2022 Toyota Corolla

MSRP $20,075 - $28,360

Ranked #11 in Sedan

2022 Toyota Corolla Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 24, 2021

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The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling sedans in the history of automobiles. The affordable price tag and the high-reliability quotient of the vehicle have drawn the attention of American buyers. Apart from the sedan form, the Corolla is available as a hatchback, as a hybrid sedan, and a compact crossover named as Corolla Cross. There are notable changes for the 2022 Corolla. It is offered in 8 trims but in an FWD configuration. 



2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Corolla has a base MSRP of $20,075 and two engines are on offer- a 139-hp 1.8L inline-4 and a 169-hp 2.0L inline-4. Both these powertrains offer sluggish acceleration but the fuel economy is excellent. The Corolla also offers a comfortable and ergonomic interior and is also known for its outstanding reliability and safety ratings. The Corolla competes against the Honda Civic, the Mazda 3, and the Hyundai Elantra

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Pros

Great build quality and reliability

Affordable pricing

High fuel efficiency

A plethora of standard features

Cons

Less rear legroom than its rivals

Sluggish acceleration

Base engine is underpowered

What's New?

No notable changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20075

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

126 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

chassis

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

10.8/10.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

70.1 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

2910 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.6 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/33/38 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

L$20,075 onwards

LE$20,525 onwards

SE$22,525 onwards

Nightshade$23,225 onwards

SE Nightshade Edition$23,225 onwards

XLE$24,475 onwards

APEX SE$25,220 onwards

XSE$25,975 onwards

APEX XSE$28,360 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota Corolla in Black Sand Pearl color
Black Sand Pearl

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

Engine and Performace

6.0

Pricing and Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


The Toyota Corolla is a smart pick in the small sedan class- Edmunds

With an interesting exterior styling, the Toyota Corolla stands out in the segment. On the inside, the Corolla has always been at its top game. However, critics have objected to its sluggish powertrains and undersized trunk space. On the bright side, the Corolla is a frugal vehicle and delivers a good range for its gas mileage. Due to these points, the Corolla still survives the compact sedan market. 

Like its affordable price tag, the Corolla's ownership costs are also affordable. Considering all kinds of extra costs such as repair, maintenance, fuel, insurance, etc., you can expect at least $4,840 as a minimum amount for the lowest trim level. Toyota's strong reliability factor helps the Corolla to stand out in its segment with high resale value in the used car market. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan front angle view
2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan rear angle view

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Toyota Corolla Buying Advice

We would recommend you to go in for the SE trim as it comes with a punchier 2.0L engine. This trim also adds a leather steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a 9-speaker JBL stereo. Hence, it seems worthy of its asking price. If you like to shift your own gears, choose the manual transmission. 


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2022 Toyota Corolla Features

The 2022 Toyota Corolla is a very good value- The Car Connection

The Toyota Corolla is mainly offered five trims. These include L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. The XSE trim is also available in Apex Edition while the SE trim comes in Apex as well as Nightshade Editions. The 2022 Corolla has a starting asking price of $20,070, without a destination charge of $1,025. Also, the SE variant is exclusively available with manual transmission too. 

The Apex and Nightshade Editions add eye-catching exclusive aesthetics to the sedan. With a total trim count of 8, Toyota has nicely segregated features into each trim level. The base L trim doesn't come with any options. The $1,150 Convenience package adds rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, 16-inch alloy wheels, and push-button start to the LE variant. 

Trim

L

LE

SE

SE Nightshade

SE Apex Edition

XLE

XSE

XSE Apex Edition

MSRP (CVT)

$20,075

$20,525

$22,525

$23,225

$25,220

$24,475

$25,975

$28,360

MSRP (Manual)

-

-

$23,225

-

$25,610

-

-

-

Key Features

7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Adds/ Upgrades to L trim

Adds/ Upgrades to LE trim

Adds/ Upgrades to SE trim

Adds/ Upgrades to SE trim Adds/ Upgrades to SE trim

Adds/ Upgraded to XLE trim

Adds/ Upgrade to XSE trim

 

15-inch steel wheels

16-inch steel wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

18-inch black-painted alloy wheels

Black mesh grille Heated front leatherette seats 18-inch alloys Black mesh grille

 

Wi-Fi hotspot Automatic climate control Upgraded LED headlamps

Gloss black exterior accents

Black & bronze front lip spoiler 16-inch alloy wheels Paddle shifters  Black & bronze front lip spoiler

 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Premium fabric upholstery Sport mesh grille   C-shaped accents Push-button start Unique exterior styling C-shaped accents
  6-speaker stereo Keyless entry Trunk spoiler   Rear diffuser Ambient lighting 8-way power driver's seat Rear diffuser
  Cloth upholstery  8-inch touchscreen Sport seats   Bronze interior stitching Wireless charging   Bronze interior stitching
  Rearview camera Additional USB port Leather steering wheel   Black & bronze lower body kit Power sunroof   Black & bronze lower body kit
  LED headlamps   Push-button start     Heated exterior mirrors    
  Satellite radio   Power sunroof     Blind-spot monitoring    
  Dual USB ports   Dark-gray metallic exterior accents     Rear cross-traffic alert    
            7-inch gauge cluster    

Adding the Connectivity package gains a 9-speaker JBL sound system, wireless charging, and navigation system for the XLE and XSE trim at $1,715. Moreover, adaptive headlights are also available for an extra $450. These are the only packages and options available for the Corolla. 


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2022 Toyota Corolla Engine and Performance

The 139-horsepower 1.8-liter engine in L, LE, and XLE trims is acceptable for everyday duties- Kelly Blue Book

Two different engines are offered for the Toyota Corolla. Most trims come with a 1.8L inline-4 engine that produces 139 hp and 126 lb-ft. of torque. The SE and XSE trim features a 2.0L inline-4 engine that is capable of developing 169 hp and 151 lb-ft. of torque. The CVT transmission is standard but SE trim buyers can opt for a 6-speed manual while FWD drivetrain is standard. 

Apart from the engine performance, the Corolla is a decent commuter. The Corolla is not going to be an engaging car to drive by any means. The good thing is the sportier trims like the SE and XSE have a stiffer suspension to offer which makes the car feel a tad bit more responsive. The ride and handling aren’t too bad when it comes to tougher terrains and the steering is also quite crisp.

2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan in acceleration mode

Performance-wise, the Corolla will disappoint you by all means. The base engine is underpowered and hence, it takes 10 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while the quarter-mile distance is covered in 17.5 seconds. The Corolla with the 2.0L engine can do the 0-60 MPH sprint in 8.8 seconds. The Corolla's performs nicely when it comes to braking. It takes 115 feet in the brake test. 

Model

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Mazda 3

MSRP

$20,075

$21,700

$24,150

$20,500

Engine

1.8L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4 2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

6-Speed Automatic

Power 

139 hp @ 6,100 RPM

158 hp @ 6,500 RPM

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM

155 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque 

126 lb-ft. @ 3,900 RPM

138 lb-ft. @ 4,200 RPM

132 lb-ft. @ 4,500 RPM 150 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

10.0 sec 8.5 sec 8.4 sec 8.1 sec

Quarter Mile 

17.5 sec 16.3 sec 16.5 sec 16.0 sec

Top Speed

112 MPH 115 MPH 119 MPH 115 MPH

The Honda Civic makes more power than its rivals but the performance of the Mazda 3 is the best here thanks to its responsive engine. The Hyundai Elantra also delivers better acceleration and is also available with a turbocharged engine, like the Civic and the Mazda 3 whereas the Corolla doesn't offer one. 


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2022 Toyota Corolla Fuel Economy

8.0/10

There’s not a thirsty Corolla in this lineup- The Car Connection

Fuel efficiency is one of the strong suits of the Toyota Corolla. The vehicle comes with a slightly lower-powered engine, which creates room for efficiency to grow. Speaking numbers, the Corolla offers an average MPG of 30 in the city, 38 on the highway, and 34 combined. These ratings are absolutely great for anyone looking to buy a workhorse.

When the 2.0L engine is paired with the CVT, you get similar ratings as mentioned above. However, opting for manual transmission drops the economy by just 1 MPG. With the added 13.2-gallon fuel tank, the range is shot up to 436 miles in its most efficient form while the lowest range delivered is 422 miles. Either way, the Corolla is a fuel-efficient sedan. 

Model

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Mazda 3

MPG (City)

30

31 33 28

MPG (Highway)

38 40 43 36

MPG (Combined)

33

35

37 31

Fuel Capacity (Gallon)

13.2

12.4

12.4

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

396/502/436

384/496/434 409/533/459 370/475/409

The Hyundai Elantra returns 4 MPG combined more than the Corolla and hence, it is crowned as the most fuel-efficient sedan. The Honda Civic's fuel estimates are similar to the Corolla but it is more efficient. On the other hand, the Mazda 3's fuel ratings are the lowest on the table but it isn't too bad. 


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2022 Toyota Corolla Interior

8.0/10

The cabin is upscale and is solidly put-together- Edmunds

Inside, the Toyota Corolla's sleek details and soft-touch materials help deliver a perfect blend of practical and premium. The interior design is great and the color schemes line up perfectly as well. This means a comfortable and ergonomic interior with seating for five. Cloth upholstery is standard but leatherette seats are available. The front seats are roomy and comfortable with adequate support. 

The steering wheel is leather-wrapped on top trim. Similarly, an 8-way power driver's seat and heated front seats are available on higher trims. The front row boasts an impressive amount of passenger space. The rear legroom offered is comparatively less than the competition but two adults can sit comfortably. Six-footers may find it uncomfortable sitting at the back but otherwise, headroom is good. 

Except for the base L trim, every Corolla comes with an 8-inch touchscreen but a 7-inch screen is standard. The screen sits high on the dash but visibility is good. However, some people may complain that its graphics look dated. Connectivity features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa are standard. The system is easy to use thanks to its simple menu structure and a handful of physical buttons. 

Model

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Mazda 3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

38.3/54.0/42.0

39.3/57.0/42.3

40.6/56.5/42.3

38.0/55.7/42.3

Second Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

37.1/51.7/34.8

37.1/56.0/37.4

37.3/55.6/38.0

37.2/53.5/35.1

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

13.1

14.8

14.2

13.2

The cargo capacity of the Corolla isn't too generous in comparison to the rivals, but it can hold a decent amount of cargo if you wish it to. Pop the trunk and you get 13.1 cu-ft. of cargo space. That's enough space to store your groceries worth for a week. If you need more space, split-fold the rear seats in a 60/40 way. Some other interior features are:

  • Leather, multi-function steering wheel
  • 8-way power driver's seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Push-button start
  • Power sunroof
  • Keyless entry
  • 7 & 8-inch touchscreen w/ smartphone integration
  • 9-speaker JBL sound system
  • Wireless charging
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

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2022 Toyota Corolla Exterior

7.0/10

There’s a certain family resemblance to the larger Camry and Avalon sedans- Kelly Blue Book

The exterior design of the Toyota Corolla is more interesting than the rivals. It is not a beauty queen like the Mazda 3 but it is bold. Lower, wider, and more aggressive, the Corolla's refined design speaks for itself with a host of details unique to each trim level. The triple curved LED DRLs really look cool and LED headlamps are standard throughout the range.

The wheels in the Corolla range between 15 and 18 inches and the models with 18-inch wheels get eye-catching wheel designs. The SE and XSE trim also add integrated dark accents throughout the exterior. The SE Nightshade Edition adds intrigue with its blacked-out grille and wheels, along with other accents that give the Corolla a sharp and unapologetic stance. 

Model

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Mazda 3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,910

2,877

2,725 3,100

Length (in.)

182.3

184.0 184.1

183.5

Width (in.)

70.1

70.9

71.9

70.7

Height (in.)

56.5

55.7

55.7

56.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3 5.5 5.3

5.5

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

107.7

107.1

107.3

The Honda Civic sports a wider wheelbase than the Corolla. This translates for a better rear passenger space. Desspite being bulky, the Mazad 3's performance is better than the Corolla. The Hyundai Elantra shares the same ground clearance with the Corolla but it is slightly longer in length. Some other exterior features are:

  • LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Black grille
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • 15, 16 & 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black window trim
  • Rear lip spoiler

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2022 Toyota Corolla Safety

8.0/10

The entire Corolla lineup also offers a host of standard driver-assistance technology- CarAndDriver

Buyers of the Toyota Corolla need not worry about the vehicle's safety as it is one of the safest sedans out there in the market. NHTSA gave it a 5-star overall safety rating while IIHS gave the designation of Top Safety Pick for its crashworthiness. This speaks for its build quality. Hence, the Corolla is a safe sedan for passengers. 

Talking about safety features, the Corolla is equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which is a suite of the latest driver-assist features. As you climb the trim ladder, more features join the list. Apart from this, a set of 10 airbags are available in this sedan, which is pretty impressive. Some of the main safety features are:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Full-Speed Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

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2022 Toyota Corolla Competition

8.0/10

2022 Toyota Corolla vs 2022 Honda Civic

The redesigned Honda Civic is slightly costlier than the Corolla. Unlike the Corolla, the Civic is available with an optional turbocharged engine that offers a punchy acceleration. The Civic also benefits from a better fuel economy, a roomier rear row, and better trunk space. Both the sedans earn top safety ratings too. Overall, the Corolla is a good car but the Civic is a better pick. 

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Toyota Corolla vs 2022 Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra is one of the most expensive cars in this class. It delivers better performance than the Corolla and it is the most fuel-efficient sedan in its segment. The cabin is well-trimmed with features and offers more rear-seat space than the Corolla. Both cars are loaded with a ton of safety features but the Elantra offers a bit more cargo space and is more value for money. 

2022 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Toyota Corolla vs 2022 Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 is another cheaper alternative to the Corolla. It is available with three engines and also offers a spirited ride. Its cabin quality feels more upscale while its infotainment system is user-friendly like the Corolla. In terms of safety, both the sedans offer a long list of standard safety techs but the Corolla is ahead with regards to reliability. The latter's fuel economy is slightly less but it's not that bad. 

2022 Mazda 3

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2022 Toyota Corolla Final Verdict

As always, the Toyota Corolla is a solid choice of a car. It's safe, roomy, reliable and its great feature to price ratio is what makes the Corolla stand out in the segment. The engines in the Corolla are the real disappointment. They need an upgrade and fast but everything else about the Corolla is competitive and right on the money. 


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2022 Toyota Corolla FAQs

Does the 2022 Toyota Corolla have a remote start?

Yes, the 2022 Toyota Corolla is available with a remote engine start feature. 

How much is a 2022 Toyota Corolla?

The 2022 Toyota Corolla starts from $20,075 and ranges up to $28,360. 

What is the difference between Corolla XLE and XSE?

The XSE trim adds an 8-way power driver's seat, 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters, and unique exterior styling. 

What is Corolla Apex Edition?

The Apex Edition models add black-painted wheels, black and bronze exterior accents, black mesh grille, rear diffuser, and bronze interior stitching. 

Does the 2022 Toyota Corolla have heated seats?

Heated front seats are an optional feature in the 2022 Toyota Corolla. 

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