By Mark Kleis
Thursday, Dec 8th, 2011 @ 12:02 am
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finished its crash testing of Toyota's redesigned 2012 Camry midsize sedan, and safe to say that the Japanese automaker couldn't be happier with the findings.

The new Camry received the highest possible score of five stars overall based on the latest and most stringent testing standards to date.

Helping secure the impressive overall five-star score were a myriad of technologies and features, ranging from high-strength steel reinforcements, 10 standard air bags and what Toyota dubs the STAR safety system which includes: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

The 2012 Toyota Camry can also be ordered with Blind Spot Monitor, but that optional safety technology played no role in the vehicle's score.