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2013 Toyota Camry

Midsize moderately priced car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
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  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2012 Toyota Camry shown
2012 Toyota Camry shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2015 models)
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
G
G
G
G
G
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 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Structure

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.

Injury measures

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 vehicle2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door
Weight 3,179 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length189 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1215
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)37
Footrest (cm)17
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)8
Parking brake (cm)31
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)6
Steering column7
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)19
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)25
Lower instrument panel (cm)21

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1215
Head
HIC-15100
Peak gs at hard contact36
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)19
Femur (kN)
Left3.4
Right2.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left9
Right4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left1
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.83
Right0.60
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.8
Right3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left57
Right61

Applies to 2012-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
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 2012 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the grab handle hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag and the grab handle above the door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door
Weight 3,177 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length189 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1109
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1109
Head
HIC-15115
Peak gs at hard contact25
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)26
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.6
Femur force - right (kN)2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.42
Maximum tibia index - right0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left43
Right72

Applies to 2012-15 models

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

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries 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 protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2012 Toyota Camry SE 4-door
Weight 3,258 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length189 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1106
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.
-12.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1106
Head HIC-15312
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)39
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)29
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.0
Acetabulum force (kN)1.8
Combined force (kN)3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)88
A-P moment (Nm) 44

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1106
Head HIC-1552
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)14
Lateral force (kN)0.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)21
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.16
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)1.4
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)183
A-P moment (Nm) 41

Applies to 2012-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,167 lbs
Peak force15,148 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.78
Tested vehicle
2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2012-15 models

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

Seat type

Power cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)37
Distance below top of head (mm)33
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.1
Head contact time (ms)57
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)406

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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