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2013 Toyota Yaris hatchback

Minicar

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2013 Toyota Yaris hatchback
2013 Toyota Yaris hatchback
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
Seat cushion airbags: separate airbags in the forward portion of the driver and passenger seat cushions to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
G
G
G
2013
M
G
G
G
G
2012
M
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Yaris hatchback was redesigned for the 2012 model year. The Yaris 4-door sedan was not redesigned for 2012, its final model year. Therefore the small overlap frontal ratings detailed below apply only to the 4-door hatchback.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 27 cm at the lower hinge pillar and maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 16-17 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel. The steering wheel was pushed back 8 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low, including head injury risk from the instrument panel hit.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag did not deploy. During rebound, the head moved outside the open side window, partially due to the nondeployment and leaving the head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Toyota Yaris L 4-door
Weight 2,373 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase99 in.
Length154 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1331
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)27
Footrest (cm)13
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)4
Steering column8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)17
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)17
Lower instrument panel (cm)16

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1331
Head
HIC-15127
Peak gs at hard contact62
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)59
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Femur (kN)
Left1.9
Right0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left6
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.16
Right0.59
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.4
Right0.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left105
Right71

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
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 Yaris hatchback was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification. The Yaris 4-door sedan was not redesigned for 2012, its final model year. Therefore the ratings detailed below apply only to the 4-door hatchback.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. 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 vehicle2012 Toyota Yaris L 4-door
Weight 2,383 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase99 in.
Length153 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1111
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1111
Head
HIC-15258
Peak gs at hard contact43
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.1
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.45
Maximum tibia index - right0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left89
Right115

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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 Yaris hatchback was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. The Yaris 4-door sedan was not redesigned for 2012, its final model year. Therefore the side ratings detailed below apply only to the 4-door hatchback.

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 vehicle2012 Toyota Yaris L 4-door
Weight 2,403 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase99 in.
Length153 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1110
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.
-9.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1110
Head HIC-15426
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)43
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.6
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.6
L-M moment (Nm)61
A-P moment (Nm) 181

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1110
Head HIC-15201
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)51
Lateral force (kN)2.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.1
Combined force (kN)1.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.9
L-M moment (Nm)37
A-P moment (Nm) 169

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,387 lbs
Peak force10,663 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.47
Tested vehicle
2012 Toyota Yaris LE 4-door
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 2012-14 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)25
Distance below top of head (mm)28
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.0
Head contact time (ms)63
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)494

Applies to 2013-14 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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