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2016 Scion iA

Minicar
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Scion iA was introduced in the 2016 model year. It is based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda 2, which is no longer available for sale in the U.S. market.

The car was renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year as Toyota discontinued the Scion nameplate.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 6 cm at the brake pedal. Upper interior intrusion measured 4-6 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Scion iA 4-door
Weight 2,432 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 101 in.
Length 172 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 33 mpg city / 42 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1526
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1526
Head
HIC-15 124
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.45
Right 0.39
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 0.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 63
Right 66

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Scion iA was introduced in the 2016 model year. It is based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda 2, which is no longer available for sale in the U.S. market. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mazda as part of frontal crash test verification.

The Scion iA was renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year as Toyota discontinued the Scion nameplate.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag and dislodged headliner.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Scion iA 4-door
Weight 2,436 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 101 in.
Length 172 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 33 mpg city / 42 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1506
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1506
Head
HIC-15 194
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.56
Maximum tibia index - right 0.78
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 68

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Scion iA was introduced in the 2016 model year. It is based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda 2, which is no longer available for sale in the U.S. market.

The car was renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year as Toyota discontinued the Scion nameplate.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the femur would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Scion iA 4-door
Weight 2,426 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 101 in.
Length 172 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 33 mpg city / 42 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1504
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-18.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1504
Head HIC-15 260
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.39
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.57
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 201
A-P moment (Nm) 68

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1504
Head HIC-15 174
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 0.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 2.3
L-M moment (Nm) 277
A-P moment (Nm) -72

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 2,421 lbs
Peak force 15,058 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.22
Tested vehicle
2016 Scion iA 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 32
Distance below top of head (mm) 6
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.5
Head contact time (ms) 60
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 253

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Standard Low Speed Pre-Collision System

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2016 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim base
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 69
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 25
Clearance angle (degrees) 44
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 23
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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