What Are the Toyota Corolla Trunk Dimensions?

Before the Camry was even released, the Toyota Corolla had already established Toyota as a household name in the United States. Since 2019, Toyota has split the Corolla into 2 model versions—sedan and hatchback. So, how much cargo space can you expect from both versions?

The sedan version of the 2023 Toyota Corolla has a maximum cargo volume of 13.1 cubic feet behind the 2nd row, while the hatchback is extended to 17.8 cubic feet.

In this guide, I’ll speak about the trunk space, interior, and exterior measurements, as well as grade options for the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2023 Toyota Corolla.

Toyota Corolla Sedan and Hatchback

If you take a look at the official website for the Toyota Corolla, you’ll find 2 versions—the sedan version, which is what most people know about; and the hatchback version, which goes under the moniker GR Corolla.

One of the most significant differences between them is the number of grades available. Toyota offers the following grades for the Corolla sedan:

  • Hybrid SE Infrared
  • Hybrid SE AWD Infrared
  • LE
  • Hybrid LE
  • SE
  • Hybrid SE
  • Hybrid XLE
  • X SE

The hatchback is only available in 3 grade selections:

  • Core
  • Circuit Edition
  • Morizo Edition

Toyota Corolla Trunk Dimensions

The most recent model year of the Toyota Corolla is known to be a family-friendly car. It offers enough passenger space for full-sized adults to sit in the back with plenty of cargo space to spare.

Speaking of which, how much trunk space is available in the 2023 Toyota Corolla?

It depends on which version you’re talking about. The Corolla sedan is limited to just 13.1 cubic feet in the trunk, whereas the hatchback is extended to 17.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. So, if you want a Corolla with more space for your suitcases and travel supplies, the Corolla hatchback is the better choice.

Trunk Comparison Chart

The following chart will give you a better idea of how much space is in the back of the Toyota Corolla in comparison to the vehicle’s greatest competitors. To simplify matters, we’re only comparing the space behind the rear seats for all of the following vehicles.

Make and Model Trunk Space
Toyota Corolla 13.1 cu. ft.
Toyota GR Corolla 17.8 cu. ft.
Toyota Prius 27.4 cu. ft.
Toyota Camry 15.1 cu. ft.
Honda Civic (Sedan) 14.8 cu. ft.
Honda Civic (Hatchback) 24.5 cu. ft.
Honda Insight 15.1 cu. ft.
Mazda 3 20.1 cu. ft.
Hyundai Elantra 14.2 cu. ft.
Hyundai Ioniq 27.2 cu. ft.
Hyundai Volester 19.9 cu. ft.
Kia Forte 15.3 cu. ft.
VW Golf 19.9 cu. ft.
VW Jetta 14.1 cu. ft.
Subaru Impreza 20.8 cu. ft.
Nissan Sentra 14.3 cu. ft.
Lexus NX 22.7 cu. ft.
Cadillac CT4-V 10.7 cu. ft.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 12.6 cu. ft.
Polestar 2 14.2 cu. ft.
Acura Integra 24.3 cu. ft.
Volvo S60 11.6 cu. ft.
Audi A3 10.9 cu. ft.

From the table above, the average amount of cargo space for sedans and hatchbacks is 17.4 cubic feet, putting the Corolla sedan far below the industry average and the GR Corolla slightly above it.

Toyota Corolla Dimensions

Toyota Corolla Dimensions

As is typical of any car, knowing how much stuff you can place in the cargo tells very little about how well-built the car is. In this section, we’ll dive deeper into the Corolla to figure out how spacious the inside is and how much space the car takes up in your garage.

Interior measurements

Parameters Sedan GR Corolla
Front headroom w/o moonroof 38.3 in. 38.4 in.
Front headroom w/ moonroof 38.0 in. N/A
Rear headroom w/o moonroof 37.1 in. 37.6 in.
Rear headroom w/ moonroof 37.1 in. N/A
Front shoulder room 54.0 in. 53.9 in.
Rear shoulder room 51.7 in. 54.5 in.
Front hip room 53.9 in. 53.9 in.
Rear hip room 51.3 in. 45.5 in.
Front legroom 42.0 in. 42.0 in.
Rear legroom 34.8 in. 29.9 in.

From the table above, we can conclude that there’s slightly more overhead space in the hatchback version of the Corolla than there is in the sedan. However, in nearly every other regard, the sedan is considerably more spacious.

Exterior measurements

Parameters Sedan GR Corolla
Height 56.5 in. 57.2 in.
Width 70.1 in. 72.8 in.
Length 182.5 in. 173.6 in.
Wheelbase 106.3 in. 103.9 in.
Front track 60.3 in. 62.6 in.
Rear track 61.0 in. 62.6 in.
Ground clearance 5.3 in. 5.3 in.

In terms of exterior measurements, the only major difference is in length. The GR Corolla is roughly 8.9 inches shorter than the sedan. However, you shouldn’t have any problem fitting either car type in your garage if you have a standard 2-car garage.

Miscellaneous Ratings

Parameters Sedan GR Corolla
MSRP Starting from $21,550 Starting from $35.900
City mileage 32 MPG 21 MPG
Highway mileage 41 MPG 28 MPG
Combined mileage 35 MPG 24 MPG
Fuel tank capacity 13.2 gallons 13.2 gallons
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Passenger volume 88.6 cu. ft. 84.6 cu. ft.
Curb weight 2,955 lbs. 3,252 lbs.

What’s New in the 2023 Toyota Corolla?

Toyota has unveiled the entirety of its updated Corolla lineup, from the sedan to the hatchback to the hybrid. An entire trim level is being axed, new safety features are being added, and existing ones are being upgraded.

Standard on every new Corolla is Toyota’s most advanced suite of driver assistance features, Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. Automatic emergency braking and lane steering assistance are both present and functional, just like in TSS 2.0, but with improved detection capabilities. With TSS 3.0’s new “Proactive Driving Assist” feature, the car can gradually slow down rather than stop abruptly in response to impending obstacles or deceleration events.

A number of exterior details have been revised for the 2023 Toyota Corolla sedan, hatchback, and hybrid. This is standard procedure for mid-generation refreshes, and when it occurs, automakers typically refer to the changes as “sharpened styling.” In fact, they do it so often that they begin to sound like chefs who are preoccupied with their knives. However, to the untrained eye, the cars appear to be virtually unchanged from the prior year’s models, with the exception of a few new wheel designs, slightly different paint options, and slightly more sculpted bumpers.