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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)

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.

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