Toyota Corolla 1997 Sedan

This generation of Toyota Corolla has been produced from June, 1997 to January, 2000. We can provide information about 5 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Toyota is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.3 to 1.6 litres and power of from 86 to 110 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of 72 HP. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (3 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Toyota Corolla 1997 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.9 to 8.7 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 6.3 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Toyota Corolla 1997 sedan petrol engine version is Toyota Corolla 1.3, consuming 6.9 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Toyota Corolla real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Toyota Corolla modification.

Toyota Corolla 1997 sedan CO2 emissions are from 165 to 208 grams per kilometer. Toyota Corolla version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Toyota Corolla 1.3, which produces 165 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.2 seconds has Toyota Corolla 1.6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Toyota Corolla 1.3 reaching this speed only in 16.1 seconds. The maximum top speed is 195 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 110 hp version (Toyota Corolla 1.6).

Lenght of Toyota Corolla is 430 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Toyota Corolla is about 16 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo sedan, but 6 cm shorter than Ford Focus sedan. Toyota Corolla gross weight is from 1580 to 1650 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 12 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Toyota Corolla trunk space is 390 litres.

This Toyota is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 600 €. According to user reviews, average Toyota Corolla repair costs are 35 € per year. Users calculated Toyota Corolla 1997 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2700 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 53%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 23% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Toyota Corolla for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Toyota Corolla prices and costs.

In user reviews Toyota Corolla received average grade 8.4 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.6). All authors of reviews would recommend Toyota Corolla to the friend.

Toyota Corolla modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Toyota Corolla 1997 1.3

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.3 Petrol 86 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Toyota Corolla 1997 1.3 1.3 Petrol 86 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic
Toyota Corolla 1997 1.6 1.6 Petrol 107 HP 8.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Toyota Corolla 1997 1.6

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds

1.6 Petrol 110 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Toyota Corolla 1997 2.0 D 2.0 Diesel 72 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Toyota Corolla service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Toyota Corolla safety

During safety testing Toyota Corolla has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Toyota Corolla is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Toyota Corolla got two stars.

Toyota Corolla prices

Toyota Corolla 1997 - 2000 sedan price in Latvia is from 300 € to 1500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Toyota Corolla price is more below average - Toyota Corolla is approximately for 60 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 1997 - 2000 prices). Despite of relatively low price Toyota Corolla quality is above average (see below), so this Toyota can be a good buy.

Toyota Corolla 1999 price 500 € 600 € 700 €
Toyota Corolla 1998 price 300 € 700 € 1500 €
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Toyota Corolla reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Toyota Corolla reliability is very high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2011 defects were detected in an average of only 14.9 percent of Toyota Corolla of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

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Toyota Corolla 1997 sedan features (options)

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Adjustable steering wheel
Heated seats
Metallic paint

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Toyota Corolla reviews

Total 49 Toyota Corolla owner reviews

Toyota Corolla 1998 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.3 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 16 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (6 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.8 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
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