2002 toyota Corolla

2002 Toyota Corolla: Toyota attempts to make its front-drive Corolla much more enticing to young customers by providing it a face-lift and also a stylish S design. The subcompact Corolla sedan got a very early get on the version year when sales of '01 models began in May 2000.

The S design fits in between the base CE as well as the upscale LE. Last year's cheapest design, the VE, is gone.

Chevrolet sells a duplicate of the Corolla as the Prizm, which has different styling but utilizes the exact same front-drive system and also mechanical parts. Both are developed at a plant both companies cooperate California. Some Corollas sold in the USA also are built in Ontario, Canada.

Toyota's existing strategies call for the Corolla to be upgraded for the 2003 version year, when it is expected to obtain more younger designing.

2002 Toyota Corolla


This year's new look includes a new front fascia, multireflector halogen headlamps, a lower front bumper as well as chrome trim, and brand-new taillights. The brand-new S design adds color-keyed side moldings, grille and rear mudguards.

The Corolla is 174 inches long-- about an inch much shorter compared to the Honda Civic or Ford Emphasis.


The Corolla's standard devices is skimpy as compared to some opponents. A/c as well as power windows, locks and also mirrors are optional even on the top-of-the-line LE, which is the only design that has a conventional cassette player.

All models seat 5. The S as well as LE have a remote trunk release and also a 60/40 split back seat that expands the trunk's cargo capability to 12.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood

All versions make use of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 125 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is basic across the board. A three-speed automated is optional on the CE, and a four-speed automated is optional on the S as well as LE.


Side-impact airbags are optional on all 3 designs, and also anti-skid brakes are optional on the S and LE. Toyota says the bumpers can stand up to a 5-mph collision without damages-- an insurance claim some bigger vehicles or even some trucks cannot make.

Driving Impressions

The Corolla is just one of the excellent designs in the small-car section, providing an outstanding blend of economic climate, improvement, integrity and also longevity that is difficult to defeat. The engine supplies snappy acceleration, the flight is smooth, and also the Corolla is quieter compared to a number of bigger sedans.

Conventional designing as well as a boring image, nevertheless, have actually steered young buyers far from the Corolla to automobiles such as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus. Image apart, this is still among the most effective subcompacts on the market.