2007 Toyota RAV4

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2007 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV
2006 Toyota RAV4 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
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 2006-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4-door 4wd

The Toyota RAV4 was redesigned and enlarged for the 2006 model year. 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 VTF0601
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0601
Head
HIC-15 442
Peak gs at hard contact 93
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.44
Maximum tibia index - right 0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 111

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door 4wd with optional front and second row head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota RAV4 was redesigned and enlarged for the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, side airbags were made standard (they were optional in 2006 models).

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle:2006 Toyota RAV4 4-door 4wd

The Toyota RAV4 was redesigned and enlarged for the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, side airbags were made standard (they were optional in 2006 models).

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

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0626
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0626
Head HIC-15 201
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4
Combined force (kN) 5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 83
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0626
Head HIC-15 117
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.62
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 68
A-P moment (Nm) 28

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2006-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Toyota RAV4 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,493 lbs
Peak force 12,082 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.46

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.2
Head contact time (ms) 84
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 766

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted