2006 Toyota Corolla for sale – Few cars have a heritage as long as Toyota’s popular Corolla compact sedan, which dates back to 1966 and was last redesigned for the 2003 model year. A higher hip point was supposed to ease entry.

A high-performance XRS edition joined the 2005 lineup. Three other versions remain available: the value-priced CE, the upscale LE, and the sporty S. Vehicle Stability Control are optional on LE and S models with an automatic transmission. Other than re-rated engine output using the new Society of Automotive Engineers testing standards, little has changed for the 2006 model year.

2006 Toyota Corolla Exterior

 2006 Toyota Corolla Exterior
2006 Toyota Corolla Exterior

The Corolla rides a 102.4-inch wheelbase and measures 178.3 inches long. Special touches for the sporty S version include smoked headlights, fog lamps, front, and rear underbody spoilers, and side rocker panels.

All Corollas except the XRS have 15-inch tires. Performance tires ride 16-inch alloy wheels on the XRS, which has a half-inch lower ride height. Its sport-tuned suspension includes higher-rate springs and shocks, as well as a front strut tower brace developed by Yamaha.

2006 Toyota Corolla Interior

 2006 Toyota Corolla Interior
2006 Toyota Corolla Interior

Up to five occupants fit inside the Corolla, which features a 60/40-split, folding rear seat in all models but the XRS. Cargo volume totals 13.6 cubic feet.

Standard CE equipment includes air conditioning, power mirrors, a tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, and a CD stereo. The LE adds power windows and locks, remote keyless entry and driver’s seat height adjustment. A unique cloth interior goes into the sporty S sedan, which features a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Optitron gauges complement the bolstered front seats in the XRS.

Under the Hood

In CE, S, and LE Corollas, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder generates 126 horsepower. Either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission can be installed. The XRS is equipped with a 164-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that teams only with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Toyota Corolla 2006
Toyota Corolla 2006

2006 Toyota Corolla Safety

Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain-type airbags are optional. Antilock brakes are optional on all trims but the XRS, where they are standard.

2006 Toyota Corolla Driving Impressions

Despite its conservative styling and comparatively high price, the Corolla has long been one of the best compacts on the market. It delivers a satisfying blend of fuel economy, refinement and reliability. Riding smoothly, Corollas feels solid and inspires confidence.

Performance might not stir many emotions, but this sedan is adequate for ordinary driving. Acceleration is a trifle slow from a start, but the automatic transmission model quickly picks up the pace. The engine growls a tad while accelerating, but it quiets at highway speeds.

Toyota Corolla 2006 price in Nigeria

Model year Price in Nigeria
 2006 Corolla price N1 million – N2.3 million

Even though the Corolla maneuvers neatly in town and takes curves acceptably, handling isn’t quite as precise as that of some other small cars. The front seats are comfortable and supportive. Backseat legroom isn’t quite as appealing.

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