The interior layout, fit and finish
The beauty of the Toyota Corolla Commercial is that much of the car is identical to the Corolla Touring Sports. For a start, that makes finding a comfy driving position very easy because there's plenty of adjustment for the seat and steering wheel, which adjusts for both height and reach.
Indeed, looking forwards, you never really notice that you’re in the car-based van variant. The main giveaway is the more utilitarian plastic steering wheel and door handles.
One benefit of the utilitarian approach is that most of the function are operated using buttons and dials rather than fiddly touch-sensitive buttons and sliders. That means it's easy to adjust the climate controls while you're driving – even if you've forgotten to take your work gloves off.
The 8.0in infotainment screen is surrounded by physical shortcut buttons, which make it much easier to operate simple functions than it is in, for example, the Volkswagen Caddy Cargo.
On the other hand, the Corolla Commercial's infotainment system isn’t the best. It’s quite slow to respond to inputs, the screen resolution isn't great, and the menus are not particularly intuitive. That said, the screen is positioned well so that you don't have to take your eyes far from the road when using it.