The interior design and materials of the new Corolla are what makes it look like a modern product. Poke, prod or rub any of the materials and they’ll exhibit less flex, abrasion and offer a much softer touch than past Corollas. It’s no premium compact but it’s about on par with others in its price range.
The interior is interesting too, the Corolla S features blue striping on the interior in addition to funky blue cloth in the seats. These are the extra elements that give this car some personality, a trait that is easily forgotten in affordable cars.