According to the results of a series of crash tests conducted by the IIHS organization, the Japanese Toyota Tacoma pickup truck of the 2022 model year earned a low rating, especially with regard to passenger safety.
The Insurance Institute of Road Safety of the USA tested the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck of the 2022 model year in the version with an extended cab and gave it a satisfactory rating in the crash test with a slight overlap on the passenger side. This was an improvement over the previous rating of “Bad” when the rear leaf springs of the truck pierced the fuel tank, which led to a risk of fire. Tacoma instances built after October 2021 have modifications that prevent gas leakage in a collision.
“In a small overlap on the passenger side, IIHS found that as a result of the accident, the door frame and dashboard got into the cabin.”
According to the agency, the results showed “a probable risk of injury to the right shin and a moderate risk of injury to the left shin.” In addition, the mannequin’s head hit the handle of the front rack.
Tacoma received good marks in five other IIHS crash tests. The standard frontal collision avoidance system was rated “Excellent” for collisions of cars with other cars. The agency did not check it for preventing collisions of vehicles with pedestrians.
Standard halogen headlamps have a satisfactory rating. LED lamps in higher trim levels are rated “Good”.
In order for a car of the 2022 model year to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick award, it is necessary to get a good result in all six crash tests, which means that Tacoma is not eligible for this award. In addition, the available frontal collision prevention system must have an Advanced or Superior rating in both car-to-car and car-to-pedestrian tests. The available headlights must be good or acceptable.