1996 Toyota RAV4

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1996-2000 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Toyota RAV4 4-door 4wd util.

The Toyota RAV4 was introduced in the 1996 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar. The dummy's right knee also hit a metal flange under the steering column, which punctured the vinyl "skin" at the knee.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Paint smears indicate where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster. Steering column movement exposed the metal support that's normally covered by plastic trim.

White paint on the B-pillar indicates where the dummy's head hit, producing moderately high head acceleration.