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Eric's Autos: 2021 Toyota Corolla

Eric Peters on

At the Curb

Although the Corolla is considered a compact-sized sedan, if you consider the key interior specifications, you will see it is an almost-midsize car where it matters. There are 42 inches of legroom in the front seat and 34.8 inches in the back. The Corolla's 13.3-cubic foot trunk is also only slightly smaller than the 15-or-so-cubic foot trunk you'll find in most midsize sedans.

The Rest

One of the few small things that's not so great about the Corolla is the too-small cup holders in the center console, which could easily have been made larger. The center console itself is wide enough to accommodate this.

The Bottom Line

There are other cars that are better at this or that -- stronger, faster, sexier or more "high-tech." But there has never been a car that's better than the Corolla at being a great car.


45 million -- and counting.

It speaks for itself.


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