2017 Toyota Camry

MSRP $23,070 - $31,370

Ranked #11 in Sedan

7.6

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2017 Toyota Camry Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Toyota Camry carries over largely unchanged with higher XLE and XSE trim levels now gaining infotainment features and Qi wireless smartphone charging system. Toyota last refreshed the Camry in 2015, though the midsize sedan fulfills all expectations and thus remains America's best-selling car. The 2017 Camry combines affordable pricing, a practical cabin, and an efficient powertrain to be a top contender. The 2017 Toyota Camry has a strong safety rating and is the only car to receive perfect predicted reliability ratings of five out of five from J.D. Power.

You have four trim levels ranging from basic LE to sporty SE or more luxurious XLE and XSE. There are two engine choices: a sufficient four-cylinder or a potent V6. The top two trims are eligible for the V6 as well as some optional advanced safety features. The 2017 Toyota Camry has a lot of natural competitors, do check them out - Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Malibu. The 2017 Toyota Camry’s five-year estimated cost for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs is about $23,800. 

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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

$23840

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

129 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

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 w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

102.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

22 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/33 mpg

highway range

561.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LE$23,070 onwards

SE$23,840 onwards

XSE$26,310 onwards

XLE$26,310 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Toyota Camry in blizzard pearl color
blizzard pearl

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

7.0

Engine and Performance

6.4

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.6

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The Toyota Camry is America's best-selling car in the midsize car segment that includes strong competitors such as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Subaru Legacy. Toyota refreshed the Camry recently in 2015, and this year's 2017 Camry model carries over largely unchanged.

It's a comfortable commuter car, good for a family or a newbie when you look at LE and XLE. If you want something sporty look for SE and XSE trims, which add an athletic stance to the sedan. Next-decision to make is the choice of powertrain, 4-cylinder, V-6, or gas-electric hybrid. Then, adding a few options is your choice, select color and you have a sedan with no reliability issues. 


7.0/10
Features

6.4/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.6/10
Safety


2017 Toyota Camry Features

7.0/10

The 2017 Camry is available in four trims: LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. The Toyota Camry Hybrid is reviewed separately. The base Toyota Camry LE starts at an MSRP of $23,070 and comes with decent standard tech features worth the price. The Camry SE starts from $23,840 and adds a few performance features, like a sport suspension and a tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel with paddle shifters.

For a stronger available V6 engine, you’ll need to step up to the Toyota Camry XSE or XLE. The Camry XSE V6 trim starts at $31,370 MSRP and adds wireless smartphone charging, dual-zone automatic climate controls, and leather seats with faux-suede inserts. The Camry XLE is the most luxurious trim with most amenities. It comes with all-leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, and a chrome-tipped dual exhaust.

Trims

LE

SE

XSE

XLE

MSRP (Four-Cylinder)

$23,070

$23,840

$26,310

$26,310

MSRP (V6) - - $31,370 $31,370

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 Toyota 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 do the trick. Also, you can opt for the 3.5L V-6 engine only on XLE or XSE trims, if you hit the tracks often.

2017 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

6.4/10

"While the Camry V-6 may not be the quickest family sedan available, it’s plenty brisk for real-world driving."- CarAndDriver

The 2017 Camry is available with two powertrains, where the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder is good for 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Though most segment rivals have dropped V-6 engines, Toyota continues to offer the 2017 Camry with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder rated at 268 hp and 248 lb-ft. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive (FWD). Four-cylinder-powered Camrys are available in four trim levels including LE, SE, XLE, and XSE, with the Camry V-6 available in XSE or XLE trims.

The Camry’s 178-horsepower base engine provides sufficient power for daily driving within city limits. For those with frequent highway driving will want to step up to the 268-horsepower V6. The V6 is not only powerful but offers quicker acceleration. The automatic transmission is smooth and works well with both engines. 

Model

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 hp @ 6000 RPM

185 hp @ 6000 RPM

189 hp @ 6400 RPM

160 hp @ 5700 RPM

Torque

170 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM

178 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

182 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 RPM

Both the Sonata and the Accord come with a stock 2.4-L four-cylinder engine which offers more power than the base Camry's engine. The Accord’s engine delivers 189 hp, marginally stronger than the Camry. The Malibu stalls at 160 hp, much lower than the Camry.

2017 Camry 0-60 mph and Quarter-mile Acceleration

The 2017 Toyota Camry V6 has strong acceleration in a straight line, posting a 6.2-second 0 to 60 mph time. This sedan moves effortlessly with the V6 engine, however, the base Camry with a four-cylinder engine is sluggish, going from zero to 60 mph in 8 seconds and 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 lbs

3250 lbs

3369 lbs

3108 lbs

0-60 MPH

8.0 sec

7.9 sec

7.6 sec

8.2 sec

Quarter mile

16.2 sec

16.2 sec

15.9 sec

16.4 sec

The Camry is easy to drive on all road conditions, thanks to its effortless acceleration, intuitive brake response, and confident handling. Its manageable size and light steering make it easy to live with and park in any situation. The quickest of the lot is the Honda Accord, followed by the Camry and Sonata running side by side. The Malibu becomes the last to reach the finish line due to the underpowered engine.

2017 Camry Ride and handling

The Toyota Camry is a typical midsize sedan that offers a comfortable ride, predictable handling without much of a wow factor. The driving dynamics are simple and not spirited but there is nothing to complain about it. The Camry's steering is responsive and provides more feedback than the previous generation. The Wheel itself is no short of comfort as the SE models have a nice-looking leather-wrapped steering wheel, stitched for handling convenience.

With fairly composed handling, the Camry goes from corner to corner with confidence. Toyota also employs an electronic stability control system that is effective. A Sport mode enhances the performance to some degree, and paddle shifters in XSE and XLE trims provide manual control over automatic gears. 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 of the city traffic and also, optimal fuel consumption. 

2017 Camry Braking

The 129 feet it took for the Camry to stop from 60 mph in our emergency brake test, is above average in the class. However, the brake pedal is adequately firm with intuitive response. 

Ride

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

11.1"

11.2"

11.1"

11.2"

60-0 mph

129 feet

165 feet (70-0)

173 feet (70-0)

171 feet (70-0)

Toyota has also reworked the brakes, adding a two-stage master cylinder that removes the long pedal travel and sudden engagement at low speeds. The Camry sedan feels more confident, and all trims feature anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and a Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.

2017 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

7.0/10

According to EPA, the 2017 Camry's base model returns 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With the available V6 engine, fuel economy drops to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. That's average in the midsize class.

Model

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

MPG (city)

24

25

26

27

MPG (highway)

33

36

34

36

MPG (combined)

27

29

29

30

The Hybrid Camry is the most efficient of the lot, it is rated at 43/39/41 mpg. Though the Camry's natural competitor, the Honda Accord manages 27/37/31 mpg with its 4-cylinder engine, and 21/32/25 mpg with a V-6.

2017 Toyota Camry Interior

8.0/10

The 2017 Toyota Camry sedan comfortably seats five people. The back seat provides generous head- and legroom, offering ample space even for taller passengers. Toyota offers high-quality materials in the cabin, which are styled to modern standards. Cloth upholstery and a power-adjustable driver’s seat are standard while upgrading to higher trims offers leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and heated front seats are available.

The center stack is extremely well organized, with intuitive buttons and knobs to control the car’s infotainment and climate-control systems. The Camry’s dashboard controls are large, clearly labeled, and easy to use. 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

Inside is where Camry comes alive. With an overall spacious interior, Toyota Camry has plenty of interior storage and sound-deadening. It is at the epitome of versatility and cargo storage.  Though some competitors offer comparatively modern and upscale cabins, Toyota is quick to update Camry year after year.

Model

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 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 legroom and shoulder room. There’s also greater rear headroom 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 make up for a great buy and is definitely worth considering.

2017 Camry Infotainment and Technology Features

Buyers will get the Entune 6.1-inch touchscreen audio and infotainment system with a CD player, auxiliary audio input, USB port, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, and six speakers. Toyota's infotainment system works well with voice recognition while the physical buttons and knobs are easy to use and placed ergonomically.

Available features include a moonroof, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless smartphone charging, navigation, a larger 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 10-speaker JBL audio system, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Camry Cargo Capacity

There are 15.4 cubic feet of space in the Camry’s trunk, which is the average trunk size for the class. You can fold down the rear seats for additional storage space. The Camry's low liftover height makes it easy to load in the trunk, also, a wide opening eases it further.

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, where you can push in as many as 17 bags.

Model

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Trunk Volume 

15.4 ft.3

16.3 ft.3

15.5 ft.3

15.8 ft.3

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 Cupholders
  • 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

2017 Toyota Camry Exterior

6.0/10

Toyota refreshed the Camry for 2016, giving it a slightly more modern and aggressive footprint, highlighted by its larger grille upfront and more pronounced character lines at the rear. Though the Camry isn't outright sporty or uninteresting, it garners mixed reviews from the buyers for its styling. In the face of new competitors such as Accord and Altima, Toyota Camry is not a visually appealing car.

In terms of size, the 2017 Toyota Camry is narrower and shorter than many other family sedans, though the margin is a few inches or less in each case. Like all mid-size sedans, the Camry is easy to maneuver into parking spaces and through cramped garages. 

Model

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Curb weight

3245 lbs.

3250 lbs.

3369 lbs.

3108 lbs.

Length

190.9"

191.1"

191.5"

193.8"

Width

71.7"

73.4"

72.8"

73"

Height

57.9"

58.1"

57.7"

57.6"

Ground clearance 

6.1"

5.3"

5.8"

5.9"

Wheelbase

109.3"

110.4"

109.3"

111.4"

Track width 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 Wheelbase of the Camry is an attraction, with each of the Camry trims offering enhanced wheel dimensions with a touch of fancy. The upper trims of Camry get handsome LED daytime running lamps while the side sheet metal flows front to rear, ending with a lip spoiler on SE and XSE models. 

Exteriors Features

Let's 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

8.6/10

The NHTSA gave the 2017 Toyota Camry a five-star overall rating. IIHS awarded the 2017 Camry a Top Safety Pick+ designation, in addition to perfect scores across the five crash tests.

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 an accident coming up.

If you opt for the Camry XSE and XLE, a Technology package is an available option that adds a forward collision prevention system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and a lane departure warning feature. A blind-spot warning system is also an available feature.

Key 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 - Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2017 Toyota Camry Competition

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 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 luxury seats will ensure all-round comfort in the cabin, something the Sonata can’t offer.

2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 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.

2017 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

The 2017 Toyota Camry is not only one of the best midsize sedans you can buy but is also one of the best-selling cars in the world. Available at an affordable price, the midsize car buyer will have every checkbox ticked. Inside, there is ample space, comfortable seats, high-quality material, and a functional cabin. Though the sedan lacks Apple Carplay and Android Auto, the infotainment system is intuitive. There are a few rivals that offer better fuel economy and stronger performance. The Camry excels in all the areas, and Toyota's evident reliability adds more weight to it being the first choice in midsize car segment. 

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