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Toyota Corolla Australia

As one of the world's oldest nameplates, the Toyota Corolla defines ubiquity.

Australia was the Corolla's first foray into a foreign market, arriving on our shores in 1967 as a tiny sedan in a big country. Since then, the Corolla has moved with the times, selling as a coupé, station wagon and even a two-door van over the years.

Now available as a small-sized hatch and sedan, the Corolla Ascent Sport + TR KIT kicks things off at $23,895 with the top model, Corolla ZR TWO Tone Option Hybrid priced at $35,645.

The Corolla faces strong competition from the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Mazda3, but Toyota has made more than 40 million Corollas so far – and sold more than a million in Australia – so they must be doing something right.

Toyota Corolla Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Corolla varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $23,895 and going to $35,645 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $23,895 $34,195
2021 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $23,895 $35,645
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $16,400 $35,860
2020 Sedan 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $17,000 $34,320
2019 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,800 $32,120
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $14,600 $31,570
2018 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $11,300 $26,840
2018 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $11,900 $26,180
2017 Hatchback 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,700 $24,090
2017 Sedan 1.8L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $11,000 $24,970
See All Toyota Corolla Pricing and Specs

Toyota Corolla Colours

  • Glacier White
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Pearl
  • Peacock Black
  • Eclipse Black
  • Volcanic Red
  • Ecletic Blue
  • Feverish Red
  • Oxide Bronze
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Toyota Corolla 2019.

Toyota Corolla Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Corolla here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the weight carrying capacity of the roof of a 2020 Toyota Corolla?

    The answer will depend on what brand and type of roof rack you use. Different brands of racks have different ratings, but most seem to be able to cope with between 60 and 75kg.

    That then switches the question to what size kayaks you have. A small, single kayak is likely to be around the 15kg mark, while a large, double kayak can weigh anything up to 45kg. You need to weigh your kayaks together and then work out if they’re suitable for roof-rack transport. Either way, a quality rack will always be a safer bet than a cheap one. Make sure, too, that the rack you choose has fixing points appropriate for the load being carried.
     

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  • What car should I buy to replace my 2006 Toyota Corolla?

    There are still plenty of great small cars around within your budget, Agnes, and they all have good safety packages (or we wouldn’t recommend them). Look at offerings such as the Suzuki Swift Navigator (with the optional autonomous emergency braking) for around $17,000 (plus on-road costs) or the Kia Rio S at around $19,000 or Kia Picanto S (one size smaller than the Rio) at closer to $16,000. Both the Kias also feature the brand’s excellent seven-year warranty, capped-price servicing and free roadside assistance which is great peace of mind.

    The Volkswagen Polo is a classy drive but a little more expensive at closer to $21,000 for the 85TSi Comfortline. Actually, to be honest, you’ve missed the boat on bargain small cars by a couple of years. Firm favourites such as the Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 have both been updated relatively recently and have recorded big price jumps in the process. The cheapest Yaris with an automatic transmission is now around $23,000 (it was less than $17,000 back in 2018) while the Mazda 2 Maxx went from being a sub-$17,000 proposition in 2018 to a $23,000 car by the time you add an automatic transmission in 2020.

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  • Do the Toyota Corolla hybrid tyre repair kits actually work?

    Toyota’s approach to this matter is interesting. When it comes to the hybrid versions of the new Corolla, the SX variant gets a space-saver spare while the ZR hybrid gets a repair kit. But some of the other petrol-only and entry-level models get a space-saver and a repair kit.

    The repair kit will work provided you’re familiar with how to use it and the leak in the tyre isn’t a huge, gaping gash in the sidewall. If that’s the case, you’re snookered. But if it’s just a nail you’ve run over that’s causing the leak, the repair kit will work. Even so, your next destination should be a tyre shop to have the puncture repaired properly.

    Space-saver spares are another matter. While they’ll get you going again after a flat tyre, they can make a vehicle very unstable to drive at any speed and over any distance. That’s why they have an 80km-at-80km/h limit applied to them. But as an alternative to walking home, they’re better than nothing. But since some Corollas come with both a space-saver spare and a repair kit, why not lean on the salesperson when doing the deal and asking them to include one of each? Make it a condition of the sale and I bet you’ll get what you want.

    The other thing to think about is what you’re likely to do if you get a flat tyre. Are you the sort of person who’s going to change a flat tyre themselves and continue on, or are you the urban-dwelling, roadside-assistance type who will call for back-up? If you’re the latter – and there’s no shame in that - then none of this stuff matters in the first place.

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  • How to replace the key battery for a 2012 Toyota Corolla?

    You should be able to prise open the key’s plastic body and then gain access to the battery-case within. But be careful, as older plastics become brittle with age and you don’t want to snap any of the locking tabs or the body itself (if you do, replacement keys are available online). If that all sounds a bit difficult, you could take the key to a shop or kiosk that cuts keys (and sells watch-bands and batteries) and they should be able to supply and fit the new battery for you. If you do it at home, make sure you dispose of the old button-battery safely as these pose a real threat to babies and toddlers.

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Toyota Corolla Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Corolla is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP, ULP and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.2L/100km for Hatchback /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 4.2L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2021 Hatchback 6.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2021 Sedan 3.5L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2021 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 4.2L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 6.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Sedan 3.5L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 4.2L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Hatchback 6.3L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 3.5L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Sedan 7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 4.1L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2018 Hatchback 6.7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 4.1L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2017 Hatchback 6.7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 7L/100km 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Corolla Pricing and Specs for 2021

Toyota Corolla Accessories

Toyota Corolla Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1435x1790x4375 mm 135 mm
2021 Sedan 1435x1780x4630 mm 135 mm
2020 Sedan 1435x1780x4630 mm 135 mm
2020 Hatchback 1435x1790x4375 mm 135 mm
2019 Hatchback 1435x1790x4375 mm 135 mm
2019 Sedan 1460x1776x4620 mm 130 mm
2018 Sedan 1460x1776x4620 mm 130 mm
2018 Hatchback 1460x1760x4275 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1460x1776x4620 mm 130 mm
2017 Hatchback 1460x1760x4275 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Corolla Dimensions

Toyota Corolla Wheel Size

The Toyota Corolla has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2021 Sedan 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2020 Hatchback 205x55 R16 205x55 R16
2020 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Corolla Wheel Sizes

Toyota Corolla Interior

Toyota Corolla Boot Space

The Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid gets the biggest hatchback boot size because it has a tyre repair kit instead of a spare tyre, wtih 333 litres (VDA) of cargo capacity. The rest of the hatchback range has 217L of cargo space, and only the Ascent Sport hatch gets a full-size spare wheel. The other grades have space-saver spare wheels.
Shopping for a Toyota Corolla sedan? You're going to get a bigger boot. The boot space capacity for the sedan range is 470 litres, and all models get either a full-size alloy spare wheel or a space-saver spare.

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Toyota Corolla Towing Capacity

The Toyota Corolla has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Hatchback 0kg 1300kg
2021 Sedan 0kg 1300kg
2020 Hatchback 0kg 1300kg
2020 Sedan 0kg 1300kg
2019 Hatchback 0kg 1300kg
2019 Sedan 0kg 1300kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 1300kg
2018 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2017 Hatchback 1300kg 1300kg
2017 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
See All Towing Capacity for Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Seats

The following Toyota Corolla comes with five seats. Both the Ascent Sport and SX variants are available only with Black fabric seat trim. The ZR variant is available with the choice of either Black or Red leather accented seat trim.

Shown above are seat details for the Toyota Corolla 2019.