1999 Toyota Avalon

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1999 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan
1998 Toyota Avalon shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1998-99 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4-door

The Toyota Avalon was introduced in the 1995 model year and was structurally modified beginning with 1998 models to improve performance in frontal offset crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well, although there was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Intrusion into the driver footwell area contributed to the likelihood of injury to the left lower leg.

The steering wheel moved too far upward during the crash test, which could compromise restraint system performance.