Toyota’s Camry has long been a top seller among family sedans, but that doesn’t mean the automaker is about to start resting on its laurels. The 2018 Camry is fully redesigned, and the new sedan heightens its appeal with upgraded styling and expanded feature content.
The 2018 Toyota Camry is a midsize sedan that seats five passengers, and it’s sold in trims that include the base Camry L, as well as LE, SE, XLE and XSE trims. Toyota also offers the 2018 Camry Hybrid in three trims: LE, SE and XLE. Front-wheel drive is standard, and both four-cylinder and V6 engines are offered.
With the redesigned Camry, buyers get a vehicle that is slightly longer and sits lower to the ground than the outgoing 2017 model. An eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous generation’s six-speed automatic.
The all-new Camry features a front fascia marked by a two-piece grille, narrow wraparound headlights and sculpted pockets, and the look overall is more aggressive than that of past models. A high beltline, sweeping roofline and body sculpting accent the profile. The rear fascia offers a raised deck, an available spoiler and narrow wraparound tail lamps.
Base models come with LED daytime running lights, automatic bi-LED headlights, LED taillights, a black front grille, color-keyed side mirrors and 16-inch steel wheels. Available equipment includes dual exhaust with quad chrome tips, color-keyed side rocker panels, full LED headlights and taillights, a bright metallic front grille, a panoramic sunroof and 17-, 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
The 2018 Toyota Camry seats five in comfort, regardless of whether you’re considering a base model or a higher trim like the Camry XSE. At the heart of the all-new interior is a center console accented by a bisecting character line. The center stack tilts toward the driver, yet remains accessible by the passenger. The cabin features abundant storage compartments and lots of soft-touch surfaces. All grades except the base model come standard with a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The Camry offers up to 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s slightly less than what the 2018 Honda Accord offers.
The list of standard interior features includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, full power accessories and wood interior trim. Available equipment includes power-adjustable front seats, leather or simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and upgraded interior trim.
The 2018 Camry provides handling the delivers both comfort and nimbleness. Front-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission are standard.
Most models come equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating up to 206 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Camry’s EPA ratings include fuel economy estimates of up to 29/41 mpg city/highway.
A 3.5-liter V6 engine is also available. This engine makes 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque and delivers up to 22/33 mpg city/highway.
The 2018 Toyota Camry provides buyers with the latest in safety and convenience technologies. Base models come with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 7-inch touch screen, a Scout GPS Link app for navigation, a six-speaker sound system, Siri Eyes Free, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack and free access to Toyota’s Entune App Suite. There is a generous list of standard features that also help ensure highway safety. These include automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist, a backup camera, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.
The list of available features includes rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, a premium JBL sound system, wireless device charging, an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot and a color head-up display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available.