Toyota Camry Safety Ratings
There are many qualities shoppers near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, look for in a midsize car, like the 2021 Toyota Camry. From efficiency to comfort and advanced technology, there’s a lot to consider, but one of the most important qualities is safety.
In this safety review, our team at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg will walk you through all the safety features and ratings of this family sedan so you can feel comfortable trusting it with the security of your friends and family. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us!
Ready to take comfort in the Toyota Camry safety ratings? Read on.
2021 Camry: NHTSA Safety Score
Some of the best marks of a car’s safety chops are the safety ratings it receives from top automotive safety organizations, like the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Both these organizations put the 2021 Camry through a battery of crash tests to evaluate the effectiveness of its passive safety features.
When it comes to the NHTSA, they do extensive testing before rating a car. With a front star rating, side star rating, and rollover star rating, you can be confident they’ve covered all corners before making their decision.
So, how did the Camry do? Well, the 2021 Toyota Camry passed every test with flying colors and received the highest available score: an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.
Other Safety Awards: IIHS
Not only did the Toyota Camry impress the NHTSA, but it also flew through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s tests. The IIHS evaluates vehicles based on two categories: crashworthiness and crash avoidance and mitigation.
Crashworthiness refers to how well the vehicle protects the occupants in a crash, while crash avoidance and mitigation refers to the safety technology that help prevent or lessen the severity of a crash.
It comes as no surprise that the 2021 Toyota Camry passed both evaluations with ease. In fact, it was designated a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the IIHS. This is the highest available honor.
With the highest ratings from both the IIHS and the NHTSA, it’s clear the Camry is well engineered and equipped to reduce the risk of injury in a wide range of collision scenarios.
Remember how the IIHS evaluates using the safety features? Well, it’s time to show you what it’s all about. With the 2021 Toyota Camry, you can get peace of mind with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+.
This advanced suite of driver-assist features is designed to help you drive with confidence and help avoid or mitigate potential collisions on the road. It includes features like:
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control helps you keep pace with traffic on the highway by maintaining a pre-set safe following distance from the car in front of you.
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection not only alerts you to potential collisions, but will also apply the brakes automatically if you don’t react.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist can alert you when you’re drifting and may apply corrective steering to help keep your vehicle within its lane.
An available safety feature is the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which will warn you whenever a vehicle enters your blind spot. When you’re in reverse, it will also detect vehicles approaching on either side and warn you using the side mirrors and a warning tone.
Other Safety Features
You’ll find even more passive and active safety features in the 2021 Camry, including a standard Advanced Airbag System. It features dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags, which can inflate at different rates for optimal protection in various crash scenarios.
Plus, front and rear side-curtain airbags can help protect occupants’ heads in rollovers. In total, you’ll have 10 airbags in your 2021 Toyota Camry.
Meanwhile, you’ll have six integrated advanced safety systems to help keep you safe via the Star Safety System™. They include essential features like Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control that helps keep your car stable on the road surface as well as Traction Control to maintain solid grip on the pavement. Other systems include:
- 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution
- Brake Assist
- Smart Stop Technology
Driver Assist Package
If you want to add on to your Camry’s safety features, you can even opt for the Driver Assist Package, which will provide more advanced features. One such feature is Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking.
This feature will warn you when it detects nearby objects. Under certain conditions, it may even reduce engine power and apply the brakes for you.
The Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan is also a feature you’ll get when you opt for the Driver Assist Package. This will give you a panoramic overhead view of your vehicle and the area surrounding it. It does this with its front, side, and rear-mounted cameras.
So, if you want to keep an eye on your surroundings, this feature will make it easy. It will also be an advantage when you’re squeezing into tight parking spaces.
Your safety is important to Toyota, which is why they also make it convenient and easy for you to get help. With Safety Connect®, you can be connected to a 24/7 response center. One of the agents can contact local emergency services in the case of an accident or emergency.
In addition, you’ll also get 24/7 Roadside Assistance. That way, you can have peace of mind, knowing help is on the way. It even offers a Stolen Vehicle Locator. With Safety Connect®, you’ll always have the help you need, when you need it.
Experience the 2021 Toyota Camry Yourself!
Now that you know why the 2021 Toyota Camry safety ratings are so good, are you ready to try out some of those features yourself?
If you live near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Carlisle, PA, schedule a test drive at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg. Experience that driver-assist technology and see if the Camry is the perfect car for you!