Can you upgrade a Toyota Corolla with a turbo kit?

I recently bought a new-to-me Toyota Corolla, and I love the car… but I’m not in love with its horsepower. I just wish it had a little more get up and go. Is it possible to put a turbo in a Toyota Corolla?

Jessie Devine · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Of all the great features a Corolla has, horsepower doesn’t top the list. Totally understandable that you want to add some zip!
It is possible to modify a
Toyota Corolla
with a turbo kit. However, unless you’re a skilled mechanic or you’ve successfully done this before, it’s highly recommended that you get it done in the shop. Otherwise you risk mistakes that can permanently damage your engine.
A Toyota Corolla turbo kit ranges in price from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on what is included in the kit and who is installing it. Work with your mechanic to decide which kit is right for you. If you have the knowledge of the required parts, you can also build the Toyota Corolla turbo kit yourself to save money.
Thinking about
modifying your car
with a Toyota Corolla turbo kit? Don’t forget to let your insurance company know. Your premiums might rise a bit, but in case of an accident, your modifications will be insured like the rest of your car.
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