Toyota has given the Camry a mid-cycle update and the car totally looks different. This is quite surprising as a facelift normally comes with subtle changes but this new Camry looks like a next-gen model.
The Camry has always been the bestselling FWD mid-size sedan here in the US and this new Facelift model will look to continue that streak. The entry level Camry retails at $23,195 while prices for the hybrid model ranges from $27,615 to $30,805.
As for the engines, the base model Camry is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder petrol engine that offers 178hp and 170lb-fts of torque. Climbing the hierarchy will see the Camry running on a 3.5L V6 engine that offers 268hp and 248ft-lbs of torque.
Then there are the Hybrid models which run on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that is paired to electric motor. The former develops 156hp and 156lbs-ft of torque while the latter generates 141hp and 199ft-lbs of torque.
Surely enough, power is not an issue for the all-new Camry. Heck, it is also super economical too. Despite the large engine size, the V6 Camry returns 21mpg in the city, 31mpg on the highway and 25mpg when on combined cycle. The 4-cylinder model, on the other hand, returns 25/35/28mpg in the same trend. As for the hybrid LE, the fuel consumption figures stands at 43/39/41mpg and the other hybrids returns 40/38/40mpg.
Yes, the Camry is not a BMW or a Mercedes but we find the XSE V6 model very satisfying. The car performs superbly and is also generous in space. It is no wonder why Toyota sticks to mid-size sedan instead of making a large sedan out of the Camry.