WASHINGTON – The 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale now at Toyota dealerships, the 2016 Tundra received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and mixed results in the rollover crash test.
For example, the two-wheel-drive extended-cab model received three stars in the rollover crash test, while the four-wheel-drive extended-cab model received four stars.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Tundra includes vehicle stability control, traction control, antilock brakes and brake assist. Eight standard airbags include driver- and front-passenger knee airbags.
A blind-spot monitor system and rear cross-traffic alert system are standard on the high-end Tundra Platinum CrewMax and 1794 Edition CrewMax and optional on the SR5 models.
The 2016 Tundra earned “Good” ratings in all Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests.
Key Tundra competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Nissan Titan and Ram 1500.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and 2016 Ford F-150 earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Ram 1500 earned a four-star overall safety rating. The 2016 Nissan Titan has not been rated.