Overall Evaluation

Pedestrian Rating


Applicable to vehicles produced:

2001 on


Driver airbag


5 Dr Hatch


4 cyl 1.8 litre

Kerb weight:

1130 kg



Vehicles built:

Jan 2002

Evaluation Possible Points

Frontal Offset Score

11.32 16.00

Side Impact Score

16.00 16.00

Pole Test Score

Not tested 2.00
Overall Score 27.32 34.00
Pedestrian Score




Model History and Safety features

The tested model of Toyota Corolla was introduced in 2001.

A driver's airbag is standard equipment. A passenger airbag is available on some other variants of the Corolla.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a severe crash.

Overall Evaluation: 4 Stars

The TOYOTA COROLLA scored 11.32 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well in this crash.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.

Frontal Offset Crash Test

Body Region Point Scores
  Score Points available
Head/neck 4.00 4.00
Chest 2.66 4.00
Upper legs 2.00 4.00
Lower legs 2.67 4.00
Score 11.33 16.00

The passenger compartment held it shape well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 88mm and had very little deformation. Thanks to an ingenious bracket design, the brake pedal moved forward to minimise the risk of foot injury. The dash moved 60mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 43mm, upwards 36mm and sideways 59mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 62mm rearwards. The roof was in good shape and the width of the driver's doorway shortened by 60mm. All doors remained closed during the crash but they were found to be locked after the crash - probably due to the dummy's hand striking the central locking switch. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driverís door. Hazard lights activated during the crash.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and protection from serious injury was good. Airbag contact was stable but during rebound the driver's head came partially out of the side window and struck the b-pillar. The driver's knee hit steering column and dash. The ignition barrel and steering column adjuster bracket pose a hazard to the driver's knees. The passenger's head did not hit anything and protection was good. Chest protection for the passenger was marginal. The passenger's knees hit the glove box and dash.

Modifiers for offset test scores

The score generated from driver dummy data may be modified where the protection for different sized occupants or occupants in different seating positions, or accidents of slightly different severity, can be expected to be worse than that indicated by the dummy readings or deformation data alone. In any single body region, the score may reduce by up to a maximum of two points.

Front Offset Test Modifier (Reduction) Point Scores

Head No penalty
Chest No penalty
Upper leg Variable & conc. loading  2.00 L & R
Lower leg Brake pedal upward No penalty

Side Impact Crash Test

Body Region Point Scores

  Score Points Available
Head 4.00 4.00
Chest 4.00 4.00
Abdomen 4.00 4.00
Pelvis 4.00 4.00
Score 16.00 16.00

The driver's head hit the roof rail above the door but protection from serious injury was good.

Door Opening during the Impact

When a door opens in a side barrier test or a pole test, a minus one-point modifier will be applied to the score for that test. A one-point modifier will be applied for every door (including the tailgate) that opens.

Door Opening Forces after the Impact

A check is made to ensure that the doors on the non-struck side can be opened. The doors on the struck side are not opened.

Pole Test

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points, giving a maximum possible overall score of 34 points.

A one point modifier is applied if the head protection airbag does not deploy fully in the designed manner.

Pedestrian Rating

Overall Pedestrian rating 14.00 points out of 36 (38.9%)

Pedestrian rating scores
  Score Points Available
Child head impacts 8.00 12.00
adult head impacts 6.00 12.00
upper leg 0.00 6.00
lower leg impacts 0.00 6.00
Score 14.00 36.00


Document Issued: 27 May 2002