With five trims to choose from; base, LE, XLE, S, and XRS, the 2010 Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan with four-doors, seating for five, and a lot of options. The Corolla's main engine choice is a 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine connected to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. This combination is good for 132 hp. The XRS trim receives a larger 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine which produces 158 hp and is mated with a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Traction control, side-curtain airbags, and ABS with Brake Assist all come standard on all trims of the 2010 Toyota Corolla.Read more Read less
Following a redesign last year, the popular Toyota Corolla sees no price increase on any of its trim levels for 2010, even though traction control and vehicle stability control are now standard. An optional 5-speed automatic replaces the optional 4-speed auto on 1.8L models. Otherwise, the Corolla remains largely unchanged.
Affordability; fuel efficiency; redesigned interior; XRS performance model.
The Toyota Corolla has a longstanding reputation for being one of the most affordable small sedans, especially when considering its reputation for reliability, high fuel efficiency and low operating costs. The 2010 model brings an excellent level of interior comfort, plus optional features such as a navigation system that aren't otherwise offered in this class. The XRS model, with its torquey 2.4L engine, promises much-improved performance, and standard traction and vehicle stability control provide sure-footedness in slick conditions.