Toyota reclaimed among the top areas amongst mid-size sedans, with 10 conventional airbags plus leading total rankings from both UNITED STATE security agencies. Bluetooth connectivity is included in all trims-- even the base design-- and also the screen-based Show Stereo, with Bluetooth audio streaming, USB connectivity, and also iPod connection, is now included also in the base Camry L. A navigating system with voice acknowledgment is likewise readily available, as is a premium JBL sound system, with HD Radio and satellite radio. As well as with Toyota's sophisticated Entune system-- also offered-- you could take advantage of Pandora streaming audio through your mobile phone, along with a suite of linked services. For 2014, the SE Sport trim-- essentially a worth bundle-- has actually been restored for the four-cylinder design. It comes conventional with the 18-inch wheels, power chauffeur's seat and also moonroof.
Overall, the Camry rides and drives in a more polished, responsive means compared to any kind of Camry you test-drove a few years ago, and also the bundle and also features have actually been much boosted. Press the Camry hard into an edge as well as there's still a fair amount of body lean, in addition to lots of roll; what has altered is that it deals with recuperations as well as transitions a little bit better. Thanks to some really significant weight cost savings, the base four-cylinder Camry does better than ever, while the V-6 loads a specific niche for those desiring an especially strong, refined (yet still budget-priced) car
The Camry's inside is one of its strong points. Thanks to a thinner front-seat style as well as brand-new product packaging, there's significantly extra back-seat space in these most recent versions. Flight convenience goes over, and also trunk space is enhanced due to the boxier edges. Base front seats are a little frustrating, however, and also we highly advise the stylish SE design, partially, for its much better-bolstered seats.
Similar to the previous-generation Camry, the Hybrid version feels around as fast as the base four-- potentially a little bit when you take advantage of complete electric-motor boost. And the gas mileage enhancement is phenomenal: 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE. Crossbreeds currently are available in LE or XLE designs, and also as before they give up a little trunk area (not as much now however, because of a smaller battery pack).
The current Camry makes top 'good' scores from the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Safety And Security (IIHS), as well as the Institute's Top Safety and security Choose honor; but it needs to be noted that in the most recent examination from the IIHS, the small-overlap frontal test, the Camry scored 'poor' (while the Honda Accord, for example, made a top 'excellent'). The Camry is a first-class lorry in general in federal screening-- although it's gained four out of 5 star for frontal effect, its outstanding five-star side result made the distinction.
2014 Toyota Camry L
Toyota provided the Camry a total remodeling in 2012, but in this situation, it skewed on the traditional side of the range. As a matter of fact, if you're not harmonic with the subtle outside changes that was available in new versions, you may not be able to tell the existing generation Camry from the previous one.
Subtlety isn't a poor thing right here, though, yet among the Camry's strengths. The Camry preserved the same dimensions as the previous version, save for a few tweaks to the roofline and also greenhouse. While it might be a stretch to call this vehicle a "knockout," exactly what's promptly visible is its priorities on practicality and convenience over flowing form or characterful sheetmetal.
As compared to much of the much more curvaceous options in the mid-size sedan sector, the Camry looks a little bit extra angular, a bit a lot more upright. It puts on sharper edges compared to the previous design, giving it a bit even more curve allure and also a great deal even more factors for style. Plus, there's added worth for the trunk, which gains a little space thanks to the missing out on contours.
Toyota called this current Camry's design theme "Rational Tech-Dynamism," which "aims for a sensible and also advanced design with flashy outside as well as a contemporary, extravagant interior."
Like a lot of brand-new versions, the Camry obtains a multi-layered dash appearance; Toyota says that the split, stitched-leather appearance of the control panel was imitated saddles, media players like the iPod contributed in the design and responsive logic of the center gauge collection in addition to the sound and climate controls.
Generally, Toyota holds true on that particular design promise inside. The good news is, they changed the previous inside that we saw as a 'Corolla-plus' design with one that draws from those versions higher up the Toyota chain of command-- looking influenced partially by Lexus sedans, accentuated with a few of the dashboard details from Toyota's latest SUVs, like the brand-new 4Runner. Yet unusually, we see the somewhat larger 2013 Toyota Avalon as having actually taken off in an entirely various direction-- one that we like better compared to the Camry's.
Within the Camry schedule, you'll find a few crucial appearance differences, and also they're substantial enough to influence your aesthetic appreciation. Sporty SE versions obtain a split, winged air dam that we saw sometimes as Subaru-influenced; yet XLE and also hybrid trims featured an extra wide-open (yet louvered) air dam (with XLEs getting a little added chrome in the upper grille).
To sum, the Camry does not push any limits; as a matter of fact, beside the Chevrolet Malibu it's currently looking like one of the most conservative entrance in its class, in spite of being just one of the most lately updated. To some, it's a snooze, but we believe it's refreshingly various for bucking a trend and taking function (and also rear clearance as well as trunk area) over type.
The 2014 Toyota Camry drives in similar style as it looks-- a little conventional, a little reserved, however comfortable in a manner that will please the masses. That's not to state that the entire Camry schedule is a yawn to drive, though; there goes to the very least one hidden gem that looks a little sportier.
Hybrid designs were redoubled in 2012 with the redesign, and they're currently both better-performing and also much more prudent-- as well as used in LE and also XLE trims. They obtain an Atkinson-cycle version of the 4, making 156 hp and 156 lb-ft, with result being 200 horsepower completely. Mileage is remarkable-- 43 mpg city, 39 highway for the LE, or 41/38 for the XLE (due to various tires as well as more weight) and currently the Camry Hybrid feels around as fast as the base four-- potentially al little more so when you tap into full electric-motor boost.
Some mid-size versions like the Ford Combination, Hyundai Sonata, or Kia Optima have actually relocated to all four-cylinder lineups, yet the Camry sticks 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 method it starts and idles; though you could hear a tip of coarseness if you press it hard. It's clear this is no costs powertrain, however it gives plenty of power for many requirements. Opt for the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and also you obtain an entirely various, luxury-car character, with lots of polished strike regardless of what the rate.
In either situation, the six-speed transmission changes unobtrusively as well as does not balk to downshift.In general, we like the base design's lighter front end as well as more well balanced feeling. There is a means to include even more enjoyable though: Get the sporty SE version, and also its stiffer springtimes, rebound springs, solid stabilizer bars, and also unique steering knuckles and also reduced arms. Altogether, the package makes the Camry much more receptive without riding all that harsher on most surfaces. And also you get downshift rev-matching as well as steering-wheel paddle-shifters that aid enhance the experience when it counts.
Push the Camry hard right into a corner and also there's still a fair amount of body lean, along with great deals of roll; just what has actually changed is that it handles healings and changes a bit better; incorporated with a reconfigured electric power guiding system the net impact is that it's a bit more nimble-- specifically in four-cylinder kind.
Convenience & Top quality
The Camry stays one of the smoothest, most comfy trips in the sector, as well as the existing versions really feels a little more upscale and also lavish compared to previous variations.
From the pole positions, the Camry really feels more sizable compared to most of its rivals as well as their cockpit-influenced interiors. The dash is pushed forward and also the corners outside, making the cabin really feel more open and also less confined. Perception and also reality sync in this situation, where the inside's beneficial room has actually raised thanks to thinned columns and improved door panels-- refined adjustments, however charitable ones.
Taller adults will certainly value the rear legroom in the 2014 Camry, too. The facility console as well as front seatbacks were revamped to produced extra room for longer legs, and also while three grownups could feel a little confined back there, that stems mostly from the lack of shoulder room.
The stylish SE version rides a bit harsher, but it's worth it for the better seats you obtain; they're a lot more boldy contoured-- assisting both to decrease fatigue and also hold you in position in corners-- and also visibly far better compared to the mushy, level ones you enter the most budget friendly Camry designs.
Back seatbacks do not rather fold completely level in the Camry, as well as the trunk opening may make loading long objects from IKEA or House Depot a little difficult. That's possibly not the designated function of the trunk, however, and also there's lots of space for huge travel suitcases or a large family members's grocery store run. Likewise of note is that Camry Hybrid versions no more sacrifice rear seating convenience or trunk area; the battery pack has actually diminished and lighter as compared to the previous model-- although you'll still quit some trunk area compared to the various other versions.
The 2014 Toyota Camry is surprisingly quiet and well separated from road as well as engine sound, thanks partially to added audio insulation as well as more layers of metal at the firewall program. Trims, products, as well as fine information are no more on the chintzy side, as they have actually been for Camry's past; they're a little conventional looking, yet high end. And it feels that added focus has been paid to just what's around-- for instance, in the chunky multi-function controllers on either side of the steering wheel, positioned right where your thumbs can be.