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2019 Toyota Camry Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 6, 2019


To brew the almost perfect car, a manufacturer has to take care of a lot of things. One of the most important aspects is the price; 'can we get it right at this rate?'. Well, some manufacturers do their homework while others use their brand to push sales. Nonetheless, there is one such car in the midsize sedan segment who has really done a commendable task of infusing features plus mechanics in their car, and at the right price - meet the Toyota Camry.

The 2019 Toyota Camry carries all the things that impressed everyone the previous year. Under the hood is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. All the power is transmitted to the front wheels. For the Camry L in this review, you'd find a respectable catalog of features and a decent performance along with commendable driving dynamics to keep you content.

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Pros

Frugal powertrain

Commodious cabin and plush seating

Nimble ride and handling

Best-in-class safety reliability

Cons

Infotainment system not as intuitive as on rivals

Engine and road noises creep into the cabin

What's New?

Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa is now standard across the trims. Aside from that, there are changes.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24095

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 lbs.-ft @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63/63.2

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

192.1 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

56.9 in.

curb weight

3241 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

925 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

29/34/41 mpg

highway range

594.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

2 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

 2019 Toyota Camry in Cosmic Gray Mica color  2019 Toyota Camry in Galactic Aqua Mica color  2019 Toyota Camry in Blue Crush Metallic color  2019 Toyota Camry in brown stone color  2019 Toyota Camry in Celestial Silver Metallic color  2019 Toyota Camry in Midnight Black Metallic color  2019 Toyota Camry in Ruby Flare Pearl color
Cosmic Gray Mica

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

6.5

Engine And Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Toyota Camry L

L

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
34 combined

$24,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $24,095 MSRP (29/34/41) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Predawn Gray Mica
  Midnight Black Metallic

 2019 Toyota Camry LE

LE

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$24,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $24,600 MSRP (28/32/39) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Ruby Flare Pearl
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Brownstone
  Midnight Black Metallic
  Blue Streak Metallic
  Super White

 2019 Toyota Camry SE

SE

power
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$25,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $25,800 MSRP (28/32/39) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Predawn Gray Mica
  Midnight Black Metallic
  Super White
  Supersonic Red

 2019 Toyota Camry XLE

XLE

power
301 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$29,175 - $34,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,300 MSRP (22/26/32) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $29,175 MSRP (28/32/39) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Toyota Camry XSE

XSE

power
301 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$29,725 - $34,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $29,725 MSRP (28/32/39) 206 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,850 MSRP (22/26/32) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


In spite of being one of the best, the Toyota Camry doesn't go unrivaled. Joining along the arsenal of big guns competing against this Japanese sedan are Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and the Chevrolet Malibu. If you think Camry goes unchallenged, prepare for a surprise below.

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6.5/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Toyota Camry Features

6.5/10

Split into 5 trim configurations, the Toyota Camry comes with a standard FWD drive under which rests a 2.5L inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission across all trims; The XSE model adds more ponies and torque. An optional 3.5L V6 is available for the the XLE and XSE levels. Starting at $23,845, the L trim offers a decent dosage of basic features for a base trim. Go up the trims and you’d find more premium features.

Trim

Camry L

Camry LE

Camry SE

Camry XLE

Camry XSE

MSRP

$23,845

$24,350

$25,550

$28,925

$29,475

Key

Features

Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature

Features in L including -

Features in LE including -

Features in LE including -

Features in SE including –

 

Entune 3.0 Audio

Integrated backup camera with projected path

4.2-in. TFT Multi-Information Display with odometer, outside temperature, fuel economy and trip information

LED combination taillights

An optional 3.5-Liter V6 engine available

An optional 3.5-Liter V6 engine available

 

Integrated backup camera with projected path

Front air conditioning with air filter

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

LED taillights

LED headlights with smoke tint and fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature

 

4.2-in. TFT Infotainment System

High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass

Bright metallic front grille

Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents

 
 

Single-zone automatic climate control with air filter

High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass

Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL  w/Clari-Fi

   
 

Entune 3.0 Audio with Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App

Single exhaust with chrome finisher

Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App

Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines

   
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vent

       

We recommend

The SE seems like the best choice for it offers a good mix of technology and features, especially considering it costs a bit over $1500 over the base trim. If you’re looking for performance, the XLE offers an optional V6 engine and is the cheapest of the high-end trims that offer the said powertrain.

2019 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

7.5/10
“This generation Camry has more spirit than its predecessor, which is most apparent in its more refined steering and handling. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder provides adequate power for most situations, and its eight-speed automatic transmission is well-mannered.” -edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Boasting 203 horses and 184-pound feet of torque, the 2.5L under the Camry with 4-cylinders is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. When footing the throttle, the non-turbocharged engine has a responsive personality, promptly delivering power to propel the front wheels with smoothness and vigor. While the 2.5L does perform well and is eager to impress, it, however, feels a bit too lethargic on low RPM. Coming to the clunking transmission in the powertrain, driving is smooth and feels refined with instinctive shifts when revving up the ladder or coming down. The gearbox can be used in manual mode via the paddle shifters fitted behind the wheels.

Toyota Camry comes with three driving modes, Comfort, Eco, and Sport – where the latter mode stiffens the chassis and engulfs the powertrain as it were on a track. However, all you’d be given is a compliant engine under your control, but do not expect a racecar. That honor is reserved for the XSE and XLE trims which houses a powerful V6 under its hood.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

MSRP

$23,845

$22,840

$22,900

$22,300

$23,720

TBD

$25,995

$18,870

Engine

2.5l I-4

2.5L I-4

2.4L I-4

2.4L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

1.5L I-4 Turbocharged

2.0L Inline-4

1.4L Turbo Inline 4

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC

CVT

CVT

9-speed automatic

6 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

175 hp @ 6000 rpm

185 hp @ 6000 rpm

185 hp @ 6000 rpm

192 hp @ 5500 rpm

160 hp @ 5700 rpm

250 hp @ 5400 rpm

15 3hp@5600 rpm

Torque

184 lb.-ft @ 5000 rpm

175 lb.-ft @ 4500 rpm

178 lb.-ft @ 4000 rpm

178 lb.-ft @ 4000 rpm

192 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

184 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

260 lb.-ft @ 2000-5200 rpm

177lb.-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm

Take a glimpse at the competition; you’d notice that the Camry’s output is amongst the most powerful in the segment. The Buick literally takes the Regal, followed by the Toyota alongside impressive 1.5L boasted Honda Accord and more. Now take a look at the displacement; the Camry is a 2.5L big engine while its competitors giving it a stiff rivalry are smaller in comparison, displaying the Toyota is in fact technically less powerful.

Acceleration

Jabbing the throttle does work pretty well for this midsize sedan. Getting the front wheels rolling from naught to 60 mph takes the Toyota Camry a laudable 7.5s while its quarter-mile race distance is completed in 15.9s. Not weak in anyway, the engine sure does provide enough power to impress in these tests, unlike the sedans taking forever as seen in the table below.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

0-60 MPH(sec)

7.5s

8.5*

6.8*

8.5

7.6*

8.5*

6.2

7.7

Quarter mile(sec)

15.9

16.3*

15.2*

16.4

15.9*

16.0*

N/A*

16.3

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

-

7.1*

6.1*

2.4L

5.3*

5.9*

7.4*

5.6

Curb Weight (lb..)

3241

3431*

3411*

3247

3131*

3126

3748

2870

A noteworthy point to make here is the performance of the Accord with its measly 1.5L compared to the 2 liters and above in the segment, it takes almost the same time as the Toyota Camry with fewer ponies and torque figure.

Ride and Handling

Buyers in this segment would look for comfort and composed driving where the Toyota Camry S delivers just that; a well-rounded and dynamic ride. A decent commuter, the sedan’s steering feel is refined and responsive alongside good road feedback. The overall driving dynamics are an improvement over the previous-gen, engineered to be more taut and spirited.

Want to mix up the style of the sedan? Simple tweaking up the driving mode to sport manages to breathe life in the sedan but don’t expect to drive as on the track. When handling around corners, the sedan maneuvers with poise and you’d barely feel any body roll in twisty tarmac or otherwise. Soaking up bumps with ease, the Camry is a smooth and agile ride.

Braking

Where all-rounded performance is considered, the Camry impresses on most fronts and its braking is just another fleeting mechanism it triumphs. The 12” and 11” front and rear rotors respectively are clasped by disc brakes to take an average 122ft to come to a standstill in a simulated brake test from 60-0 MPH. While that still not as great as the segment, its brake feel is modulated and does not feel mushy or taut, instead, it has good pedal travel and responds well.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

Brake Front (in.)

12

11.8

12

12

11.5*

11.8

NA

10.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11

11.9

11.2

11.2

11.1*

11.3

NA

10.4

70-0 MPH (ft.)

122 (60-0 MPH)

122(60-0)

124(60-0)

TBD

163

113(60-0)

162*

110(60-0MPH)

2019 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Thrifty is one word you call the Camry’s powertrain; it sparingly guzzles down fuel shooting it at the top of the ladder as one of the most efficient amongst midsize sedans. Joined by its direct competitor, Honda Accord, it is followed by the Chevrolet Cruze, and the rest follow suit. The Ford Fusion, on the other hand, rests at the bottom of the pit.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

MPG (city)

29

21

24

26

30

TBD

22

30

MPG (highway)

41

32

33

35

38

TBD

32

39

MPG (combined)

34

25

27

29

33

TBD

26

33

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gal.)

14.5

16.5

18.5

18.5

14.8

15.8

16.3

13.7

2019 Toyota Camry Interior

8.0/10
“The Camry's cabin won't wow you with its opulence, but it does get the fundamentals right. The driver's seat will satisfy a truly broad range of sizes and shapes, and the cabin is spacious. And with easy-to-decipher controls, the Camry is a cinch to live with on a daily basis.” -edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Toyota Camry features a comfortable and roomy interior. Capacity to seat 5 passengers, the cloth-stitched seats feel plush alongside enough headspace and legroom, of which the former like most cars this segment would discomfort tall passengers due to its sloping roofline. Visibility around the cabin has good viewing angles with not much to complain, and materials used and finishing touches have a rather upscale and soft feeling unlike some of its rivals.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.2/57.8/44.3

39.8/58.1/35.6

40.4/ 57.9/ 45.5

39.5/58.3/42.3

40.1/58.5/45.3

39.6/55.5/41.5

38.9/54.8/42

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38/55.7/38

37.8/56.9/38.3

37.8/56.4/45.5

38.0/56.5/ 35.6

37.3/56.5/40.4

37.5/57.1/38.1

37.8/54.5/34.6

37.3/53.7/36.1

6-way adjustable driver seat ensures solace if you’re behind the wheels and a 60/40 folding rear seats assure you of a tad more space than the miserly cargo space. Entering and getting out of the vehicle is easily done due to the large and narrow doors of the sedan. Annoyingly, you’d feel the designer of the sedan was in no mood to isolate outside noise in the interior; the constant humming of the engine aided by wind noise enters the cabin with ease.

Infotainment System

Floating in the middle of the dash is a 7” infotainment system with smartphone integration. Albeit you’d find the system fairly simple and easy to use, the rivals in the segment have better integration of the system as well as seemingly intuitive. Some standard features found in the Camry are 

  • Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa
  • Navigation (GPS scout link)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 6-speaker sound system

Cargo Capacity

Oh dear, this is one segment you’d wish Camry replicated the interior’s spirit. A paltry 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume descends the sedan in lieu of practicality. However its rivals like the Chevrolet Malibu and its subcompact sister, the Cruze warrant similar semantics yet offer better spacing. At 19.2 cubic feet, the Buick Regal allows extra luggage which would normally fall out of the Camry.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

Cargo Capacity (lb..)

14.1

16

15.9

16.3

16.7

15.8

19.2

14.8

Interior Features

Inside the cabin, Toyota Camry includes some of the following features –

  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seat
  • Fabric-trimmed front seats with passenger-side seatback pocket
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path

2019 Toyota Camry Exterior

7.0/10
The 2019 Toyota Camry is, dare we say it, stylish.” -thecarconnection

Design and Dimensions

5.7” from the ground, at first sight, you’d see the wide and front-grille and the athleticism of the sleek design of the sedan with 16” steel wheels on four corners spinning the sedan down the tarmac. Molded around the slightly curvaceous physique of the midsize sedan has a bold and sporty design infused to create one of the best looking cars in the price segment.

Toyota insignia sits on the similarly T-sculpted hugging the meshed-grille and horizontal grilled-framework underneath it. Bordered by the Bi-LED headlights on either side, the design takes over the giant-cat clawed character lines on the hood.

Models

Toyota Camry

Ford Fusion

Kia Optima

Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Buick Regal Sportback

Chevrolet Cruze Sedan L

Curb weight (lb..)

3241

3411

3219

3247

3131

3126

3748

2870

Length(in)

192.1

191.7

191.1

191.1

192.2

193.8

192.9

183.7

Width(in)

72.4

75.6

73.2

73.4

73.3

73

73.3

70.5

Height(in)

56.9

58.1

57.7

58.1

57.1

57.6

57.3

57.4

Ground clearance (in)

5.7

5.3

TBD

N/A

6.4

- - -

Wheelbase (in)

111.2

112.1

110.4

110.4

111.4

111.4

111.4

106.3

Bulbous windshield erupts atop the car, chiseling out a shark fin antenna along the tapering roofline down the slightly elevated rear. The sedan signs off with the well-proportioned and straightforward rear design, fitted with a single exhaust pipe on the right lip.

Exterior Features

Standard features included in the exterior of the Camry are –

  • Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • 16” steel wheels
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers

2019 Toyota Camry Safety

9.0/10

Amongst the features installed to curb any possibility of unsafe experience, you might ever face in the sedan include -

  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Integrated backup camera30 with projected path
  • adaptive cruise control
  • lane departure alert with steering assistance
  • automatic high beams
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

2019 Toyota Camry Competition

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord

Frankly, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are equally excellent buys. Both have commendable handling, comfortable ride, punchy powertrain and abundant standard features along with safety tech. Although one major difference is – the Camry offers a V6 engine along with its standard 4 cylinder engine, while the Accord has no V6 in its lineup.

Toyota Camry vs Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion complies with an excellent and sporty ride with a great host of standard tech. However, Toyota Camry brings performance, sturdy and comfortable ride host of safety features that instantly put it up above the Ford Fusion. Not to say the American sedan is a bad buy but Toyota is an overall better performer and really worth your money.

Toyota Camry vs Chevrolet Malibu

Leaving aside the storage and passenger space, the Chevrolet Malibu is no match to the Toyota Camry. The Japanese sedan is a more spirited drives-car with excellent handling, drivability and performance along with frugal powertrain. It also offers a host of features the Malibu misses out on. Picking the Toyota would be the wisest option here.

2019 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

One of the finest sedans in the market, the Toyota Camry delivers on all fronts. It’s got the design, the nimbleness and sturdy ride quality, plush seating, quality interior, comfortable drivability, along with great performing engine and thrifty fuel efficiency. Complementing the list is its crash-test record that deem it a reliable sedan. Sure it has got a strong contender in its rivals, but the sedan in itself is a great buy. This should be on your list of test drives if the rivals are anything in your list of considerations.