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2014 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews

4.3
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A quality and value benchmark

by from Sardinia, Ohio on May 2, 2014

The mid-size sedan market is a competitive one and I did my homework before purchasing my 2014 Toyota Camry. Short-list finalists included the Chevy Impala,the Honda Accord and the Mazda 6. I checked ...
The mid-size sedan market is a competitive one and I did my homework before purchasing my 2014 Toyota Camry. Short-list finalists included the Chevy Impala,the Honda Accord and the Mazda 6. I checked out fully-loaded versions of the Honda and the Chevy. After a lot of thinking, I settled on the 4 cylinder, automatic transmission SE model. I owned a Honda minivan and I was seeking a more fuel-efficient vehicle for my wife, as she is not continuously acting as a 'bus driver' for our three kids. The oldest is driving now and often doesn't accompany us (typical teen). Admittedly, the Camry is a bit of a dated design, especially when compared to the newest offerings from Honda and Chevy. If costs, to include fuel, were no object, I would be hard-pressed to deny the appeal of the Impala. Same goes for the V-6 Accord. Both are fine designs. What really sold me on the Camry was the testimonies of others that had owned them. There are many of these on the road today, some of which have been kept in service for well in excess of 200,000 miles. While Honda has a reputation for reliability, it has been my experience as of late that this may not mean as much as it once did. The fact that the Accord has gone to a continuously variable transmission did not leave me feeling comforatble with taking a chance on a somewhat new design, either. Toyota's four cylinder engine is a tried and true design which requires very little scheduled maintenance beyond regular oil and filter changes. There is no timing belt to worry about. Having said this, any amateur gear head can appreciate the fact that the engine compartment is logically arranged and everything is accessible...a rare find today. The transmission is a smooth-shifting, six speed marvel. It seems to be able to strike a balance between performance, comfort and economy. Four cylinder cars today are not what they once were. This car has good acceleration and it actually performs as well as some earlier vehicles I have owned which had V-6 powerplants. At highway speeds, the vehicle is quiet and even at elevated cruising speeds, the engine does not labor. Fuel efficiency is another important consideration. The manufacturer claims this vehicle will achieve 35 miles per gallon on the highway, on regular grade gasoline. I've just started to see 31 mpg, but the car is still well within what I'd consider to be a break-in period. Others that have bought this car claim to see 35 mpg, so I'm looking foward to the possibility. The interior of the car I purchased is tasteful. I wouldn't suggest the SE model I purchased is on par with the higher-end models of the the Accord, or the Impala (which had a phenomenal interior), but I'm happy. The seats are an improvement over older models I test drove. We've been on a six hour trip in the vehicle and I experienced no discomfort whatsoever. Nice interior features include a rear backup camera, blue tooth pairing for my cell phone (to include voice reads of text messages and e-mails) and the usual tilt, cruise, power locks, windows, etc. The interior is spacious, as is the trunk. The trunk has a lower liftover height than the Accord. The rear seats fold independently which is handy and something that I don't think can be done in the Accord. The Camry's exterior styling is not much different than previous models, but with a little bit of ground effects, alloy wheels and driving lights, all of which came standard with my model, the vehicle still looks good and receives compliments. I opted for a relatively rare Barcelona Red color, which looks really good, especially when the car is freshly washed. To sum things up, I realize that there is a certain amount of appeal in having the latest, greatest, newest or flashiest anything, but, for me, there is a lot to be said for going with something that is tried and true. I personally seek economy, not just in terms of fuel efficiency, but in total ownership costs. Thus, the Toyota Camry has been a good fit for me and I'm certain many others will agree.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Upgraded from a corolla

by from DC on February 11, 2014

I have had two corollas, a 1998 and a 2005. I decided my next car would be a Camry for the midsize sedan option. I am 6'3" and was tired of the corolla being a bit to small for me. I purchased the 201...
I have had two corollas, a 1998 and a 2005. I decided my next car would be a Camry for the midsize sedan option. I am 6'3" and was tired of the corolla being a bit to small for me. I purchased the 2014 Camry XLE with leather and convenience package. I am so glad I upgraded! The car is so quiet on the inside and I can't even hear the 6 speed transmission. I love the heated seats, push button start, proximity key, and the comfortable leather seats. I specifically wanted the 2014 so I could get the clearwater blue color. I get so many compliments on it.
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Uses car for Commuting

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very comfortable. to drive

by from chandler. arizona on December 29, 2013

I love driving this car...gas mileage is awesome.very roomy and comes with all the whistles!! I was very impressed with the car..the price was very reasonable
I love driving this car...gas mileage is awesome.very roomy and comes with all the whistles!! I was very impressed with the car..the price was very reasonable
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Purchased a used car

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MY CARS BETTER THAN URS!!!

by from St. Paul on October 12, 2015

I bought my car from volkswagon in inver grove heights and Rick Dutton helped me. He made sure i got the best car for the best price and the most reliable for my daughter and I. I also want to thank R...
I bought my car from volkswagon in inver grove heights and Rick Dutton helped me. He made sure i got the best car for the best price and the most reliable for my daughter and I. I also want to thank Ryan and Tim and all the others that were apart of my car buying experience. U ROCK RICK!!
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Smooth ride, good gas mileage

by from Tampa, FL on April 8, 2014

I'm very happy with my Camry so far. It has a smooth ride and comfortable seats. It has surprising performance for a 4 cylinder. I'm averaging about 29 mpg with combined city and highway driving.
I'm very happy with my Camry so far. It has a smooth ride and comfortable seats. It has surprising performance for a 4 cylinder. I'm averaging about 29 mpg with combined city and highway driving.
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2nd camry I've owned

by from San Diego, Ca on January 20, 2014

This is the second Camry I've had, the first one lasted forever and it was very reliable. I would recommend it to anyone.
This is the second Camry I've had, the first one lasted forever and it was very reliable. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Really fast couch

by from PA on April 27, 2016

I've been driving since I was 14, and owned a car since I was 16. I've owned 15 cars, 13 of which have had manual transmissions. When I turned 50, I bought an automatic, and after 3 months it bored me...
I've been driving since I was 14, and owned a car since I was 16. I've owned 15 cars, 13 of which have had manual transmissions. When I turned 50, I bought an automatic, and after 3 months it bored me so I gave it to my kid and bought another manual. Now I'm 55, and decided I was ready to try an automatic again. I wanted something really fast, with very good milage and reliability, but was like...a couch. I cross shopped an Accord V-6, Mazda 6, and the Camry V-6. The Honda is nice, but I didn't care for the ergonomics, and the Camry has been beating it lately in reliability. The Mazda has great handling dynamics, but the 4 cylinder engine doesn't touch the V-6 engines of either the Accord or the Camry. So I got a Camry, 2014 (and a half). It's the SE (Sports model) with nav, back up camera, JBL stereo, leather, heated seats, etc. The SE model handles better than regular Camrys. You aren't going to win a race in the twisties against a Miatta (I've owned one of those, too), but it isn't bad. On the highway, it's a blast. I can be cruising along at 70, floor it, and it goes MUCH faster. Granted, it isn't going to beat a late model Mustang or Camaro, but it has more power than 85% of the cars on the road. As it's a Camry, you could drive through a parade and no one will be able to identify it. The styling is pretty bland, which is ok in terms of cops, but I'm quit pleased with the internal space. Nice, comfortable seats (I wanted a couch and got one), plenty of room, and everything is where I want it to be. It has one of the best electronic interfaces I've encountered in a modern vehicle. Everything is intuitive, there aren't a ton of buttons, and everything works as it should. I'm really funny about mileage. I want to go fast and not pay for it. Audis and BMWs are sportier, but they take premium gas, and generally, don't get great mileage. Lord knows they aren't as reliable as Toyotas. I am constantly calculating my mileage, and calculate what I get out of every tank. Thus far, I'm averaging between 28 and 31 MPG. I drive fast, but I rarely floor it. And when I got to pass someone, I have total confidence I've got the power to do it. I bought it used, with rather high miles (43K) for a 2014, but it's Toyota certified, so I have 12K or 12 months bumper to bumper and 100K on the drivetrain. I got a good deal, according to my bank, so I'm happy.
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2014.5 CAMRY RATTLING SOUNDS

by from Cleveland, OH on January 27, 2016

I agree with Williams from Santa Barbara | May 3, 2015 review of the 2014.5 Camry. I too, am experiencing the same rattling sound and was told it is due to a seat belt weight issue in the rear seat. I...
I agree with Williams from Santa Barbara | May 3, 2015 review of the 2014.5 Camry. I too, am experiencing the same rattling sound and was told it is due to a seat belt weight issue in the rear seat. I had a go around with Toyota Corporation and was told that Toyota is not calling it a defect but a "CHARACTERISTIC" of the car. It's annoying as all get out.
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Does not recommend this car

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bad performance

by from san jose on June 12, 2014

Recently purchased, 2014 SE V6 camry, only 5 weeks old, I didn't notice the problem until i was on the freeway going about 65+ the first day i bought it, car will not come back to center when turning ...
Recently purchased, 2014 SE V6 camry, only 5 weeks old, I didn't notice the problem until i was on the freeway going about 65+ the first day i bought it, car will not come back to center when turning left or right, i can let go of the steering wheel and it will continue to turn. feels like im driving on a rainy/windy day, very flimsy. i would have to constantly correct the car to go straight, brought it in to toyota dealer four times now, had 2 alignments done, still no help, all they keep telling me is, "thats how the cars designed". so you are telling me a car that does not return to center is normal?? I've seen many complaints about this problem online, shouldn't there be a recall?? very very bad performance, i will not let my mother drive this car anymore because of the safety issues, very dangerous car to drive on the freeway.
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Does not recommend this car

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my first car and awsome ......

by from visalia ,ca on September 9, 2015

I buy on august 2014 camry se and simply best ....... I would recommend to my friends n family......no complains for my car ..........I think always buy new car so tht u don't have to face problem by ...
I buy on august 2014 camry se and simply best ....... I would recommend to my friends n family......no complains for my car ..........I think always buy new car so tht u don't have to face problem by every 6 months or later...
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