2007 toyota Corolla Ce

2007 Toyota Corolla Ce: Though it hasn't gone through a significant redesign given that the 2003 model year, the Corolla stays one of the very popular autos in the United States Just what's so enticing about this compact? For beginners, the Corolla gets outstanding gas mileage. It's also dexterous. Maybe more important to buyers trying to find cost-effective transportation is the Corolla's impressive reliability. The Corolla's inside, however, is starting to reveal its age.

2007 Toyota Corolla Ce

Outside & Styling

On the planet of small automobiles, styling is significantly ending up being much more daring. Observe the advanced 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 automobiles' blowing, which may or may not be an advantage, relying on your tastes. (The Corolla is due for a redesign in the next couple of years, and also-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to pass-- might obtain a more distinctive exterior then.) Regardless, shutting the Corolla's doors generates a guaranteeing "thunk" that recommends a high-end-- rather than an economy-- car.

All models have basic 15-inch steel wheels, though LE designs could have 15-inch alloy wheels as well as the Corolla S can have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. A spoiler is optional for the S.

Ride & Handling

A lot of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was spent on Chicago's streets and freeways. With these roads' continuous blockage, it really did not take lengthy to uncover how completed this auto is in rush hour.

Though the taut suspension does little to strain bumps and pockets, the Corolla is really manoeuvrable. The trip gets a little bit rough on the freeway, with a lot of up and down suspension motions, however body roll is effectively regulated when cornering. Front and also back stabilizer bars are standard.

Going & Preventing

With the discontinuation of the high-output XRS, the sole 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 and a four-speed automated is optional. EPA gas mileage quotes are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for hands-on versions; price quotes go down to 30/38 with the transmission.

While the Corolla's engine has considerably lower result when compared to much of the competition, it supplies completely acceptable performance on city and rural roadways. It's just on the freeway that the engine's small power ratings limit the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I evaluated only had a marginal amount of power for fast passing. The smooth-shifting automatic kicks down rapidly when contacted, however the act causes a significant amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.

Corollas have front-disc and rear-drum brakes that supply linear stopping performance. Antilock brakes are optional.

The In

The driving placement is a little bit confined for vehicle drivers greater than 6 feet tall, however this is due even more to absence of rearward adjustability in the vehicle driver's seat than to the cabin being excessively little. With the driver's seat changed as best as feasible for someone tall, the steering wheel is a little bit of a reach, as well as it does not telescope making driving simpler. The control panel stereo controls are instead far away. While much shorter vehicle drivers likely won't experience these concerns, if you're taller you'll want to pay unique focus on the cabin's functional designs throughout your test drive.

The Corolla's control panel plastic has nice-looking graining, and also the controls are logically organized. Many panels fit snugly with each other, and also the high-level LE model has decent-looking replica wood trim. The LE's fabric seats and cloth door-panel inserts look and feel dated when as compared to newer competitors, and that's prior to you consider the Corolla's costs pricing in its section.

Even though it would be nice if the pole positions returned farther, their limited traveling maintains some room for back guests, where legroom for the tall is limited however overall comfort is satisfactory. I wouldn't wish to be stuck back there for more than a few hrs, though. Again, resident dimension could largely affect convenience, and much shorter passengers may locate it completely acceptable, even for long trips.


The Corolla received a Good general ranking in the Insurance policy Institute for Freeway Safety and security's frontal-offset accident test. It gained an Acceptable total rating in the IIHS' side-impact examination when furnished with the optional side-impact air bags for the pole positions and front and back side drape airbags. Without those $655 air bags, the Corolla's total side-impact score goes down to Poor, so you need to consider them a need.

Other optional safety attributes consist of anti-skid brakes with digital brake-force circulation and also a digital security system that's readily available for automatic-transmission S and also LE models.

Cargo & Towing

The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is relatively big for a compact sedan, as well as it has a wide opening to reduce accessibility. Folding up the conventional 60/40-split back seats is accomplished by utilizing two smartly located knobs near the top of the trunk. The extensive load floor isn't completely flat, nonetheless; there's a walk between the folded seatbacks and the trunk flooring.

Toyota claims the Corolla could tow approximately 1,500 pounds when correctly furnished.


Air conditioning, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and a temperature scale are common. The S models include rocker panels and front as well as rear underbody spoilers to the exterior and a leather-wrapped wheel as well as shifter, various evaluates, power door locks and also indoor chrome trim. The top-level LE adds power windows, keyless entry as well as dynamic electroluminescent determines 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 marketplace

The Corolla is proof that-- as long as the fundamentals exist-- strong sales typically aren't contingent on having the newest, snazziest model. Though its interior lags the moments also for an economic situation cars and truck, it's tough to suggest with the Corolla's sales: Greater than 200,000 have actually been marketed with September of 2006, which's in the face of fresh competition through the revamped Honda Civic. That's an outstanding accomplishment for an aging model, even one with the Corolla's excellent reliability history.