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Toyota's Camry performs poorly on new crash test

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:56 a.m. HST, Dec 20, 2012

DETROIT » An insurance industry group says Toyota's Camry did poorly on a new crash test this year, disqualifying it from the top safety rating.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Camry a "Poor" rating on the new test, which measures how well people are protected when the front corner of a car hits another car or an object.

The Camry is the best-selling car in the U.S. It did well on the institute's other four tests and earned a "Top Safety Pick" rating. But it failed to get a "Top Safety Pick-Plus" rating.

Ten moderately priced midsize cars got the institute's highest rating. They include the Honda Accord, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Suzuki Kashai and the Volkswagen Passat.

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allie wrote:
I cannot afford the risk
on December 20,2012 | 05:18AM
awahana wrote:
Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Olympus, and Toyota.
For close to 10 years now, Japan seems to be lost, and have lost their competitive edge.
on December 20,2012 | 06:15AM
niimi wrote:
Toyota seems to have slowed their innovation. Toyota Corolla is still sold only with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Virtually all other competitors including Korean brands have 5 or 6 speed automatic transmissions. Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, all have way more standard options while Toyota nickels and dimes their customers for option packages. Toyota seemed to stop innovating after the Prius or they only invested in the Prius and forgot about Corolla and Yaris altogether.
on December 20,2012 | 07:15AM
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