Lately, Toyota has been on a roll when it comes to the field of safety. Right now, they have a range of five-star safety rated cars in their lineup. There's the Fortuner, Vios, Rush, just to name a few. Now, a new name enters that list, and that's the recently introduced 2019 Camry.
So how safe is the all-new Camry? In ASEAN NCAP's testing, the midsize sedan posted near perfect scores for adult occupant protection, along with high scores for child occupant protection and lauded for its safety assists. With an overall score of 91.47, the Camry is also one of the safest cars sold in the region today.
In the frontal crash test (64 km/h into deformable barrier), the Camry scored 15.31 out of 16.00 points, providing good protection for the head, neck, chest, and thighs along with adequate protection for shins. Where the Camry excelled was in the side impact test, posting a perfect score of 16.00 out of 16.00, a rare feat. The testers noted excellent protection for the head, neck, and chest in an event of a side collision.
As for child occupant protection, the Camry scored perfect scored for both front and side impact crashes. Installing child seats were also found to be easy in the Camry, although not all kinds of child seats are suitable for it. Nonetheless, children at the back are safe says ASEAN NCAP.
Further boosting the Camry's score is the inclusion of stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist as standard. It may sound like a small detail but ASEAN NCAP also gave points for the seat belt reminders for the driver and front passenger. Some safety features tested are not included in our local Camry, but the agency rated the automatic emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), and lane keep assist (LKA) as good.
The Philippine-spec Toyota Camry lineup comes equipped with seven airbags with dual front, dual curtain, dual side, and driver's side knee. There's also the anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, hill-start assist, emergency brake signal, and stability control for both the entry-level 2.5G and top of the line 2.5V.