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TOYOTA RAV4 2003 (2001-2006)

Toyota RAV4 - 3/4 front (driver)

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4 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
2 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Poor



Used Car Safety Report

The Toyota RAV4 has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Toyota RAV4 also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score25.11out of 37
Offset crash test10.19out of 16
Side impact crash test14.92out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The tested model of Toyota RAV4 was introduced in July 2000. Knee protection was upgraded in December 2002. This assessment applies to the upgraded model without optional side curtain airbags.

The Toyota RAV4 scored 10.19 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well. There was a moderate risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.92 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. Zero points were scored in the pole test.


Safety Feature Summary

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. An option pack for the Cruiser variant features side/thorax and side/curtain airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and brake assist.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. These seat belts also have load limiters. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.19 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.64 pts
Upper Legs 2.2 pts
Lower Legs 2.36 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 208mm and was folded. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 121mm and upwards 29mm. The dash moved 67mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 61mm, upwards 34mm and sideways 66mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 78mm rearwards. The roof buckled upwards above the driver and the width of the driver's doorway shortened by 72mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver. The head started to roll off the side of the airbag but was not sufficient to attract a deduction. The driver's knees hit the steering column and dash. The ignition switch barrel was a potential source of knee injury. Although an upgrade to the steering column design has improved the protection, a one point deduction for concentrated loading remains. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The passenger's knees hit the glove box and dash.

What is frontal offset crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.92 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.92 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

This test simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. High-seat vehicles like the RAV4 can be expected to perform relatively well in this particular side impact test. There was, however, a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

ANCAP chose to conduct a pole test as part of a research program. This is usually an optional test for vehicles with headprotecting side airbags such as curtains. The tested vehicle did not have these and head protection was poor so it scored zero points out of a maximum of two points for the pole test.

What is side impact crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.3 L/100km 222 g/km 5.5 /10


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score27.11out of 37
Offset crash test10.19out of 16
Side impact crash test14.92out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The tested model of Toyota RAV4 was introduced in July 2000. Knee protection was upgraded in December 2002. This assessment applies to the upgraded model fitted with optional side curtain airbags.

The Toyota RAV4 scored 10.19 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well. There was a moderate risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.92 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further 2 points were scored in the pole test.


Safety Feature Summary

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. An option pack for the Cruiser variant features side/thorax and side/curtain airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and brake assist.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. These seat belts also have load limiters. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.19 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.64 pts
Upper Legs 2.2 pts
Lower Legs 2.36 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 208mm and was folded. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 121mm and upwards 29mm. The dash moved 67mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 61mm, upwards 34mm and sideways 66mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 78mm rearwards. The roof buckled upwards above the driver and the width of the driver's doorway shortened by 72mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver. The head started to roll off the side of the airbag but was not sufficient to attract a deduction. The driver's knees hit the steering column and dash. The ignition switch barrel was a potential source of knee injury. Although an upgrade to the steering column design has improved the protection a one point deduction for concentrated loading remains. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The passenger's knees hit the glove box and dash.

What is frontal offset crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.92 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.92 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

This test simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. High-seat vehicles like the RAV4 can be expected to perform relatively well in this particular side impact test. There was, however, a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

Cruiser variants of the RAV4 have head-protecting side curtain airbags as part of an optional pack. ANCAP chose to conduct a pole test and the vehicle with curtains earned the maximum two points.

What is side impact crash?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.7 L/100km 232 g/km 5.5 /10

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