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2003 Toyota Avalon

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2000 Toyota Avalon shown
2000 Toyota Avalon shown
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Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
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
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating
1996
M
Crash avoidance rating
1995
M
Crash avoidance rating

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 ID
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 ID
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

Applies to 2001-04 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)68
Distance below top of head (mm)65
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)15.0
Head contact time (ms)98
Force rating3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)130
Max neck tension (N)1,408

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