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2017 Toyota Tundra

Large pickup
2015 Toyota Tundra shown
2015 Toyota Tundra shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Headlights
P

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
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
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
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 Double Cab 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 maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 26 cm at the footrest and 25 cm at the left portion of the toepan but no more than 18 cm at other lower interior locations. Upper interior intrusion measured 10-12 cm at the instrument panel and upper hinge pillar.

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 2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,243 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 CEN1545
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 15
Footrest (cm) 26
Left toepan (cm) 25
Brake pedal (cm) 17
Parking brake (cm) 18
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 11

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1545
Head
HIC-15 97
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 3.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.40
Right 0.80
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 5.8
Right 6.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 176
Right 113

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
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 Tundra Double Cab 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.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification. Because there were no structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on Toyota's test of a 2014 model and three earlier tests of 2007 and 2010 Tundra models.

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 2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,103 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 146 in.
Length 229 in.
Width 81 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0703 CEF0712 VTF0907 VTF1317
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9 7 7 10
Left (cm) 10 6 6 9
Center (cm) 13 5 8 7
Right (cm) 16 6 10 10
Brake pedal (cm) 4 8 5 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2 0 0 1
Right (cm) 3 -1 2 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -7 -5 -10 -15
Rearward (cm) -3 -2 4 -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 0 2 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1317
Head
HIC-15 232
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 66
Right 161

Applies to 2014-17 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 Double Cab 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.

Two tests of the Tundra were conducted, one of a 2007 model by the Institute and the other a 2014 model by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

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 2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,442 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags ands standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 146 in.
Length 229 in.
Width 81 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 CES0729 VTS1312
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.
-18.5 -16.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1312
Head HIC-15 124
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.34
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.18
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) -21

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1312
Head HIC-15 104
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 73
A-P moment (Nm) -33

Applies to 2007-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 5,142 lbs
Peak force 23,069 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.49
Tested vehicle
Rating applies only to Double Cab models.
2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 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 2014-17 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 2013-17 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Trim level(s)
  • All trims
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)? No
Overall rating
P
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.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
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

Applies to 2016-17 models built after February 2016

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim SR5 Double Cab
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
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
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
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) 4-6
Force (lbs) 3
Clearance angle (degrees) 73
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 6
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

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 No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 5
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 6
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
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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