Toyota recovered one of the top places amongst mid-size cars, with ten basic airbags plus leading general scores from both U.S. safety and security firms. Bluetooth connection is consisted of in all trims-- also the base version-- as well as the screen-based Display Stereo, with Bluetooth audio streaming, USB connection, and also iPod connection, is currently consisted of also in the base Camry L. A navigation system with voice recognition is also readily available, as is a high-end JBL stereo, with HD Radio and also satellite radio. And with Toyota's innovative Entune system-- also readily available-- you can tap into Pandora streaming audio via your smart device, along with a suite of connected solutions. For 2014, the SE Sport trim-- basically a value bundle-- has been brought back for the four-cylinder design. It comes conventional with the 18-inch wheels, power motorist's seat and also moonroof.
In general, the Camry trips and also drives in an extra refined, responsive method as compared to any type of Camry you test-drove a few years ago, as well as the plan and features have been much improved. Press the Camry hard right into a corner and there's still a reasonable amount of body lean, along with great deals of roll; what has actually transformed is that it handles recuperations and also shifts a bit better. Thanks to some very considerable weight savings, the base four-cylinder Camry performs far better compared to ever before, while the V-6 fills a particular niche for those wanting a specifically strong, polished (yet still budget-priced) car
The Camry's inside is just one of its strong points. Thanks to a thinner front-seat design and new packaging, there's noticeably much more back-seat space in these most recent versions. Flight comfort goes over, and also trunk room is boosted as a result of the boxier edges. Base front seats are a little disappointing, though, and we highly recommend the stylish SE model, partially, for its much better-bolstered seats.
Similar to the previous-generation Camry, the Hybrid version feels around as fast as the base 4-- potentially a little bit when you tap into full electric-motor increase. And the gas mileage improvement is extraordinary: 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE. Hybrids now can be found in LE or XLE models, and also as before they give up a little trunk space (not as a lot currently however, due to a smaller sized battery pack).
The most up to date Camry gains leading 'great' ratings from the Insurance Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS), as well as the Institute's Top Security Choose honor; however it must be noted that in the latest examination from the IIHS, the small-overlap frontal examination, the Camry scored 'inadequate' (while the Honda Accord, as an example, gained a leading 'excellent'). The Camry is a luxury lorry overall in federal testing-- although it's earned four from five stars for frontal effect, its superb five-star side result made the distinction.
2014 Toyota Camry Se
Toyota gave the Camry a complete makeover in 2012, however in this situation, it skewed on the traditional side of the range. In fact, if you're not harmonic with the subtle outside adjustments that can be found in new versions, you may not have the ability to inform the current generation Camry from the previous one.
Subtlety isn't a poor point right here, though, however one of the Camry's strong suits. The Camry kept the same measurements as the previous version, save for a couple of tweaks to the roofline as well as greenhouse. While it may be a stretch to call this cars and truck a "beauty," what's quickly noticeable is its priorities on functionality and also convenience over running form or characterful sheetmetal.
Compared to a lot of the much more curvy alternatives in the mid-size sedan sector, the Camry looks a little extra angular, a little much more upright. It uses sharper edges than the previous model, giving it a little even more curve appeal as well as a great deal even more points for design. Plus, there's added value for the trunk, which gets a little room thanks to the missing contours.
Toyota called this present Camry's design theme "Sensible Tech-Dynamism," which "go for a logical as well as advanced design with sporty exterior as well as a contemporary, glamorous interior."
Like many brand-new models, the Camry gets a multi-layered dashboard look; Toyota says that the split, stitched-leather look of the control panel was imitated saddles, media gamers like the iPod contributed in the design and also tactile logic of the center gauge cluster as well as the sound and also climate controls.
Essentially, Toyota is true on that particular layout pledge inside. Fortunately, they changed the former interior that we saw as a 'Corolla-plus' layout with one that draws from those versions higher the Toyota chain of command-- looking influenced in part by Lexus cars, accentuated with several of the dash information from Toyota's most recent SUVs, like the new 4Runner. Yet strangely, we see the somewhat larger 2013 Toyota Avalon as having actually removed in a completely different direction-- one that we like better compared to the Camry's.
Within the Camry schedule, you'll discover a few vital appearance distinctions, as well as they're considerable enough to influence your visual admiration. Stylish SE versions obtain a split, winged air dam that we saw sometimes as Subaru-influenced; but XLE as well as hybrid trims included an extra wide-open (however louvered) air dam (with XLEs getting a little added chrome in the top grille).
To sum, the Camry does not press any limits; in fact, alongside the Chevrolet Malibu it's currently resembling the most conservative entrance in its course, in spite of being just one of the most lately upgraded. To some, it's a snooze, however we believe it's refreshingly different for throwing a pattern as well as taking feature (and also rear headroom and trunk room) over kind.
The 2014 Toyota Camry drives in similar style as it looks-- a little conservative, a little scheduled, however comfortable in a way that will please the masses. That's not to state that the whole Camry schedule is a yawn to drive, though; there's at least one surprise treasure that feels and look a little sportier.
Hybrid designs were redoubled in 2012 with the redesign, as well as they're now both better-performing and also more frugal-- as well as provided in LE as well as XLE trims. They obtain an Atkinson-cycle version of the 4, making 156 hp as well as 156 lb-ft, with outcome being 200 horse power completely. Mileage is amazing-- 43 mpg city, 39 freeway for the LE, or 41/38 for the XLE (as a result of different tires as well as more weight) and also currently the Camry Hybrid really feels about as quick as the base 4-- possibly al little when you take advantage of full electric-motor increase.
Some mid-size designs like the Ford Blend, Hyundai Sonata, or Kia Optima have actually transferred to all four-cylinder lineups, however the Camry stays with its reliable formula of using either four-cylinder or V-6 engines. The base 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is uncharacteristically smooth in the way it begins and idles; though you could hear a tip of coarseness if you press it hard. It's clear this is no costs powertrain, however it offers lots of power for the majority of requirements. Select the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and also you obtain a totally different, luxury-car character, with great deals of polished punch regardless of what the rate.
In either situation, the six-speed automatic transmission changes unobtrusively and also does not balk to downshift.In basic, we such as the base model's lighter front end and even more balanced feeling. There is a way to add even more enjoyable though: Obtain the flashy SE design, as well as its stiffer springs, rebound springs, solid stabilizer bars, and also unique steering knuckles as well as lower arms. Altogether, the package makes the Camry extra responsive without riding all that harsher on the majority of surfaces. And also you obtain downshift rev-matching and also steering-wheel paddle-shifters that assist enhance the experience when it counts.
Press the Camry hard into an edge and also there's still a fair amount of body lean, along with lots of roll; exactly what has transformed is that it manages recoveries and shifts a bit better; incorporated with a reconfigured electrical power guiding system the internet result is that it's a bit a lot more nimble-- especially in four-cylinder form.
Convenience & Quality
The Camry continues to be one of the best, most comfortable trips in the section, as well as the present models feels a little a lot more high end and also elegant than past versions.
From the front seats, the Camry really feels more large than most of its competitors and their cockpit-influenced interiors. The dash is pushed forward and the corners exterior, making the cabin feel more open and also less cramped. Understanding and fact sync in this instance, where the inside's valuable area has increased thanks to thinned pillars and also reshaped door panels-- refined changes, yet charitable ones.
Taller grownups will value the rear legroom in the 2014 Camry, also. The center console as well as front seatbacks were revamped to created added space for longer legs, and also while 3 adults could feel a little confined back there, that stems mostly from the absence of shoulder area.
The stylish SE version trips a bit harsher, however it's worth it right seats you get; they're more aggressively contoured-- helping both to minimize tiredness and also hold you in place in edges-- and significantly better than the squishy, level ones you enter one of the most budget friendly Camry designs.
Rear seatbacks don't fairly fold completely flat in the Camry, and also the trunk opening could make filling lengthy items from IKEA or House Depot a little tough. That's probably not the intended purpose of the trunk, however, as well as there's a lot of room for big suitcases or a large family members's grocery run. Additionally of note is that Camry Crossbreed models not sacrifice back seating comfort or trunk area; the battery pack has become smaller and also lighter compared to the previous design-- although you'll still quit some trunk room compared to the various other designs.
The 2014 Toyota Camry is remarkably silent and also well separated from road as well as engine sound, thanks partly to included audio insulation and also even more layers of steel at the firewall software. Trims, products, as well as great details are no longer on the chintzy side, as they have actually been for Camry's past; they're a little conventional looking, yet upscale. And it feels that additional focus has been paid to what's close at hand-- as an example, in the chunky multi-function controllers on either side of the steering wheel, positioned right where your thumbs can be.