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2019 Toyota Camry: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - August 13, 2018
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Model Preview

The Toyota Camry will see minor updates for 2019. The most noteworthy changes will be in connectivity and packaging. No major updates are coming under the hood or in terms of styling.

For 2019, all Camrys will support Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. If you're an iPhone owner, this will likely be a big step up from the outgoing version's Scout GPS connected nav system.

To connect with Amazon Alexa for enhanced voice recognition, you'll need the Toyota+Alexa app, which will support Android versions 5.0 or higher. iPhone support isn't expected until sometime in early 2019.

All Camrys will also come with a 3-year trial of Safety Connect and a 6-month trial of Verizon Wi-Fi Connect. XSE and XLE trims will also get an updated head unit plus standard wireless charging.

In terms of appearance, the most obvious change will be a shark-fin antenna on all trims. Blue Crush Metallic paint has been discontinued, replaced by Blue Streak Metallic on the LE and XLE. Ruby Flare Pearl has also been replaced by New Supersonic Red in the SE and XSE.

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Under the hood, expect to see the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder base engine with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Opting for the XSE pushes this to 206 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque.

The range-topping powerplant is a 3.5-liter V6 with 301 hp and 267 lb-ft. All trims come with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Unlike competitors, you won't find a turbo or CVT.

In terms of safety, all Camrys come with TSS-P, a version of Toyota Safety Sense that gets you auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and auto high beams.

Unlike newer models like the Corolla Hatchback, there are no indications the Camry will get the latest system, TSS 2.0, which adds traffic sign and cyclist detection plus a lane-tracing feature.

One change worth mentioning is a packaging update for Intelligent Clearance Sonar with rear cross-traffic braking. It will no longer be standard in XLE and higher trims, but will instead be optional with a Driver Assist Package.

Expect a full review closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

We expect the 2019 Toyota Camry to go on sale this fall.

Official pricing will start at $24,765 including destination. That represents a $200 increase versus the previous year. The XLE and XSE will be going up $325, starting at $29,845 and $30,395, respectively.

Prices at the upper end of the spectrum are actually going down. MSRPs for the XLE V6 and XSE V6 have been lowered $500, and will start at $34,970 and $35,520.

Expect discounts to improve on 2018 Camrys within the next month or so. This could make the car a better buy for those planning to purchase given that discounts thus far have favored leasing.

Competitors include the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Hyundai Sonata.

Learn about the current Camry on sale now »


Pictured: 2018 Camry

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