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2012 Toyota Yaris sedan

Minicar
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2009 Toyota Yaris sedan shown
2009 Toyota Yaris sedan shown
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Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags with front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2007-08 models)
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Electronic stability control (beginning with 2010 models)
3
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2007-08 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2012
G
G
A
M
2011
G
G
A
M
2010
G
G
A
M
2009
G
G
A
M
2008
G
G
P
A
M
2007
G
G
P
A
M

Applies to 2007-12 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 Yaris was introduced in the 2007 model year. The frontal ratings also apply to the 4-door hatchback (5-door) version of the Yaris, beginning with 2009 models, when it was introduced, through the 2011 models.

The ratings do NOT apply to the hatchback beginning with 2012 models, when it was redesigned. Beginning with 2012 models, the sedan is available new only to fleets.

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. Forces on the dummy's head when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag indicate 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 vehicle2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door
Weight 2,377 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase100 in.
Length169 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings34 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0610
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-6
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0610
Head
HIC-15612
Peak gs at hard contact92
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)16
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.8
Femur force - right (kN)0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.37
Maximum tibia index - right0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right74

Applies to 2009-12 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 was introduced in the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2009 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2007 Yaris sedan were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

The side ratings also apply to the 4-door hatchback (5-door) version of the Yaris, beginning with 2009 models, when it was introduced, through the 2011 models. The ratings do NOT apply to the hatchback beginning with 2012 models, when it was redesigned. Beginning with 2012 models, the sedan is available new only to fleets.

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 Yaris 4-door
Weight 2,379 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase100 in.
Length169 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings34 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0638CES0639
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.
-10.5-9.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0638
Head HIC-15274
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)48
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)3.4
Combined force (kN)5.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)136
A-P moment (Nm) 50

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0638
Head HIC-15115
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)51
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.15
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.75
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)3.6
Combined force (kN)4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)98
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight2,401 lbs
Peak force9,072 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.78
Tested vehicle
2009 Toyota Yaris 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
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)55
Distance below top of head (mm)55
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.6
Head contact time (ms)91
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)31
Max neck tension (N)924

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