CARS.COM — The Toyota Corolla is popular with just about everyone — or so it seems. With more than 378,000 sold in 2016, it’s tough to drive down the street without seeing this five-seat compact car. For our Car Seat Check, we tested the Corolla XLE sedan with leather seats.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- There are three tether anchors on the rear shelf behind the backseat’s head restraints. The anchors are easy to use.
- Both the rear- and forward-facing convertible seats fit well in the Corolla, though the installation for both seats was problematic.
- Our high-back booster seat fit well. The seat belt buckles are on stable bases and sit just high enough that they’re easy for kids to use on their own.
What We Don’t Like
- We found the Corolla’s two sets of lower Latch anchors, which are in the outboard rear seats, difficult to use because they sit nearly 2 inches into the seat cushions. We had a tough time connecting to them with the convertible’s rigid Latch connectors.
- The rear-facing infant seat’s hooklike connectors made it easier to use the Corolla’s Latch anchors, but we had to move the front passenger seat forward a couple of inches to accommodate the car seat behind it. This left our 5-foot-8 tester uncomfortable in the front seat with her knees touching the glove box.