The Camry was entirely redesigned for the 2012 version year and also stays reasonably the same for 2013. You could read a review of the 2012 four-cylinder and other trim levels below.
Toyota Camry 2013
At the heart of the sport-tuned SE is a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers power extremely smoothly as well as fairly silently with a six-speed transmission. Charging up highway on-ramps and also passing at broadband are non-events with this much power on tap. However, in a style just like exactly what we experienced in the 178-hp four-cylinder, the front tires could break out under hard velocity then maneuvers.
Both largest differences in between the Camry four-cylinders we've examined in the past and also this SE are the evident mileage fine as well as the unusual sacrifice in flight top quality.
The four-cylinder Camry is ranked 25/35/28 mpg city/highway/combined. That lags the revamped 2013 Honda Accord's 27/36/30 mpg, while both drag the likewise lately revamped 2013 Nissan Altima's 27/38/31 mpg.
Moving up to the V-6 alternative in any of these 3 influences mileage considerably, with the Camry dropping to 21/31/25 mpg. The V-6 Accord is ranked 21/34/25, and also the Altima is 22/31/25 mpg.
Subjectively, our editors have actually always located the Camry to use a quiet and comfortable ride that should appeal to travelers and also road-trippers alike. In our $26,000 Midsize Car Difficulty (see the outcomes), judges scored the automobile well for its flight across the board, while various other contenders had inconsistent results.
The SE version aims to supply a flashy driving experience that is absolutely absent in various other Camry designs we have actually checked. The handling as well as guiding are a little sharper below, yet there was still that tire-slip issue. Additionally, a lot of flight comfort is sacrificed in the name of sportiness-- a sacrifice I do not assume Camry consumers will certainly wish to make.
Over highway development joints, the SE's suspension supplied pronounced shocks that came to be a severe nuisance on my commute. The 18-inch alloy wheels really did not assist matters. They're basic on the SE V-6, while 17s are basic on both the four-cylinder SE as well as the XLE V-6.
As the competition warms up, Toyota finds itself facing not just Honda as well as Nissan, but also substantial access from Hyundai, Kia, Ford as well as Mazda. All generate remarkable midsize sedans, especially in regards to their interiors.
Some, like the Altima and also Hyundai Sonata, supply a comparable level of convenience as the Camry, while the brand-new Accord, Ford Blend as well as Mazda6 provide upscale insides that the Camry can not take on.
The previous-generation Camry's interior held up over time as one of the classiest in the segment, but the revamped version appeared economical to many of us initially. That's not a good check in an ambience where Honda needed to upgrade its last Civic a year after a complete redesign thanks to comparable belief.
The trouble doesn't come from the controls or design, but mainly making use of varied textures along the dashboard, doors, armrests and also various other locations that are often touched by owners and also looked upon by all.
They feel somewhat spongy to the touch as well as look way too much like vinyl to the eye. Also some stitching strategies that try to be upscale fall short here. My spouse, upon entering our $32,090 Camry examination car (with alternatives and location), asked if she remained in the Corolla, the Toyota portable sedan that begins at half that rate.
The Camry still offers a roomy cabin that fits for the chauffeur and also travelers. Both traveler and trunk quantity-- 102.7 cubic feet and 15.4 cubic feet, respectively-- are in line with the remainder of the course.
The Camry is outfitted with a conventional suite of air bags as well as is a Top Safety And Security Choose by the Insurance Institute for Freeway Security. It likewise earned a five-star general safety and security score from the National Freeway Website Traffic Safety And Security Administration.
In a current Safety seat Check by Cars.com's certified installers, the Camry scored well for fitting all kinds of child-safety seats in numerous placements, along with for simplicity of installation. You can discover all the safety-related attributes below.
Camry out there
As a four-cylinder with great deals of comfort and also space, the Camry is still a vehicle to advise. There are just a lot more competitors today that also require a close appearance, no matter what sort of trip a buyer wants in a midsize car.
In its most performance-oriented version, nonetheless, the Camry is no more real to just what has actually made it such a popular car but fails to provide all right on the promise of delights.