2011 Toyota
Corolla
vs. 2011 Toyota
Yaris

2011 Toyota Corolla

9.4

starting from

$17,460

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Has auxiliary audio input
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CD player
Standard
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Cramped front seats
51.3 ft3
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OK cornering
0.83 g
2011 Toyota Yaris

9.0

Runner-up

Toyota Yaris

starting from

$14,715

Reasons to buy the Toyota Yaris

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Power windows
Optional
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Power locks
Optional
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Keyless entry
Optional
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Cruise control
Optional
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • You can pay to get keyless entry on the Yaris ; not available on the Corolla
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.0
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Rock on in the Corolla ; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
  • The Corolla 's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Corolla 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Corolla ; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla can change direction around 10% faster, 0.83 g vs 0.76 g
  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 16.8 s @ 83 mph vs 18.4 s @ 76 mph
  • The Corolla hits 60mph around 20% faster, 9.0 seconds vs 10.9 seconds
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla has 5 more cupholders, 8 vs 3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 51.3 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 20% longer, 449 miles vs 389 miles
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • The Yaris needs more than 10% less space to turn, 30.8 ft vs 35.4 ft
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.4 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

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Corolla
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2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Not Available vs Optional Neither has a keyless entry option
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

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Corolla
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Yaris
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Corolla 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Yaris does not
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Corolla ; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Corolla can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

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Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Corolla ; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Road Tests

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Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs 10.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 130 ft The Yaris 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Corolla is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.8 s @ 83 mph vs 18.4 s @ 76 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.76 g The Corolla has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Yaris
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Top speed 115 mph vs 112 mph Both have a very low top speed

Practicality

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Corolla
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Yaris
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 449 miles vs 389 miles The Corolla has OK highway range, but the Yaris is very limited
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Cargo space 12.3 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 The Corolla has OK cargo room, while the Yaris has very little
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front seats 51.3 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 3 The Corolla has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 3 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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Corolla
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2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Horsepower 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 4 Fewer gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.0 lb/hp vs 22.2 lb/hp Both Corolla and Yaris are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs 30.8 ft The Yaris can make tight turns, and the Corolla is comparable to most other vehicles

Cost

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Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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MSRP $17,460 vs $14,715 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 26 mpg vs 29 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Corolla
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Yaris
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Toyota Corolla S 2011 Toyota Matrix S Corolla S vs Matrix S
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Camry Corolla vs Camry
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Nissan Versa SL Corolla vs Versa SL
2011 Toyota Corolla S 2011 Honda Fit Sport Corolla S vs Fit Sport
2011 Toyota Corolla LE 2011 Toyota RAV4 Corolla LE vs RAV4
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Honda Fit Yaris vs Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Mazda 2 Touring Yaris vs 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Matrix Yaris vs Matrix
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Prius Two Yaris vs Prius Two
2011 Toyota Yaris 2012 Ford Fiesta SE Yaris vs Fiesta SE

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for Connie Anderson Connie Anderson (5:50 PM, February 25, 2014)
I drove a Yaris when my vehicle was being fixed. I absolutely LOVED it! It really had git-up-and-go! I was giggling like a little girl. So it is bland.....but for someone like me, that doesn't give a hoot about music (besides, you can always pay to put good stuff in)... it is just going to be me going to a store or the doctor. I was wondering what the Corolla is like in comparison. I love little cars....especially when you are trying to find a parking space. I don't get how Corolla gets better gas mileage than Yaris. I am not planning on taking any out of town trips with it, anyway. I think the Yaris is great for me. I know for sure that it is so much fun to drive.