The new Toyota Corolla Cross small SUV has achieved the requisite five-star crash rating from safety tester ANCAP.

    It also achieved the highest score in the vulnerable road-user protection category – one of four major categories – across the outgoing 2020-22 testing protocols, with 87 per cent.

    The five-star rating applies to all petrol and hybrid Corolla Cross variants.

    ‘Good’ ratings were applied in both side impact and oblique pole tests as well as across the majority of autonomous emergency braking, emergency lane-keeping and lane-keep assist test scenarios, ANCAP added.

    However the Toyota only achieved a ‘Marginal’ rating when it came to protecting the driver’s chest in a frontal offset test.

    Moreover ANCAP slapped it with a penalty for far-side impact protection, as Toyota “did not provide the additional information required to demonstrate that performance would provide similar levels of protection for occupants of difference sizes”.

    Overall the Corolla Cross scored 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 87 per vent for vulnerable road-user protection, and 83 per cent for safety assist features.

    Standard safety equipment atop the eight airbags includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Road sign assist
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist with active lane-centring
    • Blind-spot monitoring with safe-exit assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Reversing camera
    • Automatic high-beam

    Atmos hybrid models (not petrol-only models) gain a surround-view camera and active parking assist as well.

    As the wording suggests, ANCAP’s latest 2020-22 test protocols are about to expire, with an even tougher regime to take over for 2023. You can read all about the details on this here.

    MORE: Here’s how ANCAP is making crash tests harder from 2023

    Mike Costello
    Mike Costello is a Senior Contributor at CarExpert.
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