Monday, April 5, 2010

2010 Toyota Corolla Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

For the second consecutive year, the Toyota Corolla compact sedan has earned the "Top Safety Pick" award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The "Top Safety Pick" is the highest safety designation awarded by the IIHS. To qualify, a vehicle must earn the highest ratings in front, side, rollover, and rear impact tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.
The IIHS is an independent non-profit research and communications organization funded by auto insurance companies. The IIHS testing became more comprehensive in 2010 when the rollover test was added to the qualifications. To earn the highest rollover rating from IIHS, a roof must be able to support an amount of weight equal to four times the vehicle's weight, where the government standard is just 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle. In this test, the Corolla's roof withstood 5.1 times its vehicle weight.
All Toyota models meet or exceed the safety requirements of the federal government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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