2020 Toyota Corolla  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#49 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#119 of all 2020 vehicles


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


The 2020 Toyota Corolla is 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 2020 Toyota Corolla has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Toyota Corolla has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0452% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1615%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0452% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1615% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8453Kia RioVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia ForteNissan KicksHyundai ElantraSubaru LegacyMazda 3Toyota CorollaNissan SentraHonda CivicSubaru ImprezaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Toyota Corolla with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 84. The 2020 Toyota Corolla is safer than the 2020 Kia Rio, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2020 Kia Forte, the 2020 Nissan Kicks, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, the 2020 Subaru Impreza, the 2020 Honda Civic, and the 2020 Nissan Sentra. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mazda 3 and the 2020 Subaru Legacy.

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