Another Toyota gets a 5-star safety rating

Updated Oct 19, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
The Innova joins the 5-star club.

A week ago, the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid achieved a five-star safety rating from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). More recently, the 2020 Toyota Innova completed ANCAP’s battery of tests and it also received a five-star safety rating.

ANCAP did testing for the Innova back in 2015 and 2016, but those versions lacked some safety features present on the 2020 version of the Innova. ANCAP also extended the offset deformable barrier test to conform to its current testing standards.

A picture of the 2020 Toyota Innova.

The version ANCAP tested is a 2020 Innova

Just like the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, the Innova had excellent ratings for all categories. For adult occupant safety, the Toyota made MPV received a score of 33.05, with 36 being the maximum points. Of note is the Innova's offset-frontal crash-test score of 14.05 out of 16. In addition, the Innova scored a perfect 16 over 16 on the side-impact test.

On the same tests, the Corolla Cross Hybrid scored 13.01 and 16.00 respectively. For Child occupants, the Innova also performed well with a score of 21.51 out of 24 points in the dynamic assessment child-occupant crash tests. 

When it comes to safety assist features, the Toyota Innova got a score of 15.28 out of 18.00. That’s still an excellent score as the variant ANCAP tested was equipped with anti-lock braking, electronic stability control, and seatbelt reminders.

ASEAN NCAP - Toyota Innova (2020)

The Innova didn’t get as high a score as the Corolla Cross Hybrid in this category because the Innova variant ANCAP used wasn’t equipped with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, etc. In total, the 2020 Toyota Innova achieved 82.69 points out of 100 points, equivalent to a five-star ANCAP rating.

In case you’re wondering, the model that ANCAP used on the test was a 2020 Innova, which is the current Toyota MPV that’s available in the Philippines. However, the 2021 Toyota Innova was recently launched in Indonesia.

All 2021 Innova variants in the Indonesian market come standard with dual-front and driver’s knee airbags, stability control, anti-lock braking, and ISOFIX. On the other hand, the top-of-the-line Innova Venturer comes with even more safety features like side airbags and curtain airbags. Note that the new Innova is a facelift and it still uses the same chassis and frame found on the second generation Toyota MPV. 

A picture of the facelifted 2021 Toyota Innova.

With those safety features, we're predicting that the 2021 Toyota Innova will have a high rating as well

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.