Arlington, Virginia – The redesigned 2009 Toyota Corolla has received the highest rating of “good” in offset frontal crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS tested a 2009 Corolla XLE, equipped with standard front seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear head curtain airbags, and with optional electronic stability control.

In testing, the IIHS found that the test dummy’s movement was “well controlled” and that the driver’s side curtain deployed during the crash. Measures taken from the neck, chest and legs indicated a low risk of injuries to those body regions in the crash, but high head acceleration occurred when the dummy’s head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible.

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