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2010 Toyota Corolla XRS Review

Cool and Compact Commuter

A three-quarter front view of a red 2010 Toyota Corolla

In short: A sporty, budget-minded sedan.

This fresh take on Toyota's perennially popular Corolla showcases a beefed-up engine, sleek lines enhanced by sporty features, and an extra-roomy interior that is sure to keep commuters content—even during the dreariest of rush hours.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic coverage; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage; 5-year/unlimited mile corrosion perforation coverage

Base Price: $20,050 / As tested: $25,534

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder DOHC VVT-I SFI engine
Horsepower: 158 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 162 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Curb weight:
2,975 lbs
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 178.7/69.3/57.7 in
Turning circle: 37.7 ft

front ventilated disc brakes; rear solid disc brakes; ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front suspension; torsion beam rear suspension

Traction: vehicle stability control with TRAC

0-60 mph: 7.1 seconds
Top Speed: 133 mph

EPA City:
22 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

driver and passenger advanced front airbags with occupant classification sensor; driver and front passenger seat mounted side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags

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