Behind the Wheel: 2013 Toyota Corolla

By Jacob Brown | June 24, 2013
It's older than dirt, yet the Toyota Corolla continues to sell like rain coats in London. We can't explain it other than to say that the car has been around in some form or another since 1968. It's an institution. The 2013 Toyota Corolla is the last of the current-generation car before an all-new model replaces it. It's not a fancy machine; it's just a machine. It's not for high-performance driving; it's just for driving. It doesn't strike anyone as remarkable except for its sales figures. We wanted to know why it continues to sell like it does. To do that, we rounded up a 2013 Toyota Corolla S, spending a week with it to learn its ins and outs. If it's good enough for 300,000 people a year--30 million in all since 1968--does that mean it's a good car? Read our Road Test of the 2013 Toyota Corolla S to see how the current car stacks up to the competition and to the storied nameplate that is the Toyota Corolla through the years.