The Corolla has a roomy interior and comfortable ride, yet a stiff structure and variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering give it a nimble feel. The back seat is split 60/40 and folds forward to expand the 13.6-cubic-foot trunk.
Side-bolster front-seat air bags and full-length curtain air bags are available as an option across the line, as are anti-lock brakes, while electronic stability control is available only on LE and S models with the optional automatic transmission. Models equipped with the stability control system and anti-lock brakes also get brake assist, which helps apply full brake force in emergency braking.
Standard equipment on the base CE model includes air conditioning, tilt steering, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a trunk lamp, power mirrors, and a CD sound system with four speakers. The S model adds a sportier look, with smoked headlamp lenses, integrated front fog lamps, under-body spoilers, rocker panel extensions, and rear mudguards, and it also upgrades to power locks, map lights, and a six-speaker sound system. The LE doesn't get all the sporty appearance cues of the S but instead has remote keyless entry, power windows, and woodgrain trim. Other major options include a power moonroof, alloy wheels, and an eight-speaker JBL sound system with six-disc changer.