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1996 Toyota RAV4

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
A
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
M
Crash avoidance rating
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating
1996
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1996-2000 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
A
Leg/foot, left
P
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota RAV4 was introduced in the 1996 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the right leg indicate low risk of injuries to this body region in a crash of this severity. High acceleration occured when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Accelerations on the chest indicate that injuries to the chest would be possible. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injury to the lower leg would be likely.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar. The dummy's right knee also hit a metal flange under the steering column, which punctured the vinyl "skin" at the knee.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1998 Toyota RAV4 4-door 4wd util.
Weight 3,007 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 95 in.
Length 164 in.
Width 67 in.
Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98014
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 14
Left (cm) 26
Center (cm) 24
Right (cm) 18
Brake pedal (cm) 29
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 11
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98014
Head
HIC-15 407
Peak gs at hard contact 80
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.2
Femur force - right (kN) 3.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 1.48
Maximum tibia index - right 0.71
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 88
Right 106
1
Antilock brakes (optional)
2
Daytime running lights (optional on 2000 models)

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