Toyota offered the GT-S trim level of the compact Corolla for the final time in the 1988 model year of the car. The 1988 Corolla GT-S comes with standard features such as a rear window defogger, tilt steering, a tachometer gauge, rack-and-pinion steering and independent suspension in the front and rear of the car.
The Corolla GT-S comes with the most powerful engine available for the 1988 Corolla, a 1.6 liter in-line four-cylinder block with 16 engine valves. Output from the engine maxes out with 115 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 110 foot-pounds of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine in the GT-S also has a bore measuring 3.03 inches, a stroke measuring 3.38 inches, a displacement totaling 1,598 cc and a compression ratio of 10.6:1. Toyota offered the Corolla GT-S with only one transmission, a five-speed manual outfitted with overdrive.
Four occupants can fit at a time inside the GT-S, with two in the front seats and two in the rear. The car's front seats provide 52.4 inches of shoulder room and 53.7 inches of hip room. The rear seats provide 51.1 inches of shoulder room and 46.5 inches of hip room. Headroom in the car measures 37.9 inches in the front seating area and 35.3 inches in the rear seating area. Front seat occupants get 42.9 inches of legroom, while the rear seat occupants get 25.8 inches of legroom.
The outside of the Corolla GT-S has two doors and a body that has a measured length of 172.2 inches, a width totaling 65.6 inches and a height of 49.6 inches. Track width for the Corolla GT-S measures 56.9 inches in the front of the car and 56.1 inches in the rear of the car. The car's wheelbase extends for a total of 95.7 inches. Curb weight for the Corolla GT-S measures 2,372 lbs.
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