|inside, the S trim offers power front seats with double-stitch accenting and a sharp analog instrument panel.|
All three trims of the 2012 Toyota Corolla include the same engine: an economic, yet powerful, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 132 horsepower at 128 lb. ft. of torque. The LE trim comes equipped with a standard four-speed automatic transmission, whereas the Base and S trims have a standard five-speed manual transmission.
The official fuel efficiency ratings for the 2012 Toyota Corolla have not yet been announced, but the numbers are believed to be not far off from the 2011 models. The ratings for 2011 were 26 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway for the automatic transmission, and the manual transmission rated at 28 MPG/35 MPG.
The 2012 Toyota Corolla's chassis is built for comfort. However, the car is also very stable on the road. It rides as smoothly as a car of much greater size. A lot of the stability of the car is provided by its plethora of features, including traction control (TRAC) and vehicle stability control (VSC). The braking system includes both an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD).