Toyota Corolla vs Toyota Tercel

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2018 Toyota Corolla
L
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,744
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,110
1 vehicle

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Expert Reviews

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2018 Toyota Corolla
L
Andrew Newton Preview:

Toyota has sold well over 40 million Corollas over the last five decades, making it the best-selling car ever. The Corolla has been successful largely because it’s such a great all-rou...

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe

Toyota dropped the 4-door Tercel sedan for 1998, leaving only the 2-door sedan. The remaining Tercel model did get a small makeover, including a new grille, front fascia, tail lamps, r...

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
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      Based on rankings.
      2018 Toyota Corolla
      L
      No User Reviews
      1998 Toyota Tercel
      2 Dr CE Coupe
      85
      1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

      The 98 Tercel Was One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned. — I used to own a 1998 Toyota Tercel, and if you do find one for sale you might want to consider it. M...

      Primary Use: Commuting to work

      25
      1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

      Termobile — very good car i really like it because is black and i have a spoiler on the back. But its not a beau...

      Primary Use: Commuting to work

      25
      1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

      Super — para mi el toyota es uno de los mejores utos en el mercado en estos tiempos. es economico y da la c...

      Primary Use: Commuting to work

      Specs

      2018 Toyota Corolla
      L
      1998 Toyota Tercel
      2 Dr CE Coupe
      Powertrain 7-Speed CVT
      Drivetrain
      FWD
      FWD
      FWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      28 MPG
      27 MPG
      25 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      36 MPG
      35 MPG
      30 MPG
      Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 11 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Power
      132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
      93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
      93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
      Torque
      128 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
      100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
      100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
      Cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      Compression Ratio
      10:1
      --
      --
      Displacement
      1,800 cc
      1,500 cc
      1,500 cc
      Bore x Stroke
      3.17 in x 3.48 in
      --
      --
      Safety
      ABS Brakes Standard Optional
      Driver Airbag Standard Standard
      Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
      Front Side Airbags Standard --
      Curtain Airbags Standard --
      NHTSA Crash Test Results
      Side Driver -- 3 stars
      Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
      Overall 4 stars --
      Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
      Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
      Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
      Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
      Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
      Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
      Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
      Comfort and Convenience
      Air Conditioning Standard Standard
      CD Player Standard Optional
      Cassette Player -- Standard
      Radio Standard Standard
      Power Windows Standard Optional
      Power Door Locks Standard Optional
      Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
      Interior
      Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
      Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.2 in
      Back Legroom 41.4 in 31.9 in
      Payload and Towing
      Cargo Volume 13 cu ft 9.3 cu ft
      Maximum Payload 865 lbs --
      Exterior
      Length 183.1 in 161.8 in
      Width 69.9 in 64.8 in
      Height 57.3 in 53.2 in
      Wheelbase 106.3 in 93.7 in

      Available Options

      2018 Toyota Corolla
      L

      Exterior Colors

      • Black Sand Pearl
      • Classic Silver Metallic
      • Slate Metallic
      • Super White

      Option Packages

      • TRD Performance Exhaust
      1998 Toyota Tercel
      2 Dr CE Coupe

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