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2016 Toyota Camry

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$2,029 — $32,485 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
25-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2016 Toyota Camry exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Toyota Camry
  • New Special Edition version
  • Aggressive exterior styling
  • Advanced safety features available
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Hybrid model available

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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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2016 Toyota Camry Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Toyota Camry sedan is powered by either conventional gas engines or a hybrid drivetrain. Competitors include ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
182 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Best buy for the money

by 'Ed' the TOY fan from Pensacola Fl on December 2, 2018

This car is stylish, very comfortable, ride is smooth and quiet. It has been very reliable as all toyota products usually are.I will not hesitate to purchase other toyota products in the future. Read full review

(4.0)

Good car for long drives

by Fredy Murray from Fayetteville, NC on November 18, 2018

I bought this car for travel back and forth to visit our daughters at college. Mileage, road noise, and comfort were tops. I wouldn't take it to the drag strip, though. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Toyota Camry currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Toyota Camry LE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Camry received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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