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2003 Toyota 4Runner

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2003-07 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2004 models)
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
A
G
2011
G
G
A
G
2010
G
G
A
G
2009
G
G
P
2008
G
G
P
2007
G
G
P
2006
G
G
P
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A

Applies to 2003-09 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 Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2003 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4wd
Weight 4,191 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase110 in.
Length189 in.
Width74 in.
Engine4.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0309
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0309
Head
HIC-15216
Peak gs at hard contact49.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)44
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right55

Applies to 2003-09 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)38
Distance below top of head (mm)62
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.5
Head contact time (ms)93
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)96
Max neck tension (N)1,335

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