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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 1376 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

This is a sweet Ride

By on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 163,450

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great gas mileage, large trunk, economical"

Cons: "None that I could think of"

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

"Toyota makes great cars. I'm a big fan of Toyota's. Excellent car, great gas mileage, plenty of power. Sweet stereo system. Extremely reliable, fun car to drive. I can count on this car. Bought this car when it had 17,500 miles on it. I can not say enough good things about this car, and also about Toyota. I have driven cars that aren't Toyota's, I just can't imagine owning anything that isn't a Toyota."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Extremely Reliable!!

By on Saturday, January 09, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great price, gas mileage, and reliability!"

Cons: "Interior is very utilitarian and not very quiet."

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

"I've owned the Toyota Corolla for 10 years and it has not required any repairs. Maintenance work (oil changes) was completed regularly as recommended by the owner's manual. Only requires an oil change every 5000 miles and the maintenance light comes on to remind you. Great gas mileage: I use the car as a commuter vehicle and it gets approximately 32 mpg at regular traveling speeds of 75 mph."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

One Owner - Has Been Great Car for My Daughter!

By on Sunday, January 03, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 121,171

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great economy,fun to drive and very good condition"

Cons: "Lacks the new car bells and whistles"

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

Great car and fun to drive!

"We bought the 2003 model Toyota Corolla new for my daughter ...it has been an excellent car over the years in terms of reliability and economy of operation. It is an automatic, has cold AC and the engine is in excellent condition. With the exception of routine oil changes...service has been performed by the Toyota dealer. Up to date on all recalls by Toyota. We are selling the car as my daughter has moved out of state and no longer needs the car."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great car and fun to drive!

Great mileage, reliable, no mechanic breakdown

By on Friday, January 01, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,075

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"I bought this 2004 used car in 2005. There was no mechanic problem at all in the past 10 years. It is very fuel economic. The highway gas mileage is about 35 miles per gallon. I changed motor oil every 5000 miles and kept the car in great shape. Both interior and exterior of the car are in excellent condition. I do not have young kid and pet. There is no odor and stain in the car. It really is a very good basic car that you will enjoy to drive to work daily."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car, no complaints whatsoever

By on Sunday, December 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 280,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price, plenty of room, lasts forever, mpg"

Cons: "None"

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

"I have owned this car for nine years and have never had to do anything to it (except when a company who changed my oil caused my engine to die, but that was their fault, not Toyota's) but regular maintenance. The back seat has way more leg room than one would think for a smaller car and so does the trunk. The engine has a lot of power for a 2.4. I have driven it through 38 states and it has always been comfortable. Have gotten a combined 38 mpg whole time and up to 42 on highways. The heat and air conditioning work REALLY well, even though never recharged. Manual transmission has lasted all this time and still easy to shift. Road noise isn't bad. Basically, I love this car. They don't make the new ones quite as efficient."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Very reliable and comfortable ride from A to B :)

By on Saturday, November 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good POWERTRAIN, roomy, reliable, smooth ride."

Cons: "Very cheap paint. Do something, toyota :)"

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

"I bought it brand new in 2006. ECM has been replaced under warranty (toyota-recall). Head gasket had a leak four years later (vacuum leak). The repair cost me about 200 USD at dealership.No problems since then.PM and oil changes only. Great ride. Cheap on gas and surprisingly roomy inside. In two years replaced OEM tires with a higher quality Pirelli tires. Engine is very smooth and quiet. Interior is nice with high quality materials. Body paint (mine is white) could be better. It doesn't have much gloss left. I had a 15 y.o. isuzu truck and white paint was like new (glossy and very high quality) when i sold it. Dealership services for PM and oil change are very affordable. Thanks for reading."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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