When we say that the Toyota Camry is the car, we mean that it is what an overwhelming majority of people think about when they hear the word car. Throughout its generations and design history, it’s remained a staid fixture at the center of midsize sedan engineering. Although models like the Camry Solara and Camry Hybrid have seen it venture off the car wagon, the Camry’s history is one of overall benchmarking.
The 2018 Toyota Camry continues this legacy of reliability, safety, and comfort, but does something different. It throws predictability to the wind. While the 2017 and 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles both provide excellent passenger comfort, driver technology features, and standard safety features, the design is where the two branch off from one another. Other differences include powertrain options, infotainment upgrades, and the innovative safety features of Toyota Safety Sense ™ P (TSS-P). Here’s how the two models compare:
2018 Toyota Camry
2017 Toyota Camry
|203 hp, 186 lb-ft torque||Base Engine Performance||178 hp, 170 lb-ft torque|
|8-Speed automatic||Transmission||6-Speed automatic|
|28/39/32 EPA-estimate||Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined)||24/33/27 EPA-estimate|
|Toyota Entune™ 3||Infotainment System||Toyota Entune™|
With a 30+ year track record, the word Camry has become synonymous with comfort, convenience, and safety. With an established name and a high reputation for reliability, the 2018 Camry ventures off the beaten path into new territory. The 2018 Camry features an aggressive and athletic exterior, striking couture interior, and available performance upgrades pushing power over 300 hp.
Toyota’s long list of improvements to an already class-leading midsize sedan follow the Camry’s move to Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA). TNGA is a paradigm shift for Toyota, and an attempt to produce even better vehicles than ever before. By keeping core components of their product line similar, Toyota can focus on improving the shared experience between these vehicles.
For the 2018 Toyota Camry, this move amounts of a lower and wider ride that feels sportier on turns, but smoother as it cruises over uneven/poorly-paved roads. It’s somewhat of a paradox, but it’s achieved by bringing the 2018 Camry’s center of gravity lower, without sacrificing adequate ground clearance.
You’ll feel it in the 2018 Camry. Never has this much fun been had by somebody driving Toyota’s workhorse midsize sedan model. The 2018 Toyota Camry makes gentle improvements to the 2017 Camry’s function, while adding unprecedented form. To be fully understood, these upgrades must be felt.
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