Being tops in class doesn’t automatically guarantee success, with several mid-size marques chasing the Camry’s tailpipe. A couple of seasons ago, Toyota sharpened the Camry’s claws in one of the brand’s more dramatic adjustments. A significantly different front end improved looks a whole lot and a new dashboard and more stylish seat covers were also installed. The Camry’s two gasoline and a gas-electric power teams remain competitive against the rest of the field. Meanwhile the Hybrid scores impressive marks in fuel economy, but only if you keep a light touch on the gas pedal. Both gasoline engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions, while the Hybrid employs a continuously variable unit (CVT). The base Camry LE arrives with most of the expected content, but stepping up to the XSE and XLE will really make a difference with added sport and luxury content, including a power moonroof, acoustic noise-reducing windshield, push-button start and a premium audio package that’s combined with a navigation system.
Both the standard and hybrid models of the Camry will be on display.