Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2016 Toyota Camry OVERVIEW
One of country's best-selling cars for over a decade, the Toyota Camry became popular by offering a refined ride with plenty of space for the whole family. Last year, the Camry upped its game by becoming more stylish and responsive than ever before, thanks to a thorough internal and external redesign.
What's New for 2016
One year after a major bumper-to-bumper redesign the changes to the Camry this year are minor but include the addition of a limited Special Edition trim.
Choosing Your Toyota Camry
Choosing a Camry starts with answering a single question: Are you looking for something comfortable or sporty?
If comfort is your cup of tea, then you'll want to look at the LE and the XLE.
If performance is more your speed, compare the SE, the Special Edition or the XSE, all of which offer slightly sporty styling and a bit more driving vigor.
The standard engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 178 horsepower. It is by far the most popular choice and delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/25 mpg highway. Also available is a 3.5-liter V6 that puts 268 horsepower and delivers 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
All Camrys are front-wheel drive and each engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The LE continues to be the most popular trim amongst the Camry offerings, and we have to agree with that choice. Improved responsiveness and sportier styling added to a reputation for reliability and a history of strong resale value make the case for the LE as the best overall value stronger than ever.
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