2015 Toyota Tacoma

small pickup / Crew cab pickup

2015 Toyota Tacoma Crew cab pickup
2010 Toyota Tacoma shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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 2005-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab long bed 2wd

The Toyota Tacoma was redesigned for the 2005 model year. Two tests of the Tacoma were conducted, one by the Institute of a 2005 model 2wd Access Cab and the other by Toyota of a 2006 model 2wd Double Cab as part of frontal crash test verification. The overall rating of Good is based on review of both tests, which independently result in overall ratings of Good. The ratings and vehicle specifications based on Toyota's test are listed because the 2wd Double Cab is similar to the crew cab configuration of other pickups tested more recently.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (Institute test vehicle shown).

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy’s head hit the roof rail and head restraint during rebound in the Institute's test. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal in both tests, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2015 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted side torso airbags

The Toyota Tacoma was redesigned for the 2005 model year. Side airbags became standard in all models beginning with the 2009 model year (they had been optional in Double Cab models in 2005-08). Beginning with 2015 models, design changes were made to the side curtain airbags and door trim panels.

Two tests of the Tacoma were conducted, one of a 2008 model with side airbags by the Institute and the other a 2015 model by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

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 2005-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,922 lbs
Peak force 12,074 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.08

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth bucket seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry