2017 Toyota Camry

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2017 Toyota Camry Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The 2017 Toyota Camry is the pick of all picks when it comes to a sedan with luxury. Toyota has, over the years indeed given a thorough consideration on to improving its product offerings while maintaining the market-friendly price tag. With a starting price of $23,070, the Camry is one of the best choice on the family sedan segment.

For the 2017 model year, the Toyota Camry will see some technological updates compared to the 2016 Camry. Thebase LE trimwill offer the same standard features as the previous model year, but the SE, XLE, and XSE trims will get a few bonus features, including Metallic exteriors, Upgraded Infotainment system and Wireless Charging. There are no major performance upgrades in the 2017 Camry.

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Pros

Good Fuel Economy for the Segment(24 city\/33 Highway)

Great Safety Features including Rear Airbags

Great reliability scores with 5\/5 NHTSA rating

Spacious and Quiet Cabin with Comfortable and Luxurious Interiors

Cons

Starting price for the 2017 Camry is higher than both the Sonata and Accord by about $1400.

No Apple Car Play or Android Auto

Lesser Cargo Space in the Camry(15.1 Cubic Feet) than the Accord(16.7 Cubic feet)

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23070

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

136 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu. in.

horsepower

178 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

170 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear strut suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.1 in. ventilated front disc/12 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

190.9 in.

width

71.7 in.

height

57.9 in.

curb weight

3245 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

102.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/33 mpg

highway range

561 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No


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Styles

 2017 Toyota Camry in blizzard pearl color  2017 Toyota Camry in Blue Streak Metallic color  2017 Toyota Camry in Celestial Silver Metallic color  2017 Toyota Camry in Cosmic Gray Mica color  2017 Toyota Camry in Creme Brulee Mica color  2017 Toyota Camry in Midnight Black Metallic color  2017 Toyota Camry in Parisian Night Pearl color  2017 Toyota Camry in Predawn Grey Mica color
blizzard pearl

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine

6.9

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

8.3

Exterior

7.5

Safety

7.1

Comfort

8.7

Driving

8.7

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Toyota Camry LE

LE

power
178 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$23,070


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $23,070 MSRP (24/27/33) 178 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Camry SE

SE

power
178 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$23,840


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $23,840 MSRP (24/27/33) 178 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Camry XSE

XSE

power
268 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$26,310 - $31,370


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XSE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $26,310 MSRP (24/27/33) 178 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
XSE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $31,370 MSRP (21/24/30) 268 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2017 Toyota Camry XLE

XLE

power
268 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$26,310 - $31,370


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $26,310 MSRP (24/27/33) 268 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $31,370 MSRP (21/24/30) 178 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 24, 2018

7.8

Overall Rating


The Camry is your 'Everyday-Drive-Sedan'. With a charismatic interior, impressive performance, eloquent seating, convenient driving and a vast array of convenient features, the Camry makes for itself, a unique name in the market. The Camry trims are diligently designed for car enthusiasts - both Sport and Luxury.


7.6/10
Features

 

6.9/10
Engine

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.3/10
Interior

 

7.5/10
Exterior

 

7.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

2017 Toyota Camry Features

7.6/10

The Camry comes with 4 standard trims. The base trim is the LE, priced at $23,070. There SE and the XSE trims are more crafted for a sporty outlook whist the LE and the XLE have trims have the better luxury upgrades.

The 2017 Camry’s base trim (LE) is priced at $23,070. At this tag, it is a little heavier than the Honda Accord ($22,355) and the Hyundai Sonata ($21,600) and quite honestly, both these have a very scanty amount of upper hand in their Infotainment system, equipped with Apple Play and the Android Auto – they aren’t aboard on your Camry!

Trims

LE

SE

XSE

XLE

MSRP

$23,070

$23,840

$26,310

$26,310

Key Features

Rear-view camera

Sport Suspension

Wireless Smartphone Charging

Dual Exhaust tips, each lined with Chromium

 

Entune Audio System with Voice Recognition

Leather trimmed Steering Wheel

LED Headlights

Leather Upholstery

 

Bluetooth Connectivity

Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column for optimal positioning

Moon-roof

Heated Front seats

 

6 Speaker Sound System.

Paddle Shifters

Auto dimming rear-view mirror and Acoustic windshield

Keyless entry & start.

 

USB Port with AUX connection

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone Voice Command

 

Toyota’s Safety Connect

 

Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration

Piano Black Leather Gearshift

   
   

Tire Specific Low Pressure Tire Warning

   
   

Sport Mesh Front Grille

   

We Recommend

If you need a car for your city rides, office commutes or long drives, the Camry has it all to offer. With its superior fuel economy and impressive performance, coupled with luxury interiors and convenient handling, Camry beats its competitors any day. The SE trim is the most recommended for any practical buyer. Its convenient features along with the sporty outlook does the trick. Also, you can opt for the 3.5L V-6 engine, if you hit the tracks often.

2017 Toyota Camry Engine

6.9/10

Like the average mid-size car segment, the standard versions of the 2017 Camry come with a regular 2.5 L i-4, which makes up to 178 hp at 170 lb ft Torque. The Camry’s engine comes with two choices, either the regular i-4 or the more powerful V-6. The 3.5 L V-6 engine is more powerful, producing 268 hp at 248 lb ft Torque. Upgrading to the V-6 will cost you $5000 more.

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2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

MSRP

$23,070

$21,600

$22,355

$21,680

Engine

2.5 L, 4 Cylinder

2.4 L, 4 Cylinder

2.4 L, 4 Cylinder

1.5 L Turbo 4

Transmission

6 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

Continuous Variable Transmission

6 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

178 @ 6000

185 @ 6000

189 @ 6400

160 @ 5700

Torque

170 @ 4100

178 @ 4000

182 @ 3900

184 @ 2500-3000

Both the Sonata and the Accord come with stock 2.4 L i-4 engine. The capacity for the Camry is just slightly higher, but it’s at most comparable with the rest. The Accord’s engine delivers 189 hp, marginally stronger than the Camry. Sonata’s engine also delivers 185 hp, following suit. The Malibu stalls at 160 hp, much lower than the Camry.

Acceleration

Though the 2017 Camry is more of a mid-sized sedan known for its luxurious and comfortable ride around the city, it also has a fair acceleration to keep up with the competition. Its 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine is powerful enough to make the car attain a speed of 60MPH in 8 seconds and complete a quarter mile in 16.32 seconds.

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2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine

2.5 L, 4 Cylinder

2.4 L, 4 Cylinder

2.4 L, 4 Cylinder

1.5 L Turbo 4

Curb Weight

3245

3250

3369

3108

0-60

8.0

7.9

7.6

8.2

Quarter mile

16.2

16.2

15.9

16.4

The Honda Accord gets the first place in the competition followed by the Camry and Sonata running side by side. The Malibu becomes the last to reach the finish line due to its comparatively less powered engine

Ride and handling

The Camry offers a Semi-Automatic Transmission with its paddle shifters, which enhances the ride quality proportionately. This feature isn’t available in either the Accord or the Sonata. All modern day sedans are equipped with the FWD drivetrain, which ensures better control in the city traffic and also, optimal fuel consumption. Here’s how the Camry’s acceleration lines up with its peers.

On the other hand steering your Camry is an absolute delight. Toyota has indeed left no stone unturned to ensure the luxury of its upscale interiors aid on to its top-of-the class driving experience. All Camry trims have electric power steering. The Wheel itself is no short of comfort as the SE models have a nice looking leather wrapped steering wheel, stitched for handling convenience.

Braking

The Camry is designed for its ulterior performance, and is a very reliable car for you and your family. The powerful V-6 engine comes decelerates from 70 mph to a complete halt in 189 feet. The Nickel battery powered hybrid powertrain halts at 178 feet. Camry’s with the stock i-4 engines come to a halt at 175 feet. This makes the Camry one of the safest cars on road, and the fact is only strengthened by its braking characteristic, which is good enough among its peers:

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2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Front Brake Size

11.7

12

12.3

11.8

Rear Brake Size

11

11.2

11.1

11.2

70-0

180 feet

165

173 feet

171 feet

There’s enough credibility on the Camry’s engine that already gives it a run for its class already. The Camry does very well compared to its peers for a number of reasons, and makes for a great choice. Much better than the Honda Accord in Braking terms, nevertheless!

2017 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

7.7/10

Camry offers a decent fuel economy and is among the best in class. You won’t have to worry about hitting the refill station often. The Fuel Economy for the standard 2.5 L i-4 engine gives 24 city/33 highway – 26 combined. Consequentially, the more powerful 3.5 L V-6 engine gives 21 city/30 highway – 24 combined. Over the previous year’s model, the overall fuel economy has gone down from 25 city/34 highway – 28 combined, for the standard 2.5 L i-4.

Model

Toyota Camry

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

MPG (city)

24

25

26

27

MPG (highway)

33

36

34

36

MPG (combined)

27

29

29

30

Emission

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

6.5

6.1

5.9

5.8

The Malibu wins the cake this time, earning 36 mpg on the highway. The Camry performs a little below average than its peers. Considering the statistics, it is no more of a tangible choice to choose among the three. However, the vast array of luxuries the Camry provides, coupled with its extra comfort of driving makes it a subtle and a decent pick.

The base LE trim will make a great pick, however, the upgraded 3.5 L V-6 engine is sure to add the extra horsepower you’d want on a Texas freeway, in the best Fuel economy.

2017 Toyota Camry Interior

8.3/10

The Camry’s quality shows in its interior. The cabin is attractive and filled with quality materials. The infotainment controls are intuitive and easy to use while driving. There is plenty of room in the front and the back, and taller passengers won’t feel cramped in the rear.

The Camry’s interior is spacious and comfortable, with wide, accommodating front seats and a back seat that’s big enough for adults. The center stack is extremely well organized, with intuitive buttons and knobs to control the car’s infotainment and climate-control systems. 

Seating

The seats in the 2017 Camry are an absolute luxury. The material quality and the finishing gives it its upscale, posh outlook. All Camry's have the 8 way power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support. The 8 way power adjustable driver seats in XLE and XSE trims are heated as well, which aids the already upscale interior. To add to it, there's faux leather seating trim on the edges of the seat on the SE. The LE has Cloth seating trim on the edges

On the other hand there’s ample space on the interior of the 2017 Camry, but is at par with its peers. Here’s how their features list:

Model

Toyota Camry

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.8/58/41.6

40.4/57.9/45.5

39.1/58.6/42.5

39.1/58.5/42.0

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.1/56.6/38.9

38/56.5/35.6

37.5/56.5/38.5

37.5/57.1/38.1

Lined up with its peers, the Camry does better in a few aspects, offering more rear leg room and shoulder room. There’s also greater rear head room for the Camry. However, it is evident that the Sonata has a lot more space than the Accord or the Camry, and is a good choice. But even then, the convenience features of the Camry, coupled with its safety record makes up for a great buy, and is definitely worth considering.

Infotainment

All trims have the in-tune infotainment center. The infotainment on the Camry ensures all your music needs are adeptly taken care of, in addition to several other perks. The one thing about the Camry’s infotainment that separates that amongst the rest is the high level of customization it offers.

The basic in-tune system is loaded with a lot of interesting features. It has Audio Settings, Phone Pairing - that allows you to see your phone apps on the infotainment screen, Bluetooth Connectivity, Hands Free Calling. There's Navigation with traffic reports, Weather Report and a Reverse Camera (to make sure you don't run anyone or anything over). 

Let’s see what Infotainment features it offers us, in detail:

  • Auxiliary Audio Input and USB With External Media Control
  • USB Connection
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • 6 Total Speakers

Interior Features

Let’s see what features the comes loaded up with to provide you with a great driving experience:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Front And Rear Cup holders
  • Overhead Console With Storage
  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Cruise Control
  • Front And Rear Door Pockets
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Dual Vanity Mirrors
  • Interior Air Filtration

Cargo Capacity

Cargo space is ample but not quite class-leading, with 15 cubic feet of storage in the trunk. The Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, and Ford are mostly in the same line. Their differences amount to less than a cubic foot in each case. Again an intangible call.

Model

Toyota Camry

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

15.4

16.3

15.5

15.8

There’s enough space in the trunk to back 6 pieces of luggage. This holds true for all cars in this segment. With the rear seats folded, you can pack as many as 15 bags in your Camry. There’s no considerable difference except the Chevrolet Malibu, in where you can push in as many as 17 bags.

All mid-size cars have around similar space in the trunk. The Camry is no exception.

2017 Toyota Camry Exterior

7.5/10

The Camry is narrower and shorter than many other family sedans, though the margin is a few inches or less in each case. With such a small variation compared to the competition, it’s hard to notice any real-world effects of the Camry’s relatively small footprint. Like all mid-size sedans, the Camry is easy to maneuver into parking spaces and through cramped garages.

Model

Toyota Camry

Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Accord

Chevrolet Malibu

Curb weight (lbs.)

3245

3250

3369

3108

Length(in)

190.9

191.1

191.5

193.8

Width(in)

71.7

73.4

72.8

73

Height(in)

57.9

58.1

57.7

57.6

Ground clearance (in)

6.1

5.3

5.8

5.9

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

110.4

109.3

111.4

Track width (in) F/R

62.8/62.4

63.5/63

62.8/63

62.6/62.5

While there’s no eye-catcher in the figures above, the Camry does well, marginally nonetheless. It has a much better ground clearance compared to its peers, being almost the same size. The Wheel base of the Camry is an attraction, with each of the Camry trims offering enhanced wheel dimensions with a touch of fancy.

Exteriors Features

Lets see what the Camry has to flaunt on its body:

  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

2017 Toyota Camry Safety

7.1/10

The 2017 Camry is one of the safest vehicles on the road. It has performed well on every test conducted by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). It has also advanced on front crash prevention, making it a top pick for the IIHS recommended vehicles.

All trims have a star safety system. This consists of Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology that automatically swings into action if the car senses any accident coming up.

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2017 Toyota Camry Competition

Camry vs Hyundai Sonata

The Camry and Sonata are on top of the midsize sedan segment. If you plan to haul passengers on a regular basis, note the Camry has more rear legroom, but the Sonata offers more overall passenger space. The Sonata will save you about $100 a year at the gas pump, but more importantly, the base model has a sticker price about $1,500 lower than a comparable Camry. The Sonata, in comparison has a lower price, better fuel economy, and overall space including a slightly larger trunk.

The interior of the Sonata has a long way to go before it catches up to the Camry. The leather seat back-pockets, central armrest, bolster gripped steering and the luxury seats will ensure all round comfort in the cabin, something the Sonata can’t offer.

Camry vs Honda Accord

The Accord and Camry have a lot in common – both vehicles come with base-trim four-cylinder engines with comparable power and good safety scores – but for those who like a sportier driving experience, the Honda Accord is the better choice. You can get it with a six-speed manual transmission and either the base four-cylinder engine or the available V6 engine, which has slightly more horsepower and responsive handling that bests the Camry. The Accord’s starting MSRP is about $700 less than the Camry’s.

If you’re buying the Sedan for purposes other than a daily lap of your local motocross track, the Camry is the one to go for.

Camry vs Chevrolet Malibu

In spite of the Malibu being about $1,400 cheaper, the Camry is the better choice because it offers more standard features in its base trim, including a heated power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors, a long list of infotainment features, dual climate control, and leather seats. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has little in common with its blander predecessors. Its fuel economy is better than the Camry’s, and it has a straightforward infotainment system and spacious rear seats.

Apart from that, Camry wins the Malibu over, especially considering the stock Malibu comes only with 1.5 L Turbocharged engine, which requires a timely, expensive maintenance.

2017 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

The Camry makes up for a great ride for all your needs. It’s top of the class interiors coupled with impressive performance and driving comfort together place the Camry a class apart. The affirm standalone edge of the Camry over its market peers is its high level of customization and ultimate driving comfort.

The four trims of the Camry have specific offerings as per your needs. However, the SE trim fares above the rest for a practical buyer, or if you’re looking to get the most out of your Camry in the right price. You may also, opt for the more pricey XLE trim with the powerful V-6 engine, but the upscale leather filled interiors is truly worth the price.

Choosing the Camry is already within your mind if you wish to go for the mid-size sedan, because the Camry is already among the top names. With all its offerings, the 2017 Toyota Camry has to be on your watch-for list!