The Corolla has changed a lot in its 52-year history.
Small, affordable, and reliable are three ingredients that have made the Toyota Corolla a go-to car for millions. Since its introduction in 1966, customers have bought more than 40 million Corollas, making it one of the best-selling nameplates in history.
Fifty-two years of history saw the Corolla go from a rear-drive subcompact car that transformed into the front-wheel-drive economy car we know today with four doors, a roomy interior, and just enough creature comforts to keep the price down and its value high. Yes, the Corolla GT-S of the 1980s is a sought-after sports car; however, it's a blip on the nameplate's otherwise economical ethos.