2019 Toyota Camry

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2019 Toyota Camry Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

To brew the right mix of things in a car, a manufacturer has tons of responsibilities. Most importantly the price; 'can we get it right at this rate?' - well, some do while others clearly use their brand to push its sales. Nonetheless, there is one such car in the midsize segment who has really done a commendable task of infusing features plus mechanics in their car - meet the Toyota Camry.

The 2019 Toyota Camry carries ahead what it impressed with the previous year. Under the hood is a 2.5L 4-cylinders mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes drives the front wheels. For the Camry L in this review, you'd find a respectable catalogue of features and a decent performance along with 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 better on rivals

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.


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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

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine

7.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Comfort

6.8

Driving

7.5

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 mpg/34/41 mpg) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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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 mpg/32/39 mpg) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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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 mpg/32/39 mpg) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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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
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$29,175


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $29,175 MSRP (28 mpg/32/39 mpg) 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Ruby Flare Pearl
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Wind Chill Pearl
  Predawn Gray Mica
  Midnight Black Metallic
  Blue Streak Metallic

 2019 Toyota Camry XSE

XSE

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

$29,725


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $29,725 MSRP (28 mpg/32/39 mpg) 206 hp @ 6600 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
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8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Wind Chill Pearl
  Predawn Gray Mica
  Blue Streak Metallic
  Supersonic Red

 2019 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5

XLE 3.5

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

$34,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,300 MSRP (22 mpg/26/32 mpg) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Ruby Flare Pearl
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Wind Chill Pearl
  Predawn Gray Mica
  Midnight Black Metallic
  Blue Streak Metallic

 2019 Toyota Camry XSE 3.5

XSE 3.5

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

$34,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,850 MSRP (22 mpg/26/32 mpg) 301 hp @ 6600 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Celestial Silver Metallic
  Galactic Aqua Mica
  Wind Chill Pearl
  Predawn Gray Mica
  Blue Streak Metallic
  Supersonic Red

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial January 17, 2019

7.4

Overall Rating


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


7.3/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.2/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Toyota Camry Features

7.3/10

Split in 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 added ponies and 2 lb.-ft of 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 camera67with 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 camera67with 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 App4

Integrated backup camera67with 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 aplenty technology alongside abundance of excellent list of features, especially considering it costs a bit over $1500 over the base trims. If you’re looking for performance including almost all features in the Camry, the XLE offers an optional V6 engine and is the cheapest of the highest trims to offer said powertrain.

2019 Toyota Camry Engine

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

Boasting 203 horses and 184 pound feet 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 vigour. 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 honour is reserved for the XSE and XLE trims which houses a powerful V6 under its hood.

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.

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 @ 6000

185@ 6000

185 @ 6000

192hp @ 5500 rpm

160hp @ 5700 rpm

250 @ 5400

153hp@5600rpm

Torque

184 lb.-ft @ 5000 rpm

175 @ 4500

178 @ 4000

178 @ 4000

192 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

184 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

260 @ 2000-5200

177lb.-ft@2000-4000

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.

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 less ponies and torque figure.

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

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 is 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 an agile rider.

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 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

8.2/10
“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

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.

6-way adjustable driver seat ensures solace if you’re behind the wheels and a 60/40 folding rear seats assures you of a tad more space than the miserly cargo space. Entering and getting out 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; constant humming of the engine aided by wind noise enters the cabin with ease.

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

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

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 Hotstpot
  • 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

2019 Toyota Camry Exterior

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

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 car 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 sides, the design takes over the giant-cat clawed character lines on the hood.

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 well-proportioned and straightforward rear design, fitted with a single exhaust pipe on the right lip.

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

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 excellent and sporty ride with great host of standard tech. However Toyota Camry brings performance, sturdy and comfortable ride host of safety features that instantly puts it up above the Ford Fusion. Not to say the American sedan is a bad buy but the 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 consideration.