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2014 Toyota Corolla

small car / 4-door sedan

2014 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door

The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for the 2014 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s movement was reasonably well controlled. The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but rolled to the left as the steering wheel moved 11 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1332
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 32
Footrest (cm) 14
Left toepan (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 8
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Upper dash (cm) 20
Lower instrument panel (cm) 20

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1332
Head
HIC-15 154
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 2.4
Right 2.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.82
Right 0.49
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 64

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota Corolla 4-door

The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1308
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1308
Head
HIC-15 253
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.45
Maximum tibia index - right 0.98
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 56

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota Corolla 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle:2014 Toyota Corolla 4-door

The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1302
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1302
Head HIC-15 294
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.40
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 44
A-P moment (Nm) -111

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1302
Head HIC-15 234
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 1.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 66
A-P moment (Nm) 238

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,834 lbs
Peak force 15,228 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.37

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 21
Distance below top of head (mm) 16
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.8
Head contact time (ms) 61
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 509

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted