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Photos: 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE
The 2009 Toyota Corolla is your classic commuter car, good on fuel economy and reasonably comfortable. But its cabin tech isn't particularly impressive, and the car doesn't go out of its way to work with personal electronics.
CNET Reviews staff
The Corolla sits between the Yaris and Camry in Toyota's model lineup. The 2009 model is the car's 10th generation, which goes back almost 40 years in the U.S.
The Corolla uses a four-speed automatic transmission, a small number of gears compared with many of today's transmissions. You tend to feel the shifts, especially when it kicks down from fourth to third.
There are a lot of ways to enter destinations with this system, including address, points of interest, phone number, and even GPS coordinates. You can also enter complex routes with multiple waypoints.