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2017 Toyota Camry Safety Features
The Toyota Camry has a variety of different features that not only provide protection, but also aid you when you’re trying to avoid a collision. This sedan features Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control, which are a part of the four-wheel anti-lock braking system. These systems detect wheel slip and provide enough brake pressure to prevent a further loss of traction so the vehicle can remain on its intended path.
As far as passenger protection goes, the Toyota Camry is equipped with a 10-airbag system. The front advanced airbags will actively measure the force of impact so they can adjust their inflation pressure to provide sufficient protection while reducing the risk of airbag related injuries. The Toyota Camry also includes front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and even knee airbags for both the driver and front passenger.
Additional Toyota Camry Safety Features
The Camry comes with additional standard and available safety features that continue to make it a great vehicle to drive. The standard Star Safety System™ includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution.
There are 10 standard airbags as well as driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats to provide additional protection during a possible impact. If you want even more technology than what comes standard, there are many available systems to consider, like the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
- Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
- In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
- In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Rating applies to 2018-22 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|
|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|
|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 Right 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 Right Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%) Left Right 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
Camry Safety Features
A family car should be designed for safety, and the new Camry has safety built to the core. The frame is made of a unitized body with front and rear anti-vibration sub-frames to absorb impact. Inside the Toyota Camry, the passengers are protected with an Advanced Airbag System. It’s made up of 10 standard airbags that include driver and front passenger airbags and both front and rear side curtain airbags.
Safety is also built into the way the Camry drives. That’s because the Star Safety System™ comes standard. This system bundles key safety features together to make your drive more secure. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) work together to give you a steady ride. The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Smart Stop Technology (SST), Brake Assist (BA), and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) all contribute to safely bringing your Camry to a complete stop.
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These features have been either verified by NHTSA or reported by the vehicle manufacturers as meeting NHTSA’s performance criteria.
If an accident does occur, you’ll be well protected. The Toyota Camry is designed with side-impact door beams and front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones. These will direct the energy from a collision away from the interior.
You’ll also be protected by 10 airbags. This Advanced Airbag System includes a pair of front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, and driver and front passenger knee airbags. There are even rear seat-mounted side airbags. Plus, both rows of seats will be covered by front and rear side curtain airbags.
The unsafe Camry model years that you should avoid
While the latest model years of the Camry are extremely safe, in fact, U.S. News gave the 2020 Camry a perfect 10 out of 10 for safety, not all model years are the same. About 10 years ago, the Camry, as well as several other Toyota models, suffered from catastrophic safety issues that ultimately led to a massive recall campaign as well as many people either getting injured or, unfortunately, killed.
Toyota has since fixed those issues, but if you’re looking to buy a used car, then you should probably avoid choosing those model years of the Camry. The most problematic model years were the 2007 to 2009 model years. But, on the bright side, those major safety issues taught Toyota to take safety even more seriously. As a result, the Camry model years since then are some of the safest cars on the market today.