2012 Toyota Corolla a Leader for 40 Years

The 2012 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has been a leader for over four decades.  The Corolla represents the obvious choice for:  value, dependability and quality. The Corolla was first introduced in 1966 in Japan and by 1968 it had found its way onto American soil.  It immediately took off and hasn’t stopped since.
1968 Toyota Corolla
The Corolla was first introduced in 1968 and its various incarnations have sold over 30 million units. When introduced, it was the smallest car that Toyota had ever offered in the USA. It featured a 60 HP 1.1L 4-cylinder engine mated with a 4-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission wasn’t an option, so wanna-be drivers had to learn to mash gears. It sold for a mere $1,700.


About the Corolla

Peterson Toyota carries the Corolla in three trim levels :
  •  L
  •  LE
  •  S

The 2012 Corolla  is guaranteed to fit your budget with a starting MSRP of $16,130.  The 2012  model year brings to the table new standard features, enhanced audio options and some subtle visual tweaks. The Corolla L gains power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry and color-keyed power side mirrors while the LE gets standard 16-inch wheels and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The Corolla S benefits from the addition of double-stitched seat accents.   Due to popular demand, Toyota has given the LE and S a new standard audio system. The new system comes with an MP3/WMA-compatible AM/FM/CD player. A USB port is included to enable iPod® connectivity while an auxiliary input jack allows customers to connect other audio devices to the system. The new audio system also includes Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone capability and audio streaming.

The Design

The Corolla was designed with input from styling studios in Turin, Italy.  It contains  features and details that lend the vehicle a sporting look. At first glance, character lines sweep the car, emphasizing subtle details such as a muscular front fender flares and a new low profile. If you are looking for that S you will be treated to a standard body kit that enhances aerodynamics and adds an extra dose of sporty looks. The body kit includes rocker moldings, upper and lower rear spoilers and a front spoiler. To make sure your Corolla continues to look good for years to come, Toyota has added an interlayer of anti-chip coating above the dense mesh grille to help minimize damage from rocks and road debris.  Toyota increased the comfort and refinement of the Corolla by reducing the wind noise.   To achieve this, the windshield is made from acoustic glass, the window frame structure is designed to reduce side glass vibration and the A-pillars have been specially profiled.  The result is a car that provides a quiet, refined interior that is well ahead of its competitors.
In addition to reducing noise the the Corolla’s front seat and driving position have been tailored to suit a wide range of driver heights.  A lot of  attention was put into the routing of the exhaust system that allowed Toyota to give the Corolla a nearly flat rear floor, enhancing comfort of middle rear-seat passengers. Multiple storage spaces in easy-to-reach places throughout the cabin improve convenience inside the vehicle.


The Engine , Toyota Star Safety System and Toyota Care


All three trim grades of the 2012 Corolla come equipped with Toyota’s 132-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine is a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The VVT-i system controls valve timing on both intake and exhaust camshafts, improving fuel economy and performance. The engine comes paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) on L and S models. The LE comes standard with the automatic. The automatic transmission offers a manual control for owners looking for a more engaging driving experience. The Corolla earned an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.
Like all new Toyota vehicles, the 2012 Corolla comes standard with Toyota’s Star Safety System™ and Toyota Care complimentary maintenance plan. The Star Safety System includes occupant protection features like an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC), among others. Toyota Care covers the costs of all standard factory-scheduled maintenance and provides 24-hour roadside assistance service for the first 25,000 miles or two years you own your vehicle.

Please come by and take a look at our terrific selection of Corolla’s today.

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Boise, Idaho 83704

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