2010 Toyota Tacoma

small pickup / Extended cab pickup

2010 Toyota Tacoma Extended cab pickup
2005 Toyota Tacoma shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • 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
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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth bucket seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry