2007 toyota Corolla Le

2007 Toyota Corolla Le: Though it hasn't undergone a considerable redesign given that the 2003 version year, the Corolla remains one of the very popular cars in the U.S. What's so attractive regarding this compact? For starters, the Corolla gets extraordinary gas mileage. It's likewise dexterous. Probably more important to purchasers searching for inexpensive transportation is the Corolla's exceptional reliability. The Corolla's inside, nevertheless, is starting to show its age.

2007 Toyota Corolla Le

Exterior & Styling

In the world of portable cars and trucks, designing is increasingly becoming a lot more daring. See the futuristic 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 autos' bravado, which might or may not be a good idea, depending on your preferences. (The Corolla schedules for a redesign in the following few years, and-- if the redesign of Toyota's 2007 Camry is anything to go by-- may get an extra distinctive exterior after that.) No matter, shutting the Corolla's doors generates a reassuring "thunk" that recommends a luxury-- in contrast to an economic situation-- auto.

All models have conventional 15-inch steel wheels, though LE versions can have 15-inch alloy wheels and 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 spent on Chicago's roads and also highways. With these roads' continuous congestion, it didn't take lengthy to find just how achieved this automobile remains in rush hour.

Though the tight suspension does little to filter out bumps and pits, the Corolla is very manoeuvrable. The trip gets a little bit choppy on the freeway, with a great deal of up and down suspension activities, yet body roll is efficiently controlled when cornering. Front as well as back stabilizer bars are standard.

Going & Stopping

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 horsepower and 122 pounds-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is typical as well as a four-speed automatic is optional. EPA gas mileage price quotes are 32/41 mpg (city/highway) for hand-operated versions; quotes go down to 30/38 with the transmission.

While the Corolla's engine has considerably reduced output when compared to much of the competitors, it offers entirely appropriate performance on city as well as suburban roadways. It's just on the freeway that the engine's modest power rankings limit the Corolla's efficiency; the automatic-transmission Corolla I checked only had a minimal quantity of power for fast passing away. The smooth-shifting automatic kicks down swiftly when contacted, however the act induces a substantial quantity of engine sound as the four-cylinder increases the rpms.

Corollas have front-disc and rear-drum brakes that provide straight quiting efficiency. Antilock brakes are optional.

The Inside

The driving position is a bit cramped for motorists more than 6 feet tall, yet this schedules more to absence of rearward adjustability in the motorist's seat than to the cabin being excessively little. With the motorist's seat readjusted as best as possible for someone tall, the guiding wheel is a bit of a reach, and it does not telescope to earn driving much easier. The control panel stereo controls are instead far away. While much shorter motorists likely won't experience these issues, if you're taller you'll want to pay unique attention to the cabin's ergonomics during your test drive.

The Corolla's control panel plastic has nice-looking graining, and the controls are rationally set up. A lot of panels fit snugly together, and the high-level LE model has decent-looking replica wood trim. The LE's towel seats and also towel door-panel inserts look and feel dated when compared to more recent rivals, and that's prior to you consider the Corolla's premium pricing in its sector.

Even though it would certainly be nice if the front seats went back farther, their minimal travel maintains some room for back travelers, where legroom for the tall is limited but general comfort is passable. I wouldn't wish to be stuck back there for more than a few hours, though. Once more, occupant dimension can largely affect convenience, and much shorter guests might discover it completely appropriate, also for long journeys.


The Corolla obtained a Good general ranking in the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Security's frontal-offset crash examination. It earned an Appropriate overall score in the IIHS' side-impact examination when outfitted with the optional side-impact air bags for the pole positions as well as front and rear side curtain airbags. Without those $655 airbags, the Corolla's total side-impact rating goes down to Poor, so you must consider them a need.

Various other optional security features consist of antilock brakes with electronic brake-force circulation and an electronic stability system that's offered for automatic-transmission S and LE versions.

Freight & Towing

The Corolla's 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is relatively huge for a portable sedan, and it has a large opening to ease access. Folding up the standard 60/40-split rear seats is achieved by using 2 smartly located handles near the top of the trunk. The extensive lots flooring isn't really completely level, however; there's a step between the folded up seatbacks and the trunk flooring.

Toyota says the Corolla could tow as much as 1,500 pounds when appropriately outfitted.


Cooling, a CD stereo, power-adjustable side mirrors and also a temperature level gauge are basic. The S versions add rocker panels and also front and also rear underbody looters to the outside as well as a leather-wrapped wheel and shifter, different determines, power door locks and interior chrome trim. The high-level LE includes power home windows, keyless entrance as well as vivid electroluminescent gauges that are simple to review. Cruise control, a moonroof as well as a JBL audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer are optional.

Corolla in the Market

The Corolla is proof that-- as long as the essentials are there-- strong sales typically aren't subject to having the most recent, snazziest model. Though its interior lags the moments even for an economic situation auto, it's hard to argue with the Corolla's sales: Greater than 200,000 have actually been sold with September of 2006, and that's in the face of fresh competition in the form of the redesigned Honda Civic. That's an excellent achievement for an aging model, also one with the Corolla's excellent integrity history.