Toyota Tacoma2005-13 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 Tacoma was redesigned for the 2005 model year. Two tests of the Tacoma were conducted, one by the Institute of a 2wd Access Cab and the other by Toyota of a 2wd 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 Toyota's test are shown below because the 2wd Double Cab is similar to the crew cab configuration of other pickups tested more recently.
Restraints/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.
Injury measures — In each test, measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. In the test conducted by Toyota, measures taken from the dummy's head also indicate low risk of head injuries. (In the Institute's test, 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 in the Institute's test was low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the Institute's frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (Institute test vehicle shown).
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy’s head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound in the Institute's test. Head accelerations from these hits were low.
- Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal in both tests, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with all 2009 models, optional in 2005-08 crew cab models only)
- Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2008 models)
- Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2005-08 models)
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2006 Toyota Tacoma (2wd Double Cab long bed)
- Class: Small pickup
- Weight: 3,953 lbs.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 141 in.
- Length: 221 in.
- Width: 75 in.
- Engine: 4.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 16 mpg city | 21 mpg highway