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Midsize Favorite Excels

The Toyota Camry is renowned for smooth styling and reliability. We also discovered just how well the car performs in our road tests at the track and on the highway. In our test, the Camry offered responsive handling while providing a smooth, quiet ride.


Enchanced Performance and Style

The Toyota Camry takes to the road with more performance and style that ever before, and the current generation offers better aerodynamics, an eye-catching front grille and a refined interior. Today the Camry is just different enough to set it apart from all of its predecessors, yet offers familiar attributes such as a seriously quiet ride that will keep the Camry faithful satisfied.

However, the Toyota engineers made design improvements that make a real difference, lengthening the Camry by two inches over the previous version. The extra length, 17-inch alloy wheels with graphite finish and stiffer body structure gives the Camry a more confident feel on the roads, as we found out during our hundreds of miles of testing. Buyers can choose a Camry among five trims (LE, SE, XSE, XLE and Hybrid).We tested the SE version that featured paddle shifters to manually shift the 6-speed transmission for sportier driving.

The Camry's interior improvements include new soft-suede seats and a new center stack loaded with entertainment options. Bluetooth wireless, two 12V auxiliary power outlets and voice recognition are standard on all trim levels, as is a backup camera with grid lines on-screen.--Randy Scott

Track Results
MPH 0 to 60 (sec) 8.0 Quarter Mile Time (sec) 16.5
MPH 50 to 70 (sec) 4.9 70 to 0 MPH Braking Time (sec) 3.4
Quarter Mile Top Speed (mph) 86.9 70 to 0 MPH Braking Distance (ft) 173

Highway Results
Actual MPG 30.6 Sound Level Hwy dB(A) 65 dB(A)
Estimated Hwy MPG 28 Combined Turning Radius (ft) 36'7"
Percent Change Actual vs. EPA +9.3%    

Performance Chart
Interior Photos
Exterior Photos
Mechanical Specifications
Standard Engine 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-i Transmission 6-speed ECT-i automatic
Displacement 3.5L Optional Suspension Front Independent MacPherson strut suspension with stabilizer bar
Fuel System Gas Suspension Rear Independent dual link with stabilizer bar
Horse Power 178 hp [1] @ 6000 rpm/268 hp @ 6200 rpm optional Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS): rack-and-pinion with electric power-assist
Torque 170 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm/ 248 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm optional Brakes Power-assisted ventilated front/solid rear discs

Overall Height (in) 57.9 Headroom 38.3/38.1 in.
Overall Width (in) 71.7 Shoulder room 58.0/56.6 in.
Overall Length (in) 189.2 Leg room 41.6/38.9 in.
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 Seating Capacity 5
Bed Length (in) Off-Highway
Bed Height (in) Approach/Departure angle (degrees)
Interior front/second/third row seats Ground Clearance (in)

Weights and Capacities
Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 Cargo volume (cu ft) behind front/second-row/third-row seats 15.4
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs) Fuel tak (gal) 17.0

Tires and Mileage
Standard Tire P205/65 R16 Optional Tire
Spare Tire Fuel Economy EPA estimates (city/highway/combined) 21/30