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Corolla and WRX earn top safety marks

Corolla and WRX earn top safety marks

Top safety marks have been achieved for the Toyota Corolla sedan and Subaru WRX.

Both vehicles have received a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme today.

AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says both brands are achieving the safety standards consumers expect of them.

The Subaru has also achieved the top pedestrian protection rating of ‘good’, a step above the minimum 5-star requirement of ‘acceptable’ with 28.31 out of 36 points. The Toyota achieved 22.89 points.

Transport Agency spokesman Andy Knackstedt says the presence of two more five star cars in the New Zealand market is good news for Kiwi drivers.

“Five star vehicles earn that rating because they give drivers and passengers the best chance of walking away from a crash, or of avoiding the crash altogether with active safety features like ESC and ABS.

“We’re making good progress in reducing deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads, but we need to keep improving the safety of all parts of our transport system to save more lives and prevent more serious injuries. That means creating safer roads and roadsides, encouraging safer road use and safer travel speeds, and getting more people into safer vehicles.”

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

The full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings, other vehicle safety information and the specifications of the rated vehicles are available online at or


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