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2012 Toyota Camry

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2012 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2012-14 models built before January 2014

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso, and the head hit the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar.

Intrusion into the occupant compartment was extensive. The door hinge pillar began to tear as the wheel and tire was pushed back, and this intrusion combined with that of the parking brake pedal and instrument panel contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Camry SE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,167 lbs
Peak force 15,148 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.78

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry