2017 Toyota Corolla

MSRP $18,500 - $22,680

Ranked #3 in Compact Sedan

8.1

Overall Rating

2017 Toyota Corolla Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Toyota Corolla, the best-selling car of all time, marks its 50th anniversary and 11 generations on the road. All these years the compact car has been highly reliable, trouble-free, and a comfortable ride. For 2017, there are essentially no changes to the regular Corolla, save for a few new trims and a 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. In addition to the sedan, the Corolla lineup now features a hatchback. Trim levels include L, LE, S, XSE, and the LE Eco, which features a revised engine for improved fuel economy. The 2017 Corolla sedan price range from $18,500 up to $21,665, for which it offers ample advanced safety systems.

Through the Toyota Corolla sedan gets little respect from critics, there is still a lot to like. The Corolla sedan is powered by a 1.8-liter, I-4 engine rated at 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. Depending on trim level, the engine is mated to a four-speed automatic, a CVT, or a six-speed manual gearbox. The interior has a fresh styling, an easy-to-use infotainment system, and ample rear room. The Corolla is a little snooze behind the wheel, and that's where the rival sedan such as Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Hyundai Elantra scores more.

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Pros

Le Eco's Fuel Economy

Rear seat room is good for tall adults

Standard advanced safety features

Comfortable ride quality

Cons

Under powered engine deliver sluggish acceleration

Not engaging to drive

What's New?

Refreshed interior and exterior styling

Standard Toyota Safety Sense P suite

Standard CVT

7-inch infotainment touchscreen is a new option


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18500

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

190 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

128 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

continuously variable speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.6 in.

width

69.9 in.

height

57.3 in.

curb weight

2820 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

12 sec.

zero to 100 mph

29.7 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

9.9

standing 1/4-mile

17.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/32/36 mpg

highway range

426.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

L$18,500 onwards

LE$18,935 onwards

LE Eco$19,335 onwards

SE$20,445 onwards

XLE$21,825 onwards

50th Anniversary Special Edition$21,900 onwards

XSE$22,680 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Toyota Corolla in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.9

Exterior

6.5

Safety

9.1

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


Toyota's one of the top-selling cars, the Corolla is a compact vehicle that slots below the popular Camry sedan. More practical hatchback Corolla iM has been introduced, earlier known as a Scion iM. Owing a 2017 Corolla will incur an estimated $22,070 over five years for Insuring, fueling, maintaining, and repairing. That's average in the compact car class.

For 2017, Toyota Corolla receives a refresh, highlighted by a new sport-focused XSE trim. Also, to celebrate Corolla's 50th anniversary this year, Toyota is releasing a special-edition 50th Anniversary model, which is based on the Corolla SE. Toyota has limited the production of the 50th Anniversary edition to just 8,000 units. More changes to the 2017 Corolla lineup include a new front fascia, revised taillights, and a redesigned dashboard. The Toyota Safety Sense P package including forward collision prevention, adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping system with a steering assist function, and automatic high beams is added. Finally, a rear-view camera is standard equipment on all trim levels.


8.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.9/10
Interior

6.5/10
Exterior

9.1/10
Safety


2017 Toyota Corolla Features

8.0/10

The 2017 Toyota Corolla comes in seven trims: L, LE, LE Eco, SE, XLE, 50th Anniversary Special Edition, and XSE. Pricing for the 2017 Corolla starts from $18,500 for the base L trim with CVT and goes up to $22,680 for the top-spec XSE.

All Corolla trims get a standard rearview camera and the Toyota Safety Sense package. On top of these standard features, the well-equipped L trim includes Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Siri Eyes Free, and a multi-information display. This trim should be sufficient for most shoppers.

Trims LE SE L 50th Anniversary Special Edition LE Eco XLE SE 6MT XSE
MSRP (Automatic) $18,500 $20,445 $18,500 $21,900 $19,335 $21,825 $21,665 $22,680
Key Features Automatic climate control SofTex-trimmed front sport seats with premium fabric\ Entune Audio Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App  Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App  Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation app technology Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App
  Premium fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control  Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth SofTex-trimmed front sport seats with premium fabric insert with Black Cherry contrast stitching 16-in. machined alloy wheels SofTex-trimmed front seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat Sport instrumentation cluster with chrome-plated speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature, 5 hands-free phone capability
  4-way adjustable front passenger seat Sport instrumentation cluster with chrome-accents Hands-free phone, voice-command, Black Cherry contrast stitching  Bumper-integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable settings, odometer, trip meters, outside temperature, current/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, elapsed time; TPMS, Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App,9 Siri Eyes Free
  60/40 split fold-down rear seat 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display  Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist  Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade TPMS,17 ECO indicator  ECO indicator HD Radio11 Technology, HD Radio11 Traffic and Weather in major metro areas
  Instrumentation cluster with speedometer and tachometer, coolant temperature TPMS,17 ECO indicator, one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator, Fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat; Special Edition 50th Anniversary floor mats  Roof-mounted antenna One-touch 3-blink lane change turn signal indicator Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket Driver
  Rear View Camera   6.1-in. touch-screen display,

7-in. high-resolution touch-screen display

 Chrome lower window trim   Remote keyless entry 7-in. high-resolution touch-screen display

We recommend

The mid-range Toyota Corolla SE trim which begins at $20,065 with the standard CVT brings the best value and sporty attire. It includes alloy wheels, leatherette sport front seats, selectable driving modes (Normal and Sport), a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a 4.2-inch color instrument cluster display. A manual transmission is also available with the SE.

2017 Toyota Corolla Engine and Performance

7.5/10
"A sensible, comfortable, reliable sedan- Kelley Blue Book"

2017 Corolla Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Corolla is mechanically unchanged and carries over its standard 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. All Corollas are front-wheel drives only. The LE Eco trim has the same engine, but with an output of 140 horsepower. A six-speed manual gearbox is available.

The Corolla has enough power for daily driving and commutes, but it struggles to get up to highway speeds. The acceleration isn't overwhelming but sluggish. The standard CVT is responsive and favors fuel efficiency than engagement.

Models

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$20,445

$18,095

$19,300

$18,150

Engine

1.8 L 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

Transmission

CVT

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Power

132 hp

155 hp

147 hp

147 hp

Torque

128 lb-ft

150 lb-ft

132 lb-ft.

132 lb-ft

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

The Corolla is not the best in terms of base engine ratings and some rival sedans such as Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, and Kia Forte offer more horsepower which feels adequate for freeway dries as well.

2017 Corolla 0-60 mph Acceleration

The Toyota Corolla (SE) with a manual transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 8.5-sec and 16.7 seconds to reach the quarter-mile mark. The CVT models are lethargic and clocked 5 seconds to reach 60 mph. 

Models

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

0-60 MPH

8.5 sec

7.9 sec

8.7 sec

9 sec

Quarter mile

16.7 sec

15.6 sec

16.5 sec

16.8 sec

Engine

1.8 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

2.0 L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated

Even with the stick-shift, the 2017 corolla is slower than the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic. The other small sedans also have the all-wheel-drive capability and some do offer upgraded turbocharged engines for a more power-packed performance.

2017 Corolla Ride and Handling

The Corolla's four-cylinder delivers just an adequate acceleration but the ride quality is pretty refined. The long-wheelbase provides an admirable ride in all trims while the suspension absorbs all the road imperfections smoothly. The CVT has computer-simulated "shifts" to mitigate the constant rpm drone and Corolla isolates the engine noise as well.

The Corolla's handling like always isn't engaging or playful. Even the Sport SE doesn't do the trick. The noticeable body roll around the corners gives a floaty feel, while the steering is lifeless. On the upside, the Corolla is all about no-hassle commuting comfort. The ride is compliant and for a compact car, it's impressive.

2017 Corolla Braking Performance

Most 2017 Corollas get rear drum brakes, with only the SE and XSE trims upgraded to rear discs. In emergency brake testing, a Corolla LE Eco with the rear drums stopped from 60 mph in 130 feet, which is longer than the average.

Model

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra 

Brake Front

10.8"

11.02"

11"

11"

Brake Rear

10.2"

10.43"

10.3"

8.0"

Curb weight

2885 lbs.

2967

2804 lbs.

2812

60-0 MPH

130 ft

127 ft

127 ft

116 feet

The LE and LE Eco variant feature smaller 16-inch wheels while 17-inch options are available. Compared to other small sedans, the Corolla's 2885 curb weight is average still the car takes a longer distance than most. Also, note that other sedan rivals offer more power under the hood than the 2017 Toyota Corolla.

2017 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The Corolla sedan is one of the most fuel-efficient drives, the 2017 EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 32 mpg combined (28 city/36 highway) for CVT-equipped models with 16-inch wheels. With the manual transmission, the Corolla SE gets 30 mpg combined (27 city/35 highway). The larger 17-inch wheels drop ratings by 1 mpg at 31 mpg combined (28 city/35 highway). The fuel-efficient Corolla LE Eco gets up to 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway with 15-inch wheels and 33 combined (29 city/38 highway) with the 16-inch wheels.

Model

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (city)

28

28

29

29

MPG (highway)

35

37

38

38

MPG (combined)

31

32

32

33

For 2017, Toyota has equipped all Corolla models with standard CVT, highlighting its focus on being the most economical compact sedan. By comparison, the refreshed 2017 Hyundai Elantra offers similar numbers, with a combined 33 mpg. So, Toyota is not alone targetting the MPG ratings but most compact car rivals.

2017 Toyota Corolla Interior

7.9/10
"The current Corolla's interior is certainly its nicest one to date, with a stylish dashboard and un-Corolla-like flourishes like a sport-contoured steering wheel and an eye-catching asymmetrical shifter surround.- Edmunds"

2017 Corolla Seating and Comfort

The 2017 Corolla's interior has soft-touch materials and seating for five passengers. The Toyota certainly has the nicest cabin to date, with a stylish dashboard, a sport-contoured steering wheel, and an eye-catching asymmetrical shifter surround. The front seats are comfortable and the SE trim level offers sport seats with lower side bolsters. In the rear, the legroom is excellent but the headroom is a little cramped for tall passengers.

The higher trim levels offer good quality material with available upgrades including leatherette upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Model

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda 3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft cube) w/ sunroof

97.1

96.3

95

95.8

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

38.0/54.8/42.3

38.6/57.2/42.2

39.1/56.1/42.2

38.8/56.2/42.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

37.1/54.8/41.4

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.3/54.9/35.9

37.3/55.3/35.7

Interior Features

  • Heated Mirror
  • Push Button Start
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering wheel
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Rear-View Camera
  • 4.2-inch Information Display
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Vanity Mirror
  • Interior Air Filtration

2017 Corolla Infotainment System

The 2017 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, and Siri Eyes Free. You can upgrade to features including automatic climate control, a 3.5- or 4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen, a moonroof, a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, navigation, proximity key entry, and push-button start.

Regardless of the touchscreen size, it is responsive and easy to use. Toyota also offers large physical buttons and controls for easy access. The available Entune App Suite integrates smartphone-connected services such as Bing, Facebook, Yelp, and Pandora, as well as real-time traffic data. Concerning privacy issues, Toyota still does not offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app integration.

2017 Corolla Cargo volume

The 2017 Corolla sedan has 13 cubic feet of trunk space, which is average for the compact car class. The rear seat offers 60/40 split and folds functionality to accommodate long items, and the trunk opening itself is wide.

Model

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda 3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Trunk Volume

13.0 ft cube

12.4 ft cube

14.9 ft cube

14.4 ft cube

The Kia Forte has got the biggest boot of 14.9 cubic feet which is followed by the 14.4 cubic feet trunk of the Hyundai Elantra. Also, the 2017 Elantra is the only compact car that offers a power lift-gate that opens automatically if you stand for 3 seconds at the rear.

2017 Toyota Corolla Exterior

6.5/10

The 2017 Corolla receives a fresh exterior styling that differentiates it from its predecessors, thanks to a new front grille and LED headlamps. Though all models sport similar looks, the new XSE grade gets a blacked-out grille with fog lamps flanking a more aggressive air dam, plus an integrated rear spoiler that visually raises the tail.

The L, LE, and LE Eco trim gain Bi-LED headlamps, while complex-LED headlamps come standard on SE, XSE, and XLE. Redesigned 16-inch wheels are standard on the LE and XLE, while the SE and XSE step up into standard 17-inch alloy wheels. 

Model

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda3

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Curb weight

2885 lbs

2967 lbs

2804 lbs

2812 lbs

Length

183.1"

180.3"

179.5"

179.9"

Width

69.9"

70.7"

70.1"

70.9"

Height

57.3"

57.3"

56.3"

56.5"

Ground clearance

6.7"

6.1"

5.3"

5.3"

Wheel base

106.3"

106.3"

106.3"

106.3"

The 2017 Corolla has not changed in size and dimensions. It is 183.1-inch long and 69.9 inches wide, which is longer and wider than most sedan rivals. This also allows the compact car to offer a roomy cabin, especially the backseat.

Exterior Features

  • Bi-LED Headlamps
  • LED Tail lights
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Body Color Side mirrors
  • Body Color Door Handles

2017 Toyota Corolla Safety

9.1/10

The 2017 Toyota Corolla received an overall safety rating of five out of five stars from the NHTSA. The Corolla sedan earned the highest rating of Good in all five IIHS crash tests, as well a Top Safety Pick+ designation.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla comes standard with a rearview camera and Toyota’s Safety Sense P, which includes pedestrian detection, pre-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeps assist, and adaptive cruise control. Some of the standard safety features on the Toyota Corolla SE are-:

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Dual Front-Side Mounted Airbags
  • Lane Departure Warning with Accident Avoidance System
  • Front and Rear Head Airbags
  • Emergency Braking Assists
  • Pre-collision Safety System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

2017 Toyota Corolla Competition

2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Mazda Mazda3

The 2017 Mazda3 is the only car in this competition that offers true sports performance at an affordable price. Unlike Toyota, Mazda 3 sedan has an upscale interior quality and engaging drive.  The Mazda3 Sport starts at $18,095 while the Toyota Corolla starts at $18,500.  Both have the same interior and exterior dimension except for the length.

The Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, has better comfort and is a more convenient family compact car.  If you are looking for engaging driving dynamics in a family car, opt for MAzda 3 hile the Toyota Corolla is one of the most easy-to-live sedans.

2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra received a refresh for this model year and provides a good mix of comfortable interior space, great safety ratings, and a spirited drive. Unlike the 2017 Corolla, the Hyundai Elantra has multi-media features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Also, Hyundai has an average starting price of around $2,000 less than the Corolla sedan. Toyota Corolla has excellent advanced safety features as standard, and its predicted reliability is top-rated in the class.

2017 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

The 2017 Toyota Corolla is a good compact car. While we don't like the acceleration and handling of the sedan, the Corolla makes up for that with good fuel economy estimates, a quality interior, and a plethora of standard advanced safety features.

 


2017 Toyota Corolla FAQs

Is Toyota Corolla 2017 a good car?

Yes, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is a good used car. Apart from its sluggish acceleration and uninspired handling, the Corolla sedan compensates with a good quality interior, above-average fuel economy, advanced standard driver-assistance features, and high-reliability ratings.

Does Toyota offer the Corolla with an AWD drivetrain?

No. Toyota Corolla in all its forms is available with a standard FWD drivetrain configuration.

Is Toyota Corolla a reliable car?

The Toyota Corolla Reliability rating is the best in the compact class segment. The 2019 Corolla manages 85 out of 100 in the JD Power Predicted Reliability report - happens to be the highest-scoring car in the segment.

Where is the Toyota Corolla made?

The Corolla used to be assembled in Toyota's Takaoka plant in Japan, but lately, the Corolla lineup as such is manufactured and assembled in Toyota's Mississippi plant in the US.

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