The 2003 Toyota Corolla is one of the most successful sedans
in North America. Since its inception it has been establishing
a reputation for Toyota for reliability, quality and performance
without sacrificing value or comfort. Good for young, old,
and middle-aged people alike, the Corolla is a winning combination.
The 2003 Toyota Corolla comes CE, S and LE models. The rising
trim levels build on a high base level of standard interior
amenities but the engine and chassis remains consistent
throughout the selection.
The 2003 Toyota Corolla Base CE has air conditioning, AM/FM/CD
player, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, power mirrors
and steering, split-folding rear seat, variable intermittent
wipers, rear defogger, remote fuel door and trunk release,
and tilt steering. An upgrade to the S adds features like
a white silhouette sport speedometer, leather-wrapped steering
wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat and map lights. The
luxury oriented LE edition has power windows and remote
Options packages add carefully conceived and comprehensive
selections of add-ons. For example, the Leather package
has leather-upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel
and cruise control, which can also be added as a stand-alone
optional extra. Other packages include the All Weather Guard
package, the Sport Plus package and more. A power sunroof
is also available.
The exterior of the Corolla has had major changes for 2003
with a longer wheelbase, greater height and width and a
longer passenger cabin. The sporty S model has a "factory
custom" exterior styling featuring smoked headlight
lens-extenders, integrated fog lamps and an aerodynamic
body package with colour-keyed front and rear underbody
spoilers, rocker panel extensions and rear mudguards.
All three Corolla models come with 15-inch wheels, fitted
with 185/65R15 tires on the CE model. The S and LE grades
step up to 195/65R15 that can ornament optional alloy wheels;
available for both.
A double overhead-cam 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine produces
130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 125 lb.-ft. of peak torque
at 4,200 rpm. Toyota's advanced Variable Valve Timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) optimizes power delivery throughout
the engine's range, giving the Corolla punchy and reliable
acceleration that makes for comfortable highway passing
and merging. The standard five-speed manual transmission
Corolla can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds.
The 2003 Toyota Corolla fuel economy rating is first-rate
with 32 city/40 highway mpg on the manual transmission platform,
or 29/38 on the optional electronically controlled four-speed
Safety and Security
All Corolla models come with dual-stage deployment front
SRS airbags, pretensioners and force limiters for the front
seatbelts and side-impact door beams. A family-oriented
auto, the rear seat is equipped with LATCH anchors for two
child safety seats.
Optional safety equipment can add significant value with
front seat side-impact SRS airbags and an anti-lock brake
system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
2003 Toyota Corolla Highlights
2003, the Corolla is available in three grades, including
a significantly upgraded CE, the sporty S model with
exclusive aerodynamic body enhancements and the upscale
LE. The CE grade is hardly a "base" model,
coming standard with many features that were previously
optional or included in upgrade models.
to the previous-generation Corolla, the ninth-generation
model has a longer wheelbase, greater height and width
and a longer passenger cabin.
passengers enjoy more room than ever before in a Corolla.
With 90.3 cu. ft. of passenger space, the Corolla
is rated as a compact car, not a sub-compact. Higher
sitting positions make it easier to enter and exit
the car and provide more commanding all-around visibility.
equipment includes air conditioning with an air filter,
an AM/FM/CD sound system with four speakers, power
mirrors, tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers,
a tachometer, digital clock, a trunk lamp and a dome
light with delay. The Corolla even comes with a standard
digital outside temperature gauge, a "surprise
and delight" type feature more commonly seen
on cars costing far more.
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Toyota Corolla.
130 @ 6,000
4-spd : 29 / 38
5-spd.: 32 / 40