The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The way in which pedestrians move relative to the path of the vehicle is calculated to determine whether they are in danger of being struck. A spoiler is optional for the S. Accelerating hard to overtake it starts to get a little busy with engine noise increasing. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Front and rear are standard.
Astonishingly the automatic is only a four-speed. Dual front airbags are standard equipment. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists in the event of a crash. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and one point in the pole test. On test the brakes performed strongly with a reassuring brake pedal feel and solid stops. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test.
There's no denying that the Corolla has become larger but with the growth has come an improved chassis and more communicative steering although with fairly heavy self centering. The steering wheel hub moved 41mm forward, 33mm downward and 1 mm sideways. The choice of seat fabric looked and felt low-rent, and the dash board, whilst it didn't squeak on test, was decidedly flimsy between the windscreen and instrument cluster. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. They form a cushion between the driver or passenger and the window and stay in place if the car rolls over to protect their head.
Minor gauges for fuel and temp are also easy to see. This provides better protection than a two point lap seat belt. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Summary Since it was introduced in 1966 more than 32. It stops wheel spin by reducing engine power or temporarily applying the brakes to that wheel, allowing the car to accelerate smoothly, even on slippery surfaces.
There are four hatches and three sedans the wagon has been discontinued in the new line-up , with all offering either manual or automatic transmission except the Ultima Sedan. Similarly, the audio controls for sound were a bit old school and small. Again, occupant size can largely influence comfort, and shorter passengers may find it entirely acceptable, even for long trips. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash. Limited slip differentials also help provide a more even distribution of traction forces when the car is on a slippery surface. .
Interestingly, the latest Corolla hatch is now bigger in dimensions except in length than the pre 'wide' body Toyota Camry from the 90's. For starters, the Toyota Corolla gets exceptional gas mileage. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional. There was a slight risk of chest injury for the driver and passenger. Check with the manufacturer for safety features prior to this. Curtain airbags are designed to protect the driver's and passenger's heads in a crash.
The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes. For starters, the Toyota Corolla gets exceptional gas mileage. Interior storage for small items is handled by a two piece glovebox, a smaller upper section and a larger lower half for street directories etc. The clutch pedal moved upwards 15mm. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A door opened during the crash and so the vehicle earned 1 out of 2 available points. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 76mm.
Rear seat comfort is also better although taller passengers could do with some additional thigh support. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Safety Feature Summary The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. Braking The entry level Ascent now has the braking features standard that that others in the same class have had for a number of years. One of the best tested recently. This uses a camera combined with radar to detect vulnerable road users through their shape and characteristics. The optional safety pack adds an additional five airbags including, for the first time for Corolla, a driver's knee airbag, bringing the total to seven.
Send Mike an Hide full review. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The smooth-shifting automatic quickly when called upon, but the act brings on a significant amount of engine noise as the four-cylinder ramps up the rpms. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer. The top specked Ultima Sedan is available as an auto only.