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2009 Toyota Tundra

Large pickup
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2007 Toyota Tundra shown
2007 Toyota Tundra shown
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)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
G
2006
G
A
2005
G
A
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G
2001
G
2000
G

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
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 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.

Injury measures

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 vehicle2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 (2wd Double Cab)
Weight 5,158 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase146 in.
Length229 in.
Width80 in.
Engine4.7 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0703CEF0712VTF0907
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)977
Left (cm)1066
Center (cm)1358
Right (cm)16610
Brake pedal (cm)485
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)200
Right (cm)3-12
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-7-5-10
Rearward (cm)32-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)102

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0703CEF0712
Head
HIC-15142327
Peak gs at hard contact42.00000092.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)19 42
Maximum Nij 0.22 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)35 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.2 3.5
Femur force - right (kN)1.8 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)6 11
Knee displacement - right (mm)0 1
Maximum tibia index - left0.43 0.89
Maximum tibia index - right0.44 0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.82.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.92.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left93121
Right166111

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 vehicle2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 (2wd Double Cab)
Weight 5,203 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase146 in.
Length229 in.
Width80 in.
Engine4.7 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 18 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0729
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 IDCES0729
Head HIC-1552
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 IDCES0729
Head HIC-1599
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 2007-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight5,142 lbs
Peak force23,069 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.49
Tested vehicle
Rating applies only to crew 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 2008-13 models

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

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

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

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