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2006 Toyota Highlander

Midsize SUV
2001 Toyota Highlander shown
2001 Toyota Highlander shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P

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1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2001-06 models); front and second row head curtain airbags (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2004-06 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2007 models)
3
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2004 models, optional on 2001-2003 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2001-07 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 Highlander was introduced in the 2001 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the head restraint and then moved forward and grazed the grab handle above the driver door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 Toyota Highlander 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,880 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase107 in.
Length184 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0117
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)5
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0117
Head
HIC-15474
Peak gs at hard contact83
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)39
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.3
Femur force - right (kN)2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.34
Maximum tibia index - right0.97
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left60
Right83

Applies to 2004-07 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

Seats with head restraint tilt and with adjustable lumbar

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSeats with head restraint tilt and with adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm)42
Distance below top of head (mm)68
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.5
Head contact time (ms)100
Force rating3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)47
Max neck tension (N)1,180

Applies to 2004-07 models

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

Seat type

Seats with fixed head restraint tilt and without adjustable lumbar

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSeats with fixed head restraint tilt and without adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm)58
Distance below top of head (mm)70
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.0
Head contact time (ms)93
Force rating2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)12
Max neck tension (N)840

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