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2018 Toyota Camry first drive: Toyota’s redesigned best-seller goals at two patrons
2018 Toyota Camry first drive: Toyota’s redesigned best-seller goals at two patrons
June 21, 2017

The 2018 Toyota Camry shall be priced from $24,380, together with supply, when it goes on sale this summer season — a $425 improve in contrast with the bottom 2017 Camry.

Driving on an evolution of the Prius and C-HR’s Toyota New World Structure, the 2018 Camry is an all-new design for the primary time for the reason that 2012 mannequin 12 months. Market positioning is essential, even for a Camry that’s been America’s best-selling automotive for 15 consecutive years, as demand for midsize sedans is shortly falling and even Toyota is seeing better curiosity within the RAV4 than the traditionally dominant Camry. With new rivals approaching from Honda and Nissan, Toyota isn’t playing around with this vastly vital launch.

All eighth-generation Camrys are outfitted with an eight-speed automated. There’s basically no tangible weight improve. The Camry gives essentially the most customary horsepower within the midsize section, the non-obligatory three.5-liter V6 now produces 301 horsepower, and all Camrys now embrace Toyota Security Sense P with pedestrian detection, radar cruise management, lane departure alert with steering help, and auto excessive beams.

Maybe most notably, freeway gasoline economic system jumps all the way in which to 41 miles per gallon; above 50 mpg for Camry Hybrids.

2018 Toyota Camry 2018 MSRP * Metropolis
L $24,380 29 41 34
LE $24,885 28 39 32
SE $26,085 28 39 32
XLE $29,335 28 39 32
XSE $29,885 28 39 32
XLE V6 $35,285 22 33 26
XSE V6 $25,835 22 32 26
Hybrid LE $28,685 51 53 52
Hybrid SE $30,385 44 47 46
Hybrid XLE $33,135 44 47 46

* Consists of $885 supply, processing, and dealing with price.

Granted, the one 2018 Camry to earn the 41-mpg freeway ranking is the essential four-cylinder Camry L, which gives EPA rankings of 29 mpg within the metropolis and 34 mpg mixed. (The 2017 Camry was rated at 24 mpg metropolis, 33 freeway, 27 mixed.)

All different four-cylinder 2018 Camrys are rated at 28 mpg metropolis, 39 freeway, and 32 mixed, although four-cylinder XSEs produce three additional horsepower (206) and two additional lb-ft of torque (186).2018 Toyota Camry XSE - Image: ToyotaV6 gasoline economic system likewise improves. In 2017, Camry V6s had been rated at 21 mpg metropolis, 30 mpg freeway, and 24 mixed. These figures rise by only a single mpg within the metropolis, however the Camry XLE V6 is now rated at 33 mpg on the freeway and 26 mixed. The sportier Camry XSE V6 is rated at 32 mpg freeway.

In the meantime, the Camry Hybrid is now a considerably extra environment friendly automotive, as properly. In 2017, Camry Hybrids had been rated as excessive as 42 mpg metropolis, 38 freeway. The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE now enjoys EPA rankings of 51 mpg within the metropolis, 53 mpg freeway, and 52 mixed. The 2018 Camry Hybrid SE and XLE are higher than in 2017, however relative to the LE drop to 44 mpg metropolis; 47 freeway.2018 Toyota Camry LE rear - Image: Toyota2018 Camry LEs, priced from $24,380, embrace Toyota Security Sense P and a driver’s seat with energy lumbar assist amongst different anticipated customary equipment.

At $24,885, the Camry LE provides energy entrance seats, a 60/40 break up rear seat, an overhead console with sun shades storage, anti-theft, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The $26,085 Camry SE, other than totally differentiated styling, provides single-zone auto local weather management, Sport Softex seats, a leather-based trimmed steering wheel, and 18-inch wheels.

To the SE, the $29,885 Camry XSE provides dual-zone auto local weather management, a seven-inch display, heated leather-based seats, head-up show, proximity entry with push button begin, auto dimming rearview mirror, an electrical parking brake, LED lighting, 19-inch wheels, twin exhaust, and a panoramic sunroof on V6 fashions.2018 Toyota Camry LE interior - Image: ToyotaThe extra luxury-oriented $29,335 Camry XLE has Tiger Eye wooden inside trim in four-cylinder fashions, textured metallic inside, and 18-inch wheels. XSE and XLE fashions additionally embrace a superior audio system. The LE and SE provide a Comfort Package deal, an Audio Package deal, blind spot monitoring with rear cross site visitors alert, and a sunroof. The XSE and XLE four-cylinder fashions likewise provide an Audio Package deal, a panoramic sunroof, and head-up show and chook’s eye view digital camera. The XSE and XLE V6 fashions provide a Driver Help Package deal with the chook’s eye view digital camera and an upgraded Entune system.

On the XSE and XLE trim ranges, a V6 requires a $5,950 expenditure.

What quantity jumps out? Sure, whereas Honda is killing its Accord’s V6 in favour of the Civic Kind R’s turbocharged 2.Zero-liter, Toyota is preserving the non-obligatory naturally aspirated V6 engine. Nevertheless it’s pricier than earlier than. The 2017 Toyota Camry provided a V6 from $32,255 within the XLE V6 trim.

For 2018, the least costly Camry V6 is now the XLE at $35,285, or $three,Zero30 greater than earlier than.

[Images: Toyota]

Timothy Cain is a contributing analyst at The Reality About Vehicles and Autofocus.ca and the founder and former editor of GoodCarBadCar.internet. Comply with on Twitter @timcaincars.

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