2007 toyota Corolla S

2007 toyota Corolla S: Though it hasn't already gone through a significant redesign considering that the 2003 design year, the Corolla stays among the best-selling vehicles in the United States What's so appealing regarding this compact? For beginners, the Corolla obtains phenomenal gas mileage. It's also nimble. Probably more crucial to buyers searching for inexpensive transport is the Corolla's outstanding dependability. The Corolla's interior, nevertheless, is starting to reveal its age.

2007 toyota Corolla S

Outside & Styling

Worldwide of small vehicles, styling is significantly becoming a lot more daring. See the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic as well as the brutish look of Dodge's Quality. With its unmemorable looks, the Corolla has neither of these vehicles' bravado, which may or could not be a good thing, depending upon your tastes. (The Corolla schedules for a redesign in the next few years, as well as-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to go by-- might get a more distinct outside then.) No matter, shutting the Corolla's doors yields a comforting "thunk" that suggests a deluxe-- as opposed to an economy-- car.

All models have typical 15-inch steel wheels, though LE designs could have 15-inch alloy wheels and the Corolla S could have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. A looter is optional for the S.

Flight & Handling

The majority of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was spent on Chicago's streets as well as freeways. With these roads' perpetual blockage, it didn't take lengthy to discover how completed this car remains in heavy traffic.

Though the taut suspension does little to remove bumps and pits, the Corolla is extremely maneuverable. The trip obtains a little bit uneven on the highway, with a lot of up and down suspension motions, yet body roll is properly regulated when cornering. Front as well as back 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 horsepower as well as 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is basic and a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage quotes are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for manual models; quotes drop to 30/38 with the transmission.

While the Corolla's engine has significantly reduced result when compared to much of the competitors, it provides totally acceptable efficiency on city and rural roads. It's just on the highway that the engine's moderate power ratings limit the Corolla's performance; the automatic-transmission Corolla I evaluated only had a marginal amount of power for quick death. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down quickly when contacted, however the act prompts a substantial quantity of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.

Corollas have front-disc and also rear-drum brakes that provide direct stopping efficiency. Antilock brakes are optional.

The Within

The driving setting is a little bit confined for motorists more than 6 feet tall, yet this schedules even more to absence of rearward adjustability in the chauffeur's seat than to the cabin being excessively small. With the motorist's seat adjusted as best as feasible for somebody high, the steering wheel is a bit of a reach, as well as it doesn't telescope to make driving easier. The control panel stereo controls are rather away. While much shorter vehicle drivers likely won't experience these concerns, if you're taller you'll intend to pay special focus on the cabin's comfort designs throughout your test drive.

The Corolla's control panel plastic has nice-looking graining, and also the controls are realistically arranged. Most panels fit firmly together, as well as the top-level LE version has decent-looking imitation wood trim. The LE's towel seats and cloth door-panel inserts feel and look dated when compared to more recent competitors, which's before you think about the Corolla's premium rates in its segment.

Even though it would be nice if the pole positions returned further, their minimal traveling protects some room for back guests, where legroom for the tall is restricted but total convenience is passable. I wouldn't wish to be stuck back there for more than a couple of hrs, though. Once more, occupant dimension can greatly affect comfort, as well as much shorter passengers could locate it entirely acceptable, also for long journeys.


The Corolla obtained a Good overall ranking in the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Security's frontal-offset crash examination. It made an Appropriate general score in the IIHS' side-impact test when geared up with the optional side-impact air bags for the front seats and also front as well as rear side curtain airbags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's overall side-impact rating goes down to Poor, so you need to consider them a need.

Other optional safety and security functions consist of anti-skid brakes with digital brake-force circulation as well as a digital stability system that's offered for automatic-transmission S and LE designs.

Freight & Towing

The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is relatively large for a portable sedan, and also it has a wide opening to alleviate access. Folding up the common 60/40-split rear seats is achieved by utilizing 2 smartly located knobs near the top of the trunk. The extensive lots floor isn't really completely flat, nevertheless; there's a ledge between the folded seatbacks and also the trunk floor.

Toyota states the Corolla can tow approximately 1,500 extra pounds when appropriately geared up.


Air conditioning, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and a temperature gauge are conventional. The S versions include rocker panels and front and also rear underbody spoilers to the exterior and a leather-wrapped wheel and also shifter, different determines, power door locks as well as indoor chrome trim. The top-level LE adds power windows, keyless entrance and dynamic electroluminescent gauges that are easy to review. 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 evidence that-- as long as the fundamentals exist-- strong sales aren't contingent on having the most recent, snazziest version. Though its interior lags the times also for an economic climate automobile, it's difficult to say with the Corolla's sales: Greater than 200,000 have actually been sold via September of 2006, which remains in the face of fresh competition through the revamped Honda Civic. That's an outstanding achievement for an aging design, even one with the Corolla's excellent dependability history.