That's probably a product of it's dullness: something that doesn't have style to begin with can't ever go out of style. And indeed, there's few other cars on the road that are as generic and average-looking as the Corolla. Nothing here is unique, fun, or imbued with character; there's no racy roofline, styled fascias, or sculpted flanks to speak of. Instead, the Corolla is a achingly numb interpretation of the standard three-box sedan. Slab sides, tall roof, big glass, steep windshield and rear window, and defined end points. It's all highly functional and efficient, but devoid of any style. If you're the type who likes taking a glance back at your car after parking it and walking away, this isn't the car to buy.
It's also clear the philosophy which guided the outside was adhered to when crafting the cabin. Logically laid out and pleasingly ergonomic, the Corolla's interior is a case study in function over form. Front seats are comfortable, with a high seating position and a commanding presence out the windshield. Materials and fabrics used throughout are of good quality considering the price point. If you don't get a loaded-up version, though, be prepared for a sea of blank switchplates that'll constantly remind how you cheaped out with the options. It's a little too blatant than we'd like, and most competitors better hide the lack of features on their lower-spec models.
Trunk space is a decent 13 cubic feet, which is about on par for the compact sedan class. Inside, rear-seat passengers get an impressive 41 inches of leg room but just 44 inches of hip room. This narrowness is an inherent drawback of a compact car, so we can't get too upset about it. We'd just advise not to shove three adults abreast in the back if you want to stay in good standing with them.