2003 Toyota Tacoma

small pickup / Regular cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1998-2004 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma regular cab 2wd

The Toyota Tacoma was introduced in the 1995 model year.

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 frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

Although the safety cage was maintained reasonably well during the offset test, intrusion at the driver footrest contributed to high forces on the dummy's left leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98003
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 23
Left (cm) 22
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 15
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98003
Head
HIC-15 670
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 9
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 1.49
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 9.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 443
Right 92

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted