The 2008 Toyota Corolla may not have impressive styling, but it fares well in performance and handling. Each year, 200,000 of these cars are sold as customers praise their durability and reliability. In addition, the 2008 Toyota Corolla is affordable and offers quite a bit for its value price. Drivers can choose from three different trims. Safety features such as traction control, anti-lock brakes, and side-curtain airbags make it a solid option for a family commuter car. The 2008 Toyota Corolla also has ample trunk space. It is perfect for drivers who want an economy car that has luxury-like features and is also reliable. Moreover, Toyota has one of the best reputations among car manufacturers with regard to quality, longevity, and overall value. The 2008 Corolla is a well-rounded compact sedan that comes standard with this renowned Toyota quality.
Body Styles: four-door sedan
Engines: 1.8-liter engine
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: CE, LE, S
There are no significant upgrades to the 2008 Toyota Corolla from the previous model year.
The 2008 Toyota Corolla comes in several colors such as black sand pearl, impulse red pearl, indigo ink pearl, and super white. The 2008 Toyota Corolla’s measurements are 66.9 inches wide, 58.5 inches tall, and 178.3 inches long. The wheelbase is 102.4 inches, and the curb weight is 2530 pounds. There are also three trim choices. The CE trim includes steel wheels and power mirrors while the LE trim comes with keyless entry. The S trim features a leather steering wheel and fog lights. It is also considered the sporty version of the Corolla. It also comes fitted with a rear spoiler, a Toyota factory body kit, and upgraded wheels.
The front head room is 39.3 inches and front hip room is 51.9 inches. The front leg room is 41.3 inches and front shoulder room is 53.1 inches. The rear hip room is 46.2 inches and rear head room is 37.1 inches. The rear leg room is 35.4 inches and rear shoulder room is 53.3 inches. This car also comes with wood-trim leather seats, AM/FM stereo with four speakers, spacious glove compartment, and floor mats. An upgraded seven-speaker six CD changer stereo system is available as an upgrade on all trims. The 2008 Toyota Corolla also comes with a rear defogger that helps drivers see on foggy days and front and rear door pockets that make for good storage.
Performance & Handling
The 2008 Toyota Corolla’s 1.8-liter, 126-horsepower engine produces 122 lb-ft of torque. This small engine may not offer the acceleration and thrill of a sports car, but it generates adequate speed and power capabilities on the road. However, some customers noted that the car makes occasional annoying noises while on the road, and the car takes an extremely long time to reach a highway speed and has difficult accelerating at these high RPMs. The steering wheel is tight enough for the driver’s safety, and this car has good mileage, acceleration, and an audio player. Some drivers complained of having to fill the tires frequently, but overall, they were satisfied with the car. This car is excellent for those who commute back and forth to work. The 2008 Toyota Corolla’s transmission shifts gears smoothly, and the suspension operates well. The doors are perfectly designed in a way that makes it easy for drivers to get in and out of the car.
The safety features include child seat anchors, airbags, front and rear headrests, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and daytime running headlamps. The 2008 Toyota Corolla received good safety ratings on all crash tests. The anti-lock brakes help drivers steer after slamming on the brakes, which prevents potential crashes. The LED headlights are energy-efficient, and they don’t emit an overly bright light as traditional headlights do.
EPA Fuel Economy
Toyota Corolla: 28/37 mpg city/highway
- Safety features
- Good gas mileage
- Reliability and quality
You Won't Like
- Not always smooth on bumpy roads
- Lack of sporty styling on lower trims
- Poor performance and acceleration
A reliable economy car with good gas mileage that can satisfy the needs of an average driver.
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