(Arlington, VA – Insurance News 360) – On October 2, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback model, equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights, is qualified for the 2018 Top Safety Pick.
This model will replace the Corolla iM hatchback. The sedan has not been redesigned and these ratings do not apply to sedan models.
The Corolla has superior-rated front crash prevention, and the optional curve-adaptive headlights have an acceptable rating, although the base headlights are rated marginal. In order for the vehicle to qualify for 2018 Top Safety Pick, it must have good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also needs a front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating and available headlights that earn an acceptable or good rating.
It also earned a rating of “good” in the IIHS passenger-side small overlap front crash test, which is the newest test the organization conducts.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.