Why Is the Corolla the Best-Selling Car in the World?

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For years, the Toyota Corolla has won over drivers around the world with its great design, superior performance, and affordable price tag. Though other Toyota models like the RAV4 and the Prius also regularly make top 10 bestseller lists, the Corolla always comes out on top. Find out why the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world, and get to know some of the awards it's earned.

Worldwide Market

Though the Toyota Corolla is popular around the globe, it sells the most in a few distinct markets. The vehicle generally performs best in the U.S., and in 2015 over 360,000 Corolla models sold. Corolla sales also tend to do well in China and Japan, where it has sold over 300,000 and nearly 110,000 respectively. Altogether, Toyota has sold over 40 million Corolla models since 1966.

In-Demand Features

The Toyota Corolla might have a price tag that most drivers can afford, but that doesn't mean the automaker skimps on features. On the exterior, the Corolla boasts LED headlights, an aerodynamic design, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, it offers a fluid dashboard with all the controls you need, along with plenty of cargo space in the back.

The 2016 Corolla also comes with the available Entune audio system with navigation and entertainment apps. To top it all off, the Corolla LE Eco gets 42 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city for a fuel-efficient ride. It's also one of the more long-lasting vehicles, as many owners drive more than 200,000 miles behind the wheel of their Corolla.

J.D Power
Most Dependable Compact Car

Based on surveys of existing vehicle owners and assessments of the cars' reliability, J.D. Power awarded the Toyota Corolla Most Dependable Compact Car. That means the 2012 model received a five out of five Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating, and it's J.D. Power's top-ranked compact car.

National Traffic Safety Administration
Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

In addition to dependability, the Toyota Corolla is also known for being one of the safest vehicles in its class. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTAS) gave the 2016 Toyota Corolla a five-star overall rating. The NHTAS's comprehensive safety tests rate everything from frontal crashes to side crashes to rollovers, awarding the Corolla at least four out of five in each area. The organization also recommends adding available tech features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera to make the vehicle even safer.

Kelly Blue Book
Small Car Best Buy Finalist

Thanks to a combination of its reliability and great resale value, Kelley Blue Book noted the Corolla as a finalist in its small car best buy category. With its dependability and budget-friendly MSRP, it's no surprise that the Corolla is a winner in this category.

The world's best-selling vehicle for several years running, the Toyota Corolla boasts fuel efficiency, new technology, and a great design that gets noticed. Find out for yourself why the Corolla continues to be the world's most popular car.

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