A mid-size favorite for more than two generations, the Toyota Camry is one of the most attractive and family-friendly sedans on the market. Fully redesigned for 2018, this model keeps pace with all domestic and foreign competitors in its segment, especially in the areas of comfort, functionality, and high-tech features.
Known for their long-lasting durability, Toyota cars have excellent resale values. The Camry is a great investment because it depreciates slowly, giving the owner a good deal of resale bargaining power. Below is a short review of the feature highlights on this popular model from Toyota.
POWERTRAIN & PERFORMANCE
The standard engine on the 2018 Camry is a 2.5L, four-cylinder power source paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine generates a total of 203 horsepower. A 3.5L V6 rated at 301 horsepower is available on the XLE and XSE trims. The SE and XSE trims also get a sport-tuned suspension.
Acceleration is better than average with the V6 engine. Braking is superb. It has no mush or unwanted firmness when the pedal is pushed. The steering is well-weighted, with a very good on-center feel.
INTERIOR COMFORT & FEATURES
The 2018 Toyota Camry has been redesigned on the outside, but the sleeker lines doesn’t translate to a decrease in interior volume. Instead, the folks at Toyota have managed to squeeze a few extra cubic feet into both the front and rear seating area. Standard features on the popular SE trim include a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40 split-folding back seat, air conditioning, simulated leather upholstery, a 7-inch screen display, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system.
The uplevel XSE and XLE trims add on dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, and a premium JBL sound system. The screen display is also larger and more advanced.
SAFETY & SECURITY
All 2018 Toyota Camry versions come with a rearview camera, keyless entry, and a full set of front and side-curtain airbags. Traction and stability control are also standard features. Even the base L trim comes with automatic high beams, lane departure warning and a frontal collision warning system. The uplevel trims add on blind-spot monitoring. Stand alone options includes a top-down parking camera system. All trims feature adaptive cruise control.
This is a well-rounded, passenger-friendly offering from a proud manufacturer. It’s really the flagship model from Toyota. The reason is affordability, great resale value, and plenty of standard convenience features. Owning a 2018 model gives you a peace of mind. A generous warranty backs all Toyota cars. Check out our best of 2018 Toyota reviews here.