2007 Toyota Corolla S
Outside & Designing
On the planet of portable autos, styling is increasingly coming to be more daring. Experience 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' bravado, which may or might not be an advantage, depending upon your tastes. (The Corolla schedules for a redesign in the next few years, and-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to go by-- may get an extra distinctive exterior after that.) Regardless, closing the Corolla's doors produces a guaranteeing "thunk" that recommends a high-end-- in contrast to an economic situation-- cars and truck.
All versions have basic 15-inch steel wheels, though LE versions can have 15-inch alloy wheels and also the Corolla S can have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. A looter is optional for the S.
Ride & Handling
The majority of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was invested in Chicago's streets and also freeways. With these roadways' continuous congestion, it really did not take lengthy to find just how completed this auto is in rush hour.
Though the taut suspension does little to remove bumps and also fractures, the Corolla is extremely maneuverable. The trip obtains a little bit uneven on the freeway, with a great deal of backwards and forwards suspension motions, but body roll is properly managed when cornering. Front and back stabilizer bars are basic.
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 horse power and also 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is common and a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage estimates are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for hand-operated designs; price quotes drop to 30/38 with the transmission.
While the Corolla's engine has significantly reduced result when compared to much of the competition, it offers completely appropriate efficiency on city and rural roadways. It's only on the freeway that the engine's modest power rankings restrict the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I tested just had a marginal quantity of power for quick passing away. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down quickly when contacted, however the act induces a substantial amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.
Corollas have front-disc and also rear-drum brakes that give linear stopping efficiency. Antilock brakes are optional.
The driving position is a little bit cramped for drivers more than 6 feet high, however this is due more to lack of rearward adjustability in the vehicle driver's seat than to the cabin being exceedingly little. With the driver's seat adjusted as best as possible for someone tall, the steering wheel is a little a reach, and it does not telescope to earn driving simpler. The control panel stereo controls are instead far away. While shorter chauffeurs likely won't experience these issues, if you're taller you'll wish to pay unique attention to the cabin's functional designs during your test drive.
The Corolla's control panel 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 replica wood trim. The LE's towel seats and also fabric door-panel inserts feel and look dated when compared with more recent competitors, which's prior to you consider the Corolla's premium rates in its section.
Despite the fact that it would behave if the pole positions went back further, their limited traveling protects some space for rear travelers, where legroom for the high is restricted but general convenience is satisfactory. I would not want to be stuck back there for greater than a couple of hrs, though. Once again, occupant size could mainly affect comfort, and shorter travelers may find it entirely acceptable, also for lengthy journeys.
The Corolla received a Good total score in the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Safety and security's frontal-offset crash examination. It gained an Appropriate general score in the IIHS' side-impact test when furnished with the optional side-impact air bags for the front seats and front and also rear side curtain airbags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's general side-impact rating drops to Poor, so you must consider them a need.
Various other optional security attributes consist of antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution as well as a digital stability system that's offered for automatic-transmission S as well as LE models.
Cargo & Towing
The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is reasonably large for a small car, as well as it has a broad opening to relieve gain access to. Folding up the common 60/40-split back seats is completed by using two wisely located knobs near the top of the trunk. The extensive lots flooring isn't really completely level, however; there's a step in between the folded seatbacks and also the trunk floor.
Toyota claims the Corolla can tow up to 1,500 pounds when correctly furnished.
Air conditioning, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors as well as a temperature gauge are conventional. The S models add rocker panels as well as front as well as back underbody looters to the outside as well as a leather-wrapped wheel as well as shifter, various gauges, power door locks and indoor chrome trim. The high-level LE includes power home windows, keyless entry and also lively electroluminescent gauges that are easy to read. Cruise ship control, a moonroof as well as a JBL stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.
Corolla on the market
The Corolla is evidence that-- as long as the essentials exist-- solid sales typically aren't contingent on having the newest, snazziest version. Though its interior lags the times even for an economic climate cars and truck, it's difficult to suggest with the Corolla's sales: Greater than 200,000 have actually been sold through September of 2006, and that remains in the face of fresh competitors through the redesigned Honda Civic. That's an outstanding achievement for an aging design, also one with the Corolla's excellent dependability history.