2007 Toyota Corolla Le
Outside & Designing
Worldwide of small cars and trucks, designing is progressively becoming much more daring. Experience the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic as well as the brutish appearance of Dodge's Quality. With its unmemorable appearances, the Corolla has neither of these automobiles' bravado, which could or might not be an advantage, depending on your tastes. (The Corolla is due for a redesign in the next few years, and also-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to pass-- might obtain a much more distinct outside then.) No matter, shutting the Corolla's doors produces an assuring "thunk" that recommends a luxury-- as opposed to an economic situation-- auto.
All models have typical 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 spoiler is optional for the S.
Trip & Handling
A lot of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was invested in Chicago's streets as well as freeways. With these roads' continuous blockage, it didn't take lengthy to find just how accomplished this automobile is in rush hour.
Though the tight suspension does little to strain bumps and pits, the Corolla is very maneuverable. The flight gets a bit uneven on the highway, with a great deal of up and down suspension movements, yet body roll is properly regulated when cornering. Front and also rear stabilizer bars are common.
Going & Ending
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 as well as 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is conventional as well as a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage quotes are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for manual versions; estimates drop to 30/38 with the transmission.
While the Corolla's engine has dramatically reduced result when compared to much of the competition, it supplies entirely acceptable performance on city and also suv roads. It's only on the highway that the engine's small power rankings restrict the Corolla's performance; the automatic-transmission Corolla I checked just had a very little amount of power for quick passing away. The smooth-shifting automatic kicks down promptly when called upon, however the act causes a significant amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder ramps up the rpms.
Corollas have front-disc and rear-drum brakes that supply linear stopping performance. Anti-skid brakes are optional.
The driving position is a bit confined for vehicle drivers greater than 6 feet high, but this schedules more to lack of rearward adjustability in the chauffeur's seat than to the cabin being excessively tiny. With the motorist's seat adjusted as best as feasible for someone tall, the steering wheel is a little a reach, and also it does not telescope to earn driving much easier. The dashboard stereo controls are instead far. While much shorter drivers most likely will not experience these concerns, if you're taller you'll intend to pay special focus on the cabin's functional designs during your test drive.
The Corolla's control panel plastic has nice-looking graining, and also the controls are realistically organized. Most panels fit securely with each other, and also the top-level LE design has decent-looking replica wood trim. The LE's fabric seats and cloth door-panel inserts look dated when as compared to newer competitors, which's prior to you take into consideration the Corolla's premium pricing in its segment.
Despite the fact that it would certainly behave if the front seats went back farther, their limited travel maintains some space for back passengers, where legroom for the tall is restricted however overall convenience is satisfactory. I would not want to be stuck back there for greater than a couple of hrs, however. Once more, owner size can greatly affect convenience, as well as shorter travelers might find it entirely appropriate, also for lengthy trips.
Safety and security
The Corolla obtained a Good total rating in the Insurance policy Institute for Freeway Safety and security's frontal-offset accident test. It made an Appropriate general score in the IIHS' side-impact examination when equipped with the optional side-impact airbags for the front seats and also front as well as rear side drape airbags. Without those $655 air bags, the Corolla's general side-impact score goes down to Poor, so you should consider them a need.
Various other optional security attributes include anti-skid brakes with electronic brake-force distribution as well as a digital security system that's readily available for automatic-transmission S as well as LE models.
Cargo & Towing
The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is fairly large for a portable sedan, as well as it has a vast opening to reduce access. Folding up the common 60/40-split back seats is completed using 2 smartly positioned knobs near the top of the trunk. The prolonged load floor isn't really totally level, however; there's a step between the folded up seatbacks as well as the trunk flooring.
Toyota claims the Corolla can tow approximately 1,500 extra pounds when effectively equipped.
Cooling, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and also a temperature level scale are conventional. The S designs include rocker panels and front as well as back underbody spoilers to the outside and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, various determines, power door locks and indoor chrome trim. The top-level LE adds power windows, keyless entrance and also vivid electroluminescent assesses that are easy to read. Cruise ship control, a moonroof as well as a JBL audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.
Corolla in the marketplace
The Corolla is evidence that-- as long as the basics are there-- strong sales typically aren't contingent on having the latest, snazziest version. Though its interior is behind the moments even for an economic climate cars and truck, it's hard to say with the Corolla's sales: More than 200,000 have been marketed via September of 2006, and that's in the face of fresh competitors through the upgraded Honda Civic. That's an excellent accomplishment for an aging model, also one with the Corolla's exemplary reliability background.