Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan by Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota which was introduced in the year 1982. This sedan is ruling the auto market for more than 3 decades now and still there is no sign of fading of its charm. The credit goes to its appealing styling, power packed engines and sumptuous features which have never failed to impress its buyers. Over the years, Toyota Camry has gone through several modifications and upgradations to match with the expectations of its onlookers. This sedan is among those 2 drives by Toyota which have a global approach and carry the legacy of Toyota forward. For Filipino auto market, Toyota Camry is available in 4 trims with 2 engines to meet with the need of the buyers.
Engine, mileage & variants
Toyota Camry is offered in 2 engines and 4 trims in total. The top notch trim is packed with 3.5-litre V6 engine which churns out a peak power measuring 277 PS at 6200 rpm along with a peak torque clocking to 346 Nm at 4700 rpm. The other 3 variants – V, S and G are equipped with 2.5-litre 4-inline cylinder which knocks out a maximum power clocking to 178 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque measuring 231 Nm at 4100 rpm. Mated with VVT-i technology, both of these engines work quite efficiently. The 3.5-litre engine can dispatch 0-100 km/hr in 6.8-seconds with a peak speed of 230 kmph. This huge engine delivers a mileage of 9.3 kmpl which is quite decent.
Toyota Camry has a style which reflects vivacity and flair and vivacity to keep its onlookers mesmerized. This sedan carries a bold impression with its hood bearing striking lines to fetch more attention. The edgy and aerodynamic exterior designing has front grille with blades and impressive head lamps. The rear is also ornamented with well crafted tail lamps which altogether gives it an elegant appeal. This sedan is counted among the biggest bodies in the segment with overall dimensions measuring to 4825 mm x 1825 mm x 1480 mm (L x W x H) in 3.5-litre trim and 4825 mm x 1825 mm x 1470 mm (L x W x H) in 2.5-litre trims. The wheelbase of all the trims counts to 2775 mm to ensure spacious cabin space. For a strong grip while driving, this gracious sedan is packed with 17-inch alloy wheels with 251/55 R17 tires.
Toyota Camry offers a sophisticated, elegant and comfortable cabin to its passengers. Talking about the comfort first, there is a eight-way adjustable seat for driver with lumber support. Also, this Toyota drive puts the power at your fingertips through the paddle shift mounted at the back of steering wheel which allows you to shift the 6-speed automatic transmission manually. The dashboard of this sedan has a wooden trim which add elegance and a substance of luxury in the ambiance. For comfortable temperature inside the cabin, it has air conditioning system with dual zone automatic climate control. The elegantly crafted interior of Toyota Camry innate the high style with logically plotted instrumental panel. For joyful rides, this Toyota sedan is packed with 6.1-inch Touch Screen, DVD Player, MP3, Tuner, USB, iPod, AUX compatibility, Bluetooth & Reverse Camera. You also get cargo space measuring 587-litres which is sufficient for a sedan vehicle.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Toyota Camry not only has elegant exterior and sumptuous interior but also has ample safety aspects packed with sophisticated technology. This sedan is packed with front, side and curtain airbags for the safety of the passengers. For optimized protection, this Toyota sedan has Lane departure alert to indicate the driver if the vehicle has changed its lane without indicators and Blind Spot Monitor to detect the presence of any vehicle and indicate through warning indicator. With all these features, tire pressure monitoring system, safety connect system and Dynamic radar cruise control are also packed to ensure a safe drive everytime you hop into this drive. For better handling of the sedan, it is packed with McPherson strut type stabilizer front suspension and Dual-link independent strut with stabilizer rear suspension. For smooth and efficient braking, Toyota has blessed its Camry with ventilated disc brakes at front and solid disc brakes at rear. Also, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist are also equipped for more stability and control.
Toyota Camry is an elegant sedan with sumptuous features and powerful engines. This vehicle is packed with advance safety features which make it a safe to ride family vehicle. Though, this drive has numerous features to attract, its mileage is among those features which can turn off your interest in it.