The midlevel trim of the 2011 Toyota Corolla lineup is the LE. This five-passenger compact sedan boasts 15-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, a split-folding rear seatback, remote pow...
The midlevel trim of the 2011 Toyota Corolla lineup is the LE. This five-passenger compact sedan boasts 15-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, a split-folding rear seatback, remote power door locks, power windows and heated outside mirrors, cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, a simulated alloy steering wheel and, of course, air conditioning. Entertainment and techno-gizmos consist of an MP3-capable single-CD player and six speakers, a trip computer, and phone pre-wiring. Option packages include the Preferred Accessory Package, with front and rear floormats, trunk mat, cargo net and rear bumper protection, and the Premium Package, with satellite radio, USB/iPod interface and Bluetooth wireless audio streaming. Standalone options include upgraded 18-inch wheels, a power moonroof, BLU Logic hands-free audio and phone interface and a remote engine starter.
Safety-wise, the 2011 Corolla LE boasts standard four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) and traction control, as well as, for 2011, stability control that’s standard across the lineup. Additional standard safety equipment includes front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head curtain airbags, front head-restraint whiplash protection, and daytime running lights. Optional safety items include front fog/driving lights with the Premium Package and a remote antitheft alarm.
The 2011 Corolla LE, like its brethren, is delivered with a standard 132-hp 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine. Paired with a shiftable 4-speed automatic transmission the four-banger puts out 128 lb-ft of torque at an EPA-estimated 26/34 mpg. Towing capacity, meantime, is maxed out at 1,500 pounds with the proper equipment. Optional with the LE is a TRD (Toyota Research Department) rear sway bar and/or front strut brace.