2013 Toyota Corolla priced from $17,025

Article by Christian A., on July 16, 2012

Most of Toyota’s 2013 models have increased their prices. For instance, the 2013 Corolla is 1.3% more expensive than the 2012 model. Last Friday, Toyota released a statement that the lowest trim level of the Corolla has a price of $17,025 (including shipping). The Corolla’s price through all trim levels increased by around $239 on average.

These new prices for the Corolla and the Scion iQ taken effect. But the new prices for the other models will take effect this August. The Matrix has a starting price of $20,070, including shipping. The Matrix got a 2.6% increase overall, or about $521. The 2013 Sienna has a starting price of $27,295 (including shipping).

2013 Sienna price is 1.4% or about $466 higher than the 2012 model. The Tacoma is priced from $18,365 (MSRP) including shipping costs. The Tacoma's price increased by around 0.6% or around $150. The Land Cruiser has a starting price of about $79,100, including shipping, and rose by about $300 from 2012, a 0.4% increase.

The Scion xD had a $400 price increase, or about 2.6% higher. The xD has a starting price of $16,500, including shipping. The iQ will be priced from $16,140, including shipping. The iQ is 0.8%, or $120, more expensive. A portion of the price hikes for Toyota’s lineup was from a $35 increase in shipping costs. The shipping charges for Scion vehicles rose by $25.

The sporty design of the new Toyota Corolla – as penned in cooperation from styling firms in Turin, Italy – features several exterior tweaks on the radiator grille, front lower grille, front bumper and headlights of the 2011 model. Styling tweaks were also implemented on the trunk lid, rear bumper and rear combination lamp as well as rear license garnish and reflex reflector.

This unique design of the new Corolla boasts of a sporty profile, which was made possible by pulling the A-pillar forward and the C-pillar rearward. This configuration allows for the Toyota Corolla to achieve better aerodynamic efficiency. With a wheelbase measuring 102.4 inches, the Corolla is large enough to accommodate five passengers, giving rise to a trunk that could carry up to 12.3 cu. ft. of cargo.

Further defining the new Toyota Corolla are character lines sweeping from its hood to the A-pillars. These lines are then carried back from the upper edge of the front bumper to the car’s muscular front-fender flares. More lines are carried rearward just at the level of the floor handles, helping highlight the Corolla’s low profile. From the Corolla’s C-pillar, these lines sweep down along the top edges of the rear fenders.

To help minimize damage on the paint caused by stone chips, an interlayer of anti-chipping coating was applied above the car’s dense mesh grille. All models now come with engine under-covers that could help enhance air management under the vehicle. Toyota also enlarged the Corolla’s side-view mirrors to give drivers a better view of the rear and the sides. For the 2011, the new Corolla could be specified with heated side-view mirrors. The S model now features body kit – fitted as standard – that includes a front spoiler, upper and lower rear spoilers.

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