2006 Toyota 4Runner

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2006 Toyota 4Runner 4-door SUV
2003 Toyota 4Runner shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2003-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd

The Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2003 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the 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.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and head restraint during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

There was little change in the position of the dummy's feet following the crash test. Injury risk was low.

Side

Rating applies to 2006-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd with optional front and second row head curtain airbags with optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, structural modifications were made to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes, and starting with 2008 models, side airbags were made standard.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry