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2008 Toyota Camry Solara

Midsize convertible
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2005 models, optional on 2004 models)
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2008
G
A
P
2007
G
A
P
2006
G
A
P
2005
G
A
P
2004
G
A
P

Applies to 2004-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Camry Solara was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower leg injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the A-pillar contact was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the top of the A-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Toyota Camry Solara SLE convertible
Weight 3,598 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length193 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0706
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)7
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0706
Head
HIC-1580
Peak gs at hard contact12
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)10
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm)23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.3
Femur force - right (kN)4.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.32
Maximum tibia index - right0.85
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left63
Right50

Applies to 2004-08 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
M
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Toyota Camry Solara was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the window sill and the side torso airbag. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Toyota Camry Solara SLE convertible
Weight 3,589 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length193 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0705
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-8.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0705
Head HIC-15196
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)46
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)38
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.82
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)4.1
Combined force (kN)5.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)95
A-P moment (Nm) 21

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0705
Head HIC-15206
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)2.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.83
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)71
A-P moment (Nm) -34

Applies to 2004-08 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)62
Distance below top of head (mm)62
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.6
Head contact time (ms)102
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)204
Max neck tension (N)895

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