2023 Toyota Camry: What can you get for that money
The Camry has been a bestseller in the midsize sedan segment for two decades, even as this type of vehicle has lost popularity to SUVs in recent years. It's known for being reliable and efficient, and its hybrid version gets great gas mileage.
The 2023 Camry, generously equipped with the Nightshade package--including bronze wheels--or the sporty TRD trim, is bordering on stylish. With many of its rivals, such as Accord and Sonata, moving to four-cylinder lineups, Toyota's midsize sedan can still be ordered with an optional 301-hp V-6 under the hood. The car may not be thrilling to drive but it more than makes up for that in safety features, economical engines and a spacious interior that make it a practical daily driver.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The four-cylinder engine that comes standard pairs with a silky eight-speed automatic, but its acceleration numbers are disappointing. A less powerful version of the same engine works with a battery and two electric motors to power the Camry hybrid--which is no more exciting to drive than the base powertrain. The real gem of this lineup is the 301 horsepower V-6 that's available on models XLE and XSE as well as TRD variant.
We're no longer upset about driving the Camry. It's got a great ride and awesome handling that we weren't expecting. The steering is perfect- not too light or heavy - which makes it easy to control in corners and when parking. And, even the brakes are exactly where they need to be - responsive without being overly soft. This was especially impressive in the hybrid version of the car since it has regenerative braking (where energy from breaking is used to recharge the battery).
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Camry lineup did excellent in the EPA's tests, with a four-cylinder model excelling in our real-world highway testing. The LE and SE models with the four-cylinder engine are the most efficient nonhybrid ones; they earned EPA estimates of 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. The base LE hybrid earned ratings of 51 mpg city and 53 mpg highway.
However, the luxury models of the hybrid use more fuel and are less efficient. V-6 powered models had 22 mpg in city driving and up to 33 mpg on highways. The four-cylinder Camry SE did much better in our highway test with 45 mpg – 6 mpg more than its EPA rating. It even beat the XLE Camry hybrid we tested by 1mpg! If you want to learn more about a vehicle's fuel economy visit the EPA's website where there is plenty of information available..
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
We've driven the Camry in both its top-level XLE guise and more plebeian SE trim and found both to be spacious and comfortable. The XLE is downright luxurious. However, between entry-level models and the more expensive versions, there's a serious gap in material quality. Additionally, some of us didn't appreciate the uninspired design of the center section of the dashboard.
Unlike other sedans on the market, the Camry provides plenty of space for both cargo and passengers. Its trunk is large and its cabin has ample storage, especially when the rear seat is folded down. While it may not be the best in every storage category, it more than makes up for it in overall competitiveness. For hybrid owners specifically, Toyota moved the battery from the trunk to beneath ˈthe backseat so that they don't have to choose between carrying capacity or fuel efficiency.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Toyota's Entune 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system comes standard with every Camry model, offering features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. We put the system to the test and found that it generally responded well to user inputs.
Is the 2023 Camry worth it?
Thanks to strong fuel economy, a comfortable interior and good value, the Toyota Camry is one of our higher-ranked midsize sedans. It's an easy go-to choice. But a lackluster four-cylinder engine and excessive wind and engine noise keep it from being best-in-class.
Is Camry getting redesigned in 2023?
The 2023 Camry model is the most stylish, especially with the aggressive look of the TRD trim or the addition of bronze wheels to the Nightshade package. In the winter of 2022, the 2023 Toyota Camry will make its premiere, and it will be unlike any other car you've ever seen.
Is the 2022 Toyota Camry a reliable car?
Is the Toyota Camry Reliable? The 2022 Toyota Camry has a predicted reliability score of 84 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.