The popular 2016 Toyota Camry is up for sale at Toyota of Downtown LA. With a smooth ride and plush amenities, it's easy to see why LA drivers love it.
The 2016 Toyota Camry is a winner. It's the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years. U.S. News & World Report has named it 2016 Best Midsize Car for the Money.
So it would not have been shocking if the Camry had carried over unchanged from last year, especially given the 2015 model's extensive updates. Toyota, though, is not one to rest on its laurels. For 2016, the Camry lineup expands to include the Special Edition. Based off the mid-level SE, the Camry Special Edition gets such popular features as a standard sunroof, push-button start and keyless entry via a fob. Passengers will find it easier than ever to charge their smartphones thanks to the wireless smartphone charging unit from Qi. Finally, 18-inch tires, blackened taillamps and exclusive interior color, stitching and accents help make the Special Edition a standout among its siblings.
The rest of the lineup continue to be the base LE, the mid-level SE, the sporty XSE and the premium XLE. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave five out of five stars to the 2016 Camry while the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its best rating of "Good" to the sedan in various crash tests like roof strength and side-impact. This is unsurprising given the Camry's large array of safety and security features which range from traction and stability control systems to front, front-side, and full-length side-curtain airbags. Front-knee airbags come also standard as well.
Automated headlamps, a backup camera system, a power driver's seat and 16-inch wheels are just a few of the more notable creature comforts found standard in the base LX. Also standard is Entune, the automaker's exclusive infotainment system. More advance versions of this system are found as one goes up the trim levels. The Entune Premium Audio system, which is found among the top trims, comes with such niceties as split-screen capability and smartphone accessibility.
The standard engine of the Camry is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It's paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with the entire setup rated at 178 horsepower and similar amount of torque. These figures rise to 268 and 248 respectively in trims equipped with the available 3.5-liter V-6.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid and its powertrain are not covered in this review.
Edmunds may have summarized best the appeal of the Camry: "But with its distinct sport- and comfort-oriented model lines, the Camry just might come the closest to being everything to everyone. Whether you're looking for the tried-and-true or the cutting edge, you owe yourself a drive in the Edmunds 'A' rated 2016 Toyota Camry."
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.