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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
Materials quality is high, and fit and finish is consistent with Toyota's historically high standards
Much emphasis was put on seat comfort for occupants of almost any height
Kelley Blue Book
Many interior panels have a hollow, plastic feel to them
The Toyota name goes hand-in-hand with strong build quality and good reliability, and the 2010 Toyota Corolla is no exception. And for a compact sedan, the 2010 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a relatively roomy and comfortable passenger cabin. ConsumerGuide feels that, up front, "the seats are generally comfortable," and the back features "good legroom and foot space." Edmunds refers to the back of the 2010 Toyota Corolla as having "plenty of space for children and just enough room for adults."
Storage space in the 2010 Toyota Corolla is abundant, especially inside the cabin. Edmunds remarks that "storage is more than ample up front, particularly with the addition of a double glovebox, though the provisions are a bit stingy in back." Lift the trunklid and it’s a different story, with ConsumerGuide finding that "trunk volume is less than in most compact sedans," thanks to a "tall bumper lip, small opening, and intrusive lid hinges."
Fit and finish in the 2010 Toyota Corolla is a strong point, and the quality of materials is nice, especially on the upper-end models. Edmunds asserts that "fit and finish is consistent with Toyota's historically high standards." Cars.com also notes that the dash on the 2010 Toyota Corolla has "consistent, if not outstanding, quality." However, ConsumerGuide contends that this consistency inside the Corolla Toyota is not necessarily a good thing, since “many interior panels have a hollow, plastic feel to them.”
One area where the 2010 Toyota Corolla arguably is the class leader is on-road noise, vibration, and harshness. ConsumerGuide reviewers find that the 2010 Toyota Corolla features “fine wind suppression with little road noise, especially in models other than the XRS.” Motor Trend heaps on additional praise, saying the Toyota Corolla “must be the quietest car in its class, with less wind noise than many luxury cars.”
When it comes to reliability and build quality, the 2010 Toyota Corolla is hard to beat—especially when you consider the price and generous standard equipment.