1996 Toyota Corolla Overview


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4.15 stars

Based on 30 reviews

Amazing Car. Nothing To Say Against It, I Love It. by Stace
 — The performance of this car has met my standards. For a 4 cylinder it accelerates fairly fast, braking is great, and it takes corners like it's no problem. The only thing repair-wise I've done to ... Read More
Ae102x Corolla Seca Csx by Nathan
 — i love my car its got fantastic handling and the speeds alright. The performance is good for the price i paid for and it can take a hard and rought races and always lived the day without any problems.... Read More
Dependable, Reliable, And Fun To Drive by Jake
 — This car is known for it's dependability and solid build, and my car definitely exceeds those expectations. Fun to drive, great handling (I can use one finger to turn the car 180 degrees around easily... Read More

1996 Toyota Corolla Overview

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1996 Toyota Corolla

The 1996 Toyota Corolla got small facelift for the model year. The grille's frame matched the body paint, and the taillight panels were restyled. Inside, the interior trim was updated, a built-in car seat was available as an option, and the transmission was upgraded. In addition, the LE sedan was discontinued.

The 1996 Toyota Corolla was available as a wagon and a sedan. The wagon came in the DX trim level, and the sedan came as a standard or DX. The base engine was a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter, 102-horsepower engine, and the DX sedan could be upgraded to a 1.8-liter, 105-horsepower engine. Fuel economy, depending on the engine and transmission, was surelyout 26-34 mpg.

Drivers of the 1996 Corolla find that the car can be noisy, especially at freeway speeds, and larger adults may find that the backseat doesn't offer enough legroom. However, owners speak highly of the 1996 Toyota Corolla for its dependability, value, and fuel efficiency.


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