Based on data reviewed by Euro NCAP, it is expected that a similar level of safety could be expected from the Toyota Auris Touring Sports (wagon variant).
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both front seat occupants. Toyota showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions. However, the rear driver's side door opened during the impact. Such door opening could be hazardous for rear seat occupants and the car was penalised. In the side pole test, protection of the driver's chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.
For 2013, Euro NCAP is using improved child dummies and applying a broader assessment of CRS to vehicle compatibility. Based on dummy readings, the Auris scored maximum points for its protection of the 1½ year dummy in the dynamic impact tests. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contact with parts of the car interior. All child restraints for which the car is designed could be installed without problem. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded.
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bonnet provided good protection to the pelvis towards the centre of the car but was poor at the outer edges. Similarly, the bonnet provided good protection to the head of struck pedestrian in some areas but protection was poor for an adult's head around the windscreen pillars.
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all Aurises, and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is also standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is available as an option but is not expected to be sold in sufficient numbers to qualify for inclusion in Euro NCAP's assessment.