New 2012 Toyota Camry in Inver Grove Heights MN, Serving the Minneapolis, Twin Cities & St. Paul MN areaThe 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 and 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.