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2018 Toyota Tundra

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    M
  • Passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior

Headlights
M

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A


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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2018
M
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
M
A
2017
M
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
A
2016
M
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
A
2015
M
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
M
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
A
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
A
Crash avoidance rating
2011
A
Crash avoidance rating
2010
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Tundra CrewMax was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2010 models, the driver and passenger frontal airbags and front seat belts were modified and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger were added. Beginning with 2014 models, the side curtain airbags were lengthened and reprogrammed to deploy in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes to improve occupant protection.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 36 cm at the footrest and 30 cm at the left portion of the toepan. Upper interior intrusion measured 22 cm at the upper hinge pillar and 13-15 cm at the instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to the left foot and right lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax 2wd
Weight 5,504 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 146 in.
Length 229 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.7 L V8
EPA ratings 13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1606
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 26
Footrest (cm) 36
Left toepan (cm) 30
Brake pedal (cm) 26
Parking brake (cm) 25
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 6
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 22
Upper dash (cm) 13
Lower instrument panel (cm) 15

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1606
Head
HIC-15 103
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 3.8
Right 2.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.39
Right 0.55
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 7.6
Right 4.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 242
Right 119

Applies to 2014-18 models

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

The Toyota Tundra CrewMax was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2010 models, the driver and passenger frontal airbags and front seat belts were modified and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger were added. Beginning with 2014 models, the side curtain airbags were lengthened and reprogrammed to deploy in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes to improve occupant protection.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high acceleration was recorded on the right foot, indicating that foot injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax 2wd
Weight 5,514 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 146 in.
Length 229 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.7 L V8
EPA ratings 13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1602
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 11
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -8
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1602
Head
HIC-15 210
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.63
Maximum tibia index - right 0.63
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 84
Right 218

Applies to 2014-18 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 Tundra CrewMax was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, the side curtain and side torso airbags as well as the front seat structure were modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

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 2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax 2wd
Weight 5,432 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 146 in.
Length 229 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.7 L V8
EPA ratings 13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1606
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.
-19.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1606
Head HIC-15 64
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 22
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 86
A-P moment (Nm) -12

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1606
Head HIC-15 68
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 15
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 16
Average deflection (mm) 9
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.28
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.12
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 35
A-P moment (Nm) 21

Applies to 2007-18 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight 5,432 lbs
Peak force 21,384 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.94
Tested vehicle
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax 2wd
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 2014-18 models

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

Seat type

Power cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 30
Distance below top of head (mm) 26
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.3
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 410

Applies to 2018 models

System details

  • Standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

Package name

  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense P

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams created some glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • SR5 trim equipped with TRD Sport package
    • SR5 trim equipped with TRD Off-road package
    • Limited trim
    • Platinum trim
    • 1784 Edition trim
    Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
    High-beam headlight type LED reflector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    M
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
      Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
      High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
      Curve-adaptive? No
      High-beam assist? Yes
      Overall rating
      Applies to 2018 models
      M
      LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
      illumination distance (5 lux)
      Amount glare
      exceeded threshold
      Straightaway right edge 72.6 m None
      Straightaway left edge 49.0 m None
      250m radius right curve, right edge 47.2 m None
      250m radius left curve, left edge 44.9 m 8.0 %
      150m radius right curve, right edge 39.9 m None
      150m radius left curve, left edge 39.3 m None
      HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
      illumination distance (5 lux)
      Straightaway right edge 146.5 m
      Straightaway left edge 127.2 m
      250m radius right curve, right edge 52.7 m
      250m radius left curve, left edge 56.6 m
      150m radius right curve, right edge 40.9 m
      150m radius left curve, left edge 44.6 m

      Trim level(s)
      • SR5 trim equipped with TRD Sport package
      • SR5 trim equipped with TRD Off-road package
      • Limited trim
      • Platinum trim
      • 1784 Edition trim
      Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
      High-beam headlight type LED reflector
      Curve-adaptive? No
      High-beam assist? Yes
      Overall rating
      Applies to 2018 models
      M
      LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
      illumination distance (5 lux)
      Amount glare
      exceeded threshold
      Straightaway right edge 70.3 m None
      Straightaway left edge 37.9 m None
      250m radius right curve, right edge 45.2 m None
      250m radius left curve, left edge 39.7 m None
      150m radius right curve, right edge 42.4 m None
      150m radius left curve, left edge 38.8 m None
      HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
      illumination distance (5 lux)
      Straightaway right edge 155.2 m
      Straightaway left edge 147.3 m
      250m radius right curve, right edge 59.1 m
      250m radius left curve, left edge 60.2 m
      150m radius right curve, right edge 49.5 m
      150m radius left curve, left edge 46.8 m

      Applies to 2016-18 models built after April 2016

      How this rating is determined

      Overall evaluation

      A
      Vehicle trim SR5 CrewMax
      Seat type cloth

      This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

      It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

      1 2 3


      Good
      Acceptable
      Marginal
      Poor
      Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
      Tether anchor
      Lower anchors
      Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
      No hardware available

      Details by seating position

      1
      Tether anchor
      hard-to-find location
      no other hardware could be confused for anchor
      Lower anchors
      not too deep in seat
      not too much force needed to attach
      easy to maneuver around anchors
      2
      Tether anchor
      hard-to-find location
      no other hardware could be confused for anchor
      Lower anchors
      none available
      3
      Tether anchor
      hard-to-find location
      no other hardware could be confused for anchor
      Lower anchors
      too deep in seat
      not too much force needed to attach
      easy to maneuver around anchors

      Seat position 21

      3
      Lower anchor A
      Open access rated No
      Depth (cm) 2-4
      Force (lbs) 11
      Clearance angle (degrees) 80
      Lower anchor B
      Open access rated No
      Depth (cm) 2-4
      Force (lbs) 15
      Clearance angle (degrees) 70
      Tether anchor
      Location Back wall
      Confusing hardware present Yes
      Has contrasting label
      within 3 inches of tether anchor
      Yes

      Seat position 22

      2
      Lower anchor A
      No lower latch for this seat position
      Lower anchor B
      No lower latch for this seat position
      Tether anchor
      Location Back wall
      Confusing hardware present Yes
      Has contrasting label
      within 3 inches of tether anchor
      Yes

      Seat position 23

      1
      Lower anchor A
      Open access rated No
      Depth (cm) 0-2
      Force (lbs) 8
      Clearance angle (degrees) 82
      Lower anchor B
      Open access rated No
      Depth (cm) 0-2
      Force (lbs) 10
      Clearance angle (degrees) 81
      Tether anchor
      Location Back wall
      Confusing hardware present Yes
      Has contrasting label
      within 3 inches of tether anchor
      Yes
      1
      Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
      2
      Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
      3
      Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2010 models)
      4
      Electronic stability control
      5
      Antilock brakes
      6
      Daytime running lights (standard beginning with 2014 models, optional on 2007-13 models)

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