Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Toyota Avensis 2009

2.0 D4-D , 4-door saloon

Test Date: Feb 2009

Toyota Avensis crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 90%
Child Occupant 86%
Pedestrian 53%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Toyota showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions. The Avensis scored maximum points for all body regions in the side barrier test. In the side pole impact, the dummy was loaded in a way which is unrepresentative of a human and the car was penalised. Combined with the rib deflections measured in the test, protection of the chest in this test was rated as weak. However, protection against whiplash injuries was good.

Child occupant

Based only on the dummy responses in the tests, the car scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year infant. For the 1 year old, Euro NCAP awards fewer points for a forward facing restraint than for a rearward facing one but the dummy readings were all good. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag, essential to the safety of a child or adult occupant. Moreover, a clear warning is given of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. In most areas likely to be hit by the head of a struck child, the bonnet was also rated as good. However, the bonnet provided predominantly poor protection to the head of a struck adult.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control is at least an option on all variants throughout Europe and is expected to be standard equipment in the great majority of car sales. A seatbelt reminder system covering front and rear seats is standard equipment

rating applies to all Avensis