What are the best years of Toyota Corolla to buy?

January 8th, 2021 by

Corolla Model Years: Which Ones Should You Get?

The Toyota Corolla is the most-produced vehicle on the planet, with over 43 million units made and sold. As a result, there are a lot of used models out there. However, not every Toyota Corolla was made equal. The 2002 and 2009 Corolla models were notorious for engine and mechanical problems, for instance.

So then, which model years of Toyota Corolla are the best ones to buy?

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This is obviously the most expensive option on the list, with many options going for around $20,000 due to the newer Corolla models holding their value remarkably well, even for Toyota vehicles. Thanks to high reliability ratings, lots of safety features, connectivity tech, and higher fuel economy numbers than ever before (30-city/40-highway mpg), these Corolla years come out on top.


These three years of the 10th-gen Toyota Corolla go for relatively cheap, usually between $10,000-$12,000. They have high reliability ratings and good gas mileage (27-city/34-highway mpg). They also include many baseline features modern drivers require from their vehicles, like an AUX jack, Bluetooth capability, and keyless entry.


Most 9th-generation (2003-2008) Toyota Corolla models go for well under $10,000, making it a great option for those on a budget. The fuel economy was great, clocking in at 27-city/33-highway mpg. In particular, the 2007 and 2008 models had few reliability complaints and were a bit longer than the rest of the 9th-gen models, giving occupants a little more space to move around.

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