2008 Toyota Corolla  -  $15,155


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,155
Base Invoice: $14,074
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man CE (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 28 | Hwy: 37
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man CE (Natl)
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.8L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine

Pros

Fuel efficiency; resale value; reputation for reliability.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Toyota Corolla comes in three different models: the base CE, sporty S, and better equipped LE. Each can be equipped with either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic. The 126-horsepower, 1.8L four-cylinder engine that powers all Corollas has variable valve timing with intelligence, which helps give it good response through the rev range without hampering fuel efficiency. With the manual transmission, the Corolla can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just under nine seconds, according to Toyota, yet it achieves EPA fuel economy ratings of 28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway.

The Corolla has a roomy interior and comfortable ride, yet a stiff structure and variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering give it a nimble feel. The back seat is split 60/40 and folds forward to expand the 13.6-cubic-foot trunk.

Side-bolster front-seat air bags and full-length curtain air bags are available as an option across the line, as are anti-lock brakes, while electronic stability control is available only on LE and S models with the optional automatic transmission. Models equipped with the stability control system and anti-lock brakes also get brake assist, which helps apply full brake force in emergency braking.

Standard equipment on the base CE model includes air conditioning, tilt steering, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a trunk lamp, power mirrors, and a CD sound system with four speakers. The S model adds a sportier look, with smoked headlamp lenses, integrated front fog lamps, under-body spoilers, rocker panel extensions, and rear mudguards, and it also upgrades to power locks, map lights, and a six-speaker sound system. The LE doesn't get all the sporty appearance cues of the S but instead has remote keyless entry, power windows, and woodgrain trim. Other major options include a power moonroof, alloy wheels, and an eight-speaker JBL sound system with six-disc changer.


Model News

The Toyota Corolla is carried over to 2008 unchanged; it will be completely redesigned for 2009.


Value Writeup

Simple, strong value-for-money is at the root of the 2008 Corolla's appeal, which has extremely low ownership costs, according to Toyota, due to its high reliability, fuel efficiency, and resale value. However Corolla doesn't skimp on ride and refinement. Especially when optioned with available safety equipment, the small sedan should fit the needs of commuters and young families on a budget.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 MPG

Cruising Range - City
369.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
488.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/109

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.3 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Front Hip Room
51.9 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Second Hip Room
46.2 in

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
178.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.9 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
57.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2530 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.94 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.79 in

Front Tire Size
P185/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
7.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V384000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 26, 2010

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
1290413

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 COROLLA AND COROLLA MATRIX VEHICLES. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) FOR THE SUBJECT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE ENGINE AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRACK MAY DEVELOP AT CERTAIN SOLDER POINTS OR ON VARISTORS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD.

Consequence
HARSH SHIFTING COULD RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START, OR THE ENGINE COULD STOP RUNNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PRODUCTION NUMBER OF THE ECM AND REPLACE THE ECM IF NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA WILL MAIL AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER 2010 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS DEFECT AND RECALL. THIS INTERIM NOTIFICATION WILL INFORM OWNERS THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTIFICATION WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO HAVE THE FREE REMEDY PERFORMED ON THEIR VEHICLE. A SCHEDULE HAS NOT BEEN SET FOR THE FUTURE NOTIFICATIONS. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
153418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.8L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front/torsion beam rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P185/65R15 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Engine-speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

Black protective body-side moldings

Color-keyed door handles

Chrome grille surround

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Daytime running lights w/twilight sensor

Pwr mirrors

Intermittent windshield wipers

Cloth 4-way adjustable front bucket seats

Driver seat height adjuster

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

Covered center console w/storage

Carpeted floor covering

Tilt steering wheel

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, LCD odometer, dual tripmeters, coolant temp gauge, fuel gauge, tachometer, outside temp gauge

Low-tire pressure warning system

HD rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers

Defroster-linked air conditioning w/air filter

Digital clock

Dual 12V aux pwr outlets

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Dual front/rear cup holders

Trunk lamp

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant sensor

Front ALR/ELR seatbelts-inc: pretensioners & force limiters

(3) 3-point rear ALR/ELR seatbelts

Child-protector rear door locks

Child restraint system lower anchors & top tether anchors (LATCH)

Daytime running lights w/twilight sensor

Trunk entrapment release

Side-impact door beams

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
ALL WEATHER GUARD PKG
$70

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$545

 
EXTRA VALUE UPGRADE PKG
$470

 
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
$300

 
SIDE BOLSTER & CURTAIN AIRBAGS
$655

 
CRUISE CONTROL
$250

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$220

 
5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR/TRUNK MAT SET
$171

 
4-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR MAT SET
$90

 
TRUNK MAT
$81

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS BY ACSCO
$159

 
CARGO TOTE BY NIFTY PRODUCTS
$40

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
SILVER FINISH SPORT PEDALS
$79

 
CHROME-FINISH SHIFT KNOB
$49

 
TITANIUM FINISH SHIFT KNOB
$49

 
TRD SPORT MUFFLER
$559

 
REAR SPOILER
$425

 
TRD FRONT STRUT BRACE
$245

 
TRD REAR SWAY BAR
$250

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