Consumer Reports restores Toyota Camry as a top safety pick

Toyota Motor Corp erased a black mark on its reputation for quality on Thursday when Consumer Reports restored a recommended rating for the flagship Camry sedan less than two months after the influential magazine had pulled the rating due to poor crash test results a year ago. The 2014 Camry was retested this month by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and its rating raised from poor to acceptable in a year-old IIHS test procedure. The group said the Camry was rated a top safety pick “after Toyota made changes to the structure of the front end for 2014 models built after November 1,” according to IIHS spokeswoman Kristin Nevels. Consumer Reports said it was reinstating its recommended rating “based on the Camry’s performance in the latest IIHS small frontal-overlap test”.


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