There is no price increase for the 2010 Corolla. Corolla’s base MSRP will range from $15,350 for the standard sedan with a five-speed transmission to $20,050 for the sporty XRS with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Both models bring a fun-to-drive experience with impressive fuel economy. The Corolla’s 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i), featured on Standard, LE and XLE models, has estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway. The Corolla XRS’ 2.4-liter DOHC engine with VVT-i has estimated EPA ratings of 22/30.
The Matrix Standard is also powered by the 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with dual VVT-i and has EPA mpg estimates of 26/32 for the manual transmission, while the four-speed automatic has ratings of 25/31. The 2.4-liter engine, also shared with the Matrix S and XRS, has EPA mpg estimates of 21/28 for manual, 21/29 for the five-speed automatic and 20/26 for the AWD.