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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Yet to be tested by Euro NCAP
  • Plenty of electronic systems as standard
  • Seven airbags standard across the range

The Toyota Corolla Touring Sports comes with a suite of sensors and cameras as standard, packaged together to be called Safety Sense. This includes lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition, but there’s also a new wider angle and higher resolution camera making night-time pedestrian and day-time cyclist detection possible.

Every model has seven airbags, Isofix attachments on the two outer rear seats, electronic stability control and tyre-pressure monitoring system.

Adaptive cruise control is also standard, unlike some rivals that charge extra and the only optional extra is the heads up display, which claims to be one of the largest on offer.

  • More rear seat passenger space over the hatch
  • Boot space betters Ford Focus Estate and SEAT Leon ST
  • Gesture-powered tailgate available

The latest Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is 55mm longer over its predecessor and brings a longer wheelbase over the standard Corolla hatch.

Visibility is generally good all-round, while large door mirrors, a rear-view camera and light steering allows for easier low-speed manoeuvres.

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports rear legroom

Rear seat passengers will reap these benefits with extra legroom, while boot space isn’t far off 600 litres.

It’s a useful space too, with plenty of practical features like LED lights and aluminium rails to help slide heavy packages. Measuring 1,067mm by 1,055mm, the big and square load area claims to be accommodating enough for a 29-inch frame bike with wheels and saddle in place.

The boot floor can be moved to maximise space or to create a flat load floor, plus it’s reversible with a second, hose-down rubber surface. A gesture-powered tailgate is also available, which will open with just a sweeping motion of your foot beneath the rear bumper.

Opt for the 1.2- and 1.8-litre engine and the capacious boot offers 598 litres of space, which is just shy of the Volkswagen Golf Estate and its 605 litres, but beats the Ford Focus with its 575 litres. The boot floor is low, square with a small storage cubby either side.

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports boot space

Choose the 2.0-litre and this suffers from a smaller 581-litre boot. There’s also a raised floor due to the larger battery, but doesn’t rob as much space as it does in the hatch overall.

Extra storage around the interior isn’t particularly remarkable. You get a pair of cupholders on the centre console for 500ml-sized bottles and a rubberised tray large enough for smartphones located ahead of the gearlever. There’s a front centre armrest, a wide glovebox, but while the door bins may be large, access is limited for bigger items

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Design optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Space saver spare wheel

Excel equipment

Excel standard equipment
  • CD
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Excel optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Space saver spare wheel

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon optional equipment
None available

Icon Tech equipment

Icon Tech standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon Tech optional equipment
None available