Applies to 2007-09 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
|Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The 2007 Toyota Tundra is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Toyota Tundra was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Two tests of a 2007 Tundra were conducted, one by the Institute of a 2wd Double Cab and the other by Toyota of a 4wd Double Cab as part of frontal crash test verification. The overall rating of Good is based on review of both tests, which independently result in overall ratings of Good. The ratings and vehicle specifications based on the Institute’s test are shown below because the 2wd Double Cab is similar to the configuration of other pickups tested previously.
In each test, measures taken from the neck, chest, and one leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces measured on the left tibia in the Institute’s test indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible, but right leg/foot forces were low. (In the test conducted by Toyota, left leg/foot forces were low, but forces on the right foot indicate a possibility of foot injuries.) A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag in the Institute's test, indicating that head injuries would be possible. (In the test conducted by Toyota, the head also hit the steering wheel through the airbag, but the head acceleration was low.) Head acceleration from the roof rail hit in the Institute's test also was low.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was well controlled in both tests. During rebound in the Institute's test, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Double Cab 4wd|
|Weight|| 5,681 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||4.7 L V8|
|EPA ratings||15 mpg city / 18 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Brake pedal (cm)||4||8||5|
|Instrument panel rearward movement|
|Steering column movement|
|A-pillar rearward movement (cm)||1||0||2|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||42 ||92 |
|Tension (kN)||1.0 ||1.4 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||19 ||42 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.22 ||0.44 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||35 ||31 |
force - left
(kN)||4.2 ||3.5 |
force - right
(kN)||1.8 ||0.7 |
displacement - left
(mm)||6 ||11 |
|Knee displacement - right (mm)||0 ||1 |
index - left||0.43 ||0.89 |
index - right||0.44 ||0.70 |
force - left
force - right
|Foot acceleration (g)|