Toyota Corolla S 2007
Outside & Designing
In the world of portable vehicles, styling is progressively becoming much more daring. Witness the advanced front end of the Honda Civic as well as the brutish appearance of Dodge's Caliber. With its unmemorable looks, the Corolla has neither of these cars' blowing, which may or might not be a good thing, depending upon your tastes. (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-- could obtain a much more distinctive exterior after that.) No matter, closing the Corolla's doors yields a reassuring "thunk" that recommends a luxury-- instead of an economy-- cars and truck.
All versions have typical 15-inch steel wheels, though LE designs could have 15-inch alloy wheels as well as the Corolla S can have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. A spoiler is optional for the S.
Trip & Handling
Most of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was invested in Chicago's streets as well as freeways. With these roadways' continuous blockage, it really did not take lengthy to find exactly how achieved this cars and truck remains in rush hour.
Though the taut suspension does little to filter out bumps and also holes, the Corolla is very maneuverable. The trip gets a bit uneven on the freeway, with a lot of up and down suspension movements, however body roll is properly controlled when cornering. Front and also back 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 horsepower and 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is conventional as well as a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage price quotes are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for manual models; price quotes go down to 30/38 with the transmission.
While the Corolla's engine has significantly lower result when compared with much of the competitors, it supplies totally appropriate efficiency on city and country roadways. It's just on the highway that the engine's modest power scores restrict the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I checked only had a very little quantity of power for fast passing away. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down quickly when contacted, but the act induces a significant amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.
Corollas have front-disc and also rear-drum brakes that provide direct quiting efficiency. Antilock brakes are optional.
The driving placement is a bit confined for motorists greater than 6 feet tall, but this is due more to lack of rearward adjustability in the chauffeur's seat than to the cabin being excessively small. With the motorist's seat readjusted as best as possible for a person tall, the guiding wheel is a little bit of a reach, and it does not telescope to earn driving much easier. The dashboard stereo controls are instead far away. While shorter drivers most likely won't experience these concerns, if you're taller you'll intend to pay unique attention to the cabin's ergonomics during your examination drive.
The Corolla's dashboard plastic has nice-looking graining, as well as the controls are practically arranged. Most panels fit tightly together, as well as the high-level LE design has decent-looking imitation wood trim. The LE's towel seats and fabric door-panel inserts look and feel dated when compared to more recent competitors, and that's before you think about the Corolla's premium pricing in its sector.
Even though it would certainly be nice if the pole positions returned further, their limited traveling preserves some area for rear travelers, where legroom for the high is restricted but overall convenience is passable. I would not intend to be stuck back there for more than a couple of hours, however. Once more, resident dimension can largely influence comfort, as well as much shorter travelers might discover it completely appropriate, also for long trips.
Safety and security
The Corolla obtained a Good total ranking in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset crash examination. It made an Appropriate general ranking in the IIHS' side-impact examination when equipped with the optional side-impact airbags for the pole positions and front and back side drape airbags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's overall side-impact rating goes down to Poor, so you ought to consider them a necessity.
Other optional safety and security functions include anti-skid brakes with electronic brake-force circulation as well as a digital security system that's offered for automatic-transmission S and also LE models.
Freight & Towing
The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is fairly large for a portable sedan, as well as it has a large opening to relieve gain access to. Folding up the common 60/40-split back seats is achieved using 2 smartly located handles near the top of the trunk. The prolonged load flooring isn't really completely flat, however; there's a walk between the folded seatbacks as well as the trunk floor.
Toyota claims the Corolla can tow up to 1,500 pounds when appropriately geared up.
A/c, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and also a temperature gauge are standard. The S designs include rocker panels and also front and also rear underbody looters to the outside and also a leather-wrapped wheel and also shifter, different gauges, power door locks as well as indoor chrome trim. The high-level LE adds power windows, keyless entrance as well as vibrant electroluminescent evaluates that are easy to review. Cruise control, a moonroof and also a JBL stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.
Corolla in the Market
The Corolla is evidence that-- as long as the essentials exist-- solid sales aren't subject to having the latest, snazziest design. Though its inside lags the times even for an economic situation auto, it's hard to suggest with the Corolla's sales: More than 200,000 have been sold with September of 2006, which remains in the face of fresh competition through the redesigned Honda Civic. That's a remarkable accomplishment for an aging design, also one with the Corolla's excellent integrity history.