Toyota Corolla Hybrid reliability & safety

There's no independent crash-testing or reliability data for the Toyota Corolla Hybrid yet, but the company’s track record in these areas is excellent

As it's an all-new model launched in early 2019, neither independent crash-testing nor detailed reliability data is available for the latest Corolla right now. Going on the track record of previous Toyota models, however, we don't have major concerns about either area.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid reliability & problems

Toyota is renowned for reliability and dependability, particularly of its hybrid models, so we don't foresee any major issues in this area for the Corolla Hybrid. It's too soon to be certain, however; we'll have to wait until owners get some decent miles on the clock before we have objective reliability data for the car. Toyota's five-year/100,000-mile warranty is one of the best in the business, though.

Safety

The latest Toyota Corolla hasn't been through Euro NCAP crash-testing just yet, but the suite of standard safety equipment is impressive. Called 'Toyota Safety Sense', it incorporates a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, road-sign recognition and automatic high-beam headlights.

The pre-collision system will detect vehicles in front at speeds between six and 112mph, alerting the driver to the risk of impact and preparing the brakes to deliver maximum stopping power. If you don't respond to the warning, the brakes are applied automatically in order to avoid (or reduce the severity of) a collision.

The adaptive cruise control can stop and start the car as appropriate in traffic at speeds of up to 19mph, as well as keeping a safe distance from the car in front when cruising at higher speeds. Lane-departure warning functions at speeds above 31mph, alerting the driver if the car is leaving its lane without indicating.