Toyota RAV41996-2000 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Toyota RAV4 was introduced in the 1996 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar. The dummy's right knee also hit a metal flange under the steering column, which punctured the vinyl "skin" at the knee.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the right leg indicate low risk of injuries to this body region in a crash of this severity. High acceleration occured when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Accelerations on the chest indicate that injuries to the chest would be possible. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injury to the lower leg would be likely.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.
- Paint smears indicate where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster. Steering column movement exposed the metal support that's normally covered by plastic trim.
- White paint on the B-pillar indicates where the dummy's head hit, producing moderately high head acceleration.
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights (optional on 2000 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1998 Toyota RAV4 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,007 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 95 in.
- Length: 164 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 22 mpg city | 26 mpg highway