2011 Toyota CorollaPosted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Toyota | Leave a comment »
The Toyota Corolla is a line of compact cars manufactured by the Japanese automaker Toyota, which has became very popular throughout the world since the nameplate was first introduced in 1966. The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling car of all-time. More than 35 million have been sold in the last 40 years. The name Corolla is part of Toyota’s naming tradition of using the name “Crown” for primary models: the Corona, for example gets its name from the Latin for crown, Corolla is Latin for small crown, and Camry is an Anglicized pronunciation of the Japanese for crown, “kanmuri”.
The 2011 Toyota Corolla is a five-passenger compact sedan available in base (starting at $15.900 MSRP), LE (starting at $17.600 MSRP) and S (starting at $ 17.770) trim levels.
Standard equipment of 2011 Toyota Corolla base level includes 15-inch steel wheels, power mirrors, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The LE adds keyless entry, power windows, variable intermittent wipers, power locks, six speakers and cruise control. The S adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport-look body kit, a rear spoiler, steering-wheel audio controls, upgraded cloth upholstery and an upgraded trip computer. The Premium package available on the LE includes 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, the sunroof and the upgraded audio system with an iPod/USB audio interface.
All models of 2011 Toyota Corolla are equipped with the 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which produces 132 hp at 6000 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) controls valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts to help optimize performance and fuel economy. Internal components are optimized to reduce friction. The 1.8-liter engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic Electronically Controled Transmission (ECT) on the base Corolla, while the LE\model features the four-speed automatic standard.
The 1.8-liter engine of 2011 Toyota Corolla has earned an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with the five-speed manual transmission and 26 mpg city/ 34 mpg highway with the four-speed automatic transmission.
The 2011 Corolla is engineered to absorb and disperse impact energy throughout the entire body structure, including front and rear crumple zones. As part of the Toyota Star Safety System, Vehicle Stability Control automatically adjust engine output and the vehicle’s braking force at individual wheels to help control any discrepancy between where the driving is steering and where the vehicle is heading.
All 2011 Corolla models are equipped with six standard airbags, including advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags and front-and-rear side-curtain airbags. Front seats integrate active headrests. The 2011 Corolla also features an energy-absorbing steering column.
The 2011 Toyota Corolla has a pleasing interior. Design is simple, while materials and patterns are traditional and understated. The trim materials look inexpensive, but not cheap. The Corolla’s driving position and front seats are tailored to a wider range of driver heights. A multi-information display presents a variety of information including outside temperature, instant fuel economy, average fuel economy, average speed and travel distance. The Corolla’s rear bench seat offers space and comfort for three adults. Three interior color schemes are available: Ash, Dark Charcoal and Bisque.
The Corolla’s design, created with input from styling studios in Turin, Italy, strikes a sporty profile. New 2011 exterior design changes were made on the front bumper, front lower grille, radiator grille, headlamps, rear combination lamp and rear bumper.
The Autochanel says about Toyota Corolla 2011:
The Toyota Corolla is a small, inexpensive car done well. If not luxurious, it’s much more than basic transportation. Sports sedan it isn’t, but there’s enough power to deal with any real-world traffic situation and a well-tuned chassis makes for a pleasant driving experience, all with a minimal appetite for regular gasoline.