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2017 Toyota Camry

midsize car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

2017 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

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
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

Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • XLE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim equipped with Technology package
  • XSE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim equipped with Technology package
  • Hybrid XLE trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • XLE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim equipped with Technology package
  • XSE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim equipped with Technology package
  • Hybrid XLE trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.4 m 6.7 %
Straightaway left edge 53.7 m 6.7 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 163.2 m
Straightaway left edge 143.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 69.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.6 m

Trim level(s)

  • LE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • XLE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • SE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • Special Edition 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • XSE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • Hybrid LE trim
  • Hybrid SE trim
  • Hybrid XLE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • XLE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • SE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • Special Edition 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • XSE 2.5-liter 4 cylinder trim
  • Hybrid LE trim
  • Hybrid SE trim
  • Hybrid XLE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 91.4 m 6.7 %
Straightaway left edge 53.7 m 6.7 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 43.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 163.2 m
Straightaway left edge 143.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 70.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 69.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.6 m

Trim level(s)

  • XLE 3.5-liter V6 trim equipped with Technology package
  • XSE 3.5-liter V6 trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • XLE 3.5-liter V6 trim equipped with Technology package
  • XSE 3.5-liter V6 trim equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 108.6 m 75.6 %
Straightaway left edge 58.8 m 75.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 173.4 m
Straightaway left edge 141.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 78.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 59.5 m

Trim level(s)

  • XLE 3.5-liter V6 trim
  • XSE 3.5-liter V6 trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Excessive glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • XLE 3.5-liter V6 trim
  • XSE 3.5-liter V6 trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 108.6 m 75.6 %
Straightaway left edge 58.8 m 75.6 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 173.4 m
Straightaway left edge 141.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 78.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 59.5 m

How headlights are evaluated

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