Last post on Nov 01, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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#4024 of 4027 Re: What to expect from the next Corolla next fall [bottgers]
Nov 01, 2012 (3:17 pm)
If automakers were less concerned about power output and more concerned with MPGs they could easily have cars like the Corolla getting 50 MPG on the highway by now....instead we get more power and the same or less fuel economy....
Well... the new Sentra has only 130 hp, down 10 from 2012, and does have higher FE than the old car... but no better than the 155 hp Mazda3 or 148 hp Elantra, and not much better than the 160 hp Focus... or even the new Altima!
So I am not sure lower hp is the answer, not with the weight of compacts being what it is today because of bigger cars, more safety etc.
#4025 of 4027 Toyota is working on all-new engines
Nov 01, 2012 (9:05 pm)
Turbos, CTVs, Hybrids......plenty of cool, new stuff is coming down the pipeline. This is the last go-round for the old bored-and-stroked 1.8 in the Corolla, or the 2.5 in the Camry/Rav4. And Toyota already has the #1 lineup in overall fuel efficiency.
3 years from now, by 2015, you won't recognize the engine lineup. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!
But the next Corolla will be lighter, faster, and more efficient. No need to fret now...