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."