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The Corolla is one of the better small sedans, with good head room and rear seat room. The ride is supple, and handling is responsive and secure. Some drivers might find the driving position awkward because the steering wheel is too far away. The 1.8-liter engine delivers responsive acceleration as well as excellent fuel economy, even with the automatic. The cabin is fairly quiet except for some engine noise at high revs. Stability control is optional but hard to find. We recommend getting the optional curtain air bags because the Corolla rated poor in the IIHS side-crash test without them. Reliability has been excellent. A redesign arrives in early 2008.

See Reliability page for the latest 2008 Toyota Corolla recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2009. Side air bags available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2009. ESC available from 2005, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard from 2016.

Road Test

Roomy inside without feeling large outside, the Toyota Corolla is also impressively quiet. Corolla also has excellent fuel economy, while still posting good acceleration times, handling competently and providing a comfortable ride. The one drawback -...

Highs

  • Fuel economy, transmission, controls, accommodations, access.

Lows

  • Driving position awkward for some, IIHS side-crash test w/o side- or curtain airbags.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (126 hp)