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2007 Toyota Corolla

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2007 Toyota Corolla Review

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Settling for the most inexpensive car on the lot may not be the best way to get the most for your money. Take, for example, the Toyota Corolla Sedan. While it may be a bit more expensive than some competitors, the Corolla has an exemplary history of quality, longevity and reliability, not to mention a minimal appetite for fuel. Still, some shoppers will inevitably turn to the less-expensive and better-equipped models from Hyundai, Kia and Suzuki. But, buyer beware; for as these cars appear to offer more features and better styling for less money up front, when it comes trade-in time the Corolla owner will be laughing all the way to the bank.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a compact sedan with a reputation for reliability, great resale value and good fuel economy, the Corolla tops a very short list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a small sedan with cutting-edge styling and a long list of standard features, the Corolla may not be your cup of tea. Those looking for a more stylish interior and the latest high-end options might want to check out the Mazda Mazda3 or Volkswagen Rabbit.

What's Significant About This Car?

The XRS model has been discontinued for 2007.

Driving the Corolla

Driving Impressions No matter which trim level you choose, you'll get the same peppy 1.8-liter engine and five-speed manual transmission. Rated at 126 horsepower, the Corolla's engine uses a number of high-tech...

features to help it move quickly while sipping fuel at a miserly pace. Even with the optional four-speed automatic, the Corolla feels relatively quick on level surfaces, though it does struggle a bit in high elevations or with a carload of people onboard.

On the road, you'll find the Corolla a joy to drive. Its stable suspension returns a smooth ride, yet it's able to negotiate quick maneuvers without any loss of composure. Keep in mind the Corolla is not a sports car, but driven within reason the Corolla will always go where you point it and stop when you tell it to stop.

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
The auto-dimming rearview mirror, optional on the LE grade, includes a built-in compass.

Optional Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Perhaps the most important safety feature since the invention of the airbag, VSC can help avoid accidents by keeping the car traveling in its intended direction.

2007 Toyota Corolla Details
2007 Toyota Corolla photo Interior

The Corolla touts a beautifully-detailed cabin with firm, supportive seats, grade-A quality plastics and a rear seat that can actually accommodate two adults in relative comfort. As with most cars in this class, the radio and heating controls are placed in the center section for ease of operation, though with the Corolla you may find that operating the radio requires a bit of a reach. There are bins and storage compartments galore, including four separate cup holders.

Exterior
2007 Toyota Corolla photo

The Corolla features a tall body that raises the bumper height a few inches, a feature that comes in handy when tapping bumpers with today's monster SUVs. The styling is subtle but pleasant. The sporty S model looks the best of the three trims, but offers no additional horsepower or performance enhancements.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Corolla CE features a 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, rear defroster, digital clock, automatic headlamp control, power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, tilt wheel, tachometer and full wheel covers. The S trim adds ground effects, fog lights, red illuminated instruments and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The LE adds wood trim, power windows, power locks, Optitron instrumentation and remote keyless entry.

Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim and include power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, four-speed automatic transmission, rear spoiler, alloy wheels, power moonroof, auto-dimming inside mirror, anti-lock brakes (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), audio upgrades, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags and cruise control.

Under the Hood

The Corolla's 1.8-liter engine remains one of the best in the industry. Though no hot-rod, there is enough pep under the hood to move the Corolla briskly and the engine's miserly fuel consumption is among the best in this class.

1.8-liter in-line 4
126 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
122 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 32/41 (manual), 30/38 (automatic)

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2007 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 1358 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Best vehicle for my money

By on Saturday, August 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 219,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "So reliable, fuel economy is over 40 mpg"

Cons: "Parts to replace are pretty expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this vehicle in 2003, 11 months used and I drove all these years, the only thing I had to change was the alternator, and the battery. I am so happy with the performance of the vehicle."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Wonderful car!

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything is great about this car."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Still runs like new after 135000. I hope it lasts forever! I wish they still made this exact model. I'd buy another one in a second. We bought a 2012 Corolla because we loved our 2007 so much but they can't compare. Everything is worse on the 2012. Worse gas mileage, not the power of the 2007 & not nearly as fun to drive."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Unbelievable Quality

By on Sunday, August 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,300

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Most dependable car ever!"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car new in 2006. It had 4 miles on it. It now has 143,300 and have never done a thing to it other than oil changes and new tires."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Very reliable car

By on Sunday, August 09, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: wanted a new car

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Economical, fairly roomy for a sub-compact car"

Cons: "front rotors/pads seemed to wear out easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

still kept its style

"Very reliable car - if you maintain it (oil changes, fluid changes, etc.). I owned this car for 11 years and had no major problems with it. It also had a good trade-in value as Toyota does not depreciate as fast as other makes out there. This was my trusted and reliable friend."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

still kept its style

One of the best cars ever .

By on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I don't own this car

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliability, Mpg, Low ownership cost ."

Cons: "Styling could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I'm actually doing this review for my dads 05 Le Corolla automatic because it deserves justice. Besides regular maintenance and a battery switch, he has had 0 problems with this car. 0 . And that's at 225,477 miles!!! Yes it's kinda bland, the styling could be better, and the inside is somewhat generic. But, if you're looking for a car that is reliable no matter what, this is the car. Fantastic mpg, 35+. I grew up in Toyotas, and I still believe they are the best. Go Toyota !"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great car that keeps going

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 196,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Low upkeep, great mpg, great price, reliable"

Cons: "basic, small interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car brand new from the dealer June 2006 with 6 miles on it. I'd put 100k miles on it by January 2010. It's now at almost 196k miles and we've done routine maintenance (oil changes, brakes, tires, fuses, lights) and it's still going strong. The engine light recently came on, but that's the recall from the airbags that was announced this year. All in all, I would buy this car over again. It got 38-41 mpg in the beginning, but now gets 32-34 mpg (manual transmission). Can't say enough about how much I love this car. Just bought a 2014 corolla and hope it's as dependable."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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