2017 Toyota Camry XLE

Pros: Peppy acceleration with V6 model; ride quality; nicely executed Hybrid model has smooth powertrain and good acceleration

Cons: SE and XSE models ride a bit stiffer; non-Hybrid powertrains are not quite as economical as the newer-technology engines in some rivals

CG Says: The 2017 Toyota Camry is essentially unchanged. Wireless smartphone charging is newly standard on 4-cylinder XLE and XSE models, as well as XLE Hybrid. XLE and XSE models also gain a JBL sound system. There’s no secret to Camry’s long-running sales success: Toyota’s midsize simply satisfies more buyers more often than any other car on the market. The current-generation Camry debuted for 2012, and the long list of enhancements it received for 2015 helps keep it competitive against a much-improved group of competitors. However, Camry’s powertrains are no longer at the leading edge of technology; some class rivals offer newer-design gasoline engines that have a slight edge in fuel economy. Still, Camry remains a compelling choice in a practical, pleasant, family-focused sedan that offers much to like and no surprises.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LE: $23,070
SE: $23,840
XLE: $26,310
XSE: $26,310
XLE V6: $31,370
XSE V6: $31,370
LE Hybrid: $26,790
SE Hybrid: $27,995
XLE Hybrid: $30,140

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
178
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
268
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
40-43
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38-39