2005 Toyota Camry

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2005 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan
2004 Toyota Camry shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Side with optional side airbags
Side without optional side airbags
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Toyota Camry XLE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2002 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0202
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 ID CEF0202
Head
HIC-15 441
Peak gs at hard contact 36
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 - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.99
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 50
Right 56

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2004-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4-door with optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

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 in cars equipped with optional side airbags.

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0315 CES0316
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -4.0 -7.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0315 CES0316
Head HIC-15 406 1,619
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 2.0
Compression (kN) 0.2 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 51 62
Lateral force (kN) 1.8 4.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38 46
Average deflection (mm) 29 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.59 5.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.74 1.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.0 2.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4 2.8
Combined force (kN) 6.0 4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 53 118
A-P moment (Nm) 28 37

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0315 CES0316
Head HIC-15 321 275
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.9 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 49 57
Average deflection (mm) 34 40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.83 5.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.89 1.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.3 1.7
Combined force (kN) 3.9 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 109 107
A-P moment (Nm) -43 32

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4-door without optional side airbags

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 2002-06 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
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.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

A prominent dent and glass marks indicate where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0315 CES0316
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -4.0 -7.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0315 CES0316
Head HIC-15 406 1,619
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 2.0
Compression (kN) 0.2 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 51 62
Lateral force (kN) 1.8 4.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38 46
Average deflection (mm) 29 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.59 5.31
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.74 1.07
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.0 2.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4 2.8
Combined force (kN) 6.0 4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 53 118
A-P moment (Nm) 28 37

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0315 CES0316
Head HIC-15 321 275
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.9 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 49 57
Average deflection (mm) 34 40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.83 5.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.89 1.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.3 1.7
Combined force (kN) 3.9 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 109 107
A-P moment (Nm) -43 32

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2005-06 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.3
Head contact time (ms) 93
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 33
Max neck tension (N) 902

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted