Toyota Corolla1998-2002 models
results also apply to: 1998-2002 Chevrolet Prizm
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Prizm were redesigned for the 1998 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned leftward, through the open window, and hit the B-pillar. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and right leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was too low to record.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel, which compromised restraint system performance. Otherwise, the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.
- Head restraints can be positioned optimally in relation to an average-size male. In addition, side airbags are available. Both are pluses.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar during the offset test. However, head acceleration was low.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
- Built-in child restraints (1998-99 Corolla models and all Prizm models)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1998 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door
- Class: Small car
- Weight: 2,504 lbs.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 97 in.
- Length: 174 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 28 mpg city | 36 mpg highway