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2024 Toyota Camry

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2024 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan
2023 Toyota Camry shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Moderate overlap front: updated test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Superior

Seat belts & child restraints

Seat belt reminders
LATCH ease of use
+

Other available safety features

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

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 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Driver-side small overlap 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
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1710
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 2
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Upper dash (cm) 1
Lower instrument panel (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1710
Head
HIC-15 157
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 4
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.5
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.35
Right 0.42
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 34

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Toyota Camry XLE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still moved too far to the right toward the gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained very well.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but moved too far to the right, allowing the head to approach the gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags.

The passenger’s space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1711
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Footrest (cm) 9
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 4
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1711
Head
HIC-15 189
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.27
Right 0.33
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.4
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 53

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1711
Head
HIC-15 126
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 0.6
Right 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.34
Right 0.23
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 41
Right 37

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Moderate overlap 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 VTF1714
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1714
Head
HIC-15 204
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.1
Femur force - right (kN) 1.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 39

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh/hip
Leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh
Rear passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

The rear passenger dummy's head approached the front seatback, which increases the risk of head injuries.

Rear passenger dummy injury values indicate a low risk of injury to the head or neck and a moderate risk of injury to the chest. During the crash, the shoulder belt remained in an ideal position on the dummy’s chest.

The rear passenger dummy's lap belt moved from the ideal position on the pelvis onto the abdomen, increasing the risk of abdominal injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF2307
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2307
Head
HIC-15 183
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 1.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.20
Right 0.35
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 3.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 54
Right 91

Rear passenger injury measures

Test ID CEF2307
Head
HIC-15 for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Compression (kN) 0.1
Maximum Nij for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Chest
Chest index 37
Shoulder belt tension (kN) 4.2
Thigh (kN)
Left femur compression 0.8
Right femur compression 0.3

How the updated moderate overlap front test is conducted

February 2024 adjustment to rating criteria

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models built after January 2023

Tested vehicle: 2023 Toyota Camry LE 4-door

The Toyota Camry was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Beginning with 2023 models built after January 2023, the side sill structure, front and rear door trim, and front side airbags were modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.) Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 Camry conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2303
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -15.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2303
Head
HIC-15 249
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.50
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.2

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2303
Head
HIC-15 185
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.19
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.29
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.7

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

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

Trim level(s)

  • Hybrid XLE trim equipped with Adaptive Headlights package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
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 the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Hybrid XLE trim equipped with Adaptive Headlights package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 103.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 49.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 79.5 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 69.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 147.5 m
Straightaway left edge 146.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 82.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 77.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 69.0 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 67.4 m

Trim level(s)

  • XSE trim
  • Hybrid XSE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
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 the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • XSE trim
  • Hybrid XSE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 123.9 m None
Straightaway left edge 54.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 66.5 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 51.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 51.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 157.9 m
Straightaway left edge 151.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 66.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 51.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.1 m

Trim level(s)

  • LE trim
  • SE trim
  • Nightshade trim
  • TRD trim
  • Hybrid LE trim
  • Hybrid SE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
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 good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LE trim
  • SE trim
  • Nightshade trim
  • TRD trim
  • Hybrid LE trim
  • Hybrid SE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 130.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 55.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 65.5 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 53.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 51.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 154.7 m
Straightaway left edge 145.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 65.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.2 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Hybrid XLE trim
  • XLE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
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 High-beam assist credit

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

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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 inadequate in all 4 tests.

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Hybrid XLE trim
  • XLE trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2018-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 118.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 50.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.8 m
Straightaway left edge 140.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 62.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.0 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2021-24 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 33 mph. A warning was issued 2.1 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to 2022-24 models of the following trim lines: LE trim, SE trim, Nightshade trim, TRD trim, Hybrid LE trim, Hybrid SE trim
Superior
Superior

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 30 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 34 mph and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Seat belt reminders

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Overall evaluation
Front row
Unbelted occupant alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration Long enough (90+ seconds)
Volume
Audio frequency
Second row
Startup status alert (visual)
Initiation time
Duration at least 60 seconds
Belt disengaged alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration at least 30 seconds
Volume
Audio frequency
Technical measurements for this test
Background cabin sound pressure level at 24 km/h 51 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 24 km/h 66 dB
Difference between background and signal 15.8 dB
Background cabin sound pressure level at 40 km/h 54 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 40 km/h 66 dB
Difference between background and signal 12.0 dB
Dominant audio frequency 800 Hz

How seat belt reminders are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-24 models

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
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 and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim LE
Seat type cloth
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
not 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
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not 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 Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

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

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 57
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated