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2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Toyota Corolla S

At a Glance

Pricing $15,250 - $19,950
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, A5, M5
Fuel Economy 22-27 (city), 30-35 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

The Corolla is one of Toyota's longest running models, dating back to the late 1960's. It has built a solid reputation as a reliable compact sedan. The tenth generation Corolla has been updated to provide a logical step between the entry-level Yaris and the legendary Camry. Toyota offers Corolla in Standard, LE, XLE, S, and XRS trim levels. The S and XRS models differ from the others with bodywork that is more aggressive. Two engines appear in the range. A 1.8L four cylinder rated at 27/35 mpg powers most models, whereas a higher horsepower 2.4L four cylinder is found in the XRS sport grade.

What Changed:

The tenth generation Corolla is slightly wider and has a lower profile than the outgoing model; however, the interior is virtually identical in size. Toyota offers Corolla in Standard, LE, XLE, S, and XRS trim levels. Most models are equipped with an all-new 1.8-liter rated at 132-bhp. A 158-bhp, 2.4L four cylinder is standard on XRS models. The S and XRS also feature a standard body kit with an underbody spoiler, fog lamps, rocker moldings and a rear spoiler.

Official Word:

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the all-new 10th generation Corolla sedan at a press conference today at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. "Nearly 40 years after the Corolla was introduced to American drivers, the 2009 Corolla will continue to offer the quality and value for which the brand has long been known," said Tim Morrison, Toyota Division corporate marketing manager. "In style and substance, the tenth-generation Corolla will have a strong,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Corolla Standard 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) M5 FWD 26/35/30 35 $15,250
Corolla Standard 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 27/35/31 29 $16,050
Corolla LE 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 27/35/31 29 $16,650
Corolla XLE 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 27/35/31 33 $17,550
Corolla S 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) M5 FWD 26/35/30 39 $16,320
Corolla S 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 27/35/31 33 $17,150
Corolla XRS 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) M5 FWD 22/30/26 53 $18,760
Corolla XRS 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A5 FWD 22/30/26 51 $19,950