Applies to 2002-06 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|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.
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.
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 vehicle||2004 Toyota Camry LE 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,225 lbs.|
|Side airbags||optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.4 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||23 mpg city / 32 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||62|
|Lateral force (kN)||4.5|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||46|
|Average deflection (mm)||31|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.31|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.07|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.4|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.8|
|Combined force (kN)||4.5|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||36|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.6|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||57|
|Average deflection (mm)||40|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.49|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||1.33|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.0|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.7|
|Combined force (kN)||3.4|