Toyota recovered one of the leading spots among mid-size cars, with ten typical air bags plus top overall ratings from both UNITED STATE security companies. Bluetooth connectivity is consisted of in all trims-- also the base model-- as well as the screen-based Present Audio system, with Bluetooth audio streaming, USB connection, and iPod connectivity, is now included even in the base Camry L. A navigation system with voice recognition is likewise available, as is a premium JBL stereo, with HD Radio as well as satellite radio. And also with Toyota's innovative Entune system-- also readily available-- you could tap into Pandora streaming audio with your smart device, in addition to a collection of linked services. For 2014, the SE Sport trim-- essentially a worth package-- has actually been revived for the four-cylinder version. It comes basic with the 18-inch wheels, power motorist's seat and moonroof.
Overall, the Camry flights and drives in a much more polished, receptive method compared with any kind of Camry you test-drove a few years earlier, as well as the bundle and also features have actually been a lot boosted. Press the Camry hard into an edge and also there's still a fair quantity of body lean, in addition to lots of roll; just what has actually transformed is that it takes care of recoveries and changes a bit much better. Thanks to some very considerable weight savings, the base four-cylinder Camry carries out much better compared to ever, while the V-6 fills a particular niche for those desiring an especially solid, polished (yet still budget-priced) sedan
The Camry's interior is among its strong points. Thanks to a thinner front-seat style as well as brand-new packaging, there's visibly more back-seat area in these latest versions. Trip convenience is impressive, and also trunk room is improved as a result of the boxier edges. Base pole positions are a little frustrating, though, as well as we very advise the stylish SE version, partially, for its much better-bolstered seats.
Much like the previous-generation Camry, the Hybrid version feels about as quick as the base 4-- potentially a little bit when you take advantage of complete electric-motor boost. And the gas mileage renovation is sensational: 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE. Hybrids now come in LE or XLE designs, and also as before they quit a little trunk room (not as a lot currently however, because of a smaller sized battery pack).
The current Camry earns leading 'good' rankings from the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as well as the Institute's Leading Security Pick distinction; yet it should be noted that in the most up to date examination from the IIHS, the small-overlap frontal test, the Camry racked up 'inadequate' (while the Honda Accord, for instance, gained a top 'good'). The Camry is a luxury vehicle on the whole in federal testing-- although it's earned 4 from five stars for frontal impact, its superb five-star side result made the distinction.
2014.5 Toyota Camry
Toyota gave the Camry a total makeover in 2012, however in this instance, it skewed on the conservative side of the spectrum. Actually, if you're not in tune with the subtle outside adjustments that was available in brand-new versions, you might not have the ability to inform the present generation Camry from the previous one.
Subtlety isn't really a negative thing below, however, yet among the Camry's strong points. The Camry maintained the very same dimensions as the previous version, save for a few tweaks to the roofline and greenhouse. While it could be a stretch to call this cars and truck a "looker," exactly what's immediately obvious is its concerns on practicality as well as convenience over flowing type or colorful sheetmetal.
As compared to most of the more curvaceous alternatives in the mid-size sedan sector, the Camry looks a bit more angular, a bit much more upright. It wears sharper corners than the previous version, providing it a little bit more curve allure and also a great deal more factors for style. Plus, there's added value for the trunk, which gets a little room thanks to the missing out on curves.
Toyota called this existing Camry's design motif "Logical Tech-Dynamism," which "go for a rational as well as innovative design with flashy exterior and a modern, elegant inside."
Like a lot of brand-new versions, the Camry gets a multi-layered dash look; Toyota says that the layered, stitched-leather appearance of the cockpit console was modeled after saddles, media players like the iPod played a role in the design and tactile logic of the center scale cluster as well as the audio and also environment controls.
Generally, Toyota is true on that style assurance inside. The good news is, they changed the former interior that we saw as a 'Corolla-plus' format with one that draws from those versions higher up the Toyota chain of command-- looking affected partially by Lexus sedans, highlighted with some of the dash details from Toyota's latest SUVs, like the new 4Runner. Yet strangely, we see the slightly larger 2013 Toyota Avalon as having taken off in a completely different direction-- one that we like better compared to the Camry's.
Within the Camry schedule, you'll discover a few crucial appearance differences, and they're significant adequate to affect your aesthetic recognition. Sporty SE designs obtain a split, winged air dam that we saw at times as Subaru-influenced; however XLE and hybrid trims had a more wide-open (but louvered) air dam (with XLEs getting a little extra chrome in the upper grille).
To sum, the Camry does not push any kind of limits; actually, next to the Chevrolet Malibu it's now resembling one of the most traditional entrance in its course, in spite of being just one of one of the most just recently updated. To some, it's a snooze, but we assume it's refreshingly various for bucking a fad and also taking feature (and rear headroom as well as trunk space) over type.
The 2014 Toyota Camry drives in much the same style as it looks-- a little conventional, a little reserved, yet comfortable in a manner that will please the masses. That's not to state that the whole Camry schedule is a yawn to drive, though; there goes to least one hidden treasure that looks and feels a little sportier.
Crossbreed versions were redoubled in 2012 with the redesign, and also they're currently both better-performing and extra prudent-- as well as offered in LE and also XLE trims. They get an Atkinson-cycle variation of the four, making 156 hp and 156 lb-ft, with result being 200 horsepower entirely. Mileage is sensational-- 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE, or 41/38 for the XLE (because of various tires and also more weight) and currently the Camry Crossbreed feels around as quick as the base four-- potentially al little more so when you tap into complete electric-motor increase.
Some mid-size models like the Ford Combination, Hyundai Sonata, or Kia Optima have actually moved to all four-cylinder lineups, but the Camry adheres to its reliable formula of providing either four-cylinder or V-6 engines. The base 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is uncharacteristically smooth in the means it begins and also idles; though you could hear a hint of coarseness if you push it hard. It's clear this is no premium powertrain, yet it provides a lot of power for the majority of needs. Select the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and also you obtain a totally different, luxury-car personality, with lots of refined strike no matter what the speed.
In either instance, the six-speed automatic transmission changes unobtrusively and doesn't balk to downshift.In general, we like the base version's lighter front end as well as more balanced feel. There is a method to include more fun though: Get the sporty SE design, and also its stiffer springs, rebound springtimes, strong stabilizer bars, and exclusive guiding knuckles and also reduced arms. Completely, the plan makes the Camry extra receptive without riding all that harsher on most surfaces. As well as you obtain downshift rev-matching and also steering-wheel paddle-shifters that assist enhance the experience when it counts.
Push the Camry hard into a corner as well as there's still a reasonable amount of body lean, as well as lots of roll; just what has transformed is that it deals with recuperations as well as changes a little bit better; combined with a reconfigured electrical power steering system the web impact is that it's a little bit much more active-- particularly in four-cylinder form.
Comfort & Quality
The Camry stays one of the smoothest, most comfortable rides in the section, as well as the current versions feels a little much more upscale and also elegant compared to past variations.
From the front seats, the Camry feels a lot more roomy than a number of its competitors and also their cockpit-influenced insides. The dash is pushed forward and the edges outside, making the cabin really feel more open as well as much less cramped. Perception as well as fact sync in this instance, where the interior's beneficial room has raised thanks to thinned columns as well as reshaped door panels-- refined changes, but charitable ones.
Taller adults will value the rear legroom in the 2014 Camry, also. The center console and also front seatbacks were upgraded to produced added area for longer legs, and while 3 adults could feel a little cramped back there, that stems mainly from the absence of shoulder room.
The stylish SE version rides a bit harsher, but it deserves it right seats you obtain; they're a lot more boldy contoured-- assisting both to reduce exhaustion and also hold you in place in corners-- and visibly far better compared to the squishy, flat ones you get in the most economical Camry models.
Rear seatbacks do not quite fold all the way flat in the Camry, and also the trunk opening might make filling lengthy objects from IKEA or Residence Depot a little tough. That's probably not the desired purpose of the trunk, though, as well as there's a lot of room for huge traveling bags or a huge family's grocery store run. Additionally of note is that Camry Hybrid models not sacrifice rear seats comfort or trunk area; the battery pack has actually diminished and also lighter compared to the previous version-- although you'll still quit some trunk area compared to the various other designs.
The 2014 Toyota Camry is surprisingly silent and well isolated from road as well as engine noise, thanks partially to added sound insulation and also even more layers of metal at the firewall. Trims, products, as well as great details are no more on the chintzy side, as they have been for Camry's past; they're a little traditional looking, yet high end. And it really feels that extra attention has been paid to what's close at hand-- for example, in the beefy multi-function controllers on either side of the guiding wheel, positioned right where your thumbs can be.