2016 Toyota Yaris

minicar / 4-door hatchback

2016 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 2012-19 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

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

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-19 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2012-19 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
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-19 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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry