Toyota Australia’s first imported Camry after the shutdown of local manufacturing has garnered a full five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating, recording 36.16 overall points out of a maximum of 37.
The score applies to all variants of the new Toyota Camry mid-sizer, including four-cylinder, V6 and hybrid versions, with only the frontal offset crash test failing to net a perfect score.
Head and neck, and upper leg protection in the frontal offset test nabbed full marks of four points each, while chest and lower leg protection were deemed ‘acceptable’ with a score of 3.47 and 3.69 respectively out of four.
Safety in the side impact test netted maximum points for head, chest, abdomen and pelvis protection – four points apiece – while the pole test also scored full marks of two points.
Finally, the inclusion of seatbelt reminders for both rows of seating add another three points to the total score.
For the pedestrian test, the Camry scored 27.23 out of 36 points with ANCAP saying “the bonnet provided predominately good or acceptable protection to the head of a struck pedestrian with some marginal and poor results recorded at the base of the windscreen and on the windscreen pillars”.
Standard safety equipment includes dual frontal, side chest, side curtain and driver knee airbags, lane keep assist and departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights and high beams, and auto emergency braking – the latter of which was singled out by ANCAP chief executive officer James Goodwin.
“The Camry remains a popular choice for families and fleet buyers so it is important high levels of safety are offered,” he said.
“It is encouraging to see the Camry fitted as standard with an auto emergency braking system which operates at city and highway speeds, as well as an active lane support system.
“We’re pleased to see Toyota maintain its high level of safety with manufacturing of the Camry having now switched from local production to a Japanese-built model.”