Barcelona Red Metallic; 17-Inch Alloy Wheels ($560 -- includes 17-by-7-inch alloy wheels and P225/65R17 tires)'; Back-Up Monitor ($475 -- includes integrated back-up camera, electrochromic mirror with integrated back-up camera monitor); Rear Privacy Glass ($310) AM/FM/6-CD Changer ($310 -- includes AM/FM stereo, six-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA playback capability, integrated XM satellite radio receiver with 90-day trial subscription, six speakers); Tonneau Cover ($90); Daytime Running Lights ($40); 50-State Emissions ($0).
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
179 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
172 @ 4,000
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 3.943; II = 2.197; III = 1.413; IV = 1.020; Reverse = 3.143; Final drive = 2.923
Slight advantage to be had with wheelspin to keep from bogging the engine. Pretty pokey out of the hole and it is geared tall.
Generous dive, but very controlled and straight with no ABS buzz. First stop was shortest, but adequate fade resistance thereafter.
Skid pad: With non-defeat ESC, there was little or no intrusion at the limit. Plenty of lean -- enough to lift the inside tire off the ground all the way around. Slalom: Interesting how permissive ESC "off" is despite that it's not truly off. Unusual for Toyota. Pretty obvious tire deflection that produces stering delay-gain. Steering itself lacks feel, so this becomes a rhythm exercise. Finally, I managed to get the front tire to lift and spin at the exit. With ESC on, it was difficult to predict, but again was more permissive than anticipated, with brake-check at cone and no throttle at exit.