Applies to 2012-13 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Retraints 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.
The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower intrusion measured as much as 37 cm at the lower hinge pillar, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 19-25 cm. The parking brake pedal was pushed in toward the driver 31 cm, and the steering wheel was pushed back 7 cm.
Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the instrument panel hit is low, as is the risk of significant injuries to other body regions.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 19 cm to the right, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door|
|Weight|| 3,179 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 hinge pillar max (cm)||37|
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Left toepan (cm)||9|
|Brake pedal (cm)||8|
|Parking brake (cm)||31|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||6|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||19|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper dash (cm)||25|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||9|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||36.000000|
|Tension (kN)||1.1 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||18 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.26 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||19 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|