The IIHS Word is Out: The New Toyota Camry is a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+

One of our favorite Toyota mid-size cars is back in Mansfield here at Graham Toyota for a new year, and it's better than ever. Not only is 2018 Toyota Camry fresh off a complete redesign in its celebrated eighth generation and storied 35 years of age. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it also remains the paragon of the secure drive-time you've come to expect from a new Toyota sedan.

A highest rating of "Good" in driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint testing is one thing. A "Superior" rating for front crash prevention, along with a "Good" headlight rating when equipped with adaptive LED projector headlights, is another. Bring them together and add equipment with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection to the mix, and you get a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. That's just what the new 2018 Camry received yet again for this model year.

Indeed, the new sedan's accident-avoidance tech is a mainstay of the standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) system, a suite of advanced technologies that also builds in the corrective measures of lane departure with steering assist, automatic high beams to keep the views of other drivers in mind, and dynamic radar cruise control for safe distancing. But that's not all the new Camry brings to 2018. It also features the reliability of a standard Toyota Star Safety System. That means enhanced vehicle stability control for a sturdy drive, traction control for effective pulling power, anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist for dependable halts, and Smart Stop Technology for efficiency.

These make up but a moment of a long Toyota tradition of safety. Factor in the forward-thinking of blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, a bird's-eye view camera, and intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross traffic braking, all available in the new 2018 Toyota Camry, and it's plain to see we can expect much more in the way of safety innovations from our "Let's Go Places" moniker. Eager to test one out for yourself? Stop by our Mansfield Toyota dealership today for a ride.

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