The 2011 Toyota Corolla Sedan's interior is not over exuberantly finished, coming with standard fabric upholstery, a six-way manual adjustable driver seat, a tilting -telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning with air filter, CD/WMA/MP3/XM radio, multi-information display and a heavy-duty heater with rear vents. The Corolla's instrument panel is simple, basic and effective with the instruments themselves shown in white with a black background.
Those who want to upgrade from the standard model have a choice of either the Corolla L version that comes with 15-inch steel wheels on P195/65 R15 tires, a heavy-duty rear window defogger with timer, intermittent windshield wipers, power windows, power door locks and a remote keyless entry system. The top of the range for the 2011 Toyota Corolla series is the sporty looking S grade that comes with front sport seats, analog sport instrumentation, 16-inch alloy wheels on 205/55 R16 tires; front and rear underbody spoilers, sport side rocker panels, a unique S badge and rear mudguards and multi-reflector halogen headlamps. General options for all three versions of the 2011 Toyota Corolla Sedan's include an upgraded six-speaker audio system with USB and iPod connectivity as well as a power moonroof.
Standard safety features for the Toyota Corolla Sedan takes in front-impact airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for front passengers, a driver's knee airbag as well side-curtain head-protection airbags for both front and rear passengers. Add to those package active front seat headrests, vehicle stability control (VSC) anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Fuel consumption for the Toyota Corolla Sedan, according to the US EPA, averages at 30 miles per gallon for the four-speed automatic version, with 26 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the open road being reported in most reviews. The manual transmission version of the Corolla does slightly better with 28 miles per gallon in the city and 35miles per gallon on the open road.
The Toyota Corolla has been round the block so many times that it is difficult to find any serious faults with the vehicle. As competition continues to get fiercer every year, with rivals from Europe and the Far East such as Hyundai, Chevrolet, Ford and Volkswagen mid range cars taking a larger share of the market Toyota has obviously sharpened their pencils to see where it is possible to cut some costs. However both mechanically and in terms of appearance, the 2011 Toyota Corolla still remains the best -selling car in its niche, as popular as it has been for the past 46 years.