2016 Toyota Corolla  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#77 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#147 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2021 Toyota Corolla
The Corolla, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Corolla has offered Apple CarPlay since 2019. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Toyota Corolla is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Toyota Corolla has a score of 66, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Toyota Corolla has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0601% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8692%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0601% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8692% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Toyota Corolla is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Toyota Corolla is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

7857Kia RioNissan SentraKia ForteMitsubishi LancerHyundai ElantraToyota CorollaDodge DartFord FocusToyota Scion iMMazda 3Volkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Toyota Corolla with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 78. The 2016 Toyota Corolla is safer than the 2016 Kia Rio and the 2016 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Mazda 3, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM, the 2016 Ford Focus, and the 2016 Dodge Dart. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2016 Honda Civic.

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