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1998 Toyota Camry

Midsize moderately priced car
1997 Toyota Camry shown
1997 Toyota Camry shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional, beginning with 1998 models)
2
Built-in child restraints (optional, 1997-98 models only)
3
Antilock brakes (optional)
4
Daytime running lights (optional beginning with 1999 models)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
G
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
G
Crash avoidance rating
1998
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
G
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating
1995
A
Crash avoidance rating
1994
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1997-2001 models

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

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 1997 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1997 Toyota Camry LE 4-door
Weight 3,128 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase105 in.
Length188 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.2 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF96028
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-3
Right (cm)-3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)4
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF96028
Head
HIC-15288
Peak gs at hard contact127
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)23
Maximum Nij 0.32
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.9
Femur force - right (kN)2.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.57
Maximum tibia index - right0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left98
Right65

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