The Toyota Corolla was first introduced in 1966 and became the best-selling car worldwide by 1974. It is well known for its easy maintenance, compact size, and easily available parts worldwide. It runs on a small, efficient engine and is reliable and comfortable to drive. Arguably Toyota’s most well-known and longest-running basic sedan, the Toyota Corolla Sedan has a long history of tweaks and refinements making it the staple vehicle it is today.
But how has the sedan changed over the years? BE FORWARD takes you through its key years, 2000–2005, to find out.
2000 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The 2000 Toyota Corolla Sedan is a member of the model’s ninth (E120, E130; 2000–2017) generation, with the model code TA-NZE121 and an average fuel economy of 13.4-20.0 km/l.
The 2000 Toyota Corolla boasts several engine options, including an inline four-cylinder DOHC20 engine in both 1.6 and 1.3L options, as well as a 2.2L diesel model. The drive system is available in FF and 4WD. The transmission lineup includes 6-speed MT and 4-speed AT for the 1.6L, and the remaining models include both 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT; however, there are some 4WD equipped with diesel (including the reasonably priced LX for gasoline 4WD). As safety equipment, all models will be equipped with dual airbags, Automatic Braking Systems, and seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters. The year 2000 also saw several Limited-Edition Corollas, such as the “SE Saloon Riviere.” The “XE Saloon Limited” also came out this year to commemorate the achievement of the Corolla Sedan V31. These are equipped with plated door handles, exclusive designed seat covers with “riviere” embroidery and beading, exclusive woodgrain dashboard and trim.
2001 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The 2001 Toyota Corolla Sedan is a member of the model’s ninth (E120, E130; 2000–2017) generation, with the model code TA-NZE121 and an average fuel economy of 14.4-20.0 km/l.
Setting the new global standard for compact cars, the 2001 Toyota Corolla is committed to the principles of NCV (New Century Values): Comfort, Style, and Enjoyment, all made at a price point affordable to all. There are four types of engines: either a 1.8L, 1.5L, or 1.3L 4-cylinder inline direct injection 4DOHC16 valve with VVT-i mechanism, or the 2.2L direct 4OHC diesel type. The newly developed driving platform will be equipped with front/strut, rear/eta beam (FF) and double wishbone (4WD) suspensions, with full V-FLEX FWD for excellent handling no matter the conditions. The lineup includes the basic X, the premium lite G which is equipped with an auto air conditioner and silhouette meter, and the LUXEL, a 1.8L — the only advanced model equipped with an Optitron meter and a leather-wrapped shift knob. For safety purposes, all models are equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, and seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters as standard.
2002 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The 2002 Toyota Corolla Sedan is a member of the model’s ninth (E120, E130; 2000–2017) generation, with the model code TA-NZE121 and an average fuel economy of 13.8-20.0 km/l.
The 2002 Toyota Corolla continues the tradition of the “New Century Values” motto of Comfort, Style, and Enjoyment, at a price affordable to all. Toyota has enhanced this beloved classic sedan by adopting new designs for interior and exterior grilles, bumpers, lamps, and meters. There are four types of engines: your choice of a 1.8L, 1.5L, 1.3L direct-injection four-cylinder inline 4DOHC16 valve with VVT-i mechanism, or a 2.2L direct 4OHC diesel. The gasoline engine types all meet the strictest standards and have been awarded the highest ratings in their division for ultra-low emissions. The lineup starts with the base model X, then the fully equipped G, and the LUXEL, a high end-model available exclusively in the 1.8L gasoline option and equipped with an Optitron meter, wood grain dashboard and trim, and all-leather interior. The “Luxel” package option has a navigation edition equipped with DVD voice navigation and a premium edition of genuine leather seats, as well as an engine immobilizer system built in to prevent vehicle theft.
2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The 2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan is a member of the model’s ninth (E120, E130; 2000–2017) generation, with the model code TA-NZE121 and an average fuel economy of 14.4-18.6 km/l.
The 2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan has several different engine options for an ultra-customizable ride: options include either a 1.8L, 1.5L, 1.3L direct injection inline four-cylinder DOHC16 valve with VVT-i mechanism, as well as a 2.2L direct 4OHC diesel. Besides the continuing lineup of base model X, the fully equipped G, and the luxury LUXEL, 2003 also sees a special edition X “L package”, upgrading the basic model. Features include electric retractable remote-control colored door mirror (and wide view rain-dispelling blue mirror on the driver’s side), water-repellent UV cut glass (front door), and an exclusive colored mudguard. The special “L Package” is based on the fully equipped “G”, upgrading with a discharge headlamp, wood grain dashboard, and heater control. There are also “L Package Navigation Editions” for both the X and G that are equipped with Wide Multi AV Station II (with GPS Voice Navigation & 6 Speakers) in addition to the above equipment.
2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The 2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan is a member of the model’s ninth (E120, E130; 2000–2017) generation, with the model code CBA-NZE121 and an average fuel economy of 13.8-20.0 km/l.
Sold in over 140 countries, this enormously popular sedan has continued the motto of affordable comfort, style, and enjoyment. Toyota prides itself on constantly honing each vehicle to enhance luxury and design texture; as well as make it comfortable and functional while pursuing better environmental and safety performance. Like previous models, there are three choices of liter size for the famous inline four-cylinder DOHC16 with VVT-i – a 1.3, 1.5, and 1.8L and an additional diesel option. This year saw excellent improvements in fuel efficiency and emissions reduction for all gasoline models. In addition, they’ve improved the technology with a blind corner monitor that displays vehicles and people approaching in front of the vehicle at intersections and T-junctions, a smart door lock setting, and an automatic leveling system for the front headlamps. There is also a brand-new multi-information display that displays drive information and warnings, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, and a clean air filter that removes almost 100% of pollen.
2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The 2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan is a member of the model’s ninth (E120, E130; 2000–2017) generation, with the model code DBA-NZE121 and an average fuel economy of 14.4-18.0 km/l.
Toyota Corolla is the company’s standard sedan, sold in more than 140 countries around the world, and has been supported by many people as a leading car for the 21st century. The 2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan furthers the company’s mission by making cars that anticipate the demands of the times. An Inline 4-cylinder DOHC16 valve VVT-i (continuously variable valve timing mechanism) are available in 1.3L, 1.5L, and 1.8L models, and it is set to either a 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission. As part of their premium lineup, they have included not only the 1.8L LUXEL and previous premium models, but have also added the advanced “G” and standard “X”. An “Assista Package” with simplified equipment is also available on select business models. The additional “HID 40th Anniversary Limited” is based on the base X model and equipped with a discharge headlamp, auto air conditioner & digital heater control panel, suede-style tricot seat and leather door trim, and exclusive wood grain dashboards.
Is the Toyota Corolla Sedan the Right Sedan for You?
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