|Compact car; Built in Japan, Canada, USA|
|Good condition price range: $1,000 – $1,600*|
1990 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door sedan
1990 Toyota Corolla GTS 2-door coupe
1990 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan
1992 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan
1990 Toyota Corolla interior
This version of the well-built subcompact offers a more refined feel, smoother ride, and stronger performance than its 1980s predecessor, plus frugal gas mileage. We’ve ranked it among the subcompact leaders.
Redesigned for 1988, the Corolla line included Deluxe, LE, and All-Trac 4-door sedans, SR5 and GT-S notchback coupes, and Deluxe and All-Trac wagons. A fuel-injected dual-cam, 16-valve, 1.6-liter engine powered the Corolla GT-S. Others used a 102-horsepower version. A 5-speed manual gearbox was standard, with 3- or 4-speed automatic available. Corollas now came with front shoulder belts that could be left buckled for automatic deployment, and also with under-dashboard knee bolsters.
Except for the deletion of 4-wheel-drive 4-door sedans and the All-Trac SR5 wagon, Corollas continued with little change into 1991. The only All-Trac models were wagons, in Deluxe trim. LE sedans and the All-Trac could have a 4-speed automatic transmission; others had a 3-speed automatic as the optional choice.
Only sedans and wagons went on sale this year, awaiting a redesign for ’93. The 130-horsepower engine was gone.