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2012 Toyota Tundra

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Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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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
2017
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
M
2016
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
M
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
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 2010-13 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 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. 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 both Toyota's test and two earlier tests of a 2007 Tundra model.

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. 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 2010 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,186 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 / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

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

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0907
Head
HIC-15 292
Peak gs at hard contact 48
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.71
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 3
Maximum tibia index - left 0.49
Maximum tibia index - right 0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 129
Right 184

Applies to 2007-13 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 was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

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 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd
Weight 5,203 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 4.7 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0729
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

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0729
Head HIC-15 52
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1
Combined force (kN) 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 155
A-P moment (Nm) 40

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0729
Head HIC-15 99
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.47
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 58
A-P moment (Nm) -24

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 2007-13 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

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 32
Distance below top of head (mm) 46
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.7
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 10
Max neck tension (N) 321
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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