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2000 Toyota Avalon

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
P
2007
G
G
P
2006
G
G
P
2005
G
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
P
2001
G
P
2000
G
1999
A
1998
A
1997
M
1996
M
1995
M

Applies to 2000-04 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 Avalon was redesigned for the 2000 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 roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 4-door
Weight 3,468 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length192 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00012
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)7
Left (cm)13
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)14
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00012
Head
HIC-15377
Peak gs at hard contact13
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)43
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.5
Femur force - right (kN)2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)4
Maximum tibia index - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left81
Right77

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