2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota fans, especially those that opt for the midsize Camry, have long been derided as simply appliance buyers who want to make their “chore” of driving as pleasant and carefree as possible.
While that’s certainly not a bad thing, as it has allowed the Camry to be the best-selling car in America for the past 15-years; Toyota has been trying for many of those years, to shake that image.
Could this 8th generation Camry, with its “emotionally-charged design” be the one that makes that happen? Well, we don’t think so. But seriously, that’s still a good thing for most of their owners.
The new, and admittedly more aggressive look, starts with a Lexus-like front end using a 2-piece grille.
Hood and roofline are an inch lower than before, the back end is more sculpted, and there’s much larger Camry script stretching across the deck lid.
Inside, is a flowing design that is also a bit more “driver-focused”.
Powertrains include an all-new 2.5-liter I4, revised 3.5-liter V6, both with 8-speed automatic transmissions; and Toyota’s next generation Hybrid System with a CVT.
BEN DAVIS: High in the reaches of the Pacific Northwest, I’m in Oregon right now driving around Lake Hagg in the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry. Toyota did the right thing with this 2018 Camry. It’s got an aggressive appearance. The interior flows nicely, and there is plenty of options, plenty of choices. There’s a lot of models to choose from. Even the pickiest Camry buyer shouldn’t have a problem finding something on the dealer lot.
JOHN DAVIS: Expect Camry to make a late summer arrival in dealerships, with prices starting around $25,000.
Engine: 2.5 liter / 3.5 liter
Price: Starting around $25,000