The tested model of Toyota Hiace was introduced in Australia during 2005. Vehicles tested after 1 January 2008 require Electronic Stability Control in order achieve a 5 star rating. This vehicle was tested prior to this date and may or may not meet this new requirement.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment. ABS brakes are optional. Side airbags and electronic stability control are not available. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A two point seat belt is fitted to the centre front seat. This provides inferior protection compared with a three point seat belt.
Published: 08 September 2006