Toyota redeemed among the top places amongst mid-size sedans, with 10 conventional airbags plus top total ratings from both UNITED STATE security agencies. Bluetooth connectivity is included in all trims-- even the base version-- as well as the screen-based Display Stereo, with Bluetooth audio streaming, USB connectivity, as well as iPod connection, is now 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 as well as satellite radio. And also through Toyota's innovative Entune system-- additionally available-- you can tap into Pandora streaming sound with your mobile phone, along with a collection of linked solutions. For 2014, the SE Sporting activity trim-- essentially a value plan-- has been brought back for the four-cylinder design. It comes conventional with the 18-inch wheels, power driver's seat and also moonroof.
In general, the Camry trips as well as drives in an extra polished, responsive means compared with any Camry you test-drove a few years earlier, and also the package and also functions have been a lot boosted. Push 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 actually altered is that it manages recoveries and shifts a little bit much better. Thanks to some very significant weight financial savings, the base four-cylinder Camry carries out better compared to ever before, while the V-6 fills a particular niche for those wanting a specifically strong, refined (yet still budget-priced) sedan
The Camry's interior is one of its strengths. Thanks to a thinner front-seat design as well as new packaging, there's visibly a lot more back-seat room in these newest variations. Flight comfort is impressive, as well as trunk area is boosted because of the boxier edges. Base front seats are a little disappointing, however, and we very recommend the stylish SE design, in part, for its much better-bolstered seats.
Just like the previous-generation Camry, the Crossbreed version really feels around as fast as the base 4-- possibly a bit more so when you use complete electric-motor boost. And the mileage enhancement is remarkable: 43 mpg city, 39 freeway for the LE. Hybrids currently come in LE or XLE versions, and also as before they surrender a little trunk area (not as a lot currently however, as a result of a smaller battery pack).
The most up to date Camry makes top 'great' scores from the Insurance policy Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and also the Institute's Leading Security Pick accolade; however it needs to be noted that in the current test from the IIHS, the small-overlap frontal test, the Camry racked up 'poor' (while the Honda Accord, for instance, made a top 'great'). The Camry is a first-class vehicle generally in government testing-- although it's made 4 from 5 star for frontal effect, its outstanding first-class side outcome made the distinction.
2014 Toyota Camry Xle
Toyota provided the Camry a complete makeover in 2012, however in this situation, it altered on the traditional side of the range. In fact, if you're not in tune with the subtle outside changes that can be found in new models, you may not have the ability to tell the present generation Camry from the previous one.
Nuance isn't a bad point right here, though, however among the Camry's fortes. The Camry preserved the very same measurements as the previous model, save for a few tweaks to the roofline and greenhouse. While it might be a stretch to call this cars and truck a "looker," just what's promptly recognizable is its top priorities on practicality and convenience over flowing type or characterful sheetmetal.
Compared to a lot of the extra curvy alternatives in the mid-size car section, the Camry looks a little bit a lot more angular, a bit a lot more upright. It wears sharper corners than the previous model, providing it a little bit even more curve appeal as well as a lot more factors for style. Plus, there's added worth for the trunk, which gains a little space thanks to the missing curves.
Toyota called this current Camry's layout theme "Reasonable Tech-Dynamism," which "aims for a rational and sophisticated design with sporty exterior and a contemporary, glamorous inside."
Like many new designs, the Camry obtains a multi-layered dashboard look; Toyota says that the layered, stitched-leather look of the cockpit console was imitated saddles, media gamers like the iPod played a role in the format and responsive reasoning of the facility gauge collection along with the audio as well as environment controls.
Generally, Toyota applies on that style assurance inside. Thankfully, they changed the former inside that we viewed as a 'Corolla-plus' format 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 details from Toyota's newest SUVs, like the brand-new 4Runner. Yet oddly, we see the a little larger 2013 Toyota Avalon as having actually removed in a completely various direction-- one that we like better than the Camry's.
Within the Camry lineup, you'll locate a few crucial appearance distinctions, as well as they're substantial adequate to influence your aesthetic admiration. Stylish SE models get a split, winged air dam that we saw sometimes as Subaru-influenced; yet XLE as well as hybrid trims had an extra wide-open (but louvered) air dam (with XLEs obtaining a little added chrome in the top grille).
To sum, the Camry doesn't push any type of limits; actually, next to the Chevrolet Malibu it's now resembling the most traditional entrance in its course, regardless of being just one of the most recently updated. To some, it's a snooze, however we believe it's refreshingly various for throwing a fad and also taking function (as well as rear headroom and also trunk space) over type.
The 2014 Toyota Camry drives in much the same fashion as it looks-- a little conservative, a little scheduled, yet comfortable in such a way that will please the masses. That's not to state that the entire Camry lineup is a yawn to drive, though; there goes to the very least one covert gem that looks and feels a little sportier.
Hybrid models were redoubled in 2012 with the redesign, and they're now both better-performing as well as extra thrifty-- as well as offered in LE and also XLE trims. They get an Atkinson-cycle version of the four, making 156 hp and 156 lb-ft, with outcome being 200 horsepower entirely. Mileage is amazing-- 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE, or 41/38 for the XLE (due to various tires and more weight) and also now the Camry Crossbreed feels about as fast as the base four-- possibly al little more so when you use complete electric-motor increase.
Some mid-size designs like the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, or Kia Optima have relocated to all four-cylinder schedules, but the Camry stays with its reliable formula of offering 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 can hear a hint of coarseness if you push it hard. It's clear this is no costs powertrain, but it supplies lots of power for most needs. Go with the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and also you obtain a totally various, luxury-car individuality, with great deals of polished strike whatever the speed.
In either case, the six-speed transmission shifts unobtrusively and does not balk to downshift.In general, we such as the base model's lighter front end as well as even more balanced feel. There is a way to include even more enjoyable though: Get the flashy SE version, as well as its stiffer springtimes, rebound springs, solid stabilizer bars, as well as exclusive steering knuckles and also lower arms. Completely, the bundle makes the Camry more responsive without riding all that harsher on a lot of surfaces. And you obtain downshift rev-matching and also steering-wheel paddle-shifters that assist increase the experience when it counts.
Press the Camry hard right into a corner and also there's still a reasonable amount of body lean, as well as great deals of roll; just what has actually altered is that it deals with healings as well as changes a bit better; combined with a reconfigured electrical power guiding system the net result is that it's a bit more active-- particularly in four-cylinder kind.
Comfort & High quality
The Camry continues to be one of the smoothest, most comfy rides in the segment, and the current models really feels a little extra high end and also lavish compared to previous versions.
From the front seats, the Camry really feels much more large compared to a lot of its rivals as well as their cockpit-influenced interiors. The dashboard is pushed forward and the edges exterior, making the cabin feel more open and also much less cramped. Assumption as well as reality sync in this instance, where the interior's useful space has actually enhanced thanks to thinned pillars as well as improved door panels-- refined changes, but generous ones.
Taller grownups will appreciate the rear legroom in the 2014 Camry, too. The center console as well as front seatbacks were redesigned to developed extra area for longer legs, and while three grownups could really feel a little cramped back there, that stems mostly from the lack of shoulder area.
The stylish SE version trips a bit harsher, but it's worth it right seats you obtain; they're extra aggressively contoured-- assisting both to lower fatigue and hold you in position in edges-- and also significantly better compared to the squishy, level ones you get in one of the most affordable Camry designs.
Back seatbacks don't quite fold completely flat in the Camry, as well as the trunk opening could make loading long things from IKEA or Home Depot a little difficult. That's most likely not the designated objective of the trunk, however, as well as there's plenty of area for large traveling bags or a large family's grocery run. Also of note is that Camry Crossbreed versions no longer give up rear seating comfort or trunk area; the battery pack has actually diminished as well as lighter as compared to the previous model-- although you'll still quit some trunk space compared with the other models.
The 2014 Toyota Camry is surprisingly peaceful and also well separated from road and engine sound, thanks partly to added sound insulation as well as more layers of metal at the firewall software. Trims, products, as well as fine information are no more on the chintzy side, as they have been for Camry's past; they're a little typical looking, yet high end. As well as it really feels that additional interest has actually been paid to what's close at hand-- as an example, in the beefy multi-function controllers on either side of the guiding wheel, located right where your thumbs can be.