2004 Toyota Avalon

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2004 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan
2000 Toyota Avalon shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

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 2000-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 4-door

The Toyota Avalon was redesigned for the 2000 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 pink and blue greasepaint above the dummy's head indicated where it hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00012
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 6
Rearward (cm) 4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00012
Head
HIC-15 377
Peak gs at hard contact 13
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 43
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.5
Femur force - right (kN) 2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 77

How the moderate overlap front 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) 68
Distance below top of head (mm) 65
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 15.0
Head contact time (ms) 98
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 130
Max neck tension (N) 1,408

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted