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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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

4.4

Good ol' Camry

Bought my 2016 Camry LE this year. When I bought it, it only had 12,500 miles on it. It runs great and get's excellent gas mileage. I commute about 50 miles round trip each day so this baby is great. It drives almost as smoothly as my 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. I was really impressed with the drive of the car and the comfort of the seats. The interior coloring didn't impress me much and the exterior color (which is gold) wasn't my first choice but it was a deal you couldn't beat with the price and the mileage. I really liked this year's model as well versus the 2011 models and the 2020 models. I'm glad I picked this Camry and will be driving this bad boy a good few years!

4.4

Great so Far

I purchased new and now have 72,000 miles. No issues. Longest trip was from Orlando to Prince Edward Island. I will say though that this is my last Camry as the designs have faltered from my prior 1992 and 2002 Camrys. 1992 had eyebolts under carriage for hauling things and in the 2002 I could enter without hitting head on visor if not secured.

5.0

Fred Haas Toyota world in spring is awesome.

I just bought a 2016 special edition model. As soon as I sat in this 64,000 miles on it car, I fell in love with it. Driving it just confirmed it. I like the interior better than the 2020 plus year models. Fred Haas Toyota World is awesome. Great staff and follow through. They discussed the best options for me and suggested I look at this car. Best advice ever.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
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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