2018 Toyota Camry

MSRP $23,645 - $35,100

Ranked #9 in Sedan

7.4

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Updated on: August 16, 2021

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Riding on an altogether new TNGA platform, the 2018 Toyota Camry is a breath of fresh air, with its applaudable specs and features. Redesigned from the top to bottom, the Camry wears a new skin this time around for its 8th generation. Further coming to the performance front, aiding in its improved handling dynamics are the updated 2.5L Inline-4 and 3.5L V6 engine units, apart from the new suspension bits.

Known as the basic family practical car for ages, the 2018 Camry turns things around with its newfound avatar. True-blue petrolheads would truly have a blast in it. Starting from an MSRP of $23,495, the 2018 Camry is offered in over 5 trims. Furthermore, making its debut this year is also the 2018 Camry hybrid version, which comes from a retuned 2.5L Inline-4 unit along with the battery backup.

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Pros

Better power delivery by the updated engine

Premium yet practical interiors

Impressive exterior silhouette

Cons

Slow compared to the rivals

Lags in storage space

What's New?

Redesigned exterior

Longer wheelbase

Newly developed suspension geometry

Updated infotainment unit


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23645

bodystyle

dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

129 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

100.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

22 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

29/34/41 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

L$23,645 onwards

LE$24,150 onwards

SE$25,350 onwards

XLE$28,600 onwards

XSE$29,150 onwards

Colors and Styles

2018 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

6.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.5

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


The 2018 Toyota Camry, aided with its brand new TNGA platform delivers a supreme exterior layout, which makes it stand apart in this league of midsize sedans. Offered in 5 different trim levels and 2 different engine configurations, the Camry is as every bit as advertised. Practical to the core, the 2018 Camry comes with an unmatched feature list, especially on the infotainment side. the Entune 3 interface-backed 8-inch touchscreen is a nice touch. Having said all of this, the 2018 Toyota Camry still has to show its prowess against the likes of the Honda Accord, Mazda 6, and the Ford Fusion amongst others.


6.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.5/10
Safety


2018 Toyota Camry Features

6.0/10

The 2018 Toyota Camry comes in over 5 trim levels, namely L, LE, SE, XLE, and XSE. Varied in its feature list, the prices for the same start from an MSRP of $23,495 for the base L trim, whereas the top-most XSE trim is priced at $29,000. Available in only standard FWD setup, the 2018 Camry also comes in two powertrain choices. One is a 2.5L Inline and the other a 3.5L V6. There is a hybrid engine on offer too, but which is privy to only the top-most trims. The feature list also gets more and more premium as you move up the trim table.

Trim L LE SE XLE XSE
MSRP $23,495 $24,000 $25,200 $28,450 $29,000
Key Features Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature 8-way power-adjustable driver seat LED combination taillights Single exhaust with chrome finisher LED headlights with smoke tint and fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature
  16-inch steel wheels 17-inch alloy wheels Black front grille with sport mesh insert Leather upholstery Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents
  6-speaker sound system 60/40 split-folding rear seats High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass Head-up display Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL w/Clari-Fi
  Entune 3.0 Audio with Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App Car Alarm Single-zone automatic climate control with air filter Qi-wireless smartphone charging Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines

We Recommend

The Toyota Camry was always dubbed as the ultimate family car, but things have changed with the redesigned 2018 model. Our recommendation out of the five trims on offer would be the 2018 Camry XLE trim. The sole reason for us choosing this trim is the potent V6 engine it houses for the price of $34,400. Packed to the brim with the latest safety tech, the XLE trims also has plenty of package options.

2018 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The 2018 Camry has more spirit than its predecessor, which is most apparent in its more substantial steering and handling abilities - Edmunds

2018 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

The 2018 Toyota Camry comes with over 3 powertrains on offer. The base trims of the Camry have a 2.5L Inline-4 engine taking care of its power duties. This engine puts out 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque on the go. Then comes the impressive 3.5L V6 engine, which belts out a massive 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, which is quite noteworthy for a family midsize sedan.

Both these potent engine choices are paired with an efficient and hassle-free 8-speed automatic transmission. For the year 2018, Toyota also introduces a 2018 Camry hybrid variant. The Hybrid Camry houses the same updated 2.5L Inline-4 engine coupled to a lithium-ion battery. This configuration is available in all the trims, except for the base L trim.

Models

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

MSRP

$23,495

23,570

$21,950

$22,215

Engine

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L turbocharged Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 RPM

192 hp @ 5500 RPM

187 hp @ 6000 RPM

173 hp @ 6000 RPM

Torque

184 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM

192 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

174 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

The Hybrid Camry is partnered with a loathsome CVT unit, unlike the 8-speed one. The 8-speed transmission is quite smooth in putting the power down and moreover, the downshifting part is also pretty decent in the Camry. Coming over to the competition at hand, the best-selling and the coveted midsize sedan segment award winner, Honda Accord is still less powerful than the Camry, despite its turbocharged setup.

2018 Toyota Camry Acceleration

The 2018 Toyota Camry can do the 0-60 MPH sprint in just about 8 seconds, all the while crossing the quarter-mile mark in 16.2 seconds. This is with the base Inline-4 engine unit, whereas when you opt for the more potent 3.5L V6 engine, the 2018 Camry can bring down that acceleration time to below 7 seconds.

Models

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

0-60 MPH

8.0 sec

7.3 sec

7.1 sec

8.9 sec

Quarter mile

16.2 sec

15.7 sec

15.1 sec

16.2 sec

This is quite a loss, knowing that the Camry has the most powerful engine of the lot. Moreover, the 8-speed also aids in overtaking maneuvers, making them quite easier by putting the power down much more efficiently. Mazda 6, is the surprise pick of the lot, as even with the lowest power figures, and being the heftiest car off the lot, it is the fastest car in this segment.

2018 Toyota Camry Ride and Handling

The brand-new Toyota Camry has made a lot of heads turn with its impressive exterior silhouette. Although, apart from that, one other thing the Camry aces at is the ride and handling dynamics. The sporty appearance is partnered by a potent V6, which delivers adequate power at any given point in time, and thus required minimal help from the 8-speed AT. The new Camry is quite sporty and aggressive in its riding capabilities. With its low-slung body, the Camry can take on corners at impressive speeds without much body roll. The new TNGA platform also brings along the multi-link rear suspension setup, which further accentuates better driving dynamics. The steering also emits adequate feedback.

2018 Toyota Camry Braking

The Camry is equipped with the largest brakes in the segment. It gets 12 inches diameter discs up front and 11.1 inches diameter discs at the rear. Slam the brakes and the Camry will come to a halt at a distance of 122 feet from 60 MPH.

Model

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

Brake Front (in.)

12.0

11.5

11.7

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.1

11.1

10.9

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,241

3,131

3,427

3,472

60-0 MPH (ft.)

122

123

127

122

There’s no car that betters the braking stats of the Camry. The Ford Fusion Sedan too comes to a standstill at 122 feet from 60 MPH. The Honda and the Mazda get the smaller brakes and fail to beat the Camry in terms of braking.

2018 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2018 Toyota Camry is rated at 29 MPG in the city and 41 miles to the gallon out on the highway with the base trims equipped with the Inline-4 engine. The other variants of the Toyota Camry with the similar Inline-4 engine deliver 28 MPG in the city and 39 miles to the gallon out on the highway. This when coupled with the 14.5-gallon fuel tank, should easily stretch out to 595 miles on the go.

Model

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

MPG (city)

29

30

26

21

MPG (highway)

41

38

35

32

MPG (combined)

34

33

29

25

Fuel capacity 14.5 gallons 14.8 gallons 16.4 gallons 16.5 gallons

Easily the most fuel-efficient car of the lot, the 2018 Toyota Camry also comes in a hybrid variant from this year. The Inline-4 unit is coupled to a few lithium-ion batteries. This variant is rated at 51 MPG in the city and 53 miles to the gallon out on the highway, which are exceptional numbers, considering the power they put up.

2018 Toyota Camry Interior

7.5/10

After its 2018 redesign, the interior of the Toyota Camry feels classier. Much of the improved ambiance stems from the use of better materials and less hard plastics - Cars.USnews

2018 Toyota Camry Seating and Comfort

The 2018 Toyota Camry's subtle practical interior setup is whole-heartedly satisfying. Camry manages to provide seating for 5 average-sized adults in the utmost comfort. The fastback and sleeker look of the Camry now do take away from the rear headroom a bit, but not by much. Seats are plush and offer good back and thigh support. Over the long-range run, the seats prove to be comfortable with multiple adjustments availability.

Inside the cabin, road noise also fails to creep in, making the ride much more comfortable, which is also due to the upgraded suspension bits. The interior of the 2018 Toyota Camry might look old school but it is quite practical. The materials used this time around inside are much more premium than the plasticky front that one could have witnessed in the earlier iterations. Further, Toyota also treats you with different packages, such as the impressive audio and convenience package, which brings in a lot of the latest features to the table.

Model

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.5/58.3/42.3

38.4/55.9/42.2

39.2/57.8/44.3

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

38.0/55.7/38.0

37.3/56.5/40.4

37.1/55.1/38.7

37.8/56.6/38.3

Some of the Interior Features on offer inside the 2018 Camry are-

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • 8-way power-adjustable seats
  • SofTex leather upholstered seats
  • Front air conditioning with air filter
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path
  • 2-in. TFT Multi-Information Display with odometer

2018 Toyota Camry Infotainment System

The 2018 Toyota Camry gets an updated infotainment system, which is pretty easy to use. Toyota equips the Camry with the latest Entune multimedia interface-backed 8-inch touchscreen system and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system houses within the quirkily designed center stack is angled towards the driver for optimum usage. The only drawback to the latest upgraded infotainment unit is the missing of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which the other rivals in the segment do provide. For all the audiophiles out there, Toyota has got you covered with the latest 10-speaker JBL premium audio system.

Some of the infotainment features on offer with the 2018 Camry are-

  • 8-inch interface display with Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App
  • 4.2-in. TFT Multi-Information Display with odometer
  • 4 USB Ports
  • 10-speaker JBL audio system
  • Qi wireless smartphone charging
  • Bluetooth

2018 Toyota Camry Cargo Space

The 2018 Toyota Camry delivers a 14.1 cu. ft of cargo space, which to put into perspective, is the least in the midsize sedan segment. This is acceptable, as the Camry's wheelbase is also smaller than the rest of the lineup. Moreover, you can also fold down the rear seats of the sedan in a 60/40 manner, and you get a much more bigger space.

Model

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.1

16.7

14.7

16.0

The Honda Accord, on the other hand, offers the best in segment 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, which is the courtesy of a well-designed cabin layout. it certainly stands out to be the most practical offering for long weekend getaways.

2018 Toyota Camry Exterior

7.0/10

Toyota continues to up its game with the Camry's exterior style, and this newest model is its most daring yet - KelleyBlueBook

The 2018 Toyota Camry has been fully redesigned from head to toe. Based on the brand new TNGA platform, Camry's dimensions have changed for the better, as with a longer wheelbase, the Camry has a bigger cabin space than most of the other competitors. The brand new striking and athletic appearance is a big relief from the earlier bland appearance. The design looks real;y fresh and unlike any other Toyota offering.

The front fascia houses a distinctive black grille, which accentuated the sleek LED strips flowing down through the corners. Aggressive character lines flow throughout the side profile of the 2018 Camry toward the rear end. The 2018 Camry gets various other updated alloy-wheel variants from 16 to 19-inches. With the scooped-down look, the Camry feels more planted down to the road.

Model

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,241

3,131

3,427

3,472

Length(in)

192.1

192.2

192.7

191.8

Width(in)

72.4

73.3

72.4

72.9

Height(in)

56.9

57.1

57.1

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

5.7

5.8

6.5

6.4

Wheelbase (in)

111.2

111.4

111.4

112.2

Track width (in) F/R

63.0/63.2

63.0/63.4

62.4/62.0

62.7/62.4

Some of the exterior features visible with the 2018 Toyota Camry are-

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Hands-free smart trunk release
  • Liftback rear trunk
  • LED Tail Lamps
  • Roof rails

2018 Toyota Camry Safety

9.5/10

Standing out to be the safest car in the midsize segment, the Toyota Camry is the perfect family car. With over 10 airbags in the fray, the 2018 Camry performs exceptionally well in the NHTSA tests and gets a 5-star rating in all the crash tests conducted. The same goes for the IIHS-conducted tests, as the 2018 Camry is honored with a "Top Safety Pick+" rating for the year 2018. The Toyota Camry is loaded with the latest driver-assistance features in the segment and is a host to a number of tech features and gizmos.

Some of the standard safety features are listed below:

  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • LATCH
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear Cross-traffic alert

2018 Toyota Camry Competition

2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Honda Accord

These two best-selling stalwarts have gone head-to-head numerous times, and every time the Accord comes out victorious the other end. This year, the tables might turn, as the redesigned, new platform-based Toyota Camry is a bloody good deal. Priced around the same bracket, the Camry has better power figures than the Accord but loses out to its in terms of acceleration figures.

Coming onto the interior, it's the Honda Accord all the way, with its segment-leading cabin space. Nevertheless, fuel efficiency-wise, the Camry leads the way. Now to boils down to the customer, as to which car he'd like.

2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Mazda 6

The midsize sedan segment is filled with Japanese practical offerings. One such respectable car in the segment is the 2018 Mazda 6. The Mazda is priced cheaper than the Camry at $21,950. On the powertrain front, despite having the same engine on point, the Camry is much more powerful than the Mazda 6.

Though when it comes to outright acceleration times, Mazda beats the Camry left, right, and center. Both of them are the very best in terms of exterior designs, and both also offer a premium interior setup. Although, having said all of this, the 2018 Toyota Camry is slightly a better car, even for the premium.

2018 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

Purpose-built for the ultimate family use, both in modern and practical terms, the 2018 Toyota Camry is a perfect value for money deal for the under $25,000 price bracket. With decent fuel efficiency, great interiors, and an impressive exterior to back that up, the 2018 Toyota Camry does score better than the rivals in many ways. Moreover, most of the standard features available with this midsize sedan are optional in most of the rivals. In summary, the 2018 Toyota Camry is the ideal choice for anyone and everyone.


2018 Toyota Camry FAQs

Where is the Toyota Camry built?

The 2018 Toyota Camry is manufactured and assembled in Toyota's manufacturing unit in Kentucky.

What takes care of the audio duties in the 2018 Camry?

For all the audiophiles out there, Toyota offers you a premium set of 10 speakers from JBL.

How fast is the 2018 Camry from 0-60 MPH?

The 2018 Toyota Camry does the 0-60 MPH in just over 8 seconds, all the while crossing the quarter-mile mark in 16.2 seconds.

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