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1998 Toyota Tacoma

Small pickup
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2003 models, optional on 1998-2002 models)
2
Daytime running lights (optional beginning with 1999 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
M
G
2013
G
G
M
G
2012
G
G
M
G
2011
G
G
M
G
2010
G
G
M
G
2009
G
G
M
G
2008
G
G
M
M
2007
G
G
M
M
2006
G
G
M
M
2005
G
G
M
M
2004
A
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A

Applies to 1998-2004 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
P
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 Tacoma was introduced in the 1995 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. Forces on the head indicate that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the left tibia and left foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be likely.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1998 Toyota Tacoma (2wd regular cab)
Weight 2,723 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length185 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)23
Left (cm)22
Center (cm)15
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)15
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)9
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98003
Head
HIC-15670
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)14
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.5
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)9
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left1.49
Maximum tibia index - right0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN)9.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left443
Right92

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