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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
3 Series 323IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
3 Series 323ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
3 Series 323IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
3 Series 323ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
3 Series M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
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4-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 28 36 $13,297 $14,588
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 31 38 $12,568 $13,788
Corolla 4-Door Sedan LE Automatic 28 36 $13,816 $15,598
Corolla 4-Door Sedan LE Manual 31 38 $13,107 $14,798
Corolla 4-Door Sedan VE Automatic 28 33 $11,309 $12,408
Corolla 4-Door Sedan VE Manual 31 38 $10,854 $11,908
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,030
$13,297
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$14,588
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 88
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 53.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.9 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 97.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 174.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.3 12.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 32.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P185/65R15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 2503
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 4300 122 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 1.8L/108
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 120 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.64
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.30
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 2.98
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.01
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Central Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.5
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut

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