2014 Toyota Avalon

large car / 4-door sedan

2014 Toyota Avalon 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE 4-door

The Toyota Avalon was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Moderate overlap 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1215
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1215
Head
HIC-15 179
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.54
Maximum tibia index - right 0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 38
Right 63

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Toyota Avalon XLS 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Avalon was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1218
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1218
Head HIC-15 324
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 16
Average deflection (mm) 13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.93
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.18
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 51
A-P moment (Nm) 25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1218
Head HIC-15 37
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 10
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.96
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.27
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 120
A-P moment (Nm) 30

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,426 lbs
Peak force 17,900 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.22

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 22
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.4
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 423

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2013-15 models

Basic
Basic
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 4 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 4 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated