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Toyota Corolla is the rival to the Sunny. The Corolla had the advantage of engine options, while the Sunny had the price advantage.


E10 vs B10

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NOTE: The coupe version was named the Sprinter and was sold at separate dealerships than the The Corolla Store.

* 1966-1970 Toyota Corolla (E10)
* 1966-1970 Datsun Sunny B10
* Corolla 2286mm
* Sunny   2200mm
Corolla              Sunny
 K  1077cc 60PS      A10        62hp
3K  1166cc 65PS      A10 Coupe  66hp
 K-B twin carb 73PS
3K-B twin carb 78PS
Live axle with leaf springs
Corolla                   Sunny
* MacPherson struts       Upper & Lower control arms
* transverse leaf spring  transverse leaf spring
Corolla models
E10  1100 Sedan
E11  1200 sedan
E15  1100 Coupe
E17  1200 Coupe
E16  1000 Van
E17  1200 Van

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Corolla Sprinter | Sunny Coupe
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E20 vs B110

For the second generation, the B110 Sunny and E20 Corolla are virtual twins.

* 1970-1978 Toyota Corolla (E20)
* 1970-1976 Datsun Sunny B110

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* Corolla 2335mm
* Sunny   2300mm (1200), 2340 (1400)

E20 Coupe | KB110 Coupe
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Corolla                Sunny
3K   1166cc 65PS       A12 1173cc  69/68hp
3K-D 73PS
3K-B twin carb 77PS    A12 GX      83hp
 T   1407cc 86PS       L14         85PS
 T-D 90PS
 T-B twin carb 95PS    L14T twin   95PS
2T-B 1588cc twin carb 105PS
2T-G DOHC twin carb 115PS
Corolla models
E20  1200/1400 Sedan
E21  1600 Sedan Levin
E25  Coupe
E27  Coupe Levin
E26  1200 Van/Wagon
E28  1600 Wagon

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Sprinter E27 | Sunny KB110
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KE25 Corolla 1200 SR vs KB110 Sunny 1200 GX -- Monthly Car 1973 July
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E30 vs B210

* 1974-1981 Toyota Corolla (E30)
* 1973-1978 Datsun Sunny B210

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* Corolla 2370mm
* Sunny   2340mm
Corolla                Sunny
 3K-C 1166cc 55PS      A12  1171cc 68hp
 3K-H twin carb 71PS   A12T twin carb 83hp
  T   1407cc 86PS      L14T twin carb 85PS
 2T-C 1588cc 75PS      L16
12T-U 1588cc 88PS      A14
 2T-G DOHC 124PS       A14T
                       L14 single carb
Corolla models
E30  Sedan
E31  1600 Sedan
E35  Hardtop Coupe
E37  Hardtop Coupe Levin (1600)
E36  Van
E50  Sports Coupe
E51  1600 Sports Coupe
E52  1600 Sports Liftback Coupe

E36 Corolla Van | VB310 Sunny Van
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Sprinter Coupe E37 | Sunny Coupe KB210
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E70 vs B310

* 1979-1983 Toyota Corolla (E70) (Van -1987)
* 1977-1982 Datsun Sunny B310

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* Corolla 2400mm
* Sunny   2340mm
Corolla                        Sunny
 4K-U   1290cc  74PS           A12  1171cc 68PS van
 4K-J           69/72PS van    A12A 1237cc 58hp/70PS sedan,coupe
 5K-J   1496cc  69PS van       A13
 3A-U   1452cc  80PS           A14  1397cc 80hp
12T-J   1587cc  86PS           A14E 1397cc EFI 92PS
 2T-GEU 1587cc 115PS EFI DOHC  A15  1488cc 67/80hp 
13T-U   1770cc  95PS           A15E 1488cc EFI 92PS
 1C     1.8 Diesel 65PS

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Sunny KB310 | Corolla Coupe E76
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E85/E86 vs Nobody

Sunny models after the B310 (B11,B12,B13,B14,B15,B16,B17) are FWD. Corolla models starting with the E80 were FWD except for E85/E86 which were still RWD -- so Corolla E85/E86 wins.

* Toyota AE85 1500 Corolla RWD
  3A-U SOHC single carburetor
  USA 1500 models were badged AE86, VIN AE85
* Toyota AE86 1600 Corolla RWD
Corolla DX
Corolla Levin [lightning] fixed headlights  
* sold by Toyota Corolla Store
Sprinter Trueno [thunder] pop-up headlights
* sold by Toyota Vista Store
3-door hatchback
2-door notchback

AE85 Corolla Levin (3A-U engine, carburetor SOHC, 84PS)
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AE86 Corolla Levin GT-APEX (4A-GEU engine, 120PS)
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AE86 Sprinter Trueno (liftback version)
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USA AE86 Corolla coupe GT-S (4A-GE 1587cc engine DOHC EFI, 112hp) 1985-1987
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USA AE86 Corolla SR-5 liftback (4A-GE engine)
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  • B110 racing debut: November 22, 1970 Fuji Speedway 200. On race day, in the first corner is was Corollas, 1 2 and 3. However, on the last corner, the Sunny slipped in and it was all over. Victory for Sunny!
  • November 23, 1973 Grand Champion fifth race Fuji Speedway Victory 200. Sunny is Defeated by DOHC Toyota in the TS-MT (Minor Touring) class.
1973: The day that lives in infamy, as the Sunny sweep comes to an end at the hands of the Toyota Starlet DOHC 4-valve engine.

[editor's note:the Starlets had the Corolla 1100 engine, but bored out to 1300cc and fitted with fuel injection]

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