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SAFETY | 7 out of 10
Good," frontal impact protection and side impact protection
Five stars, front impact protection and side impact protection
Stability control is now standard across the model range”
“Available safety features include ABS, traction control”
The 2010 Toyota Camry builds upon the safety record of last year’s Camry, adding a few new standard features and improved sightlines.
The Toyota Camry has been subjected to all of NHTSA’s and the IIHS’s various crash tests, and the results are superb. Edmunds raves about the Toyota Camry’s “excellent crash test scores,” which include perfect five-star ratings from NHTSA in every impact category, as well as similarly high scores from the IIHS. In IIHS testing, the 2010 Toyota Camry earns the highest possible rating, "Good," in both the frontal offset impact and side impact categories.
In addition to class-leading crash-test scores, the 2010 Toyota Camry soldiers on with a long list of standard safety features. Like last year’s Toyota Camry, ConsumerGuide reports that the 2010 model gets “ABS, traction control…front side airbags, curtain side airbags, and a driver knee airbag.” The driver knee airbag is a particularly handy feature, as Cars.com points out that it is designed “to keep the occupant from sliding down and forward (submarining) in a collision.” In addition to the features carried forward from last year, Edmunds says that “stability control is now standard across the model range” for the Toyota Camry.
Drivers of the refreshed 2010 Toyota Camry will likely notice that the modest styling changes made to the Camry increase driver visibility, which was already pretty good. Left Lane News declares that the Toyota Camry affords “great visibility,” while ConsumerGuide notes that “styling slightly impedes visibility aft and to the right-rear, but sightlines are clear elsewhere.”
The addition of standard stability control to the 2010 Toyota Camry addresses TheCarConnection.com’s one major complaint with last year’s Camry.