2018 Toyota Camry

Rating7.3

Ranked #14 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$24,150 - $35,100

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Key Spec of 2018 Toyota Camry
fuel economy

28/32/39

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

206 hp @ 6600 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Better power delivery by the updated engine

Slow compared to the rivals

Redesigned exterior

Premium yet practical interiors

Lags in storage space

Longer wheelbase

Impressive exterior silhouette

Newly developed suspension bits

Updated infotainment unit

2018 Toyota Camry Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 13, 2022

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Riding on an altogether new TNGA platform, the 2018 Toyota Camry is as impressive as advertised, 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. For sale now at a price of $23,645, the 2018 Camry has updated its interior too, with more upscale materials installed across all trim levels. 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.

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale

Starting from a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,645 for the base L trim, the 2018 Camry is offered in over 5 trims. Next in line is the LE trim, which is priced at $24,150. The top-end XSE trim, which gets its unique exterior styling accents will set you back by an MSRP of $29,150. The average list prices of the Camry range from $16,400 to $28,000, depending on a number of factors. Also, the average five-year cost to own the 2018 Camry amounts to around $23,670, including the cost of gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance.

Toyota Camry Buying Advice

Packed to the brim with the latest features on offer, and also with the potent V6 engine running its power duties, the 2018 Camry XLE trim is the best there is out of this varied lineup. Also opting for an Older Camry model would be practical in the right world, but with the number of updates the 2018 Camry brings to the mix, along with the fully redesigned exterior front, none of the earlier MYs seem to match up to it. Having said that, if affordability is the only guiding factor when you choose your Camry, we suggest you go for the 2015 Camry or the 2016 Camry.

Also, making its debut this year is the 2018 Camry hybrid version, which comes with a retuned 2.5L Inline-4 unit along with the battery backup. 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, now that Toyota has improved the driving dynamics of the car. The 2018 Toyota Camry competes directly with the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and the Mazda 6 in the highly competitive midsize segment.

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Over All Rating

7.3

Out of 10

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Notable Rankings

#14 in Midsize Sedan

#18 in Sedan


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Trims

LE$24,150 onwards

  • 17-Inch alloy wheels
  • 60/40-Split folding back seat
  • Car alarm
  • Eight-Way power-adjustable driver seat

SE$25,350 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Softex seats and paddle shifters

XLE$28,600 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Head-Up display

XSE$29,150 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Keyless ignition
  • Power-Adjustable front passenger seat


Colors and Styles

2018 Toyota Camry in blizzard pearl color
blizzard pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2018 Toyota Camry, aided by 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.


Buying Advice

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.

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 $23,645 for the base L trim, whereas the top-most XSE trim is priced at $29,150. 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 $23,645 $24,150 $25,350 $28,600 $29,150
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

Further on the feature front, all the 2018 Camry models get the Toyota Safety Sense as standard, which includes all of the latest driver assistance features. Further plenty of packages are also offered as optional extras across the trim levels.

Engine and Performance
7.0/10

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

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 Camry's 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. 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.

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. 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.

Models

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Ford Fusion

MSRP

$23,645

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

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

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. 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.

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 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.

Interior
7.8/10

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

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. The 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. The 2018 Toyota Camry delivers a 14.1 cu. ft of cargo space, which when 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 bigger space.

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

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.1

16.7

14.7

16.0

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 housed 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
Exterior
7.5/10

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 exterior appearance of the 2018 Camry 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
Safety
9.0/10

Standing out to be the safest car in the midsize segment, the 2018 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. 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
Competition
7.0/10

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 on 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 it 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.

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 its 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.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35100

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

211 cu in

horse power

301 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

193 in

wheelbase

111 in

width

71 in

curb weight

3571 lbs

Height

57 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

99.3 cu ft

cargo volume

15.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/26/32 mpg

highway range

512.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Toyota Camry 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,961
5 Year Cost To Own
$40,468
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $40,468
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,302$1,550$1,456$1,741$1,655$12,704
Insurance$1,302$1,402$1,407$1,436$1,521$7,068
Fuel$1,528$1,573$1,616$1,663$1,671$8,051
Maintenance$80$556$528$1,087$1,568$3,819
Repairs$-2$27$79$220$402$726
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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