2008 Toyota Corolla Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Desert Sand Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,283 - $8,477
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
26 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
126
Seats
5

How 2008 Toyota Corolla Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota Corolla If...

If you're looking for a compact sedan with a reputation for reliability, great resale value and good fuel economy, the 2008 Toyota Corolla tops a very short list.

Toyota Corolla Models & Trims

chevronDown icon CE $5,283 - $7,712
Horsepower: 126 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon S $6,006 - $8,477
Horsepower: 126 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon LE $5,392 - $7,673
Horsepower: 126 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.29
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1 star
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Car is extremely reliable & easy to fix.

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The size of the car is perfect, not too big and still small enough to fit in compact areas (great for finding parking). It feels safe to drive. The handling is great overall. The amount of gas that is needed for the car is great for saving lots of money. Super reliable, I haven't had any major problems with the car mechanically. Interior wise it is spacious. Only thing is there is no spot for an AUX cable, you an use CD’s, but it is not the same. The air conditioning works great. Overall, it is a great car for any first buyer out there.

Jeanette G
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Toyotas are reliable. You know when you buy one you'll have a car that will last a long time and have minimal problems.

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My car is exactly what I expected it to be. I've always owned a Toyota due to their reliability, and this vehicle hasn't changed my mind about that. I LIKE that it has minimal features, with NO electric locks or power windows, and NO "screen." I like that the oil filter makes the oil easy to change. I like that it is easy to handle and fun to drive around. It's had a couple of typical repairs, due to its age. I don't like its color, since I didn't get to choose what I wanted.

Rebecca G
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A trustworthy and long lasting vehicle, you will get your moneys worth with this car!

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I love my toyota corolla, i bought it used, but it was in wonderful condition when i got it. I was always told toyotas keep their value and they sure do, i have had very little maintenance issues and the only thing i disliked about it was the stereo, but i bought a new one and installed it. The A/C is powerful and it surprisingly holds a lot of room for being such a tiny car. It drives beautifully and i would recommend a corolla to anyone looking for a good car

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,283 - $7,712
$6,006 - $8,477

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 (hp)
126 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC SFI 16
1.8L DOHC SFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
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Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39.3 (in.)
37.8 - 39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 (in.)
35.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37 - 37.1 (in.)
37 - 37.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.6 (cu. ft.)
13.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65R15
P195/55R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 (in.)
102.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.2 (ft.)
35.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
178.3 (in.)
178.3 (in.)

Width

Width
66.9 (in.)
66.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2530 - 2595 (.lbs)
2550 - 2615 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 (hp)
126 (hp)

Torque

Torque
122 (ft. lbs.)
122 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
150 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
32 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

City

City
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
36 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant sensor
  • Front ALR/ELR seatbelts-inc: pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear ALR/ELR seatbelts
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system lower anchors & top tether anchors (LATCH)
  • Daytime running lights w/twilight sensor *
  • Trunk entrapment release
  • Side-impact door beams

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 1, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.
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Engine And Engine Cooling Aug 26, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 26, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V384000
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 COROLLA AND COROLLA MATRIX VEHICLES. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) FOR THE SUBJECT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE ENGINE AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRACK MAY DEVELOP AT CERTAIN SOLDER POINTS OR ON VARISTORS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD.
Consequence:
HARSH SHIFTING COULD RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START, OR THE ENGINE COULD STOP RUNNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PRODUCTION NUMBER OF THE ECM AND REPLACE THE ECM IF NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA WILL MAIL AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER 2010 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS DEFECT AND RECALL. THIS INTERIM NOTIFICATION WILL INFORM OWNERS THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTIFICATION WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO HAVE THE FREE REMEDY PERFORMED ON THEIR VEHICLE. A SCHEDULE HAS NOT BEEN SET FOR THE FUTURE NOTIFICATIONS. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

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