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2018 Toyota Camry

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2018 L 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $23,645
2018 LE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $24,150
2018 SE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $25,350
2018 XLE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $28,600
2018 XSE 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $29,150
2018 XLE V6 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $34,550
2018 XSE V6 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $35,100
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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.

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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:

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L

The L trim may be the bottom rung on the Camry ladder, but don’t think it’s a stripped-down rental car special. Its $24,380 (including $885 destination charge) starting price includes Toyota’s Entune 3.0 multimedia audio system with a 4.2-inch touch screen, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Google voice controls, USB and auxiliary audio jacks, an integrated backup camera, 16-inch steel wheels and Toyota Safety Sense P, an active safety package that combines pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

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LE

For an additional $500 moving to the LE model adds an 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, a 60/40 split folding rear seat with center armrest and cup holders, 17-inch alloy wheels and an anti-theft alarm system. It’s also the first trim level to give you access to optional packages.

The Convenience Package ($1,225) includes push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert while the Audio Package ($3,580) adds the aforementioned plus dual-zone automatic climate control, Qi-compatible wireless smart phone charging, and a power tilt/slide moonroof.

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XLE

The $29,335 XLE includes standard LE equipment but makes the Convenience Package and automatic HVAC system standard. Leather upholstery replaces the cloth thrones, both front seats are 8-way power-adjustable, wheels grow to 18-inches, and you get a bright metallic front grille.

Tech upgrades include three distinct driving modes – the typical Eco, Sport, and Normal – a seven-inch touchscreen display, and LED headlamps and taillamps. Available options include a Driver Assist Package ($1,675) includes a 10-inch color head-up display and surround-view camera, a panoramic sunroof ($1,045), an Audio Package similar to the LE’s but with JBL-branded speakers ($4,520) and includes both the Driver Assist Package and extra-large sunroof.

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XLE V6

In addition to the engine and its dual exhausts, the additional $5,950 you pay for the $35,285 V6-equipped XLE makes the panoramic roof and audio package standard. The Driver Assist Package's price drops $1,050 since the only part of it that's not standard is the surround-view camera. A version of this package is also available with navigation for an extra $940.

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SE

If “sporty” is your thing, the SE is the most affordable Camry to fulfill that need. For $26,085 you get black 18-inch alloy wheels and a body kit with more aggressive, angular front and rear fascias, body-color side sills, and a rear wing, plus sporty cloth-trimmed front seats, and a leather-wrapped telescopic sport steering wheel backed by paddle shifters. The moonroof can be had for $900, while blind-spot monitoring and the Convenience Package cost $1,225. Toyota packages both items for $2,125. The Audio Package from other trims are available here, and can be bundled with other features for either for $2,480 (blind-spot monitoring and Convenience Package only) or $3,380 for the Audio Package with the safety features and a panoramic sunroof.

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XSE

The $29,885 XSE is very close in price to the XLE, and that’s for a good reason: for the most part, they are identically-equipped with only the SE-style sporty trims inside and out setting them apart. These models also share some options packages including the $1,675 Driver Assist Package and the $1,045 Panoramic glass roof. You can also add the Audio Package, though in this case it costs $1,800. And yes, you can package the packages, with the first two for $2,720 and all three for $4,520.

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XSE V6

Again, aside from the more aggressive aesthetics, the $35,835 XSE V6 has almost everything in common with its XLE V6 sibling, though the XSE is $550 more. The Driver Assist Package is still $1,050, and the Navigation Package adds the same $940 as before. The only real difference is the extra-cost two-tone Midnight Black Metallic roof and rear spoiler that’s unique to both XSEs.

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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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After years of wallowing in the backwaters of automotive design, the 2018 Toyota Camry has received a crisp new shape – the better to compete with rivals in the mid-size sedan class. It's also more fun to drive with excellent fuel economy, and comes with a plethora of active safety features. But the sportiest models are hardly sporty, the base engine isn't as refined as the hybrid model, and the lower seating position could be seen as a detriment to the shifting whims of buyers looking for taller, crossover-like vehicles.

Best Value

Starting at $24,565 (including destination) for the base L model, pricing for the 2018 Toyota Camry tops out at $38,405 for a fully-optioned XSE V6 finished in an optional color. Two engines are offered – a 203-horsepower (206 in the XSE), 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 301-hp, 3.5-liter V6. Both are matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Standard are LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights, a wood interior trim, a seven-inch touchscreen with navigation, Siri Eyes Free, and Bluetooth, Google voice controls, a rearview camera, pre-collision warning, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

Of the five trim levels (L, LE, SE, XLE, XSE), two are available with the V6 (XLE, XSE) We'd skip the bigger engine as well as the two lower trims and head for the SE model with its sportier look (18-inch black alloy wheels, rear spoiler, sport mesh grille, lower body kit), sport-tuned suspension, quicker steering, automatic climate control, TFT instrument display, faux leather and fabric seats, and leather-trimmed steering wheel. The SE also opens the door to a number of worthwhile option packages – particularly the "Audio Package with options."

  • Model: 2018 Toyota Camry SE
  • Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Output: 203 hp / 184 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • Fuel Economy: 28 City / 39 Hwy
  • Options: Audio Package with options ($2,480, keyless push-button start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Entune audio with navigation, Qi wireless smartphone charging, dual-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, power moonroof).
  • Base Price: $26,270 (including a $920 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price: $28,750

Performance

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Toyota is one of the few manufacturers to offer a V6 in a mid-size sedan, and the 3.5-liter unit under the Camry's hood offers smooth, on-demand power in nearly any situation. It pairs nicely with the eight-speed automatic, and, in this application, seems to require fewer downshifts than when paired to the smaller four-cylinder.

Most of our time was spent with an XSE tester with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 206 hp – three more than on other Camry models and more than the base engines on the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, and Nissan Altima. Around town, the combination proved to be more than adequate with decent step-off and smooth upshifts. This engine/transmission combination features an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon city, 39 mpg highway, and 32 combined. We managed to better that combined figure with a vehicle-measured 33.9 mpg in driving equally split between highway and suburban roads. This is an exceptional number that would've been unheard of for a mid-size sedan a handful of years ago.

With a new, stiffer platform, the XSE cranks things up a bit further with larger wheels and tires, quicker steering, recalibrated dampers, and larger diameter front and rear sway bars. The somewhat firmer ride, however, remains smooth, easily soaking up potholes and other road imperfections and nearly perfect for long-distance cruising.

At the same time, when coupled to the four-cylinder engine, the eight-speed automatic downshifts frequently in a never-ending electronically-controlled search for optimum fuel economy. While the engine is relatively quiet and docile in around-town driving, it awakens rather harshly when you put your foot into it – with a distinctly un-Toyota-like lack of refinement that can not only be heard, but felt through the accelerator pedal, as well.

Finally, even though the Camry has come a long way in the past decade, the most performance-oriented model – the XSE – can still hardly be called "sporty." There's noticeable body lean in corners, while the steering system offers very little feedback to the driver.

Style

The latest version – especially in XSE trim – is the first Camry we've driven that's elicited more than a single glance and even some outright stares from passers-by. Certainly the new crisp shape, reminiscent of a hatchback, is no longer bland.

Compared to the outgoing model, the eighth-generation Camry sits an inch lower, is slightly longer, and slightly wider. Other than the huge lower maw of the grille, the overall design is both rakish and handsome. The body sides, in particular, are crisp and sculpted. Overall, it's one of Toyota's best design efforts for a sedan – and a far cry from over-the-top models like the Mirai sedan and Prius hatchback.

The sleek sheetmetal is wrapped around a cabin with plenty of head room front and rear. The redesigned front seats offer additional bolstering and day-long ride comfort. The quality of materials is class-appropriate, and the fit and finish is excellent. All Camrys come with a 4.2-inch display between the instruments, while our XSE tester came with a 7.2-inch color touchscreen and an infotainment system that was intuitive and easy to use with simple to follow menu functionality. All infotainment systems should be this easy to use. Leg room up front is 42.1 inches with a nearly-as-generous 38 inches in back. There's 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk, while the rear seat backs fold forward for additional hauling versatility.

At the same time, the small rear doors and lower ride height could make it more difficult for older adults to get in and out of the back seat. Despite its shape, the Camry isn't a hatchback and the narrow passage between the trunk and back seat meant that in order to carry a 52-cm road bike, we had to remove the front wheel. Finally, neither Android Auto nor Apple CarPlay is offered, even as an option, which is a significant drawback, in our opinion.

The Best and Worst Things

Toyota has long been a leader in fuel economy, but the Camry pushes it to new heights in the mid-size sedan class. At up to 34 mpg combined, the Camry firmly plants itself as one of the leaders in the mid-size non-hybrid class.

While its new looks are refreshing and sportier than ever, they write a check that its performance can't cash. Even our XSE tester – with its sport-tuned suspension and $35,333 MSRP – didn't go nearly far enough to match its new appearance.

Right For? Wrong For?


Toyota Camry

With plenty of interior room, trunk space, and a wide range of advanced safety features, the 2018 Toyota Camry sedan is perfect for safety-focused families with two children.

Empty nesters desiring something fun should look elsewhere. Despite its good looks, the latest Camry is still your run-of-the-mill sedan underneath it all.

The Bottom Line

Despite a lower ride height, mediocre handling, and an unrefined four-cylinder engine, the 2018 Toyota Camry is a solid choice in its class thanks to its crisp styling, excellent fuel economy, and outstanding safety features.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 203 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
29 / 41 / 34 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 203 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
29 / 41 / 34 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$55
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.1 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Front Headroom
38.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.0 "
Front Legroom
42.1 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,241 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Colored
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Toyota Safety Sense P Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) W/steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pre Collision System With Pedestrian Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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