The 2022 Toyota Tacoma is the kind of pickup truck that people gravitate towards. It’s small and versatile, and beloved for its reliability and reputation as a long-lasting pickup truck. Yet in its recent safety testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it also revealed a major safety concern – its passenger side crash test result. Here’s what you need to know about the new Tacoma before you go truck shopping.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma safety ratings aren’t perfect
The IIHS crash tests new vehicles to make sure that they are as safe as possible. Of course, not every vehicle aces these tests and unfortunately, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma is one of those vehicles. In the IIHS’ testing of the newest Tacoma model, the results for the passenger side small overlap front crash were somewhat concerning.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma received only a marginal safety rating for the passenger side small overlap front crash result. According to the IIHS, that’s because of “heightened injury risks to the front seat passenger.” In the crash test, both the Tacoma’s passenger door as well as the dashboard “intruded into the occupant survival space,” making the likelihood of a passenger being injured or killed much higher.