Toyota recovered among the top spots among mid-size sedans, with ten conventional airbags plus top overall ratings from both U.S. safety and security firms. Bluetooth connection is consisted of in all trims-- even the base model-- as well as the screen-based Display Stereo, with Bluetooth audio streaming, USB connectivity, and iPod connectivity, is currently included also in the base Camry L. A navigating system with voice acknowledgment is likewise available, as is a premium JBL stereo, with HD Radio and satellite radio. As well as via Toyota's advanced Entune system-- likewise available-- you can tap into Pandora streaming sound with your smart device, as well as a suite of connected services. For 2014, the SE Sporting activity trim-- essentially a value bundle-- has been brought back for the four-cylinder model. It comes conventional with the 18-inch wheels, power motorist's seat and moonroof.
On the whole, the Camry rides as well as drives in a much more polished, receptive means compared with any Camry you test-drove a few years back, and also the package and also attributes have been much enhanced. Push the Camry hard into an edge and there's still a fair amount of body lean, as well as lots of roll; what has changed is that it takes care of recuperations and also transitions a bit better. Thanks to some extremely significant weight savings, the base four-cylinder Camry carries out far better than ever before, while the V-6 fills up a specific niche for those wanting a particularly strong, polished (yet still budget-priced) sedan
The Camry's interior is among its strengths. Thanks to a thinner front-seat layout and also new product packaging, there's noticeably much more back-seat room in these latest versions. Ride convenience goes over, and trunk room is enhanced due to the boxier edges. Base pole positions are a little disappointing, however, and also we highly advise the stylish SE version, partly, for its much better-bolstered seats.
Just like the previous-generation Camry, the Crossbreed variation really feels around as quick as the base four-- potentially a bit when you take advantage of complete electric-motor boost. And the mileage renovation is amazing: 43 mpg city, 39 freeway for the LE. Hybrids currently come in LE or XLE versions, and as prior to they give up a little trunk space (not as much now however, as a result of a smaller sized battery pack).
The latest Camry makes top 'good' ratings from the Insurance Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS), and also the Institute's Top Safety and security Pick distinction; yet it needs to be kept in mind that in the latest test from the IIHS, the small-overlap frontal test, the Camry racked up 'inadequate' (while the Honda Accord, for example, gained a leading 'great'). The Camry is a luxury car in general in federal testing-- although it's gained 4 out of 5 star for frontal effect, its exceptional first-class side outcome made the difference.
2014 Toyota Camry
Toyota gave the Camry a full remodeling in 2012, but in this case, it skewed on the traditional side of the range. Actually, if you're not in tune with the refined exterior modifications that was available in new models, you could not be able to inform the current generation Camry from the previous one.
Subtlety isn't really a bad point below, though, but one of the Camry's strong suits. The Camry kept the very same dimensions as the previous design, save for a couple of tweaks to the roofline as well as greenhouse. While it could be a stretch to call this cars and truck a "looker," what's immediately recognizable is its concerns on functionality as well as comfort over flowing form or colorful sheetmetal.
As compared to a number of the more curvy choices in the mid-size car section, the Camry looks a bit much more angular, a little a lot more upright. It uses sharper edges than the previous model, giving it a little more curve allure as well as a great deal even more points for style. And also, there's included worth for the trunk, which obtains a little area thanks to the missing curves.
Toyota called this present Camry's layout style "Rational Tech-Dynamism," which "go for a logical as well as advanced design with sporty exterior as well as a modern, extravagant interior."
Like a lot of brand-new designs, the Camry gets a multi-layered dash appearance; Toyota states that the split, stitched-leather appearance of the instrument panel was imitated saddles, media players like the iPod played a role in the design and responsive reasoning of the facility scale collection in addition to the sound as well as climate controls.
For the most part, Toyota applies on that layout promise inside. Luckily, they changed the former inside that we considereded as a 'Corolla-plus' layout with one that draws from those versions higher the Toyota position-- looking affected partially by Lexus cars, highlighted with a few of the dash details from Toyota's latest SUVs, like the brand-new 4Runner. Yet strangely, we see the somewhat bigger 2013 Toyota Avalon as having actually removed in a completely various direction-- one that we like better compared to the Camry's.
Within the Camry lineup, you'll discover a couple of key appearance differences, and they're considerable sufficient to influence your visual recognition. Sporty SE models get a split, winged air dam that we saw sometimes as Subaru-influenced; but XLE and hybrid trims included a much more wide-open (however louvered) air dam (with XLEs getting a little additional chrome in the top grille).
To sum, the Camry doesn't press any boundaries; actually, alongside the Chevrolet Malibu it's currently resembling the most conservative entrance in its class, in spite of being just one of the most just recently upgraded. To some, it's a snooze, however we believe it's refreshingly different for bucking a fad as well as taking feature (as well as back clearance and trunk space) over type.
The 2014 Toyota Camry drives in similar fashion as it looks-- a little conservative, a little reserved, but comfy in a manner that will certainly please the masses. That's not to say that the whole Camry schedule is a yawn to drive, though; there's at least one surprise gem that feels and look a little sportier.
Hybrid versions were redoubled in 2012 with the redesign, and they're now both better-performing as well as much more thrifty-- and also supplied in LE as well as XLE trims. They get an Atkinson-cycle variation of the 4, making 156 hp as well as 156 lb-ft, with result being 200 horse power altogether. Mileage is phenomenal-- 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE, or 41/38 for the XLE (due to different tires as well as more weight) and also now the Camry Crossbreed feels about as fast as the base 4-- perhaps al little when you tap into full electric-motor increase.
Some mid-size versions like the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, or Kia Optima have moved to all four-cylinder schedules, but the Camry adheres to its reliable formula of supplying 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 as well as idles; though you could hear a hint of coarseness if you push it hard. It's clear this is no premium powertrain, but it supplies plenty of power for most needs. Choose the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and you obtain a completely various, luxury-car character, with lots of polished punch no matter what the rate.
In either situation, the six-speed automatic transmission changes unobtrusively as well as doesn't balk to downshift.In general, we like the base design's lighter front end and also even more well balanced feel. There is a means to add more enjoyable though: Get the stylish SE version, and also its stiffer springtimes, rebound springtimes, solid stabilizer bars, and also exclusive guiding knuckles and also reduced arms. Entirely, the plan makes the Camry a lot more responsive without riding all that harsher on many surfaces. And also you obtain downshift rev-matching and also steering-wheel paddle-shifters that aid increase the experience when it counts.
Push the Camry hard right into a corner as well as there's still a reasonable quantity of body lean, as well as great deals of roll; just what has actually transformed is that it takes care of healings as well as changes a little bit much better; combined with a reconfigured electric power steering system the internet result is that it's a bit much more active-- particularly in four-cylinder type.
Comfort & High quality
The Camry continues to be among the best, most comfortable flights in the sector, and the present versions really feels a little much more upscale as well as extravagant compared to previous variations.
From the pole positions, the Camry feels more roomy than a number of its rivals and their cockpit-influenced interiors. The dashboard is pushed forward and also the edges external, making the cabin really feel more open as well as less confined. Assumption and also fact sync in this case, where the interior's beneficial area has boosted thanks to thinned pillars and improved door panels-- subtle changes, yet generous ones.
Taller adults will value the back legroom in the 2014 Camry, also. The facility console as well as front seatbacks were redesigned to developed additional area for longer legs, and also while 3 grownups might feel a little confined back there, that stems mainly from the lack of shoulder space.
The flashy SE model trips a bit harsher, however it's worth it for the better seats you obtain; they're much more aggressively contoured-- assisting both to lower fatigue and also hold you in position in corners-- as well as significantly far better than the squishy, flat ones you get in the most cost effective Camry versions.
Rear seatbacks don't fairly fold right level in the Camry, as well as the trunk opening might make loading long things from IKEA or House Depot a little tough. That's probably not the intended objective of the trunk, however, and there's lots of space for huge traveling bags or a big family's grocery run. Also of note is that Camry Crossbreed versions no longer sacrifice rear seats comfort or trunk area; the battery pack has diminished and also lighter compared to the previous design-- although you'll still give up some trunk area compared with the other versions.
The 2014 Toyota Camry is remarkably quiet and well separated from road as well as engine sound, thanks in part to included sound insulation and also even more layers of metal at the firewall software. Trims, materials, and great details are not on the chintzy side, as they have actually been for Camry's past; they're a little traditional looking, yet high end. As well as it really feels that extra attention has been paid to what's close at hand-- for instance, in the beefy multi-function controllers on either side of the steering wheel, located right where your thumbs can be.