Toyota Corolla Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also known as Ride height) denotes the distance from the bottom edge of the car’s undercarriage and the spot of the tires’ contact with the horizontal road. Yet, the manufacturer of the model might utilize tiny cheats to the normal actions to advertise winsome result meaning the real area from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the road might be shorter than declared in the formal manual.

It is no wonder since choosy consumers seek an increased ground clearance to avoid trouble when parking near the high edges or running through the bumpy area. The accurate ride height of the model alters from 119 to 170 mm in relation to the year of creation and equipment. Don’t forget that a heavy- loaded vehicle will undoubtedly drop by about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Luckily, the model ground clearance can be gained with spacers for shock absorbers to make the car rest higher off the ground. While getting a taller model, you sacrifice a portion of the former balance and maneuverability at high speeds. On the other hand model ground clearance can be lowered in the interest of improved handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your Toyota Corolla you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

04.2013 – 07.2018

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.8 L 140
1.8 LE 140
1.8 LE Plus 140
1.8 LE Premium 140
1.8 LE Eco 140
1.8 LE Plus Eco 140
1.8 LE Premium Eco 140
1.8 S 142
1.8 S Plus 142
1.8 S Premium 142

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Toyota Corolla. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your Toyota Corolla by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


10.2010 – 09.2013

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.8 Standard 147
1.8 S 147
1.8 LE 147

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Toyota Corolla. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your Toyota Corolla. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


01.2008 – 09.2010

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.4 XRS 135
1.8 Standard 147
1.8 S 147
1.8 LE 147
1.8 XLE 147

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Toyota Corolla. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

Toyota Corolla Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


01.1999 – 11.2001

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.8 S 119
1.8 LE 119
1.8 CE 119

01.1983 – 01.1987

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.3 MT 140
1.3 AT 140
1.6 AT 140
1.6 MT 140
1.8 MT 140

01.1983 – 01.1987

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.6 MT DX ; SR5 140

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your Toyota Corolla.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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