2012 Toyota Camry: NHTSA 5-Star Side Crash Test Videos
December 08, 2011
Yesterday, the 2012 Toyota Camry scored an overall five-star safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sure, the popular sedan has taken some blows to the ol' reputation thanks to a series of recalls. But when the redesigned Camry arrived we all knew the chances of it scoring well in crash tests were high seeing as how it not only has a high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel unibody but three more airbags -- passenger knee and rear-seat side airbags.
Hit the jump to get a sense of how safe you'd be in the event of a side impact by watching the videos where NHTSA threw a barrier at the Camry and then ran it into a pole.
For the frontal crash and rollover tests, the Camry scored four stars. And last year it got an overall score of four stars.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor