The Toyota Corolla is one of the most famous nameplates in the world, and among the most popular. It's consistently one of the best-selling cars in Australia. The Japanese small car is now in its 11th generation, having debuted in 1966.
It was even built in Australia for three decades until 1999. The Corolla is available in hatchback or sedan body styles. Most models are powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, though there is a petrol-electric hybrid variant (since mid 2016) that provides lower fuel consumption.
Current model more enjoyable to drive than predecessors
Affordable to run, with particularly cheap servicing
Hybrid model's fuel economy and performance
Toyota reliability and build quality
Modest performance of 1.8L engine
Better infotainment systems available on key rivals
Interior and boot space not class-leading
An all-new Corolla is expected in 2019
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.