2013 Toyota Camry


Ranked #5 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$22,235 - $30,465

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Key Spec of 2013 Toyota Camry
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


178 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2013 Toyota Camry Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 21, 2022

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Coming off a major redesign last year, the 2013 Toyota Camry sets off for this year with minor feature changes. For sale in over 4 varying trim levels, the Camry L trim, starting at a price of $22,235 now receives a 6-inch central display system as standard, whereas the top-tier XLE trim gets a new rear cross-traffic functionality safety system. Also available is a new upgraded door panel across all trims. Furthermore, building up on the Camry's best-selling attributes is the SE trim's interior styling enhancements, including unique leather upholstery all throughout.

2013 Toyota Camry For Sale

The 2013 Toyota Camry starts off at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,235 for the base L trim, while the top-of-the-line premium XLE trim is priced at $24,855. The mid-tier LE and SE trims are priced at $22,680 and $23,400 respectively. Both the SE and XLE trims can be powered by either of the Inline-4 or the V6 engines, with the latter setting you back by an additional $5000 on top of the base price. It's also a good option to go for the Used Camry models, as the average prices for the same range from $9,600 to $16,000, depending on various factors. Also, the true cost to own the Toyota Camry will cost you around $22,800 spread over a period of 5 years.

Toyota Camry Buying Advice

The sportier 2013 Camry SE trim with the potent V6 engine, and plenty of upgrades such as the sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloys, heated exterior mirrors, sport seats, and exclusive exterior styling enhancements make it all the more worth it for the nominal price of $23,400. Now in case, you're looking to go for an older Camry model, best sure to check out the 2012 Camry, as part of the new generation it was put through a complete redesign, with plenty of new engine options and feature upgrades too. Going further beyond the 2012 Camry wouldn't be a wise choice as such.

On the specs front, the existing Camry is much more powerful than the previous-gen Camry, with it getting three powerful engines, including the Inline-4, the V6, and the 156 hp 2.5L hybrid powertrain. The lower-powered Camry hybrid also manages to deliver impressive EPA estimates of 40/38 MPG in the city and highway respectively. The Toyota Camry's significant reputation for practicality and reliability is well known as it goes up against the likes of Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful and efficient engines

Numb steering feel

Rear cross-traffic alert functionality now available with optional blind-spot monitoring system

Spacious cabin

No manual transmission

A 6-inch infotainment system is now standard

Plenty of features on offer

Upgraded door panel trim

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.00
Pricing and Feature7.00
Engine and Performance8.00
Fuel Economy9.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Midsize Sedan

#6 in Sedan

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L$22,235 onwards

  • 16-inch steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Seek-Scan Radio

LE$22,680 onwards

  • Remote keyless entry

SE$23,400 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Navigation system
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Softex cloth/leatherette Seat trim
  • Xm AM/FM/HD/Satellite

XLE$24,855 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Parking assist
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Colors and Styles

2013 Toyota Camry in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Toyota has been synonymous with reliability for millions of buyers around the globe and the Toyota Camry is one of the major reasons behind it. It was also notoriously known for a mundane and dull cabin design and quality, but with the major redesign just last year, that was taken care of as well. With the sportier exterior styling, lively handling in the SE trim, improved & feature-loaded cabin, and potent engines along with low running costs and high reliability, the 2013 Toyota Camry is one of the best versions of itself since its inception.

After the complete redesign for the 2012 model year, the 2013 model year sees the inclusion of rear cross-traffic alert functionality with the optional blind-spot monitoring and has also further improved the door trim panels while offering the large touchscreen as standard. With no manual transmission on offer, the base Camry L trim starts at $22,235 with a four-cylinder engine which makes it one of the pricier offerings against the other midsize sedans like the Ford Fusion, Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima.

Buying Advice

Since there aren’t many creatures comforts offered with the lower trims and the prices too do not rise considerably with the higher trims, it is recommended to opt for the sportier 2013 Camry SE trim for better handling and ride quality and added functionality. Additionally, the V6 engine comes with a handful of additional features and one can also opt for the optional driver safety aids, all for an MSRP of $23,400.


Toyota offers the 2013 Camry in four different trims and two engine options with a single six-speed transmission choice available. Prices for the same start from an MSRP of $22,235 for the L trim, and go up to $24,855 for the XLE trim. The base L and LE trims feature only the essential features and a couple of convenience features while the higher SE and XLE trims get the most creature comforts.
















Key Features

Emergency Braking Assist

Automatic headlights

Front Fog/Driving Lights

Simulated Wood Interior Trim


6-speaker audio system

Keyless entry

Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel

Dual Zone Front Climate Control


Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel

Outside temperature display

Premium Cloth Upholstery

8-Way Power Driver Seat


Simulated Alloy Interior Trim


Sport-tuned suspension

Heated exterior mirrors


Cloth Upholstery


17-inch Alloy Wheels



16-inch Steel Wheels


The powerful V6 is also available only with the SE and top-spec XLE trim. The SE trim is also the sportier version in this lineup and gets a sport-tuned suspension setup for that extra oomph. Apart from the standard features on offer, Toyota also offers plenty of optional features, including a 10-speaker JBL audio system, which is optional for both the SE and XLE trims. Further, exclusive to the XLE v6 trim is a hard-drive-based navigation system.

Engine and Performance

The 2013 Toyota Camry is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard that is rated for 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The higher trims though can also be had with a meatier 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces a healthy 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Both the engines are mated with a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power only to the front wheels with no AWD option available.

The performance of the base engine is sufficient for most buyers but does not offer any fun element at all. While the base Camry engine takes 8.4 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill, the 0-60 mph for the V6 engine is also just on par with the segment at 6.6 seconds. The handling is pretty mundane on regular models with no feedback whatsoever from the steering, but the SE trim adds a hint of sportiness to the otherwise no-nonsense executive sedan.


2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Honda Accord

2013 Nissan Altima







2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4







6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic




178 hp @ 6,000 rpm

170 hp @ 6,000 rpm

185 hp @ 6,400 rpm

182 hp @ 6,000 rpm


170 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm

170 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

181 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

180 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

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Quarter Mile (sec)





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The Nissan Altima might be the only car here to not have seen a refresh in recent times, but it is very potent in terms of acceleration and is also the most affordable sedan in this comparison. The Ford Fusion too is pretty affordable but then is also the slowest of the lot. Both the Japanese sedans are marginally costly but the Honda Accord is the quickest off the line and is also the most expensive one here.

Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency is one of the biggest selling points for a Toyota Camry and it doesn’t disappoint this year as well. Although it isn’t the most frugal one in the segment, the 28 MPG of fuel economy for combined city and highway driving puts it higher up in the efficiency rankings. The powerful 2013 Camry V6 is rated for 21/31/25 MPG for city/highway/combined by the EPA which is also above average for the segment. The large 17-gallon fuel tank further aids in this regard, offering over 400 miles of driving range on a single tank of gas even with the V6.


2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Honda Accord

2013 Nissan Altima

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)





Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

425 / 595 / 476

363 / 561 / 429

464 / 619 / 516

486 / 684 / 558

The Ford Fusion clearly is the one that gulps the most amount of gas amongst all the sedans present here and the smaller gas tank means its driving range is on par with the Camry V6. The oldest Altima still is the most frugal of the lot and also employs the largest gas tank and hence has an exceptional driving range to offer. The Accord sips a bit more fuel than the Altima but is quite frugal than the Camry and also offers a superior range.


The Toyota Camry cabin has received a welcome change after the redesign last year and now with the slim pillar, the car now not only feels roomier, it also offers better outward visibility. The improved materials quality is something that is worth appreciating and the 2013 update sees upgraded materials for the door trim which now complements the stitched dashboard. That being said, the cabin lacks a sense of cohesion as some interior elements still feel a bit cheap to look at and feel.

There have never been any issues regarding the build quality of a Toyota, and the 2013 Camry offers a solid build quality that should outlast the lifetime of the car. In terms of space, the front row has a decent amount of room while the perfectly reclined rear seat offers impressive legroom and headroom and can accommodate even taller passengers rather comfortably. The Toyota Camry's trunk volume is pretty large and on par with the segment at 15.4 cu-ft and folding down the rear seat can open up even more space when needed.


2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Honda Accord

2013 Nissan Altima

Seating Capacity





Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.8 / 58.0 / 41.6

39.2 / 57.8 / 44.3

39.1 / 58.6 / 42.5

40.0 / 56.4 / 45.0

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.1 / 56.6 / 38.9

37.8 / 56.9 / 38.3

37.5 / 56.5 / 38.5

37.1 / 56.4 / 36.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)





Toyota has made the 6.1-inch Entune touchscreen standard across the trim lineup and features a suite of smartphone-connected services that includes features like the Bing search engine, sports and stock information, fuel prices, and also comes with the ability to reserve movie tickets or a table at a restaurant while on the move. Along with satellite radio, Camry also features HD Radio and Pandora internet radio while the navigation system is offered along with real-time traffic.

Some of the infotainment features on offer are-

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen Entune infotainment system
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • iPod connectivity & control
  • SiriusXM satellite radio w/3 months subscription 
  • Navigation system w/real-time info for traffic/weather/fuel prices/sports/stocks
  • Entune w/3 years subscription 
  • HD Radio and Bing & Pandora
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/phone book access & music streaming
  • Voice recognition

The exterior of the 2013 Toyota Camry looks pretty sharp and appealing as standard while the SE trim adds a bit more sporty appeal for the ones who want their daily driver to carry them in a bit of style. The sleek swept-back headlamps with the chrome front grille and large air dam below it give the car an aggressive front fascia while the chrome treatment on the sides also adds to the premium feel of the car.

Although the Honda Accord is larger than the Camry, both offer very similar cabin space as both have an identical wheelbase to offer. The Nissan Altima too has a wheelbase identical to its Japanese counterparts and also weighs pretty much the same as the Camry, with the Honda weighing a bit more. The Ford Fusion on the other hand is the largest and heaviest and also has the highest ground clearance on offer.


2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Honda Accord

2013 Nissan Altima

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Some of the exterior features on offer are-

  • Projector-beam automatic halogen headlamps
  • Integrated fog lamps
  • Color-keyed heated power mirrors
  • Acoustic noise-reducing windshield
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Safety is of paramount importance for all Japanese manufacturers and Toyota is the one setting trends in this regard. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise the great safety ratings the 2013 Toyota Camry has received from both the private and government safety testing agencies. The NHTSA has rated it with a perfect 5-star rating while the IIHS has chosen the Camry as its “Top Safety Pick” for the 2013 model year. There are plenty of safety features available as standard and the optional driver aids take things a step further in terms of providing safe haven for its occupants.

Some of the standard safety features on offer are-

  • Vehicle stability control and Traction control
  • Smart stop technology
  • Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Whiplash-lessening front seats
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant sensor & knee airbags
  • Front & rear seat-mounted & side curtain airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire pressure monitor system

2013 Toyota Camry vs. 2013 Ford Fusion

The Toyota Camry is positioned slightly higher in terms of the price but the amount of difference and additions the Camry holds over the Ford Fusion is tremendous. The Toyota feels like a much more engaging car to drive as it manages to push out more power even though both the cars are based on similar engine configurations. The Camry also happens to be the more fuel-efficient choice out of the two and the larger gas tank means, you will have lesser fuel breaks in comparison.

2013 Toyota Camry vs. 2013 Honda Accord

Even though the Honda Accord manages to make more power, there isn’t much of a difference in terms of the drive but the real difference is in the fuel consumption and total range as the Accord manages to offer better than the Camry. In terms of the overall comfort, the Honda feels more like a driver’s car while the Toyota offers better rear row space and seat comfort. The feature list on both these cars is equally impressive and it all comes down to priorities of whether you need a comfortable rear passenger space or a driver-focused car.

Final Verdict

The 2013 Toyota Camry is one of the most exciting prospects in the midsize sedan segment as it is not only spacious and well built, but has a good amount of equipment, powerful and frugal powertrains, and decent levels of performance too. Add to that the affordable price tag and built-to-last reliability with low maintenance costs, and it is difficult to overlook this car. The Toyota Camry has served hundreds of thousands of families in the past and with the 2013 Camry being such a well-rounded package, it shall continue to do so for a long period of time in the future as well.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Sedan

engine type

211 cu in

horse power

268 hp @ 6200 rpm


248 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


6-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive


189.2 in


109.3 in


71.7 in

curb weight

3395 lbs


57.9 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

passenger volume

101.3 cu ft

cargo volume

15.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

21/26/31 mpg

highway range

527.0 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Toyota Camry 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $40,468
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$1,708$1,414$1,003$616$188$4,929
Taxes and Fees$2,376$224$225$157$189$3,171
Total Cost-To-Own$13,294$6,746$6,314$6,920$7,194$40,468
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