I need better acceleration

#1
I've had the 2016 Corolla S for just over 6 months now and have come to the realization that it doesn't accelerate quickly enough for me to adequately make swift maneuvers in city traffic. My previous car was a Chevy Cobalt SS, which had more balls than the Corolla so I'm finding myself wanting to make an engine notification of some sort.
I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on one single modification that I could make that could help give the car some acceleration power without breaking the bank.
Thanks for your thoughts!
PS - I use Sport Mode and manual mode all the time and that's not enough acceleration for me
 

delrey

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#2
Get a different car!

Sure there are mods but it probably won't make it seem as quick as your Cobalt SS. You're looking at about a 40hp (NA) to 130hp (Turbo) difference depending on which SS you have. And the torque difference is rather big too.

As far as what mod, no single mod will make your car that much quicker. However, I would recommend an cold air intake which will help with sound and throttle response and an exhaust to go with it. It will help, just not as dramatic as you hope it will. Good luck.
 
#3
Never had an issue with HP on our 2016 it
s not a race car learn to cope with heavy traffic and stop being in a rush why WE. Nuff said Forum rage
 
#4
it doesn't accelerate quickly enough for me to adequately make swift maneuvers in city traffic.
Not a direct answer but I'd say it depends as much on your driving preference/style than the car itself. Coming from an Ecotec 2.4 (175HP) to this Corolla's Valvematic 1.8 (140HP), I sure felt a difference but nothing that spectacularly bothered me in everyday driving or make me felt "unsafe". It suits the way I drive. So I'm with the others on this: no single mod would give you what you seem to expect from this commuter car.
 
#5
Trade it in on a performance car. You would be throwing money away trying to make it faster. By definition, normally aspirated econo boxes are not designed for performance.
 
#7
Thanks for everyone's take. I fully understand that the Corolla is an economy car, but was holding out hope that something other than a turbo charger could give 1st and 2nd gear that extra power and acceleration. A cold air intake and better exhaust system have been on my wish list since becoming a new Corolla owner and will likely be my next adds. Cheers, all!
 
#9
Try the pedal max with the switch so you can turn it on and off and go anywhere from zero to 100 throttle response. I have the pedal max. And love it. Another one is pedal commander. You wouldn’t think that it would do anything but it really does change the throttle response! At 100% it makes it very hard to drive if your not used to it(6speer manual, not sure about the auto)! Definitely will help.
Another is an Injen cold air intake and a borla exhaust.
 
#10
Try the pedal max with the switch so you can turn it on and off and go anywhere from zero to 100 throttle response. I have the pedal max. And love it. Another one is pedal commander. You wouldn’t think that it would do anything but it really does change the throttle response! At 100% it makes it very hard to drive if your not used to it(6speer manual, not sure about the auto)! Definitely will help.
Another is an Injen cold air intake and a borla exhaust.
i was under the impression the 6 speed didnt need a pedal commander. 100% throttle is %100 as fast as you push the pedal. commander ups that rate giving u more gas than your actually pushing giving the illusion or more power/ throttle response
 
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