2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla Competitors

$16-19k car, designed in Japan, built in U.S.A. 26-28 city / 34-35 hwy 343-462 mile range, gas engine
132 hp 109 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2011 Toyota Corolla is also often compared to hybrid cars, sports cars and mid-size SUVs. The 2011 Toyota Corolla's top rivals come from Toyota (such as the Camry and the Prius Four) and Nissan (such as the Versa SL and the Altima 3.5 SR)

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Corolla compared to other car competitors include: it gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (370 miles vs 334 miles), safer in head-on collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 4 stars), safer in head-on collisions for the front passenger (4 stars vs 2 stars), safer in side collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 2 stars) and slightly better cornering ability (0.83 g vs 0.79 g).

However, on average it less safe in side collisions for the rear passenger (2 stars vs 4 stars), has worse brakes (drum vs disc), slightly wider turning radius (35.4 ft vs 18.7 ft), doesn't have keyless entry (not available vs standard) and doesn't have cruise control (not available vs standard).

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Toyota Camry
$20,955

Significant advantages of the Camry (vs the Corolla )

  • Power windows comes standard
  • Better brakes
  • Power locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Camry (vs the Corolla )

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Many fewer cupholders: 4 vs 8

common strengths of the Camry and Corolla

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $20,955 vs $16,660
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the Camry vs the Corolla

2011 Nissan Versa SL

2011 Nissan Versa SL
$17,410

Significant advantages of the Versa SL (vs the Corolla )

  • Power windows comes standard
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Versa SL (vs the Corolla )

  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars

common strengths of the Versa SL and Corolla

  • Inexpensive: $17,410 vs $16,660
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Versa SL vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit
$15,870

Significant advantages of the Fit (vs the Corolla )

  • Power windows comes standard
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Keyless entry comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Fit (vs the Corolla )

  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 350 miles vs 462 miles
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 286 miles vs 370 miles
  • Fewer airbags: 4 vs 5

common strengths of the Fit and Corolla

  • Both very efficient in the city: 27 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $15,870 vs $16,660
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Fit vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Scion tC

2011 Scion tC
$18,995

Significant advantages of the tC (vs the Corolla )

  • Much tighter turning radius: 18.7 ft vs 35.4 ft
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 2 stars
  • Power windows comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the tC (vs the Corolla )

  • Power outlets not available
  • Child door locks must be bought separately
  • Fewer cupholders: 6 vs 8

common strengths of the tC and Corolla

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Inexpensive: $18,995 vs $16,660
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Scion tC vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
$13,205

Significant advantages of the Accent GLS (vs the Corolla )

  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Power locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Accent GLS (vs the Corolla )

  • Front air conditioning not available
  • CD player not available
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 153 ft vs 136 ft

common strengths of the Accent GLS and Corolla

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 40 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 30 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $13,205 vs $16,660
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2012 Ford Fusion SE
$23,625

Significant advantages of the Fusion SE (vs the Corolla )

  • Power windows comes standard
  • Better brakes
  • Power locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion SE (vs the Corolla )

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 3 stars vs 4 stars

common strengths of the Fusion SE and Corolla

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Fusion SE vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Corolla compared to hybrid car competitors include: it costs less ($16,660 vs $28,080), has much more gears (5 vs continuously variable), slightly faster 0-60 time (9.0 seconds vs 10.6 seconds), slightly faster 1/4 mile time (16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph) and compensates for road noise.

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (28 mpg vs 51 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (35 mpg vs 48 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is not a hybrid car and has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6).

2011 Toyota Prius Four

2011 Toyota Prius Four
$28,080

Significant advantages of the Prius Four (vs the Corolla )

  • Hybrid
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 2 stars
  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 35.4 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Prius Four (vs the Corolla )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5
  • No speed sensitive volume
  • Significantly fewer cupholders: 4 vs 8

common strengths of the Prius Four and Corolla

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.82 g vs 0.83 g
  • Inexpensive: $28,080 vs $16,660
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the Prius Four vs the Corolla

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Corolla compared to sports car competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (28 mpg vs 17 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (35 mpg vs 26 mpg), gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (370 miles vs 290 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (462 miles vs 409 miles) and has significantly more spacious back seats (42.7 ft3 vs 31.9 ft3).

However, on average it doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), is significantly less powerful (132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM), much slower 0-60 time (9.0 seconds vs 4.4 seconds), significantly longer braking distance from 60mph (136 ft vs 110 ft) and much slower 1/4 mile time (16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph).

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Corolla )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.0 seconds vs 9.0 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph
  • Much higher top speed: 186 mph vs 115 mph

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Corolla )

  • Much worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 226 miles vs 370 miles

common strengths of the C63 AMG and Corolla

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 5
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 4 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 MINI Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper
$20,100

Significant advantages of the Cooper (vs the Corolla )

  • Better brakes
  • Significantly more gears: 6 vs 5
  • Power locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper (vs the Corolla )

  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 28.4 ft3 vs 42.7 ft3
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 46.8 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.5" vs 5.8"

common strengths of the Cooper and Corolla

  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 29 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 37 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Fantastic city range: 383 miles vs 370 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 MINI Cooper vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2012 Honda Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si
$22,975

Significant advantages of the Civic Si (vs the Corolla )

  • Better brakes
  • Sportier performance: 14.3 lb/hp vs 20.7 lb/hp
  • Significantly more gears: 6 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Si (vs the Corolla )

  • Significantly worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 290 miles vs 370 miles
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 31.9 ft3 vs 42.7 ft3

common strengths of the Civic Si and Corolla

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $22,975 vs $16,660
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic Si vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Corolla )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.4 seconds vs 9.0 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 104 ft vs 136 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Corolla )

  • Much worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 272 miles vs 370 miles

common strengths of the Mustang GT and Corolla

  • Inexpensive: $30,105 vs $16,660
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Corolla compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (28 mpg vs 22 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (35 mpg vs 28 mpg), costs less ($16,660 vs $25,950), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (370 miles vs 321 miles) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (462 miles vs 413 miles).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (12.3 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3), is slightly less powerful (132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM), significantly less ground clearance (5.8" vs 7.5"), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7).

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
$26,275

Significant advantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the Corolla )

  • Much more cargo room: 73.0 ft3 vs 12.3 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.5" vs 5.8"
  • Power locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the Corolla )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg

common strengths of the RAV4 Limited and Corolla

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.8 ft vs 35.4 ft
arrow Compare the RAV4 Limited vs the Corolla

2011 Nissan JUKE SV

2011 Nissan JUKE SV
$21,640

Significant advantages of the JUKE SV (vs the Corolla )

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Power windows comes standard
  • Significantly more cargo room: 35.9 ft3 vs 12.3 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the JUKE SV (vs the Corolla )

  • Worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Power mirrors not available
  • Worse city mileage: 24 mpg vs 28 mpg

common strengths of the JUKE SV and Corolla

  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 24 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $21,640 vs $16,660
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan JUKE SV vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Nissan Rogue SV

2011 Nissan Rogue SV
$25,950

Significant advantages of the Rogue SV (vs the Corolla )

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.3" vs 5.8"
  • Much more cargo room: 57.9 ft3 vs 12.3 ft3
  • Power locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Rogue SV (vs the Corolla )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 3 stars vs 4 stars

common strengths of the Rogue SV and Corolla

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $25,950 vs $16,660
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Rogue SV vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the Corolla )

  • Much more cargo room: 72.9 ft3 vs 12.3 ft3
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Power windows comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the Corolla )

  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 21 mpg vs 28 mpg

common strengths of the CR-V and Corolla

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 28 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $23,405 vs $16,660
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 Toyota Corolla