All Camrys get a six-speed automatic – for the first time, no manual is available. The standard engine is the 2.5-liter 178-horsepower four-cylinder, but an optional 3.5-liter V6 with 268 horsepower is available on SE and XLE trims. The V6 gets up to 30 MPG highway, the four a very competitive 35 MPG. Power windows and mirrors are standard, along with a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth and USB input. LE adds automatic headlamps and power door locks with remote keyless entry, as well Bluetooth. SE tries to please shoppers looking at sportier sedans. It comes with stiffer suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights and more aggressive seats. XLE gets leather seats, a power driver's seat, power sunroof and Toyota's Entune infotainment system. A navigation system is also optional on SE and XLE.
The Nissan Altima is similarly quiet and will do up to 38 MPG highway with its four-cylinder. But the design is just as conservative as the Camry's. The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu offers a hybrid-electric Eco trim, as well as a turbocharged four-cylinder, but is smaller overall. The Hyundai Sonata is just as fuel efficient but has a more stylish exterior and interior, but the sleek roof cuts into headroom. The Volkswagen Passat offers both a manual transmission and a fuel-efficient TDI clean diesel engine, along with a vast rear seat and trunk. But the Passat's gas engines are not as fuel efficient and VW doesn't have Toyota's reliability reputation.
None of the competition can match the Camry's sales record and few can approach its record for worry-free ownership. Shoppers return over and over for the Toyota's dependability and cosseting ride and noise qualities that make the Camry one of the best picks for a midsize family sedan – provided an enthusiastic driving experience isn't a priority. But it offers buyers a quiet experience with lots of space and a fuel-efficient range of engines. In all, it represents one of the most pragmatic buys in the segment and presents no reason why it shouldn't continue as the country's best-selling car, or prevent loyal customers from returning to Toyota over and over.
The Camry L offers a simple way to get all of the space of a Camry and most of the desirable features for a low price. Available only with the four-cylinder, the L includes power windows and mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 16-inch wheels, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system with both AUX and USB inputs.
The LE adds to the L's essential features with a bit more refinement. All Camry LEs have the four-cylinder engine like the L, but also get automatic headlamps, power locks with remote keyless entry, Bluetooth streaming audio and a touchscreen interface for the audio controls. Optional is an 8-way power driver's seat an a power sunroof, leaving enough options to personalize the Camry the majority of buyers choose.
The SE adds a dose of sportiness to the sensibilities of the standard Camry. It gets special 17-inch alloy wheels with a sport-tuned suspension for added grip and sportier ride and handling. V6 models add 18-inch wheels, as well as an 8-way power driver's seat and keyless entry and start, both are optional on four-cylinder SEs. Toyota's Entune system with navigation is optional, as is a power sunroof, leather seats and a Convenience Package with backup camera, Homelink, alarm and auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass.
The XLE is the most refined and opulent Camry, available with features that rival those offered by premium brands. Standard equipment includes heated outside mirrors, foglights, 8-way power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, the Entune system and a power sunroof. V6 models add leather seats, power front passenger's seat and heated front seats, backup camera, keyless entry and start and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Those features are all optional on the four-cylinder. Other options include navigation, blind-spot warning and Toyota's Safety Connect system, a JBL audio system and a larger hard drive for the navigation system on V6 cars.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Toyota Camry$19,795 | 23,681 mi
2013 Toyota Camry$19,816 | 34,034 mi
2013 Toyota Camry$19,993 | 30,299 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$16,488 | 35,337 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$16,490 | 36,439 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$16,490 | 37,269 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$16,932 | 35,313 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$16,990 | 46,186 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$16,999 | 27,350 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$17,988 | 35,650 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$18,888 | 35,404 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$19,872 | 30,412 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$19,995 | 39,011 mi
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid$21,910 | 32,652 mi
2012 Toyota Camry$24,488 | 16,001 mi
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid$30,391 | 10,085 mi
2011 Toyota Camry$13,593 | 59,932 mi
2011 Toyota Camry$14,990 | 27,375 mi
2011 Toyota Camry$16,787 | 34,947 mi
2011 Toyota Camry$20,490 | 19,878 mi
2009 Toyota Camry$13,488 | 53,340 mi
2009 Toyota Camry$13,899 | 58,885 mi
2008 Toyota Camry$13,888 | 71,699 mi
2008 Toyota Camry Solara$13,999 | 57,250 mi
2007 Toyota Camry$12,495 | 101,623 mi
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY$13,990 | 87,863 mi
2006 Toyota Camry$12,498 | 90,634 mi
1999 Toyota Camry Solara$6,999 | 159,361 mi
Class-leading efficiency wrapped in a conservative package.
Stylish and offers turbocharged engine option, but smaller inside.
Well-priced, fuel-efficient and loaded with features, but styling takes toll on space.
Vast interior and only clean diesel in class, but gas engines are not efficient enough.