2005 Toyota Highlander

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2005 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV
2001 Toyota Highlander shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional 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 2001-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Toyota Highlander 4-door 4wd

The Toyota Highlander was introduced in the 2001 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.

Intrusion into the driver footwell area was minimal.

Forces on the right lower leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0117
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0117
Head
HIC-15 474
Peak gs at hard contact 83
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 39
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.3
Femur force - right (kN) 2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.34
Maximum tibia index - right 0.97
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60
Right 83

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-07 models

Seat type: Seats with fixed head restraint tilt and without adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats with fixed head restraint tilt and without adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm) 58
Distance below top of head (mm) 70
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.0
Head contact time (ms) 93
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 12
Max neck tension (N) 840

Rating applies to 2004-07 models

Seat type: Seats with head restraint tilt and with adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Seats with head restraint tilt and with adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm) 42
Distance below top of head (mm) 68
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 100
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 47
Max neck tension (N) 1,180

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted