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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