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2010 Toyota Avalon

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2006 Toyota Avalon shown
2006 Toyota Avalon shown
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
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2005-08 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
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 2005-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
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 2005 model year and mildly restyled for the 2011 model year. Its size and weight were increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a large family car beginning with the 2005 models. (Earlier models were classified as midsize moderately priced cars.)

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Even though the car has an airbag designed to protect the driver's knees, forces on the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail/grab handle hit was low.

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 vehicle2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4-door
Weight 3,590 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length197 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-2
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15166
Peak gs at hard contact25
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)5
Knee displacement - right (mm)13
Maximum tibia index - left0.71
Maximum tibia index - right0.72
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right65

Applies to 2005-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
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 Avalon was redesigned for the 2005 model year and mildly restyled for the 2011 model year. Its size and weight were increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a large family car beginning with the 2005 models. (Earlier models were classified as midsize moderately priced cars.)

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures 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 vehicle2006 Toyota Avalon XL 4-door
Weight 3,527 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length197 in.
Width73 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0617
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.
9.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0617
Head HIC-15350
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)50
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.76
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.62
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.9
Acetabulum force (kN)3.3
Combined force (kN)4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)105
A-P moment (Nm) 53

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0617
Head HIC-15207
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)45
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.89
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)116
A-P moment (Nm) 30

Applies to 2009-12 models

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

Seat type

Power Leather Seat (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower Leather Seat (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)50
Distance below top of head (mm)44
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.6
Head contact time (ms)64
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)61
Max neck tension (N)515

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