affordable and economical compact sedan

Pros - Spacious cabin, smooth and comfortable ride and a straightforward infotainment system.

Cons - Lackluster acceleration, dull handling and very few driver assistance features.

compact sedan with weak acceleration and dull driving dynamics My two-year-old Corolla still does its job well and gets great gas mileage, yet its lacklustre acceleration and unappealing driving qualities are difficult to overlook. Acceleration is sufficient, but nothing more. Despite the fact that my LE Eco version receives minor upgrades that boost a few horsepower, not enough to make any signi...

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Toyota Corolla 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$22,666
5 Year Cost To Own
$35,849
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $35,849
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,262$1,034$982$1,227$1,171$9,676
Insurance$1,377$1,378$1,413$1,549$1,560$7,277
Fuel$1,463$1,446$1,497$1,585$1,582$7,573
Maintenance$47$580$442$1,129$1,810$4,008
Repairs$36$-36$65$285$350$700
Financing Interest$1,422$1,124$814$517$163$4,040
Taxes and Fees$1,969$193$114$135$164$2,575
Total Cost-To-Own$11,576$5,719$5,327$6,427$6,800$35,849
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