The Toyota Camry has been most people’s best sensible family sedan for over two decades now. This is because manufactures have been able to execute their mission especially on this particular car. This is why it was America’s best-selling passenger car. But just like any other machine that survives on customer reviews, this car has faced criticism terming it as a boring car. This is why the company’s boss Akio Toyoda decided to make changes to 2018 Toyota Camry. Here is what you should expect.
One thing that makes this sedan stand out is its powerful shape and captivating exterior. The curves and chiseled surfaces define a muscular shape. This car has an integrated rear spoiler that redirect airflow for maximum performance. Its front has a sport mesh that makes it look more than just a family sedan. You will notice dual exhaust with quad chrome that leaves bystanders amazed.
When it stops, you can’t help but notice 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels. LED headlights with LED DRL are more efficient and powerful than its predecessor. LED taillights feature a unique eye-catching organic shape.
The interior offers a driver-focused design—everything you need is at your fingertips. Other than a perfectly positioned steering wheel, this car also has an 8-inch multimedia touch-screen and right next to it is a 10-inch head-up display.
The dash curves away on passenger’s side to create a greater sense of spaciousness. Also, interior roominess has been preserved by the nearly two-inch-longer wheelbase. So there is a generous rear-seat knee clearance and legroom.
Some features that make the 2018 Toyota Camry a must have includes Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan. So what a driver gets is a display of a panoramic overhead view. So getting in and out oftight spots will be much easier than its predecessors.
The car also comes with an Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB) to warn you when there is a nearby obstacle. Other than that, a Wi-Fi connection means you will never miss anything even when driving.
Even as Camry moves to Toyota’s TNGA architecture, the layout is still upheld. The direct-and-port-injected 2.5-liter inline-four has a higher compression ratio and longer stroke than previous four-cylinder. It will also come with variable valve timing that’s now electrically activated on the intake side.
Both engines utilize D-4S direct-injection system for a more powerful punch and enhanced fuel efficiency. And when we talk about engine power we mean a change from 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque to 203 and 184. A foot on your paddle and this car hits 115-130 mph as its top speed. The 2018 Toyota Camry can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.7-7.8 seconds.
The car has a newly developed Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission which gives drivers a new experience with acceleration. It has a curb weight of 3300-3600 lb and comes with a base price of $24,380. This car is expected to be on sale in mid-July.