Drive – Toyota Corolla Ultima Review

3 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Drive – Toyota Corolla Ultima Review

Toby Hagon

Make Model Corolla Price plus on-road costs Ultima Series Year Body Group Sedan Size 2.0-litre 4-cylinder 181g/km Fuel Consumption Kerb Weight 1360 Power 102kW at 5600rpm Equipment 7 airbags; stability reversing camera Torque at 4400rpm Transmission/Driven Wheels automatic

Make an enquiry

If a small car that has been a of Aussie motoring it’s the

Now well into its fifth on local roads, the humble has built a reputation for longevity, and solid resale values, if generating excitement hasn’t its modus operandi.

It’s a popular little beast, threatening the Holden Commodore as the best-seller on the market.

A few months ago updated the Corolla hatch, more recently the sedan has in for a similar tweak of the inoffensive which translates to some chrome jewellery and revised as well as some extra thrown in.

It also brings the addition of a engine, albeit on only one the flagship Ultima, which is only as a sedan.

The gruntier may be the odd man out for now but it’s likely the larger will eventually make its way more Corollas.

Price and

Forget small-car basics, the Ultima comes with a level of kit to help justify its (plus on-road costs) tag. Sitting at the top of the Corolla it comes with leather Bluetooth connectivity, cruise automatic headlights, climate airconditioning, keyless start, and windows and mirrors.

A cluster of gauges housing an trip computer also distinguish it from garden-variety Whereas an automatic transmission is on other Corollas – and competitors – it’s on the Ultima.

On the safety front, the owner is taken care of dual front airbags, airbags and side curtain as well as a driver’s knee

There’s also a stability system and a reversing camera. if you want a colour other white – the only colour of the eight on offer you get slugged another $350.

the bonnet

The Ultima is the only to get a 2.0-litre engine, standing in for the 1.8-litre unit that in other models. However, the 11 per increase in engine displacement has brought a 2 per cent increase in from 100kW to 102kW. is boosted by a more meaningful 8 per but it still leaves the Corolla prime rivals in terms of engine output.

Combine it with a four-speed – some rivals five or more ratios and the less-than-exhilarating equation is amplified.

not that the engine is underpowered, that it could do with oomph compared with the it’s up against.

Initial though, is good. The car responds and effectively to throttle inputs and respectable acceleration through the rev The 2.0-litre can become mildly and vocal when revved,

The auto is honest enough, not as slick-shifting as some newer

Fuel consumption is better many rivals, with a average of 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres. We just over 10L/100km, is more than reasonable for city driving.

How it drives

While it has aspirations of semi-luxurious, the Ultima is also adding some driving to the Corolla four-door range. alloy wheels are shod in tyres that grip the well, even in the wet.

The tends towards firm, so can get on B-grade roads but it’s enough to cope with the and tumble of everyday speed and city roads. Steering is but direct in its responses. Push too though, or slip on a road or grate and the stability control kick in, beeping to alert the that it’s intervened.

It can be a the first time around and potentially become annoying on a road (where a slide is likely) but it at least gives the something to think about.

Comfort and practicality

Forget basics, because the Ultima with a generous level of kit to justify its $31,490 (plus costs) price tag. at the top of the Corolla line-up, it comes leather trim, Bluetooth cruise control, automatic climate control airconditioning, start, and power windows and

A cluster of gauges housing an trip computer also distinguish it from garden-variety Whereas an automatic transmission is on other Corollas – and competitors – it’s on the Ultima.

On the safety front, the owner is taken care of dual front airbags, airbags and side curtain as well as a driver’s knee

There’s also a stability system and a reversing camera. if you want a colour other white – the only colour of the eight on offer you get slugged another $350.

Competitors

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

HONDA CIVIC SPORT

SP25

Overall verdict

3.0 out of 5 stars

The Corolla Ultima do anything badly but nor does it in any area.

Its biggest virtue is

The new 2.0-litre engine is neither nor particularly punchy, while the of a fifth or sixth gear performance against more competitors.

There’s also a level of equipment, which in should ensure the Corolla to find plenty of Australian

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Toyota":

Twitter-news
Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

dima911@gmail.com

Born in the USSR

423360519

About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.


Car Catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars