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2015 Toyota Camry

midsize car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2015 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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 2015-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Beginning with 2014 models built after December 2013, the front structure was modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Beginning with 2015 models, the side curtain airbags were lengthened to further improve occupant protection in this same type of crash. Assessment of side airbag coverage is determined by the Institute based on a test of a 2015 model Camry conducted by Toyota as part of small overlap front test verification for side curtain airbag coverage. All other assessments, ratings, and vehicle specifications are based on an Institute test of a 2014 model Camry built after the front structure was modified.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's 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 maintained reasonably well in the Institute's test.

Except for door hinge pillar deformation and parking brake pedal movement (pedal not visible), intrusion into the driver's space was reasonably well controlled, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low (Institute test car shown).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1349
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 16
Footrest (cm) 8
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm) 17
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1349
Head
HIC-15 126
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.80
Right 0.40
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.6
Right 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 35

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1109
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 ID VTF1109
Head
HIC-15 115
Peak gs at hard contact 25
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 - left 0.42
Maximum tibia index - right 0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 72

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1106
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1106
Head HIC-15 312
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 ID VTS1106
Head HIC-15 52
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

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 37
Distance below top of head (mm) 33
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 57
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 406

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 5 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 63
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 39
Clearance angle (degrees) 63
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated