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2008 Toyota Tundra

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2008 Toyota Tundra Extended cab pickup
2007 Toyota Tundra shown

Crashworthiness

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

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 2007-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd

The Toyota Tundra Double Cab was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Two tests of a 2007 Tundra were conducted, one by the Institute of a 2wd Double Cab and the other by Toyota of a 4wd 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 the Institute’s test are shown below because the 2wd Double Cab is similar to the configuration of other pickups tested previously.

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 very well (Institute test vehicle shown).

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag in the Institute's test.

Forces on the lower left leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries in the Institute's test (shown).

Side

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Tundra Double Cab was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

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

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 2wd

Toyota confirmed there is no 2011 Tundra Double Cab that is heavy enough to drop to an Acceptable rating, in agreement with Toyota's website.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,142 lbs
Peak force 23,069 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.49

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry