The best-selling car in the US, fourteen of the last 15 years, the Toyota Camry, did not fair well in the latest crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-profit group funded by the insurance industry.   

As reported by, the Camry was one of two cars that received the lowest score of “poor,” with one other Toyota car, the Prius also receiving the low score.

Two cars received the top score, the 2013 Honda Accord and the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi.

The crash test this year re-enacted one  more stringent” than in previous years  The tests “replicated what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or object like a tree or utility pole.”

The insurance industry takes these test results into account, as well as those tests conducted by the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when forming rates.