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2009 Toyota Tundra

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2009 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 moderate overlap frontal 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, photos, and videos from the Institute’s test are shown 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 moderate overlap frontal 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).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0703 CEF0712
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9 7
Left (cm) 10 6
Center (cm) 13 5
Right (cm) 16 6
Brake pedal (cm) 4 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2 0
Right (cm) 3 -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -7 -5
Rearward (cm) -3 -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0703 CEF0712
Head
HIC-15 142 327
Peak gs at hard contact 42 92
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19 42
Maximum Nij 0.22 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.2 3.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 6 11
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43 0.89
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44 0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 93 121
Right 166 111

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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.

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle:2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 2wd

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0729
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0729
Head HIC-15 52
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1
Combined force (kN) 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 155
A-P moment (Nm) 40

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0729
Head HIC-15 99
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.47
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 58
A-P moment (Nm) -24

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 2wd

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 32
Distance below top of head (mm) 46
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.7
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 10
Max neck tension (N) 321

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted