A high-performance XRS version signed up with the 2005 schedule. Three various other variations remain available: the value-priced CE, the upscale LE as well as the sporty S. Vehicle Security Control is optional on LE as well as S models with an automatic transmission. Besides re-rated engine output using brand-new Society of Automotive Engineers testing criteria, bit has actually altered for the 2006 model year.
2006 Toyota Corolla
The Corolla flights a 102.4-inch wheelbase and also measures 178.3 inches long. Special touches for the sporty S version include smoked fronts lights, haze lamps, front as well as rear underbody spoilers, and side rocker panels.
All Corollas other than the XRS have 15-inch tires. Performance tires ride 16-inch alloy wheels on the XRS, which has a half-inch reduced trip elevation. Its sport-tuned suspension consists of higher-rate springtimes and also shocks, as well as a front strut tower support developed by Yamaha.
Approximately five residents fit inside the Corolla, which features a 60/40-split, folding rear seat in all designs but the XRS. Freight quantity totals 13.6 cubic feet.
Common CE devices consists of a/c, power mirrors, a tilt guiding column, intermittent wipers and a CD stereo. The LE includes power home windows and locks, remote keyless access and also vehicle driver's seat height modification. A distinct towel interior enters into the flashy S car, which showcases a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Optitron gauges complement the bolstered pole position in the XRS.
Under the Hood
In CE, S as well as LE Corollas, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder produces 126 horsepower. Either a five-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission can be installed. The XRS is furnished with a 164-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that teams only with a six-speed-manual transmission.
Seat-mounted side-impact air bags as well as side curtain-type air bags are optional. Antilock brakes are optional on all trims however the XRS, where they are typical.
Regardless of its conservative designing as well as somewhat high rate, the Corolla has long been among the best compacts on the market. It provides an enjoyable blend of gas economy, improvement as well as reliability. Riding smoothly, Corollas really feel strong as well as inspire confidence.
Performance may not stir several feelings, but this sedan is adequate for average driving. Acceleration is a trifle slow-moving from a beginning, yet the automatic-transmission version quickly gets the pace. The engine growls a bit while increasing, but it quiets at freeway speeds.
Although the Corolla maneuvers nicely around and also takes curves acceptably, dealing with isn't rather as accurate as that of other tiny autos. The pole positions are comfortable as well as helpful. Rear seat legroom isn't really rather as attractive.
Spirited performance makes the XRS unlike the typical Corolla. Velocity is confident and also the manual transmission changes conveniently, though clutch activity makes it a little bit hard to accomplish smooth launches. The flight is less gentle compared to a routine Corolla's, yet it's not almost as harsh as anticipated; the suspension is completely compliant.