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Toyota Avalon Conquest 2000-2003 ANCAP Crash Test

Toyota Avalon Conquest 2000-2003 ANCAP Crash Test
Occupant Protection Score
17.75 out of 37
Pedestrian Protection Rating
Not tested to 2002 protocol
Make Toyota
Model Avalon Conquest 2000-2003
Category Large
Body Type Sedan
Tested Vehicles Built 2001
Airbags (if supplied) Dual front airbags
Engine size 3 L
Kerb Weight 1500 kg
Test Date 1 March 2001
Tested By ANCAP

The Toyota Avalon scored 6.45 out of 16 in the offset crash test.

The passenger compartment held it shape well but there was a marginal of chest and lower leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored better in the side impact crash (score 11.31 out of 16) but protection from serious chest injury was poor for the driver.

Watch the Toyota Avalon crash test

Safety features

The tested model of Toyota Avalon was introduced in 2001.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Side airbags for the front seats are optional but were not on the tested vehicles. 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 front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a severe crash. The centre rear seat has a 3- point seat belt.


Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 3.5pts, chest 0.46pts, upper legs 2pts, lower legs 0.49pts.

The passenger compartment held it shape well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 170mm. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 150mm. The dash moved 70mm and the steering column moved 100mm rearwards, relative to the rear of the vehicle. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 30mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver's door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger airbag also performed well. During rebound the back of the driver's head hit the centre pillar. The driver's knees hit the dash and steering column cover. Injury measurements were good but the ignition switch could be a hazard to the knees in slightly different crash circumstances. The passenger's knees hit the glove box and dash.

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4pts, chest zero pts, abdomen 3.91pts, pelvis 3.4pts.

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

Modifiers - Offset test scores

Head Steer col movement - 0.5 deduction
Chest - No deduction
Upper leg Variable & Conc. loading - 2pt deduction R
Lower leg No deduction
Foot score - Score 1.88 points

Steering column and pedal movements are measured relative to the driver's seat.

Safety Features

√ = Fitted to vehicle that was crash tested (where not standard)
S = standard on all models
S* = Standard for petrol models but not available for LPG models until 1 May 2009
O = optional on base variant. May be standard on higher variants
V = not available on base variant but standard or optional on higher variants
X = not available on any variant.
* = not available on the Australian model
# ESC required by ANCAP for 5 star rating from 2008.

Injury Measurements

Refer to the information sheet "How the tests are done"

Offset Crash Test
at 64 km/h

Side Impact
Crash at
50 km/h






HIC 516 308 124
Acceleration (g for 3ms) 54.7 42 33.5 
Head Injury Criterion (HIC) is a measure of the potential for head injury. At a HIC of 1000 one in 6 adults will suffer from life-threatening injury to their brain.



Compression (mm) 46.8 34.6 46.303
Viscous Criterion (m/s) 0.32 0.12 1.11
Chest compression of 75 or more, or chest acceleration of 90 or more indicates poor protection from serious chest injury.


Force (kN)     1.035


Force (kN)     3.45

Upper Legs

Force Left (kN) 0.88 0.44  
Force Right (kN) 0.89 1.41  
Knee Disp. Left (mm) 0.98 0.32  
Knee Disp. Right (mm) 0.46 3.45  
An upper leg axial force of 10.9 or more indicates poor protection from serious upper leg (femur) injury.

Lower Legs

Force Left (kN) 3.24 2.22  
Force Right (kN) 1.08 1.43  
Index (upper/lower) Left 0.98/1.19 0.25/0.36  
Index (upper/lower) Right 0.37/0.77 0.28/0.43  
A lower leg index of 1.2 or more indicates poor protection from serious lower leg (tibia) injury.

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