2008 Toyota RAV4

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2008 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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).

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.

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry