Toyota Corolla review

Category: Family car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Toyota Corolla 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 rear right tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 front left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 wheel detail
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 headlight detail
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 rear lights detail
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior front seats
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior driver display
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 boot open
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 rear right tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 front left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 wheel detail
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 headlight detail
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 rear lights detail
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior front seats
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 interior driver display
  • Toyota Corolla 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The important thing is you won’t struggle to fit, even if you’re really tall. The front seats slide back a long way on their runners and, although some rivals have a tad more head room, you’re unlikely to feel hemmed in. The Corolla is also broad enough inside to keep some space between you and your passenger. 

What about storage? Well, the door pockets are on the small side, but you’ll find plenty of room elsewhere, thanks to a generous glovebox and enough trays and cubbies dotted about. You get the obligatory twin cupholders in the centre console too.

The only car in this class with less rear-seat space is the Peugeot 308.

Toyota Corolla 2021 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

The rear seats don’t recline or do anything else particularly clever, but neither do they in the Corolla’s main rivals.

The seats do fold down in a 60/40 split, which is fairly standard across the family car class. The Audi A3 and other pricier rivals offer a more versatile 40/20/40 split, which is handy if you plan to put the seats down often. 

The Octavia and others also have levers in the boot to flip down the rear seats, but the Corolla only has levers next to the rear seat head restraints.

Boot space

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