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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
A navigation system is a first-time Corolla feature
Leather upholstery is available on the S and XRS only
No iPod-specific hookup like Scion, Toyota's sibling nameplate, offers
Any time a car comes in five different trim levels, as the 2009 Toyota Corolla does, one would expect a large variety of standard and available features, and the Toyota Corolla delivers on most counts.
The 2009 Toyota Corolla offers a respectable list of options on the most basic versions, with Cars.com listing standard features as "air conditioning, power mirrors and a CD stereo with an auxiliary jack." Moving up the trim list on the Corolla Toyota, Edmunds finds that "the LE gains power windows and locks," while the XLE version of the 2009 Toyota Corolla adds "electroluminescent gauges, keyless entry and variable intermittent wipers." Finally, they add that the top-end Toyota Corolla XRS includes "chrome interior trim" and standard cruise control.
Additional available options for "all Corollas except the base model are available with the optional moonroof," according to Kelley Blue Book, and "XLE buyers can specify JBL audio and navigation" for their Corolla. Toyota’s latest effort, Cars.com feels, "doesn't boast quite as much value for the money as some of its competitors do."
The 2009 Toyota Corolla comes with a large list of features, notably the optional moonroof and navigation system, but they can be a bit pricey.