2017 Toyota Corolla  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#65 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#129 of all 2017 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla is below average 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 2017 Toyota Corolla has a score of 73, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Toyota Corolla has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0517% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9075%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0517% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9075% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

7958Nissan SentraMitsubishi LancerKia ForteChevrolet CruzeV. Golf SportWagenMazda 6Subaru ImprezaToyota CorollaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Toyota Corolla with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 79. The 2017 Toyota Corolla is safer than the 2017 Nissan Sentra, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2017 Kia Forte, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2017 Honda Civic, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. It is about as safe as the 2017 Subaru Impreza and the 2017 Mazda 6.

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