The Toyota Corolla is the textbook compact sedan, the standard by which others are judged. Corolla is the longest continuous nameplate from a Japanese manufacturer, and more than 30 million Corollas have been sold to date in more than 140 countries. The Corolla is inexpensive to buy and operate yet it doesn’t feel like a cheap car. Completely redesigned for the 2009 model year, the Corolla carries over with more safety equipment standard for 2010.
The Corolla is easy to drive, with straightforward controls, minimal distractions, and a comprehensive list of standard safety equipment. It’s a hop-in-and-go kind of car, easy to master. And it’s comfortable. It feels like a small version of a Camry, more like a small car than an econobox, the big car made small.
The Corolla rates 26/35 mpg City/Highway by the EPA. (There is no hybrid version, that role being served by the Prius.) Corollas have historically proven to be reliable cars and are less expensive to insure.
The 2010 Corolla comes in five distinct models to cover a wide range of buyer needs. The base model has wind-up windows and manual door locks, and hardly anyone buys it. Upgrading to the Corolla LE adds power windows and locks, while the XLE comes with wood-grain trim. The Corolla XRS features a bigger engine, bigger brakes and performance tires for sportier driving dynamics. Leather trim is available on high-level models.
For 2010, Corolla comes standard with Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control. Electronic stability control systems helps reduce spin-outs and accidents.
1.8L I-4 Engine
5-spd man w/OD Transmission
132 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower
128 @ 4,400 rpm Torque
Front-wheel Drive type
ABS and driveline Traction control
15″ steel Wheels
Front air conditioning, manual
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan Radio
Cloth Seat trim