Toyota Corolla S 2007

Toyota Corolla S 2007: Though it hasn't already undertaken a considerable redesign because the 2003 version year, the Corolla continues to be among the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. What's so appealing concerning this compact? For beginners, the Corolla gets extraordinary gas mileage. It's also dexterous. Probably more crucial to customers trying to find inexpensive transport is the Corolla's impressive reliability. The Corolla's interior, however, is beginning to reveal its age.

Toyota Corolla S 2007

Exterior & Designing

Worldwide of compact autos, styling is significantly becoming more daring. Witness the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic and the brutish appearance of Dodge's Quality. With its unmemorable appearances, the Corolla has neither of these vehicles' bravado, which may or might not be a good thing, relying on your preferences. (The Corolla is due for a redesign in the next few years, and-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to go by-- could obtain an extra unique outside then.) Regardless, shutting the Corolla's doors yields a reassuring "thunk" that recommends a high-end-- as opposed to an economy-- automobile.

All models have standard 15-inch steel wheels, though LE designs could have 15-inch alloy wheels and also the Corolla S can have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. A looter is optional for the S.

Ride & Handling

Most of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was spent on Chicago's roads and also freeways. With these roads' continuous blockage, it didn't take lengthy to uncover how completed this cars and truck is in heavy traffic.

Though the taut suspension does little to remove bumps as well as splits, the Corolla is really manoeuvrable. The trip obtains a little bit rough on the freeway, with a lot of up and down suspension activities, however body roll is properly managed when cornering. Front and also rear stabilizer bars are typical.

Going & Preventing

With the discontinuation of the high-output XRS, the single engine for the 2007 Corolla is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 126 horse power as well as 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is common and a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage quotes are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for hands-on models; quotes go down to 30/38 with the automatic transmission.

While the Corolla's engine has considerably lower result when compared with much of the competitors, it provides completely appropriate efficiency on city and suburban roadways. It's just on the highway that the engine's moderate power rankings limit the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I examined just had a very little quantity of power for quick passing away. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down quickly when hired, however the act brings on a substantial amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.

Corollas have front-disc and also rear-drum brakes that offer straight quiting performance. Antilock brakes are optional.

The Within

The driving placement is a little bit cramped for motorists greater than 6 feet high, but this schedules even more to absence of rearward adjustability in the vehicle driver's seat than to the cabin being exceedingly little. With the motorist's seat adjusted as best as feasible for somebody tall, the guiding wheel is a little bit of a reach, and it doesn't telescope to earn driving easier. The dashboard stereo controls are instead away. While shorter motorists most likely won't experience these problems, if you're taller you'll intend to pay unique focus on the cabin's ergonomics throughout your test drive.

The Corolla's dashboard plastic has nice-looking graining, and also the controls are logically arranged. Most panels fit tightly with each other, as well as the high-level LE design has decent-looking imitation wood trim. The LE's fabric seats and fabric door-panel inserts look and feel dated when compared to more recent competitors, which's before you take into consideration the Corolla's costs pricing in its section.

Even though it would certainly behave if the pole positions went back farther, their limited travel maintains some room for rear travelers, where legroom for the high is limited however general comfort is satisfactory. I would not wish to be stuck back there for greater than a few hrs, however. Once again, resident dimension can greatly influence comfort, and much shorter travelers may locate it entirely acceptable, also for long journeys.


The Corolla received a Great total score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Security's frontal-offset collision examination. It earned an Acceptable total rating in the IIHS' side-impact examination when geared up with the optional side-impact air bags for the pole positions and also front as well as back side drape airbags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's overall side-impact rating drops to Poor, so you must consider them a requirement.

Various other optional safety attributes include antilock brakes with digital brake-force circulation as well as an electronic security system that's available for automatic-transmission S as well as LE models.

Freight & Towing

The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is reasonably big for a small car, and also it has a wide opening to ease accessibility. Folding the conventional 60/40-split rear seats is completed by using two smartly positioned handles near the top of the trunk. The extended tons flooring isn't really totally flat, nonetheless; there's a step between the folded up seatbacks and the trunk floor.

Toyota claims the Corolla could tow up to 1,500 extra pounds when appropriately outfitted.


A/c, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and also a temperature gauge are conventional. The S models add rocker panels as well as front as well as back underbody looters to the outside and a leather-wrapped steering wheel as well as shifter, various determines, power door locks as well as indoor chrome trim. The high-level LE includes power windows, keyless entrance and also vivid electroluminescent gauges that are easy to check out. Cruise ship control, a moonroof and also a JBL audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.

Corolla on the market

The Corolla is evidence that-- as long as the basics exist-- strong sales aren't subject to having the newest, snazziest design. Though its inside is behind the moments also for an economic situation auto, it's hard to argue with the Corolla's sales: More than 200,000 have been sold through September of 2006, which remains in the face of fresh competition in the form of the revamped Honda Civic. That's an impressive accomplishment for an aging version, also one with the Corolla's exemplary reliability background.

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