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2018 Toyota Camry OVERVIEW
There aren’t many people that will say the Camry is their favorite car, but considering the millions of Camrys that have been sold over the model’s 35 years of existence, it has often nonetheless been their car. When any car is a perennial best-seller, you know its maker is doing something right. And there’s no better way to see just how right Toyota’s formula is than to check out the all-new-for-2018 Camry.
What's New for 2018
Toyota completely redesigned the Camry for 2018.
Choosing Your Toyota Camry
Now in its eighth generation, Toyota’s perennial best-seller is available with one of two engines (a hybrid powertrain is coming soon and will be listed separately).
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder is standard and produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in L, LE, SE and XLE trims and an additional three hp and two lb-ft in the top-shelf XSE. EPA ratings are 29 miles per gallon city, 41 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined on L models, 28/39/32 on the rest.
A 3.5-liter V6 is available on the XLE and XSE, and pumps out 301 hp and 267 lb-ft. It returns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 combined on XLEs and 22/32/26 on the XSE. An eight-speed automatic replaces the old six-speed automatic from the last-generation Camry.
Regardless of engine, the 2018 Camry can be had with two distinct looks and styling features inside and out. The easiest way to tell the two apart is from in front, where standard and more luxury-oriented models wear a single large ribbed grille opening beneath the nose. The more sportier-looking SE and XSE models have a multi-part hourglass grille and small cheek vents bounded by angular body colored elements. The themes carry over into the interiors as well, with different upholstery and trim choices.
The Camry comes in seven trim levels:
Regardless Camry appeals to you, the trim level at which the “X” first appears is the best value. Both the XLE and XSE include most of the features one would expect on a model in this price range, and they offer access to all of the available options individually or as packages. If you want the additional performance of the V6 you’ll pay quite a bit for it, both in price and loss of efficiency, but at least Toyota offers most options in four-cylinder models as standard in the pricey V6.
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