2015 Toyota Yaris

minicar / 4-door hatchback

2015 Toyota Yaris 4-door hatchback
2013 Toyota Yaris 4-door hatchback shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Toyota Yaris L 4-door hatchback

The Toyota Yaris hatchback was redesigned for the 2012 model year. The Yaris 4-door sedan was not redesigned for 2012, its final model year. Therefore the listed small overlap frontal ratings apply only to the 4-door hatchback.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag did not deploy. During rebound, the head moved outside the open side window, partially due to the nondeployment and leaving the head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso, and the head hit the instrument panel.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion contributed to a significant risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1331
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 27
Footrest (cm) 13
Left toepan (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Upper dash (cm) 17
Lower instrument panel (cm) 16

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1331
Head
HIC-15 127
Peak gs at hard contact 62
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 59
Maximum Nij 0.50
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.16
Right 0.59
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 0.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 105
Right 71

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Yaris L 4-door hatchback

The Toyota Yaris hatchback was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification. The Yaris 4-door sedan was not redesigned for 2012, its final model year. Therefore the listed ratings apply only to the 4-door hatchback.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1111
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1111
Head
HIC-15 258
Peak gs at hard contact 43
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.1
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.45
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 89
Right 115

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Yaris L 4-door hatchback with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Yaris hatchback was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. The Yaris 4-door sedan was not redesigned for 2012, its final model year. Therefore the listed ratings apply only to the 4-door hatchback.

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1110
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -9.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1110
Head HIC-15 426
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.3
Combined force (kN) 4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 61
A-P moment (Nm) 181

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1110
Head HIC-15 201
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 51
Lateral force (kN) 2.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.79
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 1.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.9
L-M moment (Nm) 37
A-P moment (Nm) 169

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Yaris LE 4-door hatchback

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,387 lbs
Peak force 10,663 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.47

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

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) 25
Distance below top of head (mm) 28
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.0
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 494

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted