The tested model of Toyota Yaris was introduced in Australia during 2005. This rating applies to Yaris 5 door hatches fitted with side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and a driver knee airbag. A separate ANCAP rating is available for Yaris variants without these features.
Vehicles tested after 1 January 2008 will require Electronic Stability Control in order to achieve a 5 star rating. This vehicle was tested prior to this date and may or may not meet this new requirement
The left-hand-drive European model with side curtains was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The tested vehicle had airbags that come with an optional safety pack in Australia.
Dual front airbags and ABS/EBD brakes are standard. Side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and a knee airbag for the driver are available in a safety pack that is recommended by ANCAP. The tested vehicle had these extra airbags. A separate ANCAP report is available for a Yaris without the extra airbags. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. 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. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 19 January 2008