The 2022 Toyota Tacoma prolonged cab pickup earns a marginal score within the passenger-side small overlap entrance crash check attributable to heightened harm dangers to the entrance seat passenger
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma extended cab pickup earns a marginal score within the passenger-side small overlap entrance crash check attributable to heightened harm dangers to the entrance seat passenger.
The marginal score applies to autos constructed after October 2021, when Toyota modified the rear leaf springs — arc-shaped metal items that stabilize the axle. Autos constructed previous to that date are rated poor. In an earlier test of a automobile constructed earlier than the modifications, one of many rear leaf springs punctured the gas tank, leading to a fireplace danger and an automated downgrade.
Toyota’s modifications corrected the fuel-leak drawback, however different points endured within the newer check.
The small pickup’s door body and dashboard intruded into the occupant survival house through the crash, contributing to heightened harm dangers to the entrance seat passenger. Harm measurements taken from the dummy indicated a excessive danger of harm to the occupant’s proper leg and a reasonable danger of harm to the left leg. Although the frontal and aspect curtain airbags carried out fairly nicely, the dummy’s head additionally struck the seize deal with on the A-pillar on the suitable aspect of the windshield.
The Tacoma earns good scores in 5 different crashworthiness evaluations — the driver-side small overlap, reasonable overlap entrance, unique aspect, roof energy and head restraint assessments.
The usual entrance crash prevention system earns a superior score within the vehicle-to-vehicle analysis however was not examined for pedestrian detection. The non-obligatory LED reflector headlights obtainable on increased trims earn score, whereas the bottom halogens are rated marginal.