Toyota Camry “quickie”
I got the chance to do a quick test drive of the all new Camry. So here is what I think…
The car I drove was a 2.4 Liter XLE. No options.
That means no leather or navigation.
I have to say I wasn’t disappointed by the interior. After seeing many pictures of in in the past few weeks.
It does look great in person. And the rear seat is extremely roomy.
The car I drove had cloth. And it is good enough so you don’t need to get leather. Although the V6 XLE comes standard with leather.
The gauges look great. And expensive
The JBL stereo sounded excellent. And the dual climate control even has steering wheel controls.
Once under way, the 2.4 Liter is, as expected, super quiet. So much so that most people won’t be able to tell they are not driving a V6.
And it has enough power for 99% of the population.
The only time I could have used a bit more was getting on the freeway. The power builds quickly, but it is just not there right away. But hey, you do get 24 mpg in the city…
The 5 speed auto is extremely smooth and responsive. Downshifting as often as needed, and quickly.
The ride is smooth but never too soft. And the steering is feather light and precise at the same time.
I came out very impressed with the new Camry.
It really is a car that you buy for yourself, or your family. Not to impress the neighbors.
A very good car for a decent price.
It is the most refined car you can buy for the money.
I just wish it looked as good outside as the Fusion. Or even the new Sonata. It doesn’t.
It is barely out and it already is completely anonymous in the streets.
But as an actual purchase, if you are looking for a good car, you couldn’t do much better.
Great interior, great ride, great engine and transmission. One of the best resale value… Etc…
Just wait a few months to get the usual “at least $3000 ” off the MSRP.