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Toyota RAV4
2006 models

FRONTAL OFFSET TEST


OVERALL EVALUATION: G


Structure/safety cage: G
Injury measures - Head/neck: A
Injury measures - Chest: G
Injury measures - Leg/foot, left: G
Injury measures - Leg/foot, right: G
Restraints/dummy kinematics: G

Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Test details:
The Toyota RAV4 was redesigned and enlarged for the 2006 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck, chest, and legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Additional features:
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags, if equipped, in the event of an impending rollover
Electronic stability control
Antilock brakes
Daytime running lights (optional)

Tested vehicle specifications:
2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4wd
Class: Small SUV
Weight: 3,569 lbs.
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase: 105 in.
Length: 181 in.
Width: 72 in.
Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings: 23 mpg city | 28 mpg highway
 

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How very disappointed that the testing showed the head hitting the steering wheel and that head injury was possible. I wonder what the difference would be between "possible" and "probable"?
 
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