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2002 Toyota Camry

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    P
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags with front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes (optional on 2002-04 models, standard on 2005-06 models)
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
P
G
G
G
G
2012
P
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
M
2010
G
G
G
M
2009
G
G
G
M
2008
G
G
G
M
2007
G
G
G
M
2006
G
G
P
M
2005
G
G
P
M
2004
G
G
P
M
2003
G
P
2002
G
P
2001
G
2000
G
1999
G
1998
G
1997
G
1996
A
1995
A
1994
A

Applies to 2002-06 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 was redesigned for the 2002 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head accelerations from the B-pillar and roof rail hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4-door
Weight 3,276 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length189 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0202
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0202
Head
HIC-15441
Peak gs at hard contact36.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)52
Maximum Nij 0.61
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.4
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right0.99
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)5.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left50
Right56

Applies to 2002-06 models

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

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Beginning with 2004 models, side structural changes were made to improve occupant protection in side-impact crashes. (Toyota reported that the structural changes would not significantly affect side-impact performance in models without side airbags; therefore the overall side impact rating for 2002-05 models without side airbags is the same.)

Two tests of the Camry were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would also be possible. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door and the window sill of the rear door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads. The impact with the window sill did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Toyota Camry LE 4-door
Weight 3,197 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase107 in.
Length189 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0315CES0316
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.
-4.0-7.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0316
Head HIC-151,619
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)62
Lateral force (kN)4.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)46
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)118
A-P moment (Nm) 37

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0316
Head HIC-15275
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)57
Average deflection (mm)40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.0
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)107
A-P moment (Nm) 32

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