2021 Toyota Corolla  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#42 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#106 of all 2021 vehicles

The Corolla, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Corolla has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Toyota Corolla has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Toyota Corolla is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Toyota's Safety Sense active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Toyota Corolla include the following active safety system: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). There are optional safety features on the 2021 Toyota Corolla which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) and Blind Spot Monitor.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Toyota Corolla. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8453Kia RioVolkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia ForteSubaru ImprezaHonda CivicMazda 3Subaru LegacyToyota CorollaNissan SentraHyundai SonataKia K5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota Corolla with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 84. The 2021 Toyota Corolla is safer than the 2021 Kia Rio, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2021 Kia Forte, the 2021 Subaru Impreza, the 2021 Honda Civic, and the 2021 Kia K5. It is about as safe as the 2021 Nissan Sentra, the 2021 Subaru Legacy, and the 2021 Mazda 3.

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