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Toyota Corolla Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

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2008 Toyota Corolla Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Length 178.3 in
Width 66.9 in
Height 58.5 in
Curb Weight 2595 lb.
Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 53.1 in
Hip Room, Row 1 51.9 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.3 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 53.5 in
Hip Room, Row 2 46.2 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.4 in
Total Legroom 76.7 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 13.5 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 Toyota Corolla

2008 Toyota Corolla Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
My right knee/upper calf hits on the side of the console and sometimes gets irritated. The edge of the silver plastic portion could have been designed different/better. see full Toyota Corolla review
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Non existent, adults should not use the rear seats. Could be used as punishment for criminals. see full Toyota Corolla review
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Car was too confined for 3 tall pre teen kids/8/11/12 years old. Not enough leg nor shoulder room, Wife and myself near 6ft tall see full Toyota Corolla review
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We would have never got rid of the Corolla, but we had a baby and the rear facing car seat made the front seat occupants seat too far forward, close to the dash, to make the seat fit.The car seat made driving very uncomfortable see full Toyota Corolla review
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Front seat room was great, as long as the seats were able to be near the back of their travel. When we had to move the front seats forward for a car seat to fit in the back, it made it too uncomfortable see full Toyota Corolla review
 

2008 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim CE LE S
Standard Engine 1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
126 hp@6000
122 lb-ft@4200
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
126 hp@6000
122 lb-ft@4200
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
126 hp@6000
122 lb-ft@4200
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65R15 tires195/65R15 tires195/65R15 tires
Optional Tires  195/55R16 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Toyota Corolla

2008 Toyota Corolla Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Burns oil and power is not as when purchased. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I found it jerky and it seemed to hesitate before shifting or starting up see full Toyota Corolla review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2008 Toyota Corolla

2008 Toyota Corolla Tires: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The tires have lasted 5 years and 70K miles (but need to be replaced soon). Compare this with our Nissan Versa which we bought a year later. Its tires needed replacement after 37K miles. Toyota apparently uses a higher quality tire. see full Toyota Corolla review
2008 Toyota Corolla Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Shopping for tires for this car is not easy. Most of the tires you want are not as good quality with the stock wheel size, and for the most part, all the tires you can get are rock hard all season tires or useless low quality all season tires. Fortunately, there are lots of winter tire choices, and you will need them in winter if you have the automatic. The drive by wire throttle has a noticeable delay between when you barely touch the throttle and when the car decides to go, which makes getting going in bad weather very difficult. The unpredictable surge forward will always result in lots of wheelspin and not forward movement. You almost have to do a brake boost start, by holding the brakes with the left foot until the engine surge levels out. see full Toyota Corolla review
 

2008 Toyota Corolla MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan CE 14,405 13,324 660
4dr Sedan LE 15,615 14,131 660
4dr Sedan S 15,450 13,981 660

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