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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Five stars" (frontal and side crash safety)
seats are designed to mitigate whiplash injuries
five out of five stars in all front and side collision categories
The 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers a comprehensive package of safety features.
Some of the standard safety features noted by Cars.com include "dual-stage frontal bags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain-type airbags and a driver's knee airbag." Cars.com also notes that the "electronic stability system" that is optional in other Camry models comes standard in the 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
According to Edmunds, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "gave the Camry its highest rating of 'Good' for frontal-offset and side collision protection." Road & Track notes that "as part of their crashworthiness, hybrids have automatic disconnect of their high-voltage source" and that standard EMS/firefighter training now includes "where to cut into hybrids with minimal hazard."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2008 Camry Hybrid five stars, its highest rating, in both frontal and side crash safety. It also rates it highly (four out of five stars) on rollover avoidance.
Like most new vehicles, the 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid comes standard with anti-lock brakes.
The 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid excelled at both the governmental crash tests and the IIHS safety tests and offers some of the best safety features among its hybrid competitors on the road.