Applies to 2015-16 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Beginning with 2014 models built after December 2013, the front structure was modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)
Beginning with 2015 models, the side curtain airbags were lengthened to further improve occupant protection in this same type of crash. Assessment of side airbag coverage is determined by the Institute based on a test of a 2015 model Camry conducted by Toyota as part of small overlap front test verification for side curtain airbag coverage. All other assessments, ratings, and vehicle specifications are based on an Institute test of a 2014 model Camry built after the front structure was modified.
In the Institute's test of the 2014 model, the driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior at the parking brake pedal, which was pushed in 17 cm toward the driver. Lower hinge pillar intrusion measured 16 cm, and upper interior intrusion measured 8-10 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.
In the Institute's test, measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
In the Institute's test, the dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but nearly slid off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. In the test of the 2015 model conducted by Toyota, the side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2014 Toyota Camry LE 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,207 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.5 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||16|
|Left toepan (cm)||5|
|Brake pedal (cm)||6|
|Parking brake (cm)||17|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||2|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||8|
|Upper dash (cm)||10|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||9|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||1.4 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||22 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.30 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||20 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|