2011 Toyota Corolla

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2012 Honda Civic Front Three Quarter
Sales of compact cars slowed slightly last month, with overall volumes for the segment’s top six models falling compared to earlier in 2011. November also saw the 2012 Honda Civic best its perennial rival from Japan, the Toyota Corolla. As to American automakers, Ford’s new Focus was once again trounced by the hot-selling Chevrolet Cruze. The segment’s six top sellers are listed below in order of descending sales.
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Well, so much for the Chevrolet Cruze’s dominance in the compact car market. After a five-month reign at the top of the pile, the two stalwarts of the segment – the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic – have regained their dominance in the numbers one and two spots, according to the October 2011 sales numbers.
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The September 2011 sales results are in. And while the top spot has been occupied by the Chevy Cruze for the past five months now, we’re still getting used to the new pecking order. The top two spots are no longer guaranteed to the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, two compact car stalwarts that dominated the sales charts for more than a decade.
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When all people demanded from small cars was low cost, fuel economy, and reliability, the Corolla was superlative. But to get in one today is to realize how much the bar has been raised in the segment since the Corolla's heyday. The interior is well finished, blessedly easy to use, and the cloth upholstery is better than most, but amenities are sorely lacking. There's no attempt to make this cabin seem anything more than basic; it's utterly devoid of style. The latter comment applies to the exterior as well. There's really nothing beyond rational measures to make you want this car. You certainly won't be eager to get in and drive it, what with its loose and sloppy steering. And even by coldly rational measures, the aging Corolla is beginning to slip. That's particularly the case in fuel economy, where fresher competitors with more modern, 5- and 6-speed transmissions, direct-injected and/or turbocharged engines now leave the Corolla behind. The Corolla continues to be very popular, and its resale value is excellent, but both of those characteristics look vulnerable as buyers discover more capable, more exciting competitors.
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Bud Light is a means to an end. You don't drink watered-down, fizzed-up yellow beer for the taste. You drink it to get drunk. If you're cheap, if you're playing beer pong, or if you've planned far enough in advance to know that you'll be vomiting before the night is over, that's when you drink Bud Light.
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We demand more from our beer, too. Not the Automobile Magazine staff we, but the America we. There haven't been this many breweries operating in the United States since the late 1800s, and while overall beer sales were down in 2010, craft-beer sales climbed eleven percent. This is how we weave a tour of great breweries into a search for great small cars. You shouldn't drive crappy cars, and you shouldn't drink crappy beer. Michigan, with the fifth-largest brewing industry in the country, obliges. Our resident beer expert and senior web editor, Phil Floraday, theorizes that craft brewing thrives in regions with certain geographic characteristics -- something about four seasons and access to water. We'd add that a blue-collar mind-set and a seriously unstable job market probably helps, too.
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The Cruze's chassis is respectable without being commendable. It rides better than it handles, with a decent amount of roll in hard turns. The hyperquick steering is extremely sharp and responsive, but a large part of its enthusiasm is accomplished by practically eliminating all dampening character from the electric assist. Side effect: an artificial feel that undermines the inherent goodness in the hardware. Had the engineers tuned to feel rather than calculable metrics, the Chevy's steering could have been exceptional.
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The Corolla's rigid body and stout suspension have aged quite well. Over rough roads, its composure is a reminder of what made this car so great three, five, and eight years ago. The ride is no longer a standout, but it is entirely acceptable. The steering is lifeless and the handling fairly flaccid. The interior, while it looks like an eight-year-old design, at least looks like an eight-year-old Toyota design. That is to say, the ergonomics are foolproof. If you fear that grandma will veer off the road trying to turn up the volume on the radio -- a very reasonable fear with modern infotainment designs -- buy her a Corolla and put a flowery needlepoint pillow on top of the intolerably hard center armrest.
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Honda's ninth-generation Civic is the newest arrival, and yet you'd hardly know that from looking at it. Both inside and out, it retains the signature cues from the previous car, with its single-arc profile and two-tier dashboard. There are few changes to report under the hood, either, as the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a five-speed automatic carry over. The Civic's engine is only marginally more refined than the Corolla's, but the extra gear makes for a significant advantage. There's better acceleration at any speed, although the most noticeable improvement comes in passing maneuvers between 50 and 70 mph, when the Toyota needs second but the Civic can muster just as much confidence and make a smoother downshift with third gear.
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An out-of-the-way neighborhood in Grand Rapids isn't the most natural place for a brewery, but Jason Spaulding couldn't resist the opportunity to take over a former funeral home. With a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, and stained-glass windows, the old chapel becomes a monastery in the Belgian and French inspiration of his Brewery Vivant. The taproom has been open for less than a year, but a loud dinner crowd fills the place on a Thursday night, with the twenty-foot-long community tables forcing strangers to sit inches apart. Down the hall, the first cans of Triomphe, a Belgian IPA, are being filled and sealed, making Brewery Vivant one of the first small breweries in Michigan to can beer, an idea that's quickly gaining traction in the craft-brewing industry. Spaulding's vision is all about sustainability -- environmentally, socially, and financially. He intends to increase production to 5000 barrels a year and then hold the line.
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Staying small has worked well for Mazda, the rare automaker unwilling to trade its brand integrity for sales. Its best-selling car, the 3, has thrice been an Automobile Magazine All-Star for its excellent chassis and engaging driving feel that still accommodates the basic needs of the mainstream buyer. Equipped with the optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder, as our car was, the Mazda 3 is for fun seekers rather than fuel misers. It's the most powerful car in this group with 167 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque, but it returns just 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The sedan's standard 2.0-liter is good for 24/33 mpg with the automatic at the expense of 19 hp, and a new engine for the 2012 model will deliver 40 mpg on the highway. While not the smoothest-running four-cylinder, the 2.5-liter's plentiful torque makes it a punchy car in city traffic and a delight in the twisties. The five-speed automatic can be abrupt with downshifts, especially at low speeds, but the transmission is always responsive to right-pedal inputs and reliably chooses the right gear.
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Right Brain Brewery lacks signage and a distinct entrance, but it nonetheless has drawn a full house for Tuesday's superhero trivia night. At the end of the bar, owner Russell Springsteen, mellow and relaxed, talks with anxious ambition about his plans to get Right Brain onto more taps in northern Michigan. It's not easy; to get a new beer on tap means another brew has to be kicked out. But Right Brain's reputation and reach are spreading. "I have a very slow, methodical plan that's happening very fast," he says of the brewery's rapid growth since he sold his hair salon and opened Right Brain four years ago.
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For the massive improvements in the Elantra, we're impressed to find that it remains a value buy as well. At $22,830, it is cheaper than the Cruze and the Civic and is equipped with options that were absent from or unavailable on the competition, such as a backup camera, heated rear seats, and navigation.
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Excellent powertrain flexibility means that the 160-hp 2.0-liter remains responsive throughout the rev range. Or you can pin it to 5000 rpm and it will happily churn out power while you wend through corners and curves on the back roads. The shifts are slow, and Ford could learn a lot from studying Volkswagen's excellent DSG transmission. Still, the Focus's six-speed dual-clutch automatic is the best transmission here for its irreproachable shifts both up and down. And at 27/37 mpg, this capable performer is a practical commuter, too.
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1. 2012 Ford Focus SE
Price
Base $17,995
As tested $20,380
Powertrain
Engine 16-valve DOHC I-4
Displacement 2.0 liters (122 cu in)
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 146 lb-ft @ 4450 rpm
Transmission 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
Drive Front-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H 178.5 x 71.8 x 57.7 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Track F/R 61.2/60.4 in
Weight 2935 lb
Headroom F/R 38.3/38.0 in
Legroom F/R 41.9/33.2 in
Passenger volume 90.7 cu ft
Luggage capacity 13.2 cu ft
Fuel capacity 12.4 gal
EPA mileage (city/hwy/combined) 27/37/31 mpg
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3. 2012 Honda Civic EX-L with Navi
Price
Base $24,205
Base $24,205
Powertrain
Engine 16-valve SOHC I-4
Displacement 1.8 liters (110 cu in)
Horsepower 140 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 128 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Drive Front-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H 177.3 x 69.0 x 56.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Track F/R 59.0/59.9 in
Weight 2795 lb
Headroom F/R 37.9/36.2 in
Legroom F/R 42.0/36.2 in
Passenger volume 92.1 cu ft
Luggage capacity 12.1 cu ft
Fuel capacity 13.2 gal
EPA mileage (city/hwy/combined) 28/39/32 mpg
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5. 2011 Chevy Cruze 2LT
Price
Base $21,395
As tested $23,185
Powertrain
Engine 16-valve DOHC turbo I-4
Displacement 1.4 liters (83 cu in)
Horsepower 138 hp @ 4900 rpm
Torque 148 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Drive Front-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H 181.0 x 70.7 x 58.1 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in
Track F/R 60.7/61.3 in
Weight 3102 lb
Headroom F/R 39.3/37.9 in
Legroom F/R 42.3/35.4 in
Passenger volume 95.0 cu ft
Luggage capacity 15.4 cu ft
Fuel capacity 15.6 gal
EPA mileage (city/hwy/combined) 24/36/28 mpg
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Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
28 MPG City | 35 MPG Hwy
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2011 Toyota Corolla Specifications

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Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
28 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
35 MPG
Horsepower:
132 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
128 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 COROLLA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A NON-TOYOTA, BLUE TOOTH HANDS FREE DEVICE OR NAVIGATION UNIT AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 TOYOTA SIENNA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A NON-TOYOTA, OVERHEAD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND/OR BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE DEVICE. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONT A-PILLAR TRIM PANEL RETENTION CLIP MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE AFTERMARKET ACCESSORY.
Consequences
A DAMAGED A-PILLAR TRIM PANEL RETENTION CLIP MAY ALLOW THE TRIM PANEL TO COME LOOSE AND INJURE AN OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE A-PILLAR TRIM PANEL RETENTION CLIP AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 30, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
518
Notes
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.
Consequences
If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
3,235
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SEATS
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius, and RAV4; model year 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser, and Highlander Hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; model year 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; model year 2012 Prius V; and model year 2010-2012 Sequoia. During modification by SET to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.
Consequences
If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. The recall began on March 21, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
3,235
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Summary
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2010-2013 Toyota Tundra, 2010-2012 Rav4, 2012 Toyota Sequoia, 2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2010-2011 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2010-2013 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2010-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2010-2013 Toyota Venza, 2010-2011 Toyota 4Runner, 2010-2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2011-2012 Toyota Sienna, 2012 Toyota Prius, 2013 Scion FR-S, 2011 Scion XD, 2011 Scion XB, and 2012 Scion TC vehicles. These vehicles were sold with labels that were outside the allowable one percent of accuracy of actual weight added. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequences
An inaccurate label could lead to owners overloading their vehicles and tires. An overloaded vehicle can result in a tire failure which may result in a vehicle crash, personal injury, or property damage.
Remedy
Southeast Toyota will notify owners and provide a corrected label with instructions concerning its installation. A small group of the affected vehicles will need additonal remedies which are still being developed. The recall began on May 28, 2013. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859.
Potential Units Affected
7,525
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
Consequences
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Remedy
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
Potential Units Affected
3,233
Notes
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC


NHTSA Rating Overall
3
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
2
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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