Toyota Tacoma1998-2004 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 introduced in the 1995 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the head indicate that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the left tibia and left foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be likely.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- Post-crash damage shot.
- Although the safety cage was maintained reasonably well during the offset test, intrusion at the driver footrest contributed to high forces on the dummy's left leg.
- Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2003 models, optional on 1998-2002 models)
- Daytime running lights (optional beginning with 1999 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1998 Toyota Tacoma (2wd regular cab)
- Class: Small pickup
- Weight: 2,723 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 103 in.
- Length: 185 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 21 mpg city | 24 mpg highway