2002 toyota Corolla

2002 Toyota Corolla: Toyota aims to make its front-drive Corolla a lot more appealing to young customers by providing it a new look and also a sporty S model. The subcompact Corolla car obtained a very early get on the model year when sales of '01 versions began in May 2000.

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

Chevrolet sells a duplicate of the Corolla as the Prizm, which has various designing yet utilizes the exact same front-drive platform as well as mechanical parts. Both are constructed at a plant the two companies share in The golden state. Some Corollas offered in the USA additionally are built in Ontario, Canada.

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

2002 Toyota Corolla


This year's new look inclusives a new front fascia, multireflector halogen headlamps, a reduced front bumper and also chrome trim, as well as new taillights. The new S model includes color-keyed side moldings, grille and back mudguards.

The Corolla is 174 inches long-- regarding an inch much shorter than the Honda Civic or Ford Focus.


The Corolla's basic devices is sexy as compared to some opponents. Air conditioning and also power home windows, locks and also mirrors are optional even on the state-of-the-art LE, which is the only design that has a basic cassette player.

All versions seat 5. The S and also LE come with a remote trunk launch and also a 60/40 split back seat that broadens the trunk's freight capacity to 12.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood

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


Side-impact airbags are optional on all three versions, and antilock brakes are optional on the S and also LE. Toyota claims the bumpers could hold up against a 5-mph accident without damage-- an insurance claim some bigger cars as well as some trucks can not make.

Driving Perceptions

The Corolla is just one of the leading designs in the small-car sector, supplying an excellent blend of economy, refinement, dependability as well as resilience that is tough to beat. The engine provides snappy acceleration, the flight is smooth, as well as the Corolla is quieter than several bigger sedans.

Traditional styling as well as a bland image, nonetheless, have actually guided young buyers far from the Corolla to cars such as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta as well as Ford Emphasis. Photo aside, this is still among the best subcompacts on the marketplace.