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Used Toyota Corolla for Sale

When you are searching for a quality Used Toyota Corolla for Sale you are looking to own a motoring legend. For more than six decades this venerable vehicle brand has been safely transporting families and friends across multiple countries around the globe. Originally designed as a subcompact car, but later upgraded to a compact car, it has been the world’s top-selling automobile since 1974 and the best selling nameplate globally since 1997.

Guaranteed Toyota Corolla Quality

Bold in design and refined in its looks, the Toyota Corolla is a car that lives up to its solid reputation for automotive quality and driving excellence. From its ample safety features across the entire range to its spacious interior, this is a sedan that is built to be enjoyed with family and friends alike.

In South Africa there are 3 trim levels to choose from and multiple accessory choices that ensure that there is a Used Corolla for everyone. There is even a budget version of the Corolla known as the Corolla Quest, which is perfect for people who are looking for Toyota Quality in an entry level car.

Current Toyota Corolla Models:

  • 1.3 Esteem
  • 1.6 Esteem
  • 1.3 Prestige
  • 1.4D Esteem
  • 1.6 Prestige
  • 1.6 Prestige Plus
  • 1.4D Prestige
  • 1.8 Prestige
  • 1.6 Prestige CVT
  • 1.6 Prestige Plus CVT
  • 1.8 Exclusive
  • 1.8 Exclusive CVT

Current Toyota Quest Models

  • 1.6 Corolla Quest
  • 1.6 Corolla Quest AT
  • 1.6 Corolla Quest Plus

11th Generation Toyota Corolla
2012 – Current

Launched internationally in 2013 and in South Africa in 2014 as a compact car, the 11th generation of Corolla has helped to ensure that the nameplate still stays as relevant today as when it first launched. Sold in South Africa with 3 petrol engine choices and one diesel option, all of which are mated to either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or CVT (only available in the 1.6 and 1.8 litre petrol options). The original designs, and many of the current features, are based on the Toyota Furia Concept Car. This generation of Corolla is bigger and more fuel efficient than all previous generations, which is an ongoing trend with each successive generation of Toyota Corolla launched.

Did You Know? The 11th generation Corolla sold in Japanese markets is substantially different to the one sold here in South Africa. It is shorter in length and narrower in width, and as in our local market it does not have an engine over 2.0 Litres available. The reason for this is Japanese legislation regarding vehicle dimensions is strictly enforced, and bigger road taxes are levied on larger vehicles.

11th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.4 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 1.5 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 2.4 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 1.4 L diesel
  • 2.0 L diesel (Not in SA)

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed Super CVT-i
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan
  • 5-door station wagon (Not in SA)

Assembly Plant

  • Japan
  • USA
  • Canada
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine with front-wheel-drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,600 mm

10th Generation Toyota Corolla
2006 – Current

Introduced globally in 2006, and in South Africa in 2007, this 10th generation of Corolla is still in production in South Africa under the Corolla Quest name.

Until it was rebadged as the Quest and focused at the entry level B Segment of the local SA market, this generation of Corolla was available in the following model variants:

  • 2.0 Diesel Exclusive
  • 2.0 Diesel Advanced
  • 1.8 Petrol Exclusive
  • 1.8 Petrol Exclusive Automatic
  • 1.8 Petrol Advanced
  • 1.6 Petrol Advanced
  • 1.6 Petrol Professional
  • 1.4 Petrol Advanced
  • 1.4 Petrol Professional

Did You Know? This generation of Corolla was awarded the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety pick accolade! During the scoring process it achieved good overall score for the front impact test and side impact test. It also scored exceptionally high marks for the side impact structure and safety category, which is not common for vehicles in the compact car segment.

10th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.4 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 1.5 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 2.4 L petrol (Not in SA)
  • 1.4 L diesel
  • 2.0 L diesel (Not in SA)

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 7-speed Super CVT-i
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan
  • 5-door station wagon (Not in SA)

Assembly Plant

  • Japan
  • USA
  • Canada
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine with front-wheel-drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,600 mm

9th Generation Toyota Corolla
2000 – 2007

This ninth generation of Toyota Corolla was launched into the compact car segment of the global market in August 2000. It did not reach South African shores until 2002 however, when production of this model started in Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Durban.

This 2002 local launch saw the introduction of the revamped version of this generation of Corolla. These updates included only small cosmetic changes, but in 2004 the design was again updated to include a new look front end.

This generation of Corolla has proven to be one of Toyota’s most versatile and popular models ever produced, and won worldwide acclaim for its safety, convenience and styling features. It was even award the 2002 Car of the Year Award by What Car? magazine.

Did You Know? In South Africa there was a hatchback version of the Corolla released called the Corolla RUNX. It was assembled in Durban and sold nationwide until the Auris was introduced in 2012.

9th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.4L petrol
  • 1.5L petrol
  • 1.6L petrol
  • 1.8L petrol
  • 1.4L diesel
  • 2.0L diesel

Transmission

  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan
  • (Numerous variants in global market)

Assembly Plant

  • Japan
  • United States
  • Canada
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • Turkey
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Indonesia

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine with front-wheel-drive
  • (Also a four-wheel-drive option in some overseas markets)

Wheelbase

  • 2,600 mm

8th Generation Toyota Corolla
1995 – 2002

More an extensive update to the previous generation of Corolla due to a world recession at the time of launch in 1995, the 8th iteration of the Toyota Corolla still impressed all who drove them. Offered in Base, XLi, GLi, and SE-G trim levels, in late 1998 facelifted 1.8 XLi and 1.8 SE-G also entered the market. As was the norm with all subsequent Corolla generations the overall size and standard safety features were some of the best in their class.

Did You Know? In 1997 a Toyota Corolla World Rally Car made its debut in the Rally of Finland. It went on to win the 1998 Monte Carlo Rally, the 1999 China Rally and saw Toyota clinch the 1999 manufacturer’s title.

8th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1,331 cc petrol
  • 1,398 cc petrol
  • 1,498 cc petrol
  • 1,587 cc petrol
  • 1,598 cc petrol
  • 1,762 cc petrol
  • 1,974 cc diesel
  • 2,184 cc diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic
  • 4-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan in SA

Assembly Plant

  • Canada
  • Turkey
  • California
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • New Zealand

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with front-wheel drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,465 mm

7th Generation Toyota Corolla
1991 – 2002

Designed to be a “Mini-Lexus” the 7th generation of Toyota Corolla reflected a more chunkier and solid look design ethos than all previous generations. The over vehicle build also used less panels than before, which not only made the body stronger and more aerodynamic, but also cost less to manufacture. Trim levels included:

  • The 1.3L XL
  • The 1.6L GL
  • The 1.6L GS
  • And the 1.6L GLX

Did You Know? This generation of Toyota Corolla was North American and European focused and was not sold in South Africa. Later models of this generation were also sold in Australia and New Zealand. As with most Toyota vehicles the 7th generation Corolla was also sold for its entire production run in Japan. This was the last generation of Corolla to use a Carburetor engine in all global markets.

7th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L diesel
  • 2.2 L diesel

Transmission

  • four-speed manual
  • five-speed manual
  • six-speed manual
  • three-speed automatic
  • four-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan in SA

Assembly Plant

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • Pakistan

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with front-wheel drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,464 mm

6th Generation Toyota Corolla
1987 – 2006

In general, all 6th generation Toyota Corolla designs included a new boxy contemporary look that also improved aerodynamics. After 1997 the option of a rear-wheel drive was removed from the lineup and production continued of all of the following trim levels until the discontinuation of this generation of Corolla in 2006:

  • Base
  • XL
  • GL
  • SE (with a SE Limited Edition temporarili available)
  • GT-i

Did You Know? Only two Corolla body styles were made available in South Africa, with only the four-door sedan being badged as a Corolla. The five-door hatchback, which was manufactured in South Africa, was marketed as the Toyota Conquest. To this day the Conquest name is synonymous in South Africa with sporty good looks, reliability and exciting driving characteristics in the GL and GSX ranges. The smaller Toyota Conquest Tazz (later simply called the Toyota Tazz) launched in 1996 is still a regular site on many South African roads to this day, and has proven itself to be a reliable and economic city vehicle that has stood the test of time.

6th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.8 L diesel

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic
  • 4-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan (other vehicle variants available outside of South Africa)

Assembly Plant

  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • USA

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with front-wheel drive
  • (please note that front engine four-wheel drive options were available outside of South Africa)

Wheelbase

  • 2,431 mm

5th Generation Toyota Corolla
1983 – 1990

The 5th generation Toyota Corolla sold approximately 3.3 million vehicle units during its production run, many of which were sold in South Africa. It was this generation of Corolla that saw manufacturing and design start to focus more on front-wheel drive models, although certain Toyota Sprinter models around the globe maintained a rear-wheel drive option.

Did You Know? The Group A Rally Championship Corolla was derived from this 5th generation Corolla and was actively racing between 1985 and 1992. Victories included a class win at the Rally Portugal in 1995 and a third place podium position at the 1989 Rallye Côte d’Ivoire. Subsequently this generation of Corolla, and the AE86 model in particular, have become highly respected in the world of motorsport drifting.

5th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 1.8 L diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic
  • 4-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan
  • (numerous other variants sold outside of South Africa)

Assembly Plant

  • Japan
  • USA
  • Venezuela
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Indonesia

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine, front-wheel drive
  • Front engine, rear-wheel drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,430 mm

4th Generation Toyota Corolla
1979 – 1987

The fourth-generation Corolla was released in March 1979, and was the last generation to offer rear-wheel-drive options across the entire range. This generation of Corolla had an incredibly short production run, with the next generation Corolla already being introduced into South Africa 1984, but production rates during this time were exceptionally high, and at one point there were 2,346 Toyota Corolla 4th generation vehicles being produced globally on a daily basis. It was during this production run that the one-millionth Corolla rolled of the production line.

Did You Know? In 1982 driver Winston Percy won the British Saloon Car Championship in a 4th generation an Toyota Corolla GT. Shortly afterwards in Australia a sportier looking special edition Corolla sedan was introduced. Named the Toyota Corolla Spirit, it came standard with a boot spoiler, the newly introduced 1.6-litre engine, chromed wheel trims, racing stripes, and additional cabin convenience equipment.

4th Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1290 cc petrol
  • 1452 cc petrol
  • 1496 cc perol
  • 1588 cc petrol
  • 1587 cc petrol
  • 1770 cc petrol
  • 1839 cc diesel

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 2-speed automatic
  • 3-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door sedan
  • 4-door sedan
  • 2-door hardtop coupé
  • 3-door liftback
  • 5-door station wagon
  • (various other body configurations were available outside of South Africa)

Assembly Plant

  • Toyota City, Japan
  • Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Thames, New Zealand
  • Samut Prakan, Thailand
  • North Jakarta, Indonesia

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,400 mm

3rd Generation Toyota Corolla
1974 – 1981

The 3rd generation Corolla was a popular global brand even though the first models only came with 1166 cc engines. These were replaced over time by the larger and more efficient 1290 cc engine in November 1978 however, which pushed the end of the generation sales across the globe to new heights. There were 2 trim levels available in this generation, namely the SE trim and the Luxury CS trim. The CS model introduced modern (for the time) features to the Corolla range such as carpeting, a cabin clock, and even reclining cloth seats.

Did You Know? This generation of Corolla was built between August 1974 and July 1981, making it one of the longest lived generations of Corolla ever. This was due in part to its rugged, affordable and popular build, but the fact that a worldwide recession affected global vehicle sales for much of the 70’s also played a part in its longevity.

3rd Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.2 L petrol
  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 2-speed automatic
  • 3-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door coupe
  • 2-door sedan
  • 4-door sedan
  • 2-door hardtop coupé
  • 3-door liftback
  • 3-door station wagon
  • 5-door station wagon
  • 3-door van

Assembly Plant

  • Toyota City, Japan
  • Port Melbourne, Australia
  • Thames, New Zealand
  • Samut Prakan, Thailand
  • North Jakarta, Indonesia

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine with rear-wheel drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,370 mm

2nd Generation Toyota Corolla
1970 – 1978

With its “coke bottle styling” and revolutionary new looks, the 2nd generation of Toyota Corolla (and the first to be sold in South Africa) was a global hit. It was this version of the Corolla that made the Toyota Corolla brand name famous and established design and production traditions that have in some cases still been maintained to this day. Both a Sedan and Coupé option were introduced into South Africa and many other countries, with the trim levels for the Sedan being:

  • Standard Corolla
  • Deluxe Corolla
  • Hi-Deluxe Corolla

And the trim levels for the coupé being:

  • Deluxe
  • SL
  • SR
  • Levin

Did You Know? The Levin (which means lightning in old English) was a sportier version of the Corolla that set the standards of what was soon to become the Sprinter sub brand. This “Corolla Sport” boasted a twin-cam engine that improved the response of the car while also boosting its top speed.

2nd Generation Toyota Corolla at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.2 L petrol
  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 2-speed automatic
  • 3-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 2-door coupe
  • 2-door sedan
  • 4-door sedan
  • 2-door hardtop coupé
  • 3-door liftback
  • 3-door station wagon
  • 5-door station wagon
  • 3-door van

Assembly Plant

  • Toyota City, Japan
  • Port Melbourne, Australia
  • Thames, New Zealand
  • Samut Prakan, Thailand
  • North Jakarta, Indonesia

Vehicle Layout

  • Front-engine with rear-wheel drive

Wheelbase

  • 2,370 mm

Please Note! The first generation Toyota Corolla was not available in South Africa, and as such is not included in this model and brand breakdown. It had a front-engine, rear-wheel vehicle layout and was sold in 2-door sedan, 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 2-door station wagon versions.

Toyota Hilux Bakkies FAQ’s

Q: What is the Toyota Quest?
A: The Toyota Corolla Quest is based on the previous 10th generation Corolla layout and is still sold in South Africa as an entry level vehicle. It comes in 2 trim levels and has both a manual and an automatic gear option.

Q: What is the Price of a Used Toyota Corolla?
A: The Price of a Used Toyota Corolla at Group 1 is determined by the age, model and trim level of the vehicle. Additional factors that will influence the price of a Corolla include the mileage, condition (both mechanical and body condition) and if there is still part of the warranty or service plan available.

Q: Does the Corolla have a diesel engine?
A: Yes there are both petrol and diesel options available in the Hilux range of bakkies. Please take a look at our range of bakkies on this page to find the right petrol or diesel bakkie option for you.

Q: How many Toyota Corolla Trim Levels are there?
A: Yes there is a diesel option in all but the earliest of Toyota Corolla Generations.

Q: How safe is the Toyota Corolla?
A: The Toyota Corolla is one of the safest cars in its class. This is one of the reasons for its enduring popularity. Standard safety features include driver and passenger airbags, side (front) airbags, ABS, Brake Assist and EBD.

Q: What is the top of the range Corolla?
A: The top of the range Corolla is the 1.8 Exclusive CVT. It includes standard features such as automatic headlamp levelling, TFT Multi Info Display, Smart Entry with Push Start, leather seats, Cruise Control and an Infotainment System with DVD and Bluetooth functionality.

Q: Is there a Toyota Corolla Hatchback?
A: Yes there is, although in South Africa it is marketed as the Toyota Auris.

Used Toyota Corolla in the Western Cape

With 2 used vehicle showrooms in greater Cape Town and one on the Garden Route it is always easy to find a Used Toyota Corolla in the Western Cape. Nationwide delivery is also available for customers outside of the Western Cape.

Group 1 in Kuils River
Tel: 021 900 5200

Group 1 in Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 887 6900

Group 1 in Knysna
Tel: 044 302 2600

Used Toyota Corolla in Gauteng

With two showrooms in Gauteng to choose from, it is simple to find the right Used Toyota in Johannesburg. Nationwide delivery is available to all customers outside of Gauteng!

Group 1 in The Glen
Tel: 010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel: 011 312 2678

Used Toyota Corolla in the Eastern Cape

Get behind the wheel of a Used Corolla in Port Elizabeth or Uitenhage at one of our Group 1 showrooms in the Eastern Cape.

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel: 041 994 1800

Book a Used Corolla Test Drive

If you would like to test drive any of the Used Toyota Corolla for Sale at Group 1, then please don’t hesitate to book your test drive using the booking functionality on this website.

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