2013 Toyota Corolla for sale – For many, the vehicle of choice when they seek an inexpensive, fuel-efficient and reliable means of transport is the Toyota Corolla. With an outstanding history of being a best selling car, the Toyota Corolla has made lots of fans. The 2013 Toyota Corolla, with its comfortable interior and quiet cabin, promises low running costs for years for any rider who owns it.

Toyota gave unique upgrades to the 2011 Toyota Corolla adding unique colour schemes and luxury features.  It also comes with Special Edition versions of the LE and S trims/models.

2013 toyota corolla back view
2013 Toyota corolla back view

2013 Toyota Corolla Models

The 2013 Toyota Corolla is a 5-passenger compact sedan that comes available in five trims levels. These are the L, LE, LE Special Edition, S and S Special Edition trim levels.

Standard features on the base L model include 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, trip computer and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The LE model adds 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, Bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls and a six-speaker sound system with a 6-inch touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming. An optional Premium interior package for the Corolla LE adds automatic headlights, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel

The S model adds fog lights, a sport-look body kit, a rear spoiler, upgraded cloth upholstery and metallic interior trim. Optional on the LE and S is a Premium package that adds a sunroof and upgraded wheels

The LE Special Edition features a unique exterior paint colour, 16-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system with Entune, a power driver seat, heated front seats and leather upholstery. The S Special Edition model also comes with a unique exterior paint colour, 17-inch alloy wheels and a navigation system.

2013 Toyota Corolla Performance And Mpg

Paired with a five-speed manual transmission, every 2013 Toyota Corolla is powered by a 1.8-litre inline-4 that produces 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic is optional. An automatic-equipped Corolla accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds.

Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 27/34 miles per gallon with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, 26/34 mpg with the optional 4-speed automatic.

2013 Toyota Corolla Safety

Standard safety features include six airbags: dual frontal, front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags; Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, plus the federally mandated tire-pressure monitor. It also features the Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.

2013 Toyota Corolla Interior

2013 Toyota Corolla Interior
2013 Toyota Corolla Interior

The interior of the 2013 Toyota Corolla is non-sophisticated and not overly attractive. However, riding in the Corolla promises a comfortable ride, as the seats are soft and comfy. Headroom and legroom both at the front and rear seats are remarkably spacious to accommodate even talk drivers. Getting in and out of the 2013 Corolla is easy and straightforward. Made of sturdy, quality interior materials, the 2013 Toyota Corolla is resistant to crash effects.

Furthermore, the 2013 Toyota Corolla’s controls are easy to operate.  For 2013, Corolla gets some important new tech features, with a new 6.1-inch touch-screen audio system with Bluetooth hands-free calling, Bluetooth audio streaming, and USB connectivity included in all but the base Corolla L.

The 2013 Corolla has good outward visibility made possible through a relatively high seating position and low beltline, relative to other compact sedans.  A major upside feature of the 2013 Corolla is that it has a quiet cabin. Also, with 12.3 cubic feet of space, trunk space is average, but the trunk boasts a usefully wide opening to easily load in luggage.

2013 Toyota Corolla Exterior

2013 Toyota Corolla Exterior
2013 Toyota Corolla Exterior

The 2013 Toyota Corolla isn’t ugly, but yet it lacks the modern looks of its competitors including the Mazda3, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra. A new grille design in 2013 is a welcome upgrade to the exterior looks of the Toyota Corolla. Despite its conservative design, the 2013 Toyota Corolla remains attractive.

2013 Toyota Corolla Driving Experience

If you just need a car for normal daily commuting, the Corolla is a good car to use. Compared to most other models in this class (like the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, or Honda Civic), the Corolla feels slightly down on power—especially at highway speeds.

In general, it has a smooth engine; and wind and road noise are at the barest minimum even when driving at high speeds. The fuel economy is impressive too, especially if you are a fuel budget-conscious driver.

2013 Toyota Corolla Price In Nigeria

2013 Toyota Corolla Price In Nigeria
2013 Toyota Corolla Price In Nigeria

The 2013 Toyota Corolla is a remarkable sedan with a solid reputation and gets excellent fuel mileage. It is one of the most popular sedans you can find on the Nigerian road. You can easily get either brand new, foreign (or Tokunbo used) or even a Nigerian used type; and it is very affordable.

Brand new 2013 Toyota Corolla (All trims)10,000,000 – 14,000,000 NGN
Foreign used 2013 Toyota Corolla (All trims)5, 000,000 – 8,000,000 NGN
Locally used 2013 Toyota Corolla (All trims)800,000 – 3,000,0000 NGN

Buying Guide For 2013 Toyota Corolla

  1. Buy From Recognized Dealers

When you want to buy your 2013 Toyota Corolla, it’s best to buy from recognized car dealers or any dealer authorized by Toyota, so that you won’t buy faulty models.

  1. Check Your Budget

The 2013 Toyota Corolla vehicle is an affordable compact sedan so that even the average Nigerian can afford to buy it either brand new, Tokunbo or locally used. There are various models of this car with optional packages available, do well to go for that which fits your budget.

  1. Check For Warranty

Usually, all Toyota vehicles come with a warranty. However, to save you from falling into the hands of scrupulous car dealers; always ask about the warranty before paying for your Corolla. If there isn’t any warranty, that’s a cue not to buy from that particular dealer.

  1. Inspect The Vehicle

Before you ride out of the car dealer’s garage or even pay the bills, ensure you have thoroughly inspected the 2013 Toyota Corolla especially if you are buying a used model.

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