2009 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

2009 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 66 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 31 reviews
"ride" 26 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"exterior" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Jonathan writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla Base Review
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2

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Still a pretty good A to B car, fuel efficient, interior styled nicely

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Low quality plastics, very bad electric power steering system, faults from previous Corolla still present

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A Car For The Accountants, Not For The Driving Enthusiast — The new 2009 Corolla is a car I just can't like. It to me is a symbol of all the things that are wrong with Toyota now. I gave it an average style rating because truthfully its just a downgraded Camry so its not pretty nor ugly, pretty boring actually. So why is the rating so low, is it the reliability? No since none of these have given me a problem. Fuel economy? Definitely not, its actually very good. Quality? Not exactly since the build quality on the cars at least coming from Cambridge is excellent. I must say though the quality of the plastics in this car are quite cheap, scratch easily and feel cheap despite being coloured nicely. Its actually how the car drives which really turned me off. The power on this car...slightly better than the 2003-2008 version but not noticeable. The handling...same problem as last time not too good and still has a lot of body roll. The worst thing from this car is...the electronic power steering. The system put into this 2009 Corolla is so overboosted, there is no feel to it. You cannot sense whether your going straight or drifting off into another lane. Buicks normally have this problem but even they have not designed a steering system so lifeless. This is definitely not a drivers car, it will never be fun. The problems from the last car still occur, only this time the car is far more boring to drive. This might be a great car for people who only think dollars when it comes to cars but I suggest a Yaris if your stick with Toyota. I love driving...but if all cars drove like this...I'd find my commutes the least fun part of my day instead of being the most fun.

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TXsinger writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE Review
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3

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Great MPG 35 mpg

Cons

No clock in radio or dash like in the 2008 - The new EPS Power steering is like driving drunk

TXsinger
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Great Mpg - Dangerous Power Steering — Steering Control system - I can't keep the car in my lane at Hwy speeds. Toyota checked my car and they find nothing wrong. I am worried I will have a crash but they say the feedback issue is normal for the Corolla 2009.

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Glennhockett writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla S Review
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4

Pros

Fun to drive, peppy, corners well, MP3 audio imput jack, good mileage

Cons

Some blind spots, seats not the most comfortable on long trips for us old people.

Glennhockett
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Good Value And Fun — My wife rented one of these on vacation. She came back talking about how fun and easy it was to drive and park and she drove it 3 days on a half tank of gas. So I got her one, but on longer trips her arthritis bothered her a lot, so I got her a Camry with a plush power seat. So we are selling it, but it's a nice car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Leatherman writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla S Review
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4

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Good looking and great gas mileage without a battery

Cons

Can't think of one.  

Leatherman
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I Will Definately Drive Another Toyota In My Driving Life. — Great little economical vehicle. I traded in my Tundra, which I loved, to save on gas. It's gotten me around town in sporty style especially after I added the leather. Have never had a mechanical issue. Actually fun to drive around and I laugh at all the gas guzzlers as I cruise past the gas stations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mudassar writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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4

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Fuel economy

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Low on horsepower

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Good Buy — Great on gas. Has a very quite cabin. Appropriately priced. The brakes are not the best in the world. Needs more horsepower. The sports trim is the only one with more than 1.8L engine but it costs more than entry level Camry.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CelicaGTtuner writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla S Review
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4

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new redisigned body.  Very nice

Cons

not as much torque at lower RPMs

CelicaGTtuner
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Very Nice — working late at my dealership, I managed to grab the first 09 corolla to roll off the truck. At first glance I thought it was a shortened version of the camry with it's new stubed nose, but after driving it I was very happy with the results that the new corolla engine produced which is the new 2ZR 1.8. Although I will always miss the 2ZZ with the 6 speed

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njules19 writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla XRS Review
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5

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This car gives very great gas mileage, its very sporty and has a nice look to it

Cons

Just a little to small for me

njules19
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Its A Great Car To Drive — Well I like the fact that it has the camry's 2.4L engine and it gives great gas mileage. I just didnt like the fact that Toyota could have done more to make it a much better car to have fun with!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kirstin writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla S Review
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5

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The great gas milage is amazing.

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Being low to the ground isn't so great when it snows or rains & gets really muddy.

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I Wouldn't Trade This Car For Any Other. :) — This car actually gets up & goes. :) So far, 3 recalls, but is an excellent car. I love the sport interior. :) Gets 31.2 mpg average. I have a great time driving this car & taking on long trips. I highly recommend Toyota.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Judy writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla S Review
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5

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The fuel economy, looks great!

Cons

Haven't found any yet!

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My Corolla, I Love It!! — It's a bit of a rare find from what I've been told, it's a 5 speed! One minor recall that took a whamping 30 minutes to perform. Love the looks of the car, very sleek/stylish! MPG's are awsome: 24-32 in city (depending on what gear I choose)/ 34-40 on hwy. Over all a very fun car, couldn't ask for a better or more fun "family" car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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musikmakur writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla Review
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4

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Great reliability

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Worried about brake performance

musikmakur
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Very Pleased — Great performance, some of the gauges, etc. are in weird places. So I can't say the ease of operating inside features are easy. Have to put new brake pads on only one month after purchase. This concerns me. Classic body style comparable to the upper Classis, the Camry

Primary Use: Family transportation

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