The Toyota Corolla Spacio was first introduced in 1997, the second generation of the Toyota Corolla Spacio replaced the first in 2001. It is a compact seven-seater minivan with three rows, which can be reconfigured to two rows for 5 passengers with a large luggage space at the back. In 2000, the Corolla Spacio achieved an “Ultra-low Exhaust Emissions Level of 2000 Standard Emissions” qualification under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s low emission vehicle certification system.
With such an amazing car up for consideration, one might need a little help determining which model year to buy. Let’s focus on key years 2001-2005 to find out!
2001 Toyota Corolla Spacio
The 2001 Toyota Corolla Spacio is a member of the model’s second (E120; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code TA-NZE121N and an average fuel economy of 14.6-16.0 km/l.
The new 2001 Corolla Spacio is a compact minivan targeted at families in the new millennium. This 5 + 2-seater can be arranged according to the number of passengers and amount of luggage, such as a split-foldable seat with a slide and reclining mechanism on the second row, and a retractable flexible bench third seat. The engine is equipped with an inline four-cylinder 1.8L and 1.5L 4DOHC unit with a continuously variable valve timing mechanism. The lineup includes the basic V for the 1.5L FF model, the fully equipped X, the luxurious X G EDITION, the X, and the sporty Model S Aero Tourer for the 1.8L FF model. The 4WD model is set to 1.8L only and can be selected from each grade. As safety equipment, all models are equipped with standard dual airbags, brake assist, ABS with EBD, and seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters.
2002 Toyota Corolla Spacio
The 2002 Toyota Corolla Spacio is a member of the model’s second (E120; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code TA-NZE121N and an average fuel economy of 12.6-16.0 km/l.
The Spacio is a welcome addition to the original Corolla sedan. This new minivan is equipped with an inline four-cylinder 1.8L and 1.5L 4DOHC units with a continuously variable valve timing mechanism. The 2002 Toyota Corolla Spacio includes a special V Limited model. Though the same as the 1.5L FF and 1.8L 4WD vehicles under the hood, the exterior panel color includes three special colors including silver metallic, as well as an additional interior color of both ivory and dark gray. In addition, it is equipped with the same equipment as the X G edition, such as a colored side protector, an electric retractable remote-control colored door mirror (with rain dispelling system), privacy glass, auto air conditioning, wood grain dashboard, and driver’s side armrests. In addition, the V Limited Navigation Special uses a Wide Multi AV Station II (with GPS voice navigation) and four-speaker system.
2003 Toyota Corolla Spacio
The 2003 Toyota Corolla Spacio is a member of the model’s second (E120; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code UA-NZE121N and an average fuel economy of 12.6-16.0 km/l.
The 2003 Corolla Spacio focuses on the ideals of Relaxation and Flexibility as they continue to improve on the much-loved minivan. The engine has remained the same as previous years, with either a 1.8L or 1.5L inline four-cylinder DOHC unit with a continuously variable valve timing mechanism. There are several cosmetic improvements on the front grille and front bumper, and the exterior color scheme has been revamped for a sportier feel. The rear combination lamps have also adopted low power consumption LEDs for the tail and stop lamps, with improved shock absorbers for better maneuverability, stability and comfort. As always, Toyota takes safety seriously, equipping all models with standard dual airbags, brake assist, ABS with EBD [Electronic Brake Force Distribution], and seat belts with pretensioner + force limiter. The 2003 Spacio seats 7, and includes two separate foldable seats in the second row, and a retractable flexible bench in the third.
2004 Toyota Corolla Spacio
The 2004 Toyota Corolla Spacio is a member of the model’s second (E120; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code UA-ZZE122N and an average fuel economy of 12.6-16.0 km/l.
Relaxation and Flexibility are behind the 2004 Corolla Spacio as they continue on their journey to make affordable cars with values that reflect the demands for comfort and economy running through the new century. Their focus on comfort, style, and enjoyment have made this one of the best-selling minivans on the market, along with its eco-friendly emission ratings and excellent fuel efficiency. The front wheel drive boasts a flex-full-time 4WD system through a 4AT transmission accessible on the dashboard, with a front/strut, rear/torsion beam on the FF and a double wishbone suspension for the 4WD. The 2004 Spacio starts with the X base model, available in the 1.5L, and the luxurious XG edition in a 1.8L, with a final sporty Model S Aero Tourer available in a 1.5L. All are 7-seater vehicles, with foldable and slidable back bench seats for 3 and 2 fully separate seats in the second row. All seats can be independently folded for maximum customization.
2005 Toyota Corolla Spacio
The 2005 Toyota Corolla Spacio is a member of the model’s second (E120; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code CBA-NZE121N and an average fuel economy of 12.6-16.0 km/l.
The 2005 iteration includes several improvements; the discharge headlamp with an automatic leveling mechanism for reducing glare for oncoming vehicles, and a newly developed optional White Pearl Crystal Shine exterior color. Toyota is known for its reliable and long-lasting engines, and the Spacio is no exception, with a classic inline four-cylinder DOHC installed in a 1.8L and 1.5L. Both the Front-wheel drive and V-flex full-time 4WD use a dashboard shift switch to run through the 4-speed automatic transmission. The engines also include Toyota’s proprietary VVT-i continuously variable valve timing mechanism, which controls valve timing, lift, and duration for maximum efficiency no matter the rpms. There are several models to choose from: the standard yet fully equipped 1.5L “X”, the luxury 1.5L “X G Edition”, both the “X” and “X G Edition” in 1.8L, and the sporty model “S Aero Tourer”, which is only available in a 1.5L.
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We’ve covered many versions of the Toyota Corolla Spacio, across several key years. If you want a breakdown of how the Corolla Spacio matches up against other vehicles in its class, check out our comparison and list articles down below.