2010 Toyota Avalon

large car / 4-door sedan

2010 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan
2006 Toyota Avalon shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
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 2005-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 4-door

The Toyota Avalon was redesigned for the 2005 model year and mildly restyled for the 2011 model year. Its size and weight were increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a large family car beginning with the 2005 models. (Earlier models were classified as midsize moderately priced cars.)

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 very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail, grab handle, and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

The Avalon features an airbag that deploys from the knee bolster underneath the steering wheel. The dummy's knees and shins hit this airbag as indicated by smeared greasepaint. Forces on the right knee were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2005-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Toyota Avalon XL 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Avalon was redesigned for the 2005 model year and mildly restyled for the 2011 model year. Its size and weight were increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a large family car beginning with the 2005 models. (Earlier models were classified as midsize moderately priced cars.)

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 curtain airbag.

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-12 models

Seat type: Power Leather Seat (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry