2020 Toyota Camry

MSRP $24,295 - $35,000

Ranked #11 in Sedan

7.4

Overall Rating

2020 Toyota Camry Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 8, 2021

Anuron Deka's image
Anuron Deka 

Content Writer


To brew the almost perfect car, a manufacturer has to take care of a lot of things. One of the most important aspects is the price; 'can we get it right at this rate?'. Well, some manufacturers do their homework while others use their brand to push sales. Nonetheless, there is one such car in the midsize sedan segment who has really done a commendable task of infusing features plus mechanics in their car, and at the right price - meet the Toyota Camry.

The 2020 Toyota Camry carries all the things that impressed everyone the previous year. Under the hood is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. All the power is transmitted to the front wheels. For the Camry L in this review, you'd find a respectable catalog of features and a decent performance along with commendable driving dynamics to keep you content.

See detailed review »

Pros

Frugal powertrain

Commodious cabin and plush seating

Nimble ride and handling

Best-in-class safety reliability

Cons

Infotainment system not as intuitive as on rivals

Engine and road noises creep into the cabin

What's New?

Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa is now standard across the trims. Aside from that, there are changes.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24295

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

135 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

torque

184 ft-lb. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.9/11.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

192.1 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

56.9 in.

curb weight

3241 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

100.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6200 lbs.

payload capacity

925 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

29/34/41 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 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$24,295 onwards

LE$24,840 onwards

SE$26,040 onwards

SE Nightshade$26,740 onwards

XLE$29,325 onwards

XSE$29,875 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota Camry in Cosmic Gray Mica color
Cosmic Gray Mica

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

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

7.8

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


In spite of being one of the best, the Toyota Camry doesn't go unrivaled. This is because the 2020 Toyota Camry has its share of setbacks too. But first off, it has the best gas mileage, delivering a combined reading of 34 miles to a gallon. It hosts a 2.5L Inline-4 engine that churns out 203hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

On the inside, the Toyota Camry isn't the best in its offering. It gets a basic feature offering in terms of comfort and infotainment goodies. This aspect apart, the Camry is a well-suited sedan with fine power, torque, safety, reliability, and more. However, in terms of performance and interiors, it could deliver better. It is offered in a total of six trims and its price ranges from $23,845-$31,995.

2020 Toyota Camry Angular Front View
2020 Toyota Camry Angular Rear View

7.8/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 Toyota Camry Buying Advice

The SE Trim at $25,550 seems like the best choice for it offers a good mix of technology and features, especially considering it costs a bit over $1500 over the base trim. If you’re looking for performance, the XLE offers an optional V6 engine and is the cheapest of the high-end trims that offer the said powertrain, at $28,925.

 

2020 Toyota Camry Features

7.8/10

"The current-generation Camry is the best it's ever been." - Car and Driver

Split into 6 trim configurations, the 2020 Toyota Camry comes with a standard FWD drive under which rests a 2.5L inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission across all trims; The XSE and TRD model add more ponies and torque. An optional 3.5L V6 is available for the XLE and XSE levels. Starting at $23,845, the L trim offers a decent dosage of basic features for a base trim. Go up the trims and you’d find more premium features.

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

The TRD trim at $31,995 gets a completely different look on the inside. The TRD gets a 3.5L V6 engine as standard. The XSE trim at $29,475 gets the maximum luxury and creature comforts. It includes a 9.0-inch touchscreen with JBL speakers as its basic infotainment offering. A panoramic glass roof with a front power tilt/slide moonroof is offered on the last three trims, is the XSE, XLE, and the TRD.

Trim

L

LE

SE

XLE

XSE

TRD

MSRP

$23,845

$24,350

$25,550

$28,925

$29,475

$31,995

Key

Features

Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature

Features in L including -

Features in LE including -

Features in LE including -

Features in SE including –

Sport oriented interior
 

Entune 3.0 Audio

Integrated backup camera with projected path

4.2-in. TFT Multi-Information Display with odometer, outside temperature, fuel economy, and trip information

LED combination taillights

An optional 3.5-Liter V6 engine available

An optional 3.5-Liter V6 engine available

3.5L V6 24-Valve DOHC Engine
 

Integrated backup camera with projected path

Front air conditioning with air filter

Black front grille with sport mesh insert

LED taillights

LED headlights with smoke tint and fully integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with auto on/off feature

Red seating covers 
 

4.2-in. TFT Infotainment System

High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass

The bright metallic front grille

Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vents

 

19-in. TRD matte-black alloy wheels

 

Single-zone automatic climate control with air filter

High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass

Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with JBL  w/Clari-Fi

    Rear diffuser with red pinstriping
 

Entune 3.0 Audio with Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App

Single exhaust with chrome finisher

Connected Navigation Scout GPS Link App

Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines

    TRD gloss-black front splitter, side aero skirts
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter and rear-seat vent

         

2020 Toyota Camry Engine and Performance

7.5/10
“This generation Camry has more spirit than its predecessor, which is most apparent in its more refined steering and handling. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder provides adequate power for most situations, and its eight-speed automatic transmission is well-mannered.” - Edmunds

Boasting 203 horses and 184-pound feet of torque, the 2.5L under the Camry with 4-cylinders is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, at $23,845 as the base price. When footing the throttle, the non-turbocharged engine has a responsive personality, promptly delivering power to propel the front wheels with smoothness and vigor. While the 2.5L does perform well and is eager to impress, it, however, feels a bit too lethargic on low RPM. 

2020 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry comes with three driving modes, Comfort, Eco, and Sport – where the latter mode stiffens the chassis and engulfs the powertrain as it were on a track. However, all you’d be given is a compliant engine under your control, but do not expect a racecar. That honor is reserved for the XSE and XLE trims which houses a powerful V6 under its hood.

Models

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

MSRP

$23,845

$22,840

$22,900

$22,300

Engine

2.5L I-4

2.5L I-4

2.4L I-4

2.5L Inline-4

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed/8-speed 

Horsepower (hp@RPM)

203 hp @ 6600 RPM

175 hp @ 6000 RPM

185 hp @ 6000 RPM

191 hp @ 6000 RPM

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)

184 lb.-ft @ 5000 RPM

175 lb.-ft @ 4500 RPM

178 lb.-ft @ 4000 RPM

181 lb.-ft @ 4000 RPM

0-60 MPH(sec)

7.5

8.5

6.8

6.8

Quarter mile(sec)

15.9

16.3

15.2

16.1

Take a glimpse at the competition; you’d notice that the Camry’s output is amongst the most powerful in the segment. Jabbing the throttle does work pretty well for this midsize sedan. Getting the front wheels rolling from naught to 60 mph takes the Toyota Camry a laudable 7.5s while its quarter-mile race distance is completed in 15.9s. Buyers in this segment would look for comfort and composed driving where the Toyota Camry S delivers just that; a well-rounded and dynamic ride.

Models

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Brake Front (in.)

12

11.8

12

12

Brake Rear (in.)

11

11.9

11.2

11.2

70-0 MPH (ft.)

122 (60-0 MPH)

122(60-0)

124(60-0)

TBD

Where all-rounded performance is considered, the Camry impresses on most fronts and its braking is just another fleeting mechanism it triumphs. The 12” and 11” front and rear rotors respectively are clasped by disc brakes to take an average of 122 ft to come to a standstill in a simulated brake test from 60-0 MPH. While that still not as great as the segment, its brake feel is modulated and does not feel mushy or taut, instead, it has good pedal travel and responds well.

2020 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy

6.0/10

"The whole Camry lineup performed extremely well in the EPA's tests, and a four-cylinder model did brilliantly in our real-world highway  testing." - Car and Driver 

Thrifty is one word you call the Camry’s powertrain; it sparingly guzzles down fuel placing it at the top of the ladder as one of the most efficient amongst midsize sedans. The Ford Fusion, on the other hand, rests at the bottom of the pit. The 2020 Toyota Camry posts a gas mileage of 29 mpg for city drives, 41 mpg for highway cruises, and 34 mpg as its combined reading.

Models

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

MPG (city)

29

21

25

27

MPG (highway)

41

32

35

37

MPG (combined)

34

25

29

31

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gal.)

14.5

16.5

18.5

14.8

The other competitors such as the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata rank in between the Toyota Camry and the 2020 Ford Fusion, The Kia Optima manages to deliver only 29 mpg as its combined reading. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata ranks second after the 2020 Toyota Camry and delivers a decent gas mileage of 31 mpg as its combined reading. 

2020 Toyota Camry Interior

7.8/10
“The Camry's cabin won't wow you with its opulence, but it does get the fundamentals right. The driver's seat will satisfy a truly broad range of sizes and shapes, and the cabin is spacious. And with easy-to-decipher controls, the Camry is a cinch to live with on a daily basis.” - Edmunds

The Toyota Camry features a comfortable and roomy interior. Capacity to seat 5 passengers, the cloth-stitched seats feel plush alongside enough headspace and legroom, of which the former like most cars this segment would discomfort tall passengers due to its sloping roofline. Visibility around the cabin has good viewing angles with not much to complain, and materials used and finishing touches have a rather upscale and soft feeling unlike some of its rivals.

Models

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.2/57.8/44.3

39.8/58.1/45.5

40.4/ 57.9/ 45.5

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

38/55.7/38

37.8/56.9/38.3

37.8/56.4/35.6

38.0/56.5/ 35.6

6-way adjustable driver seat ensures solace if you’re behind the wheels and 60/40 folding rear seats assure you of a tad more space than the miserly cargo space. Entering and getting out of the vehicle is easily done due to the large and narrow doors of the sedan. Annoyingly, you’d feel the designer of the sedan was in no mood to isolate outside noise in the interior; the constant humming of the engine aided by wind noise enters the cabin with ease.

Floating in the middle of the dash is a 7” infotainment system with smartphone integration. Albeit you’d find the system fairly simple and easy to use, the rivals in the segment have better integration of the system as well as seemingly intuitive. Some standard features found in the Camry are 

  • Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa
  • Navigation (GPS scout link)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 6-speaker sound system

Oh dear, this is one segment you’d wish Camry replicated the interior’s spirit. A paltry 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume descends the sedan in lieu of practicality. However its rivals like the Chevrolet Malibu and its subcompact sister, the Cruze warrant similar semantics yet offer better spacing. At 19.2 cubic feet, the Buick Regal allows extra luggage which would normally fall out of the Camry.

Models

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Cargo Capacity (lb..)

14.1

16

15.9

16.3

Inside the cabin, Toyota Camry includes some creature comforts. However, the competitors in this segment outperform the 2020 Toyota Camry in this aspect of interior comforts and Features. Some of the features offered in the 2020 Toyota Camry are:

  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • 6-way adjustable driver and front passenger seat
  • Fabric-trimmed front seats with passenger-side seatback pocket
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path

2020 Toyota Camry Exterior

7.0/10
The 2020 Toyota Camry is, dare we say it, stylish.” - The Car Connection

At 5.7” from the ground, at first sight, you’d see the wide and front-grille and the athleticism of the sleek design of the sedan with 16” steel wheels on four corners spinning the sedan down the tarmac. Molded around the slightly curvaceous physique of the midsize sedan has a bold and sporty design infused to create one of the best-looking cars in the price segment.

Toyota insignia sits on the similarly T-sculpted hugging the meshed-grille and horizontal grilled framework underneath it. Bordered by the Bi-LED headlights on either side, the design takes over the giant-cat-clawed character lines on the hood.

Models

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Curb weight (lb..)

3241

3411

3219

3247

Length(in)

192.1

191.7

191.1

191.1

Width(in)

72.4

75.6

73.2

73.4

Height(in)

56.9

58.1

57.7

58.1

Ground clearance (in)

5.7

5.3

TBD

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

111.2

112.1

110.4

110.4

Bulbous windshield erupts atop the car, chiseling out a shark fin antenna along the tapering roofline down the slightly elevated rear. The sedan signs off with the well-proportioned and straightforward rear design, fitted with a single exhaust pipe on the right lip. Standard features included in the exterior of the Camry are –

  • Bi-LED combination headlights with auto on/off feature
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • 16” steel wheels
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers

2020 Toyota Camry Safety

9.0/10

"We continue to applaud Toyota's decision to make driver-assistance technology standard across its lineup." - Car and Driver

The 2020 Toyota Camry scores just as its predecessor did, a five star in NHTSA and a top safety pick from the IIHS. Toyota had decided to equip its offerings with driver-assistance features and that marked a watershed moment for Toyota. Ever since it has been ahead in the competition for the safety aspect. 

Amongst the several features installed to curb any possibility of unsafe experience that you might ever face in the Toyota Camry, some of them are mentioned below: -

  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Integrated backup camera30 with projected path
  • adaptive cruise control
  • lane departure alert with steering assistance
  • automatic high beams
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

2020 Toyota Camry Competition

6.0/10

2020 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Hyundai Sonata

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata has a lower power output but is faster in the 0-60 and quarter-mile clocking times. In terms of fuel efficiency, it is the Toyota Camry that outperforms all the competitors. The interiors of both cars are equally plush and feature-fitted. We would recommend the 2020 Camry even in spite of the higher asking price, as it is completely worth the fuel efficiency and reliability of Toyota.

2020 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion complies with an excellent and sporty ride with a great host of standard tech. However, Toyota Camry brings performance, sturdy and comfortable ride host of safety features that instantly put it up above the Ford Fusion. Not to say the American sedan is a bad buy but Toyota is an overall better performer and really worth your money.

2020 Toyota Camry vs 2020 Kia Optima

The 2020 Kia Optima offers a fine interior, feature-packed, and extremely comfortable. However, the Camry is way more fuel-efficient and power-packed. Again, just like the Hyundai Sonata, even its sister brand, the Kia Optima 2020 has more speed to its name even though the Toyota Camry has more power. Considering the spectacular reliability of Toyota and their Value for money offering, we would recommend the 2020 Camry.

 

2020 Toyota Camry Final Verdict

One of the finest sedans in the market, the 2020 Toyota Camry delivers on all fronts. It’s got the design, the nimbleness and sturdy ride quality, plush seating, quality interior, comfortable drivability, along with great performing engine and thrifty fuel efficiency. Complementing the list is the crash-test record that deems it a reliable sedan. Sure it has got a strong contender in its rivals, but the sedan in itself is a great buy. This should be on your list of test drives if the rivals are anything in your list of considerations.

 

Similar Cars

2020 Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima

MSRP: $23,190- $31,990

7.8/10
2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Altima

MSRP: $24,100- $35,180

7.5/10
2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata

MSRP: $23,400- $33,300

7.2/10
2020 Honda Accord
2020 Honda Accord

MSRP: $23,870- $36,100

8.3/10
2020 Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Fusion

MSRP: $23,170- $36,450

7.4/10
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
2019 Chevrolet Cruze

MSRP: $17,995- $23,520

7.3/10
2020 Subaru Legacy
2020 Subaru Legacy

MSRP: $22,745- $35,895

6.7/10
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
2020 Chevrolet Malibu

MSRP: $22,970- $34,195

6.6/10