Test details: The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for the 2003 model year. TheInsurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of the Corolla in two 40 mph frontal offset crash tests into deformable barriers. In the first test, forces on the right tibia were high enough to indicate the possibility of lower leg injury. This led Toyota to modify a portion of the padding underneath the carpeting on models produced after December, 2002. (Note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door.) The Institute tested a second Corolla that had been retrofitted with the improved padding, and forces on the lower right leg were reduced so that significant injury was unlikely. Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled in both tests. During rebound in the second test, the head hit the roof rail. Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in the second test in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.
Crash, Test, 2003, 2007, Toyota, Corolla, Altis, IIHS