The driver's knees and femurs were protected by an airbag mounted beneath the steering column. Toyota demonstrated to Euro NCAP that the airbag would also provide adequate protection to taller and shorter drivers in different seating positions.
The Corolla scored maximum points in the side impact test. In the pole test, the rear door moved from the primary latch to the scondary latch position and the car lost one of the two points available for that test.
The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a reaward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information presented to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.
The protection offered by the bonnet to an adult pedestrian's head was rated predominantly as fair.