Corolla Receives 5 Star Safety Rating
Earlier this year, the 2014 Toyota Corolla received a Top Safety Pick title from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), after its performance in the small overlap frontal crash test. Fortunately, the redesigned for 2014 model gained redemption for its safety features after having scored a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Definitely, the government-sanctioned test did not seem to agree with the score the IIHS has given the sedan.
Based on the tests conducted by the NHTSA, the 2014 Toyota Corolla showed a number of positive safety results from its series of tests conducted. With an overall five-star score, the sedan’s individual scores include a five star rating on both frontal and side impact crashes plus a four star rating on its rollover test.
Considering the fact that the Corolla is the best selling vehicle of Toyota, it would be very tacky for the car manufacturer to produce a vehicle falling short of its safety features. Especially since the 2014 Toyota Corolla comes with some of the latest safety equipment produced by the car manufacturer, it is easy to see why the sedan continues to be a bestseller.
Among the safety features included on the 2014 Toyota Corolla include a standard eight airbags to protect the driver and his passengers. Apart from this, the sedan also comes with a Star Safety System, which includes enhanced vehicle stability control, anti-lock brake system, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, Smart Stop Technology, and brake assist. The sedan also comes equipped with an energy-absorbing collapsible steering column, whiplash injury lessening seats, high-tensile-strength steel body panels, tire pressure monitor system, and the LATCH child safety system. Except for the base L trim level, a rearview camera is considered a standard, adding to the safety equipment on the new Corolla sedan.