2007 toyota Corolla Le

2007 Toyota Corolla Le: Though it hasn't gone through a considerable redesign since the 2003 model year, the Corolla remains one of the very successful autos in the U.S. Just what's so enticing concerning this compact? For starters, the Corolla obtains remarkable gas mileage. It's also nimble. Maybe more crucial to purchasers seeking cost-effective transport is the Corolla's outstanding dependability. The Corolla's inside, nevertheless, is starting to show its age.

2007 Toyota Corolla Le

Outside & Designing

Worldwide of portable vehicles, styling is progressively becoming extra bold. Experience the futuristic front end of the Honda Civic and also the brutish look of Dodge's Quality. With its unmemorable looks, the Corolla has neither of these cars' blowing, which may or might not be a good idea, depending on your preferences. (The Corolla is due for a redesign in the following couple of years, as well as-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to pass-- could get a much more distinctive exterior then.) No matter, closing the Corolla's doors produces a guaranteeing "thunk" that suggests a luxury-- as opposed to an economic climate-- cars and truck.

All designs have common 15-inch steel wheels, though LE versions can 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.

Flight & Handling

A lot of my time behind the wheel of the Corolla was invested in Chicago's roads and also freeways. With these roads' continuous congestion, it didn't take long to find just how accomplished this auto remains in heavy traffic.

Though the tight suspension does little to strain bumps and gaps, the Corolla is really maneuverable. The ride gets a little bit rough on the highway, with a great deal of up and down suspension motions, yet body roll is efficiently regulated when cornering. Front and back stabilizer bars are typical.

Going & Stopping

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 and 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 hand-operated versions; price quotes drop to 30/38 with the transmission.

While the Corolla's engine has significantly lower output when compared to much of the competition, it gives entirely acceptable performance on city and suburban roads. It's just on the freeway that the engine's moderate power scores restrict the Corolla's performance; the automatic-transmission Corolla I evaluated just had a very little quantity of power for quick passing. The smooth-shifting automated kicks down quickly when contacted, but the act prompts a significant amount of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.

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

The Inside

The driving position is a little bit confined for vehicle drivers more than 6 feet tall, yet this schedules more to absence of rearward adjustability in the driver's seat than to the cabin being exceedingly tiny. With the motorist's seat readjusted as best as feasible for a person tall, the guiding wheel is a little a reach, as well as it does not telescope to make driving easier. The control panel stereo controls are rather away. While shorter motorists most likely won't 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 control panel plastic has nice-looking graining, and the controls are realistically arranged. Most panels fit securely together, and the high-level LE version has decent-looking imitation wood trim. The LE's fabric seats as well as fabric door-panel inserts look and feel dated when compared with more recent competitors, which's before you consider the Corolla's costs pricing in its sector.

Even though it would certainly behave if the pole positions returned further, their minimal traveling preserves some area for back passengers, where legroom for the high is limited yet total convenience is passable. I wouldn't wish to be stuck back there for more than a few hours, though. Once more, passenger size can largely influence comfort, and much shorter guests might find it entirely appropriate, even for lengthy journeys.

Safety and security

The Corolla obtained a Good overall ranking in the Insurance Institute for Freeway Safety and security's frontal-offset accident examination. It made an Acceptable overall ranking in the IIHS' side-impact examination when furnished with the optional side-impact airbags for the front seats as well as front and also rear side drape air bags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's total side-impact score goes down to Poor, so you ought to consider them a necessity.

Various other optional security features include anti-skid brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and a digital security system that's readily available for automatic-transmission S and also LE models.

Freight & Towing

The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is reasonably big for a portable car, and it has a vast opening to reduce access. Folding the standard 60/40-split back seats is completed using 2 smartly positioned handles near the top of the trunk. The extended lots floor isn't really entirely level, nevertheless; there's a walk between the folded up seatbacks and the trunk flooring.

Toyota says the Corolla can tow approximately 1,500 pounds when correctly outfitted.


A/c, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors as well as a temperature gauge are conventional. The S designs add rocker panels and also front and also rear underbody spoilers to the exterior and also a leather-wrapped steering wheel and also shifter, various evaluates, power door locks and interior chrome trim. The high-level LE includes power home windows, keyless access and vivid electroluminescent determines that are easy to check out. Cruise control, a moonroof and a JBL stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.

Corolla on the market

The Corolla is evidence that-- as long as the basics are there-- solid sales typically aren't subject to having the latest, snazziest model. Though its inside lags the moments even for an economic situation cars and truck, it's hard to suggest with the Corolla's sales: More than 200,000 have been offered through September of 2006, and that's in the face of fresh competitors in the form of the upgraded Honda Civic. That's an excellent success for an aging model, even one with the Corolla's excellent integrity background.