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.
From the exterior, the Camry looks largely reserved with brief flashes of bold styling. With a design just as bold as its performance, the aggressive grille on Camry SE, SE Hybrid and XSE makes one powerful impression. 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. The car's interior is spacious and considerate, with plenty of interior storage and sound-deadening. Camry’s standard 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support helps you find your perfect driving position. When the weather gets chilly, available heated front seats will help you stay warm and comfortable.
Most buyers will find a modest 2.5-liter inline-4 under the hood producing 178 horsepower, which is the base power plant. The engine is mated to a conventional 6-speed automatic that helps wring out the best from the busy 4-cylinder. It isn't overwhelming, but it should be fine for most commuters. A more potent 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 268 hp and a Hybrid battery-engine combo that makes 200 hp are both available here. The V-6 has enough pedal to be confident anywhere; the hybrid returns a stratospheric 40 mpg combined. The starting price of all Camrys remains the same for 2017. The base four-cylinder LE still starts at $23,905 with the SE ringing in at $24,675; the upgraded XSE and XLE both demand the same $27,145 as before.