2017 Toyota Corolla iM Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 7.3

Inside, the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM offers decent material quality, including a good amount of soft-touch surfaces. It has some attractive styling elements, including a black finish and a sleek dashboard design. The Corolla iM comes with more features than most rivals, including a straightforward touch-screen infotainment system and a high-quality stereo. Its seats aren’t particularly comfortable or supportive. There's a good amount of space in the front seats, but the back seats come up short on headroom and legroom. Cargo space is excellent for the class.

  • "There are plenty of soft-touch and padded surfaces, with the center console in particular featuring a cushioned area for the driver's leg covered in simulated leather." -- Edmunds
  • The all-black interior, however, is rather more enticing, yet it still fails to rise much higher than midpack in terms of design and accouterments." -- Car and Driver (2016, Scion iM)
  • There's nothing to really separate the Scion iM from the competition in terms of interior refinement or packaging. Still, the interior is an acceptable place to be; let's call it par for the course." -- Autoblog (2016, Scion iM)

Seating

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Power-adjustable seats and leather upholstery aren’t available in the Corolla iM.

The Corolla iM's seats aren’t very comfortable overall. Up front, however, there is a good amount of headroom and legroom for taller adults. The rear seats are lacking in both head- and legroom.

  • Taller drivers will have enough head- and legroom, though some extra steering-wheel telescoping reach would be appreciated. The rear seat isn't as welcoming – there's merely sufficient headroom, while legroom falls below average for the segment." -- Edmunds
  • "Power seats are not available, but the 6-way front buckets leave nothing to be desired in comfort or lateral support. And while rear legroom can't measure up to rivals like the Mazda3, Kia Rio5 and Volkswagen Golf on paper, the Corolla iM's rear quarters feel plenty roomy in the outboard seating positions." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "I'm just less than 6 feet tall and with the driver's seat in my normal driving position, my knees were firmly touching the front seat in both models when I sat in the rear. Rear headroom was barely enough for me to sit upright without my head touching the ceiling." -- Cars.com (2016, Scion iM)

Interior Features

The 2017 Corolla iM comes with a good amount of standard features for the class, including a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch color display in the gauge cluster, a 7-inch touch-screen audio display, a six-speaker Pioneer stereo, Bluetooth phone and audio, a USB port, HD Radio, and Aha, which provides access to Facebook, Twitter, and more than 100,000 free internet radio stations. New for 2017, the Corolla iM also comes standard with Toyota's Safety Sense C, which includes pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. A dealer-installed navigation system is also available.

You'll enjoy premium-quality sound from the Corolla iM's Pioneer stereo. The standard touch screen is easily accessible, and it's quick to respond to your inputs. Audio and climate controls are also user-friendly.

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  • "Boasting an edgy-yet-tasteful layout, the Corolla iM's cockpit emphasizes functionality. The audio and climate controls are as straightforward as they come." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "We're also fans of the standard 7-inch touchscreen: It's is easy to reach, features sensible menus and is very quick to react. Standard dual-zone automatic climate control is another nice touch." -- Edmunds
  • "The infotainment system responds quickly to touch menu commands, the Bluetooth takes just seconds to set up, and the speakers' sound quality rivals that of some premium European cars." -- Motor Trend (2016, Scion iM)

Cargo

The 2017 Corolla iM has 20.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats, which is more than most compact hatchbacks have. However, the cargo area is wide and the 60/40 split-folding back seats fold almost completely flat, so there is plenty of useable space. Additionally, there are under-floor storage bins to keep your items hidden.

  • "Cargo capacity measures a modest 20.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats, but the cargo area is usefully wide, and the upright hatch and fold-down seatbacks provide extra space for bulkier items." -- Edmunds
  • "Space behind the rear seat stands at 20.8 cubic feet, topping the Mazda3 and Rio5." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The iM's cargo area is fairly large and quite versatile, with folded rear seat backs that lie nearly flat and level with the floor in back, which has some 'hidden' storage beneath it." -- Consumer Guide (2016, Scion iM)

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