2019 Toyota 4Runner

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2019 Toyota 4Runner 4-door SUV
2017 Toyota 4Runner shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Not available

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard 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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd

The Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, the side curtain airbags were lengthened and reprogrammed to deploy in frontal crashes (in addition to side and rollover crashes) to improve occupant protection.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a moderate risk of injuries to both lower legs.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury, even though the steering column moved slightly too far to the right.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd

The Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota 4Runner was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, design changes were made to the side curtain airbags. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. However, because there were no side structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on both this test and an earlier test conducted by Toyota of a 2010 model.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-19 models built after October 2012

Tested vehicle: 2013 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,585 lbs
Peak force 18,866 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.11

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • SR5 trim
  • SR5 Platinum trim
  • TRD Off-Road trim
  • TRD Off-Road Premium trim
  • Limited trim
  • TRD Pro trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and gradual right curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SR5
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated