Standard safety features include airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, and head restraints for all seating positions. Side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and ABS are optional on 2007–2008 models. Beginning in 2009, front and rear row side curtain airbags along with front seat-mounted torso side airbags and anti-lock brakes became standard. Stability control was unavailable on all models until the 2010 model year when it became standard.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) the Yaris sedan received a “Good” overall score in the frontal crash test and a “Good” overall score in the side impact test on models equipped with side airbags but a “Poor” overall score on models without side airbags. In their roof strength evaluation the Yaris is rated “Acceptable” with a strength-to-weight ratio of 3.78.
NHTSA Yaris sedan crash test ratings:
- Frontal Driver:
- Frontal Passenger:
- Side Driver (w/o side airbags):
- Side Rear Passenger (w/o side airbags):
- Side Driver (w/side airbags):
- Side Rear Passenger (w/side airbags):