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Us women... I swear... we threw the whole rating off. The 2010 Camry with the old system got a 5 Star rating... the 2011 gets a 3 Star rating today with the new system because they started using women dummies and apparently Camrys aren't built with women's stature or safety in mind ;)

I'm glad they're using the new dummies but sad that the "official" rating is lower for '11. Wonder if that will affect resale values?

http://www.safercar.gov/
 

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Or is this another ploy to ruin Toyota's reputation some more? I'm not saying the ratings are inaccurate, it's just an interesting coincidence. Wonder how my old 98 Sunfire would have stacked up....it had 1 star with the dummies back in the day. LMAO
 

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Make
Model
Overall Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating
Overall Vehicle Score
Audi
A4 Avant Wagon
4
5
5
4
Audi
A4 FWD
4
5
5
4
Audi
S4 FWD
4
5
5
4
BMW
5 Series 4 DR RWD
4
5
5
5
Cadillac
Escalade 4WD
5
5
3
4
Cadillac
Escalade Hybrid 4WD
5
5
3
4
Cadillac
Escalade RWD
5
5
3
4
Cadillac
Escalde Hybrid RWD
5
5
3
4
Chevrolet
Malibu FWD
4
5
4
4
Chevrolet
Tahoe 4WD
5
5
3
4
Chevrolet
Tahoe RWD
5
5
3
4
Ford
Fiesta
4
5
4
4
Ford
Taurus AWD
4
5
4
4
Ford
Taurus FWD
4
5
4
4
GMC
Yukon RWD
5
5
3
4
GMC
Yukon 4WD
5
5
3
4
Honda
Pilot 4WD
4
5
4
4
Honda
Pilot FWD
4
5
4
4
Hyundai
Sonata (early release)
3
5
5
4
Hyundai
Sonata (later release)
4
5
5
5
Infiniti
M37
4
5
4
4
Infiniti
M56
4
5
4
4
Jeep
Grand Cherokee 4WD
4
5
4
4
Jeep
Grand Cherokee RWD
4
5
3
4
Kia
Sorento AWD
4
4
4
4
Kia
Sorento FWD
4
4
4
4
Nissan
Versa
3
2
4
2
Subaru
Legacy
4
4
5
4
Subaru
Outback
4
4
4
4
Toyota
Camry
3
3
4
3
Toyota
Camry HV
3
3
4
3
Toyota
Sienna AWD
3
5
4
4
Toyota
Sienna FWD
3
5
4
4

That didn't turn out as I wanted, sorry guys....it's on the gov'ts site.... www.safercar.gov

As you can see the old system gave the Sonata a 3, and now a 4 with the new system for front crashes.

I like how they pick BIG vehicles that would fare better in front/rear crashes due to size instead of the cars that people will be driving...i.e. Mazda 3, Focus, Corolla, etc. (although I do see the Fiesta in here as a 4)
 

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It's just another case of the government setting the bar too low so that almost everything would pass and look safe.

Like everything else the government does, it was soon rendered meaningless, but is finally more realistic.
 

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It's just another case of the government setting the bar too low so that almost everything would pass and look safe.

Like everything else the government does, it was soon rendered meaningless, but is finally more realistic.
Maybe so, but their determining factors in addition to the female dummies were if the cars came standard with Lane Keep Assist, Pre-Crash assist, EBD, etc. A lot of cars they tested are high end with all that nanny stuff (I'm not trying to offend anyone I believe in DRIVING the car, not having the car drive YOU).
 
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