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2012 Toyota Sienna

minivan

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan
2011 Toyota Sienna shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard 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.

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Tested vehicle: 2018 Toyota Sienna LE

The Toyota Sienna was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Although Toyota reinforced the structure in later model years on the driver side to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes, no such changes were made on the passenger side.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger's survival space was not maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the passenger dummy’s head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Extensive intrusion of the dashboard and door hinge pillar contributed to a moderate risk of injuries to the right hip and right lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1818
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 51
Footrest (cm) 30
Right toepan (cm) 19
Center toepan (cm) 11
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 32
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 49
Upper dash (cm) 42
Right lower dash (cm) 37

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1818
Head
HIC-15 416
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 42
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm) 12
Femur (kN)
Left 3.5
Right 5.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 8
Right 11
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 11
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.53
Right 0.88
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.5
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 57

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1818
Head
HIC-15 41
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.18
Right 0.29
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 18
Right 44

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Toyota Sienna LE

The Toyota Sienna was redesigned for the 2011 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 VTF0906
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0906
Head
HIC-15 209
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.32
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 90

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2011-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Toyota Sienna LE with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Sienna was redesigned for the 2011 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 VTS0909
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -15.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS0909
Head HIC-15 172
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.35
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 23
A-P moment (Nm) 130

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS0909
Head HIC-15 202
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 31
A-P moment (Nm) 67

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Toyota Sienna LE

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,354 lbs
Peak force 17,950 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.12

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seat AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 28
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.4
Head contact time (ms) 66
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 31
Max neck tension (N) 540

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted