2007 Toyota Yaris

minicar / 4-door sedan

2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Side with optional side airbags
Side without optional side airbags
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 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door

The Toyota Yaris was introduced in the 2007 model year. The frontal ratings also apply to the 4-door hatchback (5-door) version of the Yaris, beginning with 2009 models, when it was introduced, through the 2011 models.

The ratings do NOT apply to the hatchback beginning with 2012 models, when it was redesigned. Beginning with 2012 models, the sedan was available new only to fleets.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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 well.

The bent steering wheel is evidence of a hard hit of the dummy's head through the airbag during the crash.

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0610
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -6
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0610
Head
HIC-15 612
Peak gs at hard contact 92
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.8
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 74

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door with optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Toyota Yaris was introduced in the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2009 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2007 Yaris were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

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 CES0638 CES0639
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -10.5 -9.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0638
Head HIC-15 274
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4
Combined force (kN) 5.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 136
A-P moment (Nm) 50

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0638
Head HIC-15 115
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 51
Lateral force (kN) 2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.15
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.75
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.6
Combined force (kN) 4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3
L-M moment (Nm) 98
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Rating applies to 2007-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door without optional side airbags

The Toyota Yaris was introduced in the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2009 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2007 Yaris were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear side window and by the window frame and sill. These impacts did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

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

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

A prominent dent and smeared greasepaint indicate where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door and by the window sill.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0638 CES0639
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -10.5 -9.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0639
Head HIC-15 2,091
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 50
Lateral force (kN) 3.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 45
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 5.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3
L-M moment (Nm) 165
A-P moment (Nm) 60

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0639
Head HIC-15 239
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.82
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.80
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.4
L-M moment (Nm) 165
A-P moment (Nm) -59

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Toyota Yaris 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,401 lbs
Peak force 9,072 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.78

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) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 55
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.6
Head contact time (ms) 91
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 31
Max neck tension (N) 924

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted