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2014 Toyota Venza

Midsize SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2009 Toyota Venza shown
2009 Toyota Venza shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
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

Applies to 2009-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
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 Venza was introduced in the 2009 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head 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 vehicle2009 Toyota Venza 4wd
Weight 4,090 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length189 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0903
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0903
Head
HIC-15251
Peak gs at hard contact88
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.56
Maximum tibia index - right0.63
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left44
Right72

Applies to 2013-14 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 Venza was introduced in the 2009 model year. Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the rear door trim panels to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Venza were conducted, one of a 2009 model by the Institute and the other representing a 2013 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, as are driver dummy injury and head protection ratings, because no changes were made affecting front seat occupants. (The car tested by Toyota was designated as a 2011 model but included the rear door trim changes of the 2013 models.)

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 vehicle2011 Toyota Venza 4wd
Weight 4,164 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length189 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0906VTS1222
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.
-17.5-16.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0906VTS1222
Head HIC-15145206
Neck
Tension (kN)0.71.0
Compression (kN)0.00.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)3444
Lateral force (kN)1.31.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)2232
Average deflection (mm)1722
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.281.56
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.100.24
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.50.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.82.1
Combined force (kN)2.92.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.70.9
L-M moment (Nm)137155
A-P moment (Nm) 4666

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1222
Head HIC-15114
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)
Lateral force (kN)0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)17
Average deflection (mm)12
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.06
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.12
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)0.6
Combined force (kN)0.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.2
L-M moment (Nm)140
A-P moment (Nm) -82

Applies to 2009-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,037 lbs
Peak force18,977 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.70
Tested vehicle
2010 Toyota Venza 4-door 4wd
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 2009-14 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 seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)28
Distance below top of head (mm)27
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.0
Head contact time (ms)65
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)522

Applies to 2013-15 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

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