Why the 2018 Toyota Camry Is an IIHS Top Safety Pick

A silver 2018 Toyota CamryThe 2018 Toyota Camry is backed by high ratings in areas such as roof strength, front crash prevention, and headlight reliability. These ratings cement Camry’s status as a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With top recognition from the IIHS for six years in a row, it’s no surprise the Toyota Camry is looking to impress once again in 2018. Here are a few safety features that make the Camry a national best-seller and five-star safety machine.

Air Bag Protection

Toyota has equipped the 2018 Camry with a set of side-curtain airbags that provide plenty of head coverage against blunt force. This protection is bolstered by front and rear head-curtain airbags and rear seat-mounted torso airbags. Add in a knee airbag for front passengers, and you have a midsize sedan that offers full-body cushioning during high-impact collisions.

LATCH Car-Seat Tethers

The Toyota Camry is fitted with a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system, consisting of attachment equipment designed to securely fit your child’s car seat or booster seat. The belts are flexible and extend appropriately over a car seat, the lower anchors are visible and easy to spot, and parents will find it convenient to borrow lower anchors from other seating positions if necessary. As a result, the IIHS gave the Camry’s LATCH hardware a “Good+” rating for ease of use and performance.

Adaptive Headlights

Although the entire Camry lineup earned an “acceptable” rating for high-beam headlight performance, the Hybrid XLE takes visibility to a whole new level thanks to an intuitive adaptive headlights package. The XLE’s curve adaptive feature automatically switches between LED projector low-beam and high-beam headlights. This provides proper lighting on the road during day and night excursions, whether you’re driving past a curve, going through a tunnel, or simply cruising in traffic.

Driver-Assist Features

Even if you’re an excellent driver with a clean record, it doesn’t hurt to back up that safety status with a few innovative technologies. The 2018 Toyota Camry sports a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, a feature that puts the sedan at an advantage for front crash prevention. When speed tests were conducted in both 12-mph and 25-mph sectors, the system proved effective in keeping the Camry crash-free.

Furthermore, the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection is part of the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) package, which is standard on all Camry trims. The package also includes features like lane departure alert and dynamic radar cruise control. Two new additions to Toyota’s TSS package for 2018 include road sign assist, which is designed to alert you to upcoming stop, yield, and speed limit signs, and lane tracing assist, which keeps your sedan centered in your lane of choice without the risk for drifting and getting too close to the car beside you.

If you need a vehicle that’s backed by high IIHS ratings and impressive safety elements, the 2018 Toyota Camry from Titus-Will Toyota is just what you need to keep passenger comfort a top priority.


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