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2006 Toyota RAV4

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    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 2006-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 RAV4 was redesigned and enlarged for the 2006 model year. 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 neck, chest, and legs 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 head injuries would be possible. 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 vehicle 2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,569 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 105 in.
Length 181 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0601
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0601
Head
HIC-15 442
Peak gs at hard contact 93
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.44
Maximum tibia index - right 0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 111

Applies to 2006 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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 RAV4 was redesigned and enlarged for the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, side airbags were made standard (they were optional in 2006 models).

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.

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 vehicle 2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,493 lbs.
Side airbags optional front and second row head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 105 in.
Length 181 in.
Width 71 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0626
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.
-7.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0626
Head HIC-15 201
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4
Combined force (kN) 5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 83
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0626
Head HIC-15 117
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.62
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 68
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Applies to 2006-12 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight 3,493 lbs
Peak force 12,082 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.46
Tested vehicle
2009 Toyota RAV4 4-door 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2006-08 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
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 type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.2
Head contact time (ms) 84
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 766
1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags with front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2006 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights (optional)

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