Toyota Avalon1995-97 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 Avalon was introduced in the 1995 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely. Forces on the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- There was moderate occupant compartment deformation in the offset test.
- Buckling of the left roof rail caused it to separate from the roof between the car's A-pillar and middle of the rear door.
- Antilock brakes (optional on 1995-96 models, standard on 1997 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1996 Toyota Avalon XL 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- Weight: 3,225 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 107 in.
- Length: 190 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 20 mpg city | 29 mpg highway