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2015 Toyota Sienna

minivan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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: driver-side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Toyota Sienna LE

The Toyota Sienna was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2015 models, the front-end structure was modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

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

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

Despite considerable intrusion of the instrument panel and door hinge pillar and some intrusion of the parking brake pedal, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off to the left, and the seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the dummy's torso and the seat back.

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

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.

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

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.

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

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 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. Beginning with 2014 models, the side torso airbags were modified to improve the protection of drivers and front seat passengers in side impact crashes. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on tests conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Two tests of the Sienna were conducted, one of a 2011 model and the other representing a 2014 model. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests, as are rear passenger dummy injury and head protection ratings, because no changes were made affecting structure or rear seat occupants. (The vehicle tested by Toyota was designated as a 2011 model but included the side torso airbag changes of the 2014 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

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-19 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Limited Advanced Technology Package

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-16 models built after August 2015 and before April 2016

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

1 2 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Applies to 2015 models built before September 2015

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

1 2 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

How child seat anchors are evaluated