2016 Toyota Camry

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2016 Toyota Camry
2016 Toyota Camry

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Roominess and visibility
  • Decent power from either engine
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Build quality

The bad:

  • Interior materials
  • Gaping front grille
  • Firm ride (SE trim)
  • Wind and road noise

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New Special Edition version
  • Aggressive exterior styling
  • Advanced safety features available
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Hybrid model available

2016 Toyota Camry review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2016 Toyota Camry?

The five-seat 2016 Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan that competes with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion and Subaru Legacy. Trim levels include LE, SE, SE with Special Edition Package, XLE, XSE, XLE V6 and XSE V6. There is also a hybrid model of the 2016 Camry, covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 Toyota Camry?

The 2016 Toyota Camry offers a Special Edition trim level that adds a power moonroof, darkened taillights, wireless charging capability, blue accent stitching and 18-inch alloy wheels. The base LE model is also available with 16-inch alloy wheels and a multimedia system with a 7-inch screen.

How Does the 2016 Toyota Camry Compare to Other Sedans?

Many of the 2016 Camry's changes from previous models are subtle, but bold styling isn't what has made this car a success over the years; it's the combination of reliability, comfort and ease of use, and the 2016 edition upholds that tradition.

Even so, the mid-size sedan class is a crowded one, and competing models keep getting better while the Camry has largely remained the same. The Honda Accord and Nissan Altima, for instance, go toe-to-toe with the Camry in regard to usability, interior space, reliability and price – but both models outdo Toyota's mid-size offering in terms of fuel economy thanks to their available continuously variable automatic transmissions. The Ford Fusion, meanwhile, has a big edge in terms of optional electronic equipment, including an automatic parking feature.

What Features in the 2016 Toyota Camry Are Most Important?

The standard powertrain configuration for the 2016 Toyota Camry consists of a 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All Toyota Camry models are equipped with front-wheel drive. Other notable standard features include Bluetooth connectivity, an iPod/USB-compatible audio system and a 60/40-split folding backseat. As required in all new cars, all 2016 Camry models feature front airbags, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes.

The 2016 Toyota Camry is available with a 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Other significant available features include leather upholstery, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and a subscription-based Safety Connect emergency communication system. Additionally, the SE trim adds a sport suspension, while the XSE model comes equipped with unique shocks, firmer bushings, revised steering tuning and higher-rate springs.

Should I Buy the 2016 Toyota Camry?

The bulk of the 2016 Toyota Camry's appeal is due to its roominess, its build quality and its reliability. However, its interior materials are somewhat lacking, it doesn't do much to mitigate wind and road noise, and many competitors are ahead of it or catching up in terms of features. It's not the flashiest mid-size sedan on the road, and some of its competitors offer more tech-savvy amenities, but those looking for a practical, efficient car without any glaring flaws will appreciate the 2016 Camry.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

A great start to the new-car experience

We purchased this car for one of our kids. The quality of the used car, the service record, and the current condition were all very appealing to parents wanting a reliable vehicle. Our kid reports that the car's performance has been terrific. Together with the protection plan, we feel really good about keeping this car around for many years. Special thanks to salesman Myron Fuller for overseeing this process.

4.9

Drives well and lives up to Toyota reputation.

I was looking for a reliable used car and the Camry fits my needs. I enjoy driving it and it's the right size for my height (short).

5.0

My Dream Car

I have only had my Camry a few days, but I am very happy with it. Everything about the car is positive. The beautiful appearance; like new. Sporty and elegant. Low miles. Reasonably priced and very affordable payments. I am completely satisfied.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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