2005 Toyota Corolla
Individuals and families interested in safety on a budget should focus on the 2005 Toyota Corolla. Passenger room measures 90.3 cubic feet and cargo volume is 13.6 cubic feet, so there’s enough space for the kids and gear for a weekend trip. But, if you want to prevent those wild youngsters from fighting with each other the whole way, you might want to opt for one of the larger vehicles on the list…one that will give those little cherubs some extra elbow room.
Prices for the 2005 Toyota Corolla start at $13,780 (plus a $540 destination charge) for the base 2,530-lb. CE model and climb to $17,555 for the sporty Corolla XRS. Standard on all models are front dual airbags, a rear three-point center seatbelt, and a front passenger airbag cutoff sensor. Optional safety features include antilock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, side airbags, side curtain airbags, stability control with traction control, and electronic brake assistance.
In NHTSA testing, the 2005 Toyota Corolla without side or side-curtain airbags received five stars for the driver and front passenger in a frontal crash, four stars for the front and rear occupants in a side crash, and four stars for its rollover rating. In IIHS testing, the 2005 Toyota Corolla received a Best Pick ranking for its offset frontal crash test performance.