2004 Toyota Corolla
Last year's redesign of the front-wheel-drive car was moderate however purposeful. Engine output boosted by 5 horsepower, as well as a brand-new, low-restriction catalytic converter entered into the exhaust system. The auto expanded a little. Its steering was claimed to be extra receptive as well as linear, and its stopping much more exact. A greater hip factor was supposed to reduce entrance right into the car, and also the pole positions moved further apart.
Besides one new color, nothing has actually transformed for 2004. Three versions are offered: the value-priced CE, high end LE as well as sporty S edition. Corollas are produced in The golden state and Canada.
The styling modifications for 2003 were less than remarkable, despite the automobile's increased measurements. The Corolla rides a 102.4-inch wheelbase and procedures 178.3 inches long generally.
Unique layout touches for the sporty S version consist of smoked headlights, fog lights, color-keyed bodyside moldings, front and rear underbody looters, as well as side rocker panels. The S sedan additionally showcases special suspension tuning. Choices for the S model consist of a rear looter and also aluminum-alloy wheels. All Corollas have 15-inch tires, but those on the LE and S designs are a little broader.
5 individuals fit inside the Corolla, which includes towel furniture as well as a 60/40-split rear seat. Cargo volume totals 13.6 cubic feet.
Conventional devices in the CE design consists of air conditioning with a clean-air filter, power mirrors, a tilt steering column, periodic wipers, a tachometer, an outside temperature level gauge and a CD stereo. The LE includes power windows and also locks, color-keyed power mirrors, a woodlike facility cockpit console, remote keyless entry and also vertical chauffeur's seat elevation adjustment. An one-of-a-kind cloth inside enters into the stylish S car, which includes a leather-wrapped wheel and a shape sport speedometer.
Under the Hood
A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (VVT-i) generates 130 hp. Either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission can be installed.
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags as well as anti-skid brakes are optional. Daytime running lights are typical. Dual-stage front airbags have an extra-low deployment degree for vehicle drivers that sit near to the steering wheel.
Regardless of its conservative styling as well as somewhat high costs, the Corolla has actually long been one of the best compacts on the market. It delivers an enjoyable mix of fuel economic situation, improvement as well as dependability. The Corolla conveys a sensation of strength as well as confidence that belies its dimension.
The Corolla's performance could not mix numerous emotions, but the 2004 sedan suffices for normal driving. Velocity is a trifle sluggish at startup, yet the automatic-transmission design promptly picks up the pace. The engine is a bit growly while accelerating, yet it quiets down well at freeway speeds.
Despite the fact that the Corolla maneuvers nicely around as well as takes contours acceptably, its handling isn't fairly as specific as that of some smaller automobiles. A smooth flight is still among the advantages. The front seats have rather brief bases, however they are comfortable and helpful. Rear seat legroom isn't quite as attractive.