Top Safety Pick

2011 Toyota Venza

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2011 Toyota Venza 4-door SUV
2009 Toyota Venza shown

Crashworthiness

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

Other available safety features

  • Standard 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 2009-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Toyota Venza 4-door 4wd

The Toyota Venza was introduced in the 2009 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.

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.

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

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

Side

Rating applies to 2009-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Toyota Venza 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Venza was introduced in the 2009 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 2009-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Toyota Venza 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,037 lbs
Peak force 18,977 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.70

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-15 models

Seat type: Power seats (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry