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2005 Scion tC

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
A
A
M
2009
A
A
M
2008
A
A
M
2007
A
A
M
2006
A
A
M
2005
A
A
M

Applies to 2005-10 models

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

The Scion tC was introduced in the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail/grab handle hit was low. (Note: during the test, some injury data from the neck was not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable test data from Toyota, the head/neck injury rating was not changed.)

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and grab handle.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Scion tC 2-door
Weight 2,978 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length174 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0908
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)4
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0908
Head
HIC-15440
Peak gs at hard contact81
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)0
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.8
Femur force - right (kN)2.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.47
Maximum tibia index - right1.09
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left64
Right90

Applies to 2005-10 models

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

The Scion tC was introduced in the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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

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 vehicle2009 Scion tC 2-door
Weight 2,985 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length174 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0912
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.
-12.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0912
Head HIC-15546
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)3.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)9.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.95
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.8
Acetabulum force (kN)1.2
Combined force (kN)4.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)237
A-P moment (Nm) 108

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0912
Head HIC-15295
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)224
A-P moment (Nm) -52

Applies to 2005-10 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)48
Distance below top of head (mm)66
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.1
Head contact time (ms)90
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)170
Max neck tension (N)874

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