2020 Toyota Corolla sedan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

Headlights could use some improvement

2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla / Image Credit: Toyota
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The IIHS has finally crash tested the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan, and it has earned the organization's second highest commendation of Top Safety Pick. It matches the hatchback that was tested earlier, meaning all versions of the Corolla have this high safety rating.

Getting the car to the Top Safety Pick rating are excellent crash test results. The car earned the top "Good" ratings for all crashes including the difficult passenger-side small overlap crash. Its standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems also earned the top "Superior" rating and was able to prevent a collision even at 25 mph.

The Corolla's one weak point is in headlights, like with many other cars nowadays. The Corolla's best headlights scored the second highest "Acceptable" rating, keeping the model from earning the Top Safety Pick+ rating. These are only available on the XLE and XSE trims with the Advanced Lighting Package. The headlights on all other trims were only rated "Marginal" the second lowest rating. The standard headlights on the hatchback were rated higher at "Acceptable."

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