1988 Toyota Corolla Specs

The Toyota Corolla has enjoyed a continuing long production run with several variations in the past. The 1988 Corolla came with a dizzying seven trim levels, four engine options and three different transmissions. The different trim levels varied from sporty two door models to more economy minded four door models.

  1. Engines and Transmissions

    • The 1988 Corolla comes with four different engine options. All four engines are 1.6 liter large and have an in line four-cylinder configuration. The least powerful engine creates 74 horsepower and 90 pound-feet of torque. The engine's bore is 3.11 inches and the stroke 3.21 inches, while the compression ratio is 8.6 to 1. The next engine produces 90 horsepower and 96 pound-feet of torque. The bore measures 2.99 inches and the stroke 3.46 inches. The engine's compression ratio is 9.4 to 1. The next engine in line produces 110 horsepower and 108 pounds-foot of torque with a 3-inch bore and 3.47 inch stroke. The engine's compression ratio is 9.5:1. The most powerful engine produces 115 horsepower and 110 pound-foot of torque. The engine's has a 3.03 inch bore and 3.38 inch stroke as well as a compression ratio of 10.6:1. All four engines come with a manual five speed transmission. A three-speed automatic comes as an option with either one of the two least powerful engines, while a four-speed automatic transmission comes as an option with the two most powerful engines.

    Exterior Measurements

    • All of the 1988 Corollas come with two doors, except for the DLX and LE trim levels. The car's body has a measured width of 65.2 inches, except for the GT-S which has a body width of 65.6 inches. The body length varies from 170.3 inches for the four door models, 160 inches for the two-door models and 172.2 inches for the GT-S. The GT-S and SR5 have a height of 49.6 inches, the FX16 GTS and FX16 have a height of 52.8 inches, the LE and DLX have a height of 52.2 inches and the FX has a height of 53 inches. As far as the chassis, the wheelbase measures 95.7 inches long for all of the trim levels. The front track width is 56.10 inches on the FX, FX16 and FX16 GTS while it measures 56.3 inches on the DLX, LE and SR5. The GT-S has a front track width of 56.9 inches and a rear track width of 56.1 inches. The FX, FX16 and FX 16 GTS have a rear track width of 55.3 inches while the DLX, LE and SR5 have a rear track width of 55.5 inches.

    Interior Measurements

    • All of the Corollas seat up to five occupants, except for the SR5 and GT-S which seat only four. Front legroom measures 42.9 inches in the GT-S and SR5 while it measures 42.4 inches in the other trim levels. The GT-S and SR5 have 37.9 inches of headroom in the front and 35.3 inches in the rear, while the rest have 38.3 inches in the front and 36.9 in the rear. The GT-S and SR5 also have different seat widths than the other trim levels, with shoulder width coming in at 52.4 inches in the front and 51.1 inches in the rear, while hip room measures 53.7 inches in the front and 46.5 inches in the rear. The other trim levels have 53.2 inches of shoulder room in the front seats and 52.2 inches in the rear, as well as 53.3 inches of hip room in the front seats and 50.3 inches in the rear seats.

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