The 2017 Toyota Camry is a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style.
The Toyota Camry is America’s best-selling car in a competitive segment that includes strong entries such as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Subaru Legacy. The Camry was most recently overhauled in 2015, and this year’s model carries over largely unchanged.
It’s a a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style.
Styling and performance
From the exterior, the Camry looks largely reserved with brief flashes of bold styling. Most notably, its “mechanical catfish” grille returns from last year and could be the car’s most polarizing statement. It’s unusually bold for Toyota and something that may not turn off many buyers from considering a Camry, but almost certainly won’t turn many on. Around the sides and rear, the Camry is handsome without overstating or relying on modern language like a floating roof or a too-high window line.
Under the hood, most buyers will find a modest 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 178 horsepower, which is the base powerplant. That engine is mated to a conventional 6-speed automatic (many competitors now use continuously variable transmissions) that helps wring out the best from the busy 4-cylinder. The engine isn’t overwhelming, but it should be fine for most commuters.
Quality, safety, and features
Inside is where the Camry comes alive. Its interior is spacious and considerate, with plenty of interior storage and sound-deadening, and places a premium on seating for adultsâperhaps at a cost of versatility and cargo storage. Its 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space is in line with the rest of the segment, and isn’t heavily compromised by batteries if buyers opt for the Camry Hybrid.
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The 2017 Toyota Camry fulfills all of the expectations placed on midsize sedans, which is likely why it’s been such a huge sales success. With an emphasis on comfort and ease of use, combined with a solid reputation for durability and reliability, it’s easy to see why. Some rival sedans might be a little flashier or sportier, but the Camry remains an honest and worthy pick.
For 2017, the Camry soldiers on mostly unchanged. You have four trim levels ranging from basic to sporty or more luxurious, and two engine choices: an adequate four-cylinder or a potent V6. The top two trims are eligible for the V6 as well as some optional advanced safety features, which is one of the reasons we recommend upgrading to these levels.
There’s of course no shortage of competition for the 2017 Toyota Camry, and you’d do well to check them out. Each represents a slightly different take on the midsize sedan, emphasizing their brand of performance, value and personality. Deciding between them may very well come down to an intangible preference, but almost all of them will satisfy your core needs.
- Interior is comfortable and spacious; all seats are roomy
- Outward visibility is better than average
- Trim levels have distinct luxury and sport characteristics
- Interior controls are easy to read and operate
- Middling four-cylinder fuel economy
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