Taking Advantage of a Used Toyota Sedan

A white 2023 Toyota Corolla is shown from the front at an angle after leaving a used Toyota dealer.

Do you want a comfortable car with great features? Want to work with a used Toyota dealer who cares about finding you a great car? We know that getting behind the wheel of a used Toyota can afford you all the items you want in a vehicle. With great fuel economy, technology, and safety features, Toyota has continually checked all of the boxes for the modern consumer's needs. We're here to help you figure out which of the Toyota sedans best fits your lifestyle.

Consider a Used Toyota Corolla

In 1966, the Corolla was introduced to the world and became a best-selling sedan worldwide in less than a decade. Today, the Corolla is available in a few different forms: a compact sedan with a traditional/non-electrified gas engine, a hatchback, a hybrid, a performance compact hatchback, and there is a subcompact SUV. Overall, the Corolla is viewed by many as one of the most practical vehicles manufactured by Toyota and one of the best choices for drivers on a budget. This model has long been praised for its exceptional fuel economy, something that many commuters are keen to take advantage of.

If you are going to shop for used Corollas, you will have plenty of options as it has been around for decades. However, we are going to focus on models of the twelfth generation introduced in 2018 as this generation is still in production, and you'll have plenty of models to consider. Since 2018, the compact sedan version of the Corolla has been equipped with one of two engines: a 1.8L 4-cylinder and a 2.0L 4-cylinder. The 1.8L engine is also found in the hybrid Corolla.

Opting for a 2020-2024 Corolla with a 2.0L engine gives you an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 34-35 MPG. If you opt for a 2020-2024 hybrid Corolla, you'll have EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 50-52 MPG. If you tend to do a lot of driving, the hybrid Corolla may be a fantastic option for you. You'll find different efficiency ratings for the hatchback and performance options of the Corolla, but most options tend to have a combined efficiency rating of 24 or more miles per gallon.

When it comes to being safe while on the road, Toyota’s reputation as being one of the leaders in this area has been exemplified in the Corolla’s features and government-mandated testing. The Corolla has continually been a recipient of the NHTSA’s five-star safety rating in collision testing. You will find features like forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and more when you shop for Corolla models built since 2018.

A red 2023 Toyota Camry is shown from the rear at an angle.

Toyota Camry

Suppose you’re looking for a midsize four-door sedan that possesses many of the same attributes as the Corolla, then the Camry is right for you. The Camry has been available since the 1980s and has been a popular option since it was introduced.

The most recent generation of the Toyota Camry was introduced in 2017 and was in production up to the 2024 model. You'll find plenty of these models available when you decide to shop used. While Toyota recently dropped a V6 version of the Camry, you can still find plenty of models that are equipped with one, or even one of the hybrid models that has been in production for the past couple of years. There’s also a four-cylinder version of the vehicle for those who prefer four cylinders to six. By all accounts, the Camry is quite adept at handling and a joy to drive, whether you’re embarking on that long-overdue road trip or simply going to the store for a gallon of milk.

The versatility of the different powertrains means that there’s a Camry for drivers who favor performance and for those who prefer being economical. With 301 horsepower, the V6 engine provided plenty of gusto, and the EPA estimates it can get a combined fuel efficiency of 26 MPG. 2017-2024 Hybrid Camry models have EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings of up to 52 MPG.

Similar to the Corolla, the Camry is packed with a host of standard safety features across the board. As for tech, you'll find Apple CarPlay, Andriod Auto, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and more. However, the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will depend on the model year you choose.

Toyota Prius

If rising fuel prices are a consistent worry for you and you’re looking for a way to go much farther with fewer fill-ups in between, the Toyota Prius is the economical choice you’ve been looking for. As the most well-known hybrid vehicle, the Prius helped bring the technology to a broader range of drivers, proving that the hybrid could have a lasting impact on the automotive industry. Getting behind the wheel of a used Toyota Prius can certainly impact your perception of the hybrid and its capabilities.

A white 2020 Toyota Prius is shown from the side on a city street.

Production of the Prius began in 1997, with its first model going on sale for the 2001 model year. The Prius is now in its fifth generation and has gone through several major redesigns since it was first introduced. As of today, there are two versions of the Prius you can find: a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid called the Prius Prime. 2022 through 2024 Prius models have EPA-estimated efficiency ratings of up to 56 MPG combined and a range of up to 644 miles. That means drivers can go quite a while between stops at the gas station.

The Prius Prime is a bit different. 2022-2024 models of the Prius Prime have electric-only ranges of 25-45 miles. The EPA estimates that drivers will have 114-133 MPGe combined ratings. Efficiency isn't all the Prius has to offer, though, as the "car of the 21st century" has plenty of safety features and tech available, too.

Find Your Used Car at Toyota of Bowling Green

The changes that take place in Toyota from year to year can be quite noticeable. You can shop confidently and know that we have a selection that’s perfectly suited for your driving habits. Shop for a Corolla if you want a vehicle with a lower price tag and great fuel efficiency, or look for a model like the Camry if you need a bit more space and a powerful engine under the hood. It's the Prius that provides the ultimate in efficiency if you spend a lot of your time traveling from one place to another. All three models have top-of-the-line safety features and excellent tech that will make you never want to leave your car.

Here at Toyota of Bowling Green, you’ll find much more than a broad selection of used Toyota vehicles. You'll find a team ready to help you pick the model that is right for your needs. You’ll also find a financing department working extra hard to get you behind the wheel of the car you desire. Not to mention, we have a service and parts department to handle all of the necessary maintenance you'll need in the future, ensuring that you get the most out of your vehicle for years to come. If you’re in the market for a used Toyota sedan, visit us. You’ll be glad you did.