2007 Toyota Corolla For Sale
Outside & Styling
In the world of portable automobiles, styling is increasingly becoming more bold. Witness the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic and also the brutish look of Dodge's Quality. With its unmemorable appearances, the Corolla has neither of these autos' blowing, which might or could not be a good thing, depending on your tastes. (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-- might obtain an extra distinctive exterior after that.) Regardless, closing the Corolla's doors generates a comforting "thunk" that recommends a deluxe-- instead of an economic climate-- cars and truck.
All designs have conventional 15-inch steel wheels, though LE versions could have 15-inch alloy wheels and the Corolla S can have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. A looter is optional for the S.
Trip & 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 really did not take long to uncover exactly how accomplished this automobile is in rush hour.
Though the tight suspension does little to filter out bumps and pits, the Corolla is really manoeuvrable. The ride gets a little bit rough on the freeway, with a lot of up and down suspension movements, however body roll is successfully controlled when cornering. Front as well as rear stabilizer bars are standard.
Going & Stopping
With the discontinuation of the high-output XRS, the sole 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 typical as well as a four-speed automated is optional. EPA gas mileage estimates are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for manual models; estimates drop to 30/38 with the transmission.
While the Corolla's engine has considerably lower output when compared to much of the competition, it supplies totally appropriate efficiency on city and rural roadways. It's just on the freeway that the engine's small power scores limit the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I evaluated only had a very little amount of power for fast passing. The smooth-shifting automatic kicks down promptly when hired, but the act brings on a substantial quantity of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.
Corollas have front-disc as well as rear-drum brakes that provide direct stopping efficiency. Antilock brakes are optional.
The driving setting is a bit cramped for drivers greater than 6 feet tall, but this is due even more to absence of rearward adjustability in the motorist's seat than to the cabin being exceedingly small. With the driver's seat changed as best as possible for a person tall, the guiding wheel is a bit of a reach, and also it does not telescope to earn driving easier. The control panel stereo controls are instead far away. While shorter drivers most likely will not experience these concerns, if you're taller you'll wish to pay unique attention to the cabin's functional designs during your examination drive.
The Corolla's control panel plastic has nice-looking graining, and the controls are realistically prepared. A lot of panels fit securely with each other, as well as the high-level LE version has decent-looking replica wood trim. The LE's fabric seats and towel door-panel inserts look dated when as compared to newer rivals, and that's prior to you take into consideration the Corolla's costs prices in its section.
Despite the fact that it would behave if the front seats returned farther, their minimal travel preserves some area for back guests, where legroom for the tall is restricted however general comfort is passable. I wouldn't want to be stuck back there for more than a few hrs, however. Once more, occupant dimension can mainly influence comfort, as well as much shorter travelers may find it totally appropriate, even for long journeys.
The Corolla received a Great general ranking in the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Security's frontal-offset collision test. It gained an Appropriate total score in the IIHS' side-impact examination when outfitted with the optional side-impact airbags for the pole positions and also front and also back side drape air bags. Without those $655 air bags, the Corolla's general side-impact rating goes down to Poor, so you should consider them a necessity.
Various other optional safety and security attributes include antilock brakes with digital brake-force distribution and also a digital security system that's offered for automatic-transmission S and also LE designs.
Cargo & Towing
The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is relatively large for a portable car, and also it has a broad opening to reduce access. Folding up the standard 60/40-split rear seats is completed using two smartly located handles near the top of the trunk. The extended lots floor isn't totally flat, nevertheless; there's a walk in between the folded up seatbacks as well as the trunk flooring.
Toyota claims the Corolla can tow up to 1,500 extra pounds when effectively furnished.
A/c, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and a temperature gauge are basic. The S models include rocker panels and front as well as rear underbody spoilers to the outside and a leather-wrapped steering wheel as well as shifter, different assesses, power door locks and also interior chrome trim. The high-level LE includes power windows, keyless entry and vibrant electroluminescent determines that are simple to check out. Cruise ship control, a moonroof and also 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 exist-- solid sales typically aren't subject to having the latest, snazziest version. Though its interior is behind the times even for an economic climate auto, it's tough to say with the Corolla's sales: More than 200,000 have actually been marketed via September of 2006, which's in the face of fresh competition through the upgraded Honda Civic. That's an impressive accomplishment for an aging version, even one with the Corolla's exemplary reliability history.