Toyota Corolla 2007 For Sale
Exterior & Styling
In the world of compact cars, designing is significantly becoming extra bold. See the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic as well as the brutish appearance of Dodge's Quality. With its unmemorable looks, the Corolla has neither of these vehicles' blowing, which could or may not be a good idea, depending upon your preferences. (The Corolla schedules for a redesign in the following couple of years, as well as-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to pass-- might obtain an extra unique outside then.) Regardless, shutting the Corolla's doors yields a comforting "thunk" that suggests a luxury-- as opposed to an economic climate-- automobile.
All versions have conventional 15-inch steel wheels, though LE models 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.
Flight & Handling
The majority of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was spent on Chicago's streets and also highways. With these roads' continuous congestion, it really did not take lengthy to discover how accomplished this vehicle remains in heavy traffic.
Though the taut suspension does little to filter out bumps and also pockets, the Corolla is really maneuverable. The flight gets a bit uneven on the freeway, with a lot of up and down suspension activities, yet body roll is properly managed when cornering. Front as well as rear stabilizer bars are conventional.
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 as well as a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage estimates are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for manual models; estimates go down to 30/38 with the transmission.
While the Corolla's engine has significantly reduced output when compared with much of the competition, it offers completely acceptable performance on city and also suburban roads. It's just on the freeway that the engine's small power rankings limit the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I examined only had a very little quantity of power for fast death. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down promptly when hired, however the act brings on a considerable amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.
Corollas have front-disc and rear-drum brakes that offer linear quiting efficiency. Antilock brakes are optional.
The driving position is a little bit confined for vehicle drivers more than 6 feet tall, yet this is due even more to absence of rearward adjustability in the driver's seat than to the cabin being exceedingly little. With the driver's seat adjusted as best as feasible for somebody high, the steering wheel is a little bit of a reach, and also it does not telescope making driving easier. The control panel stereo controls are instead far. While much shorter chauffeurs likely will not experience these issues, if you're taller you'll intend to pay unique focus on the cabin's functional designs throughout your examination drive.
The Corolla's dashboard plastic has nice-looking graining, as well as the controls are practically arranged. The majority of panels fit tightly together, and the high-level LE version has decent-looking imitation wood trim. The LE's cloth seats and also cloth door-panel inserts look and feel dated when compared to newer rivals, and that's prior to you think about the Corolla's premium pricing in its segment.
Despite the fact that it would certainly be nice if the pole positions went back farther, their restricted travel maintains some area for rear passengers, where legroom for the tall is limited yet overall comfort is satisfactory. I wouldn't want to be stuck back there for more than a couple of hrs, however. Once again, resident size can largely influence comfort, and shorter travelers may locate it totally appropriate, also for long journeys.
The Corolla got an Excellent general score in the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety's frontal-offset accident examination. It made an Appropriate general score in the IIHS' side-impact examination when geared up with the optional side-impact air bags for the pole positions and also front and also rear side drape air bags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's total side-impact rating goes down to Poor, so you ought to consider them a need.
Other optional security features consist of antilock brakes with electronic brake-force circulation and also an electronic security system that's offered for automatic-transmission S and LE versions.
Cargo & Towing
The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is fairly big for a small sedan, and it has a broad opening to reduce access. Folding up the conventional 60/40-split rear seats is achieved by utilizing two wisely located handles near the top of the trunk. The prolonged lots floor isn't totally flat, however; there's a ledge in between the folded seatbacks and the trunk floor.
Toyota states the Corolla can tow up to 1,500 pounds when effectively equipped.
A/c, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and also a temperature level gauge are standard. The S versions include rocker panels and also front and back underbody looters to the outside and also a leather-wrapped steering wheel and also shifter, different assesses, power door locks and interior chrome trim. The high-level LE adds power windows, keyless access and also vibrant electroluminescent evaluates that are very easy to review. Cruise ship control, a moonroof and also a JBL audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.
Corolla in the Market
The Corolla is evidence that-- as long as the fundamentals exist-- strong sales typically aren't subject to having the most recent, snazziest design. Though its interior lags the times even for an economic situation auto, it's difficult 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 competition through the upgraded Honda Civic. That's an impressive accomplishment for an aging design, also one with the Corolla's exemplary integrity history.