The Camry was completely revamped for the 2012 model year and stays reasonably unchanged for 2013. You could check out a review of the 2012 four-cylinder and various other trim degrees right here.
2013 Toyota Camry
At the heart of the sport-tuned SE is a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that supplies power incredibly smoothly as well as fairly silently through a six-speed transmission. Charging up freeway on-ramps as well as passing at broadband are non-events with this much power at hand. Nevertheless, in a style just like exactly what we experienced in the 178-hp four-cylinder, the front tires could break out under hard acceleration in turning maneuvers.
The two largest distinctions in between the Camry four-cylinders we have actually examined in the past as well as this SE are the apparent gas mileage fine as well as the unexpected sacrifice in trip quality.
The four-cylinder Camry is ranked 25/35/28 mpg city/highway/combined. That lags the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord's 27/36/30 mpg, while both lag behind the additionally lately revamped 2013 Nissan Altima's 27/38/31 mpg.
Moving up to the V-6 choice in any one of these three influences mileage significantly, with the Camry going down to 21/31/25 mpg. The V-6 Accord is rated 21/34/25, and the Altima is 22/31/25 mpg.
Subjectively, our editors have always found the Camry to supply a quiet and comfortable flight that must attract travelers as well as road-trippers alike. In our $26,000 Midsize Sedan Difficulty (see the outcomes), courts racked up the vehicle well for its ride across the board, while other challengers had inconsistent results.
The SE version attempts to supply a flashy driving experience that is definitely not present in other Camry designs we have actually examined. The handling and also guiding are a little sharper right here, however there was still that tire-slip concern. Additionally, a lot of ride comfort is compromised for sportiness-- a sacrifice I don't believe Camry consumers will certainly wish to make.
Over freeway growth joints, the SE's suspension supplied pronounced jolts that ended up being an extreme aggravation on my commute. The 18-inch alloy wheels didn't aid issues. They're common on the SE V-6, while 17s are conventional on both the four-cylinder SE and also the XLE V-6.
As the competition warms up, Toyota discovers itself dealing with not just Honda and also Nissan, yet also substantial entrances from Hyundai, Kia, Ford as well as Mazda. All produce excellent midsize cars, specifically in regards to their interiors.
Some, like the Altima and also Hyundai Sonata, offer a comparable degree of convenience as the Camry, while the new Accord, Ford Fusion and also Mazda6 supply upscale interiors that the Camry could not take on.
The previous-generation Camry's indoor held up with time as one of the classiest in the section, but the revamped design seemed economical to many of us at the outset. That's not a good sign in an environment where Honda had to revamp its last Civic a year after a complete redesign thanks to similar belief.
The issue doesn't originate from the controls or design, however mostly the use of different structures along the dash, doors, armrests as well as various other areas that are frequently touched by owners and also stared upon by all.
They feel somewhat squishy to the touch and look way too much like vinyl to the eye. Also some sewing methods that attempt to be high end fail here. My other half, upon entering our $32,090 Camry test cars and truck (with alternatives and destination), asked if she remained in the Corolla, the Toyota compact sedan that starts at fifty percent that price.
The Camry still uses a spacious cabin that is comfortable for the vehicle driver as well as travelers. Both guest and also trunk quantity-- 102.7 cubic feet as well as 15.4 cubic feet, respectively-- remain in line with the rest of the class.
The Camry is outfitted with a standard suite of air bags as well as is a Top Safety Choose by the Insurance Policy Institute for Highway Safety. It likewise gained a luxury overall safety score from the National Freeway Traffic Security Administration.
In a recent Child seat Check by Cars.com's accredited installers, the Camry scored well for fitting all sorts of child-safety seats in various placements, as well as for ease of installment. You could find all the safety-related features right here.
Camry in the Market
As a four-cylinder with great deals of comfort and also space, the Camry is still a cars and truck to advise. There are just much more rivals today that additionally necessitate a close appearance, regardless of what type of flight a buyer desires in a midsize sedan.
In its most performance-oriented variation, nevertheless, the Camry is no more true to exactly what has actually made it such a prominent automobile and yet fails to provide all right on the promise of thrills.