The redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla – one of the automaker’s most important models — earned a Marginal rating in the new and challenging small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said on Thursday.
The results are the latest indication of Toyota’s struggles to score well on this test. No Toyota vehicle has yet received the highest rating of Good in the small overlap front test. In December, when the 2013 Camry and Prius V were tested, both received the lowest rating of Poor. So did the 2013 RAV4, in July, despite changes to the steering column and footwell padding. The Scion tC is the only Toyota vehicle to get an Acceptable rating. In contrast, five of eight Honda models tested have received ratings of Good.Read Article