Toyota Camry Review

By Somdatta Basu   |  October 31, 2013

Overview

The Toyota Camry truly delineates "The fine art of leadership". The perfect amalgamation of power, presence and passion can be seen in Toyota Camry that has inherited the leadership in prestige and performance of the Camry. The impressively designed wide body, precise contours, performance driven aerodynamic technology makes it more appealing. The new designed roofline, lending to more headroom, enhances its dynamic character.

The Toyota Camry is available in an array of the following colours - White Pearl Crystalline Shine, Silver Metallic, Beige Metallic and Attitude Black.


Powertrain & Performance

The Toyota Camry is equipped with an all powerful new gasoline engine, 2.5L Dual VVT-i that churns out a maximum power of 178.3 bhp @ 6000 rpm and highest torque of 233 Nm @ 4100 rpm. The engine is mated with 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a Sequential Shift which enhances the acceleration, fuel efficiency and low emission. The suspension system comprises of McPherson Strut with stabilizer bar in the front and dual link with stabilizer bar at the rear which can be held responsible for the precise handling and comfortable ride even on bumpy roads. It also comes with enhanced quietness for peace of mind. It has ventilated disc brakes in the front and solid disc brakes at the rear.


Build & Styling

The Toyota Camry is endowed with best in class features. The new, wider automatic HID headlamps enhance the vision. The fine accents to the stunning grille impart a more distinguished look to the Camry. The stylish, chrome-rimmed fog lamps, the eye-catching turn signals which are mounted on the side rear-view mirrors and the sleek front bumper add to the appeal of the car. The new designed roofline provides more headroom.

The intelligent wipers can sense raindrops on the windshield and get to work immediately. The interior truly depicts the luxury in supreme, ergonomic and designer comfort. It comprises of 8-way power adjust passenger seat with easy access buttons, 8-way power adjust driver seat with lumbar support and illuminated entry system. The steering wheel has embedded multifunctional keys which empower you with more control while driving. It has best in class cabin space and excellent rear seat comfort with dual-zone AC and AC vents. The audio system comes with excellent sound quality with new 6-speaker system, touch screen DVD display audio with USB, Bluetooth, AUX-in and car information system. The backlit Optitron Combimeter delivers all the facts with enhanced visibility. The brand new Eco driving indicator displays whether the drive is in the Eco range, or not, and gives the real time updates on the driving pattern.

Toyota Camry is equipped with impeccable world-class safety features. It has impact absorbing body structure that features a crushable front and rear and a high structural integrity cabin. It creates energy absorbing zones in the front and the rear which absorbs impact energy during a collision and thus reducing the impact on the occupants. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD and BA helps it to stop safely while delivering superior straight-line stability. The other safety features present are driver and passenger airbags, Impact Sensing and Fuel Cut-off, Speed Sensing Door Auto-lock, Smart Key Remind Warning, front 3-point ELR seatbelt with pretensioner and force limiter, Immobiliser and Alarm.


Verdict

The Camry is quite possibly one of the most successful cars not just by Toyota, but by any manufacturer, all across the world. the Japanese car maker could not replicate that success in the Indian car market so far but that is only due to the high costs and taxes involved here. Although it is still quite on the expensive side and facing stiff competition, the Camry is better than ever before and will ensure complete peace of mind if you decide to put one on your driveway.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Ground hugging stance
    • Smart entry system with concealed sensors
    • Dual-zone Automatic climate control
  • Cons

    • Highly Priced