2008 Toyota 4Runner

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2008 Toyota 4Runner 4-door SUV
2007 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0309
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0309
Head
HIC-15 216
Peak gs at hard contact 49
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 44
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 55

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2008-09 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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0721
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0721
Head HIC-15 102
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.27
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 66
A-P moment (Nm) -23

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0721
Head HIC-15 156
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.78
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 68
A-P moment (Nm) 60

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 38
Distance below top of head (mm) 62
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 93
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 96
Max neck tension (N) 1,335

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted