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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Midsize SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser shown
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2008 models, optional in 2007 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2009 models)
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
A
G
2013
G
G
A
G
2012
G
G
A
G
2011
G
G
A
G
2010
G
G
A
G
2009
G
G
A
G
2008
G
G
A
M
2007
G
G
A
M

Applies to 2007-14 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 FJ Cruiser was introduced in the 2007 model year and is derived from the Toyota 4Runner. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

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/roof rail contact was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4wd
Weight 4,244 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 in.
Width75 in.
Engine4.0 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0606
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)18
Right (cm)14
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0606
Head
HIC-15273
Peak gs at hard contact48.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)47
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.48
Maximum tibia index - right0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left77
Right85

Applies to 2008-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
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 FJ Cruiser was introduced in the 2007 model year and is derived from the Toyota 4Runner. Beginning 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 FJ Cruiser 4wd
Weight 4,277 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length184 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 IDCES0627
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.
-14.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0627
Head HIC-1598
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.32
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.4
Combined force (kN)3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)53
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0627
Head HIC-15182
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)19
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)18
Average deflection (mm)16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.21
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)106
A-P moment (Nm) 43

Applies to 2007-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight4,338 lbs
Peak force15,067 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.47
Tested vehicle
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2009-14 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)30
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.9
Head contact time (ms)60
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)602

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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