Toyota Camry Review
Some cars are popular. The Toyota Camry is a juggernaut. The four-door sedan is America’s best-selling car and the Camry is Toyota’s best-selling model in the United States. The Toyota Camry’s popularity has grown over decades as several generations of American’s have fallen in love with its style, its comfort and of course its legendary quality. Here you can find Vehicle History Toyota Camry Review.
First introduced to America in 1983, the Toyota Camry has been built in Kentucky since 1988. It quckly found a loyal following and became a favorite of young professionals, first time car buyers and families looking for a midsize sedan that delivers high fuel economy, impressive safety and industry leading reliability and dependability. Now in its eighth-generation, the Toyota Camry continues to set many standards in the midsize front-wheel drive sedan class against other popular rivals like the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata.
Completely redesigned for 2018, the current Toyota Camry is more spacious, more technically advanced and more fun-to-drive than ever. It’s also the safest Toyota Camry ever built and it’s the most attractive, with a sportier exterior design that has everybody talking. Toyota Camry reviews in the automotive media have praised the sedan’s sleek new design and the Camry was chosen as a finalist in the North American Car of the Year voting.
• 2018 Toyota Camry Review
• 2012-2017 Toyota Camry Review
• 2007-2011 Toyota Camry Review
• 2002-2006 Toyota Camry Review
2018 Toyota Camry Review
All-new for 2018, the Toyota Camry is slightly larger than before, but it’s still a midsize and occupies the heart of Toyota’s expansive lineup and hits the heart of the market. With a 192.7 inch overall length and a 111.2 inch wheelbase, the new 2018 Toyota Camry is significantly larger than the Toyota Corolla, but smaller than Toyota’s full-size Avalon sedan.
The 2018 Toyota Camry also offers class leading safety. The sedan has been chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and it has received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, Toyota Safety Sense is standard on all new Camry’s and adds a long list of tech-based active safety systems including a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, which will apply the brakes for you in an emergency situation, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic Highbeams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. A Blind Spot Warning System with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is also available.
Offered in 10 trim levels and configurations, the 2018 Toyota Camry is available with three different engines including a powerful V6 and a fuel-efficient hybrid rated by the EPA for 53 mpg on the highway. That makes it one of the most fuel efficient cars on the road. All Toyota Camrys are front-wheel drive and come with a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. And the Camry’s trunk is large offering 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space along with fold down rear seats.
At around $23,500, the Toyota Camry lineup starts with the Camry L powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which makes 203 horsepower and provides spirited acceleration. That engine is also under the hood of the Camry LE, XLE and sporty SE models. Buyers looking for more performance to go along with the Camry’s new found sporty look and driver focused interior should step up to the 3.5-liter V6. It doesn’t deliver the fuel economy of the four-cylinder, which is rated for 41 mpg on the highway, but the 301 horsepower V6 makes this the most powerful Camry ever. It also turns the Toyota Camry into a very fast sedan with sprints to 60 mph taking less than 6.0 seconds. The 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 is our favorite.
Toyota offers the Camry Hybrid in LE, SE and XLE trim levels with prices starting below $28,000. The most expensive 2018 Toyota Camry is the luxurious XLE V6 model which costs just under $34,500. Most models get a large 8-inch touchscreen and onboard Wifi. Bluetooth is standard across the board.
2012-2017 Toyota Camry Review
The seventh-generation of the Toyota Camry was a consistent sales leader in its class and remains an extremely popular choice for buyers looking for a reliable used or Certified Pre-Owned midsize at an affordable price. First introduced in 2012, it was offered in many trim levels including the LE, SE, XLE and the sporty XSE, which along with the SE got a sport-tuned suspension for improved handling.
As it is today, the Camry XLE was the luxury model with a smoother riding suspension, leather interior, heated seats and other amenities. Under the hood of the Camry, Toyota offered a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 178 horsepower or a 268 horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Both worked with a smooth 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive was standard. There was also a fuel-efficient Camry hybrid model which was one of only a few electrified models in the midsize sedan class.
This generation of Toyota Camry, especially the 2017 Toyota Camry SE, was praised for its improved style, features and comfort. Many online Toyota Camry reviews commend the sedan’s roomy backseat, high build quality and its strong fuel economy.
2007-2011 Toyota Camry Review
For the majority of its time in production, the sixth-generation of the Toyota Camry was offered in LE, sporty SE and the luxurious XLE trim levels. And they were all popular, but this generation of the Camry is best known for introducing Toyota’s hybrid powertrain to the midsize sedan class. The Camry Hybrid hit dealers for the first time in 2007 with 190 horsepower and the second generation of the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, which had proven popular in the Toyota Prius.
Still most Camrys sold between 2007 and 2011 were powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 268 horsepower V6. Like the 2018 Toyota Camry, the V6 models are quick and easily out accelerate the four-cylinder models which pack only 158 horsepower. In 2010, the base engine was upgraded to 2.5-liter and the Camry SE got a boost to 179 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission was available, but Toyota sold very few.
The 2010 Camry was also upgraded with a more aggressive new grille and reshaped taillights, as well as additional features including Bluetooth, satellite radio and stability control.
2002-2006 Toyota Camry Review
Few people would call the fifth-generation of the Toyota Camry sexy or exciting, but these sedans, built from 2002-2006, were spacious, comfortable and bulletproof. These Camrys will run forever if they’re taken care of and they remain popular with buyers on a tight budget. Most were sold with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, as the V6 models weren’t as popular. If you want a V6, search for a clean Camry SE, which are powered by a larger and more powerful 3.3-liter version of the engine. Also, it’s important to know that the base Camry did not come with standard anti-lock brakes until 2005.