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2008 Toyota 4Runner

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2007 Toyota 4Runner shown
2007 Toyota 4Runner shown
1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2005-07 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 year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating

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 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,365 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 ID
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 ID
Head
HIC-15216
Peak gs at hard contact49
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 2008-09 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, structural modifications were made to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes, and starting with 2008 models, side airbags were made standard.

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 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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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 vehicle2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,352 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and second row head curtain airbags with optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase110 in.
Length189 in.
Width75 in.
Engine4.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0721
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.
11.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0721
Head HIC-15102
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)37
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)25
Average deflection (mm)24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.27
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)0.7
Combined force (kN)1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)66
A-P moment (Nm) -23

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0721
Head HIC-15156
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)33
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.78
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)68
A-P moment (Nm) 60

Applies to 2003-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats 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 rating3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)96
Max neck tension (N)1,335

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