2012 Toyota Camry Earns NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Rating

The 2012 Toyota Camry has earned the highest rating – five stars – for overall safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency said Tuesday.
The all-new Camry earned the top rating under stricter new crash-test guidelines, getting four stars in the frontal test, five stars in the side test, and four stars in the rollover test.  
NHTSA introduced tougher crash tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings with the 2011 model year.  The new series of tests, called the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), includes frontal barrier and rollover crash tests as well as a combined side barrier and side pole test.  The side pole test, which is new, simulates a 20-mph side impact crash into a 10-inch diameter pole or tree at a 75-degree angle just behind the A-pillar on the driver’s side. An overall rating of up to five stars is then assigned.


Every effort has been made to ensure the product specifications, equipment, and content on this site are accurate based on information available at time of publishing. In some cases, certain changes in standard equipment or options may occur, which may not be reflected online. Toyota Canada reserves the rights to make these changes without notice or obligation.