Just bought a month ago with ABS and side airbag options. Couldn't find one at dealers with ESC. Great car so far, approx. 30 mpg combined thus far. Very quiet, good backseat and trunk room. Considered a hybrid, prius or civic, but went with the Corolla for the price. Only negative is the drivers seat position related to the radio and steering wheel.
Interior and trunk room is comparable to a mid sized car, very good build quality. Car is very quiet and smooth at all speeds.
Telescoping steering wheel and put the radio within reach of the driver. Driver seat is uncomfortable as you have to fully extend your arms to reach the wheel and the radio.