Toyota Corolla reliability & safety

There's no independent reliability data for the Corolla Hybrid yet, but the company’s track record in this area is excellent

Toyota Corolla
Euro NCAP Adult protection Child protection Safety assistance
5 stars (2019) 95% 84% 77%

As it's an all-new model launched in early 2019, independent reliability data isn't 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. Safety is assured by a five-star Euro NCAP score.

Toyota Corolla 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. 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.


The latest Corolla has now been through Euro NCAP crash-testing, where it scored the maximum five stars. Individual scores include a very impressive 95% for adult occupant protection, 84% for child occupant protection and 77% for safety assistance.

Toyota's suite of standard safety equipment is impressive. Called '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.