2007 toyota Corolla

2007 Toyota Corolla: Though it hasn't undergone a significant redesign considering that the 2003 design year, the Corolla continues to be among the best-selling cars and trucks in the United States Just what's so attractive about this compact? For starters, the Corolla obtains remarkable gas mileage. It's additionally active. Maybe more important to buyers trying to find inexpensive transport is the Corolla's exceptional reliability. The Corolla's inside, nevertheless, is beginning to reveal its age.

2007 Toyota Corolla

Exterior & Designing

In the world of compact autos, styling is significantly coming to be more bold. See the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic as well as the brutish look of Dodge's Caliber. With its unmemorable appearances, the Corolla has neither of these automobiles' blowing, which may or might not be a good thing, depending upon your preferences. (The Corolla is due for a redesign in the next few years, as well as-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to go by-- might obtain an extra distinctive outside after that.) No matter, shutting the Corolla's doors produces a guaranteeing "thunk" that suggests a luxury-- as opposed to an economic climate-- automobile.

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

Ride & Handling

The majority of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was invested in Chicago's roads and also highways. With these roadways' perpetual congestion, it didn't take lengthy to find just how achieved this cars and truck remains in heavy traffic.

Though the tight suspension does little to filter out bumps as well as craters, the Corolla is very maneuverable. The flight obtains a little bit rough on the highway, with a lot of up and down suspension movements, yet body roll is properly regulated when cornering. Front and also rear stabilizer bars are standard.

Going & Stopping

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 horsepower as well as 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is basic and also a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage estimates are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for hands-on versions; price quotes drop to 30/38 with the transmission.

While the Corolla's engine has considerably reduced output when compared to much of the competition, it supplies completely acceptable performance on city and country roadways. It's only on the highway that the engine's small power scores restrict the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I evaluated just had a minimal amount of power for quick death. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down quickly when hired, but the act induces a considerable quantity of engine noise as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.

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

The Within

The driving setting is a bit cramped for motorists greater than 6 feet high, but this schedules even more to absence of rearward adjustability in the motorist's seat than to the cabin being excessively tiny. With the chauffeur's seat readjusted as best as possible for somebody high, the guiding wheel is a little a reach, and also it does not telescope to earn driving much easier. The control panel stereo controls are rather far away. While much shorter motorists likely will not experience these concerns, if you're taller you'll wish to pay special focus on the cabin's comfort designs during your test drive.

The Corolla's dashboard plastic has nice-looking graining, and also the controls are rationally organized. A lot of panels fit tightly with each other, as well as the high-level LE version has decent-looking imitation wood trim. The LE's cloth seats as well as fabric door-panel inserts feel and look dated when as compared to newer competitors, and that's prior to you take into consideration the Corolla's premium pricing in its segment.

Although it would certainly behave if the front seats returned farther, their minimal traveling preserves some area for rear travelers, where legroom for the tall is restricted however total convenience is satisfactory. I wouldn't wish to be stuck back there for more than a couple of hours, though. Once more, owner dimension could greatly influence convenience, as well as much shorter travelers could find it totally appropriate, even for long journeys.


The Corolla received a Great general rating in the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset crash test. It made an Acceptable general score in the IIHS' side-impact examination when furnished with the optional side-impact air bags for the front seats as well as front and rear side curtain air bags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's total side-impact score drops to Poor, so you ought to consider them a requirement.

Other optional safety and security features include antilock brakes with digital brake-force circulation as well as an electronic stability system that's offered for automatic-transmission S as well as LE designs.

Freight & Towing

The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is reasonably huge for a small sedan, and also it has a wide opening to reduce access. Folding up the common 60/40-split back seats is completed by using two smartly located knobs near the top of the trunk. The prolonged lots flooring isn't entirely level, nevertheless; there's a walk between the folded seatbacks and also the trunk flooring.

Toyota states the Corolla could tow up to 1,500 pounds when correctly equipped.


A/c, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and also a temperature gauge are typical. The S designs include rocker panels and front and rear underbody looters to the exterior and also a leather-wrapped wheel and also shifter, various gauges, power door locks and also indoor chrome trim. The top-level LE includes power windows, keyless entry and vivid electroluminescent evaluates that are easy to read. Cruise ship control, a moonroof and a JBL stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.

Corolla out there

The Corolla is proof that-- as long as the basics are there-- solid sales typically aren't subject to having the most recent, snazziest version. Though its interior is behind the moments even for an economic climate auto, it's hard to say with the Corolla's sales: More than 200,000 have actually been sold with September of 2006, and that remains in the face of fresh competitors in the form of the revamped Honda Civic. That's a remarkable achievement for an aging design, also one with the Corolla's excellent dependability history.

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