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TOYOTA Corolla 2009

Toyota Corolla Ascent

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3 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
4 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Good



Used Car Safety Report

The Toyota Corolla has been awarded a 3 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Toyota Corolla also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. 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.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



The 2007 Toyota Corolla hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score28.85out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.01out of 16
Side impact test14.84out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Toyota Corolla Ascent was introduced in Australia during 2007.

The Corolla Ascent scored 12.01 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver and there was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver and passenger. The vehicle scored 14.84 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Side airbags, a driver knee airbag and headprotecting side curtains are optional on the Ascent and Levin SX variants and standard on the other variants in Australia. Side airbags are standard on all sedans and hatches in New Zealand but are not available for the wagon. Side curtains and knee airbags are standard on GLX sedans and hatches in New Zealand. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. Electronic stability control is not available.

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. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat of sedans and hatches. This provides better protection than the two point (lap) seat belt fitted to the New Zealand
wagon.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.01 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.31 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 2.7 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 55 mm and upwards 12 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 41mm forward, 33mm downward and 1 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 15 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with high manual effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.84 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.84 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The New Zealand variants with standard side airbags can be expected to provide better protection than the tested vehicle, which had no side airbags.

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. A separate ANCAP rating is available for a Corolla hatch with the full package of airbags.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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3-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 6.92
Adult head impacts 8
Upper leg impacts Zero
Lower leg impacts 5.81

Total (out of 36) 20.73

The 2007 Toyota Corolla received a three stars in the pedestrian protection test.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.4 L/100km 174 g/km 7 /10 8.5 /10 4.5-Star Overall Rating


The 2007 Toyota Corolla hatch hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.96out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.96out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

This model of Toyota Corolla hatch was introduced in Australia during 2007. This 5-star ANCAP rating applies to all Corolla hatches with 7 airbags. A separate ANCAP rating is available for Corollas built before October 2010 with dual airbags.

The Toyota Corolla hatch scored 14.96 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of chest injury for the driver and passenger. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European Auris was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Side airbags, a driver knee airbag, head-protecting side curtains and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are standard on all variants from October 2010. Check with the manufacturer for safety features prior to this. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.96 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.3 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.66 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 88mm. The clutch pedal moved upwards 15mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 45mm, upwards 18mm and sideways 4mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 16mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee modifiers. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

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 manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned the maximum two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Whiplash Protection Test

The 2007 Toyota Corolla hatch received a whiplash rating of good.

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Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 6.92
Adult head impacts 8
Upper leg impacts Zero
Lower leg impacts 5.81

Total (out of 36) 20.73

* Based on tests to a previous protocol. Scores might vary under the latest test protocol.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.4 L/100km 174 g/km 7 /10 8.5 /10 4.5-Star Overall Rating


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score33.63out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.63out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)1out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Toyota Corolla sedan was introduced in Australia during 2007. This 5-star ANCAP rating applies to all Corolla sedans with 7 airbags. A separate ANCAP rating is available for Corollas built before October 2010 with dual airbags.

The Toyota Corolla sedan scored 14.63 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of chest injury for the driver and passenger. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and one point in the pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Side airbags, a driver knee airbag, head-protecting side curtains and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are standard on all variants from October 2010. Check with the manufacturer for safety features prior to this. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.63 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.81 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.82 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 76mm. The clutch pedal moved upwards 6mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 30mm, upwards 1mm and sideways 6mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 9mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee modifiers. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

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 manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test. A door opened during the crash and so the vehicle earned 1 out of 2 available points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Whiplash Protection Test

The 2007 Toyota Corolla received a whiplash rating of good.

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 8.86
Adult head impacts 7.5
Upper leg impacts 0.92
Lower leg impacts 5.86

Total (out of 36) 23.14

* Based on tests to a previous protocol. Scores might vary under the latest test protocol.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.3 L/100km 172 g/km 7 /10 8.5 /10 4.5-Star Overall Rating

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