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2016 Toyota Camry

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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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Seating capacity

190.9” x 57.9”


Front-wheel drive



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
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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.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9
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Very reliable 👏 Problem free Easy to maintain ! The car looks sharp 👌 I am not sorry that I got this car . I recommend this car for everyone.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Great car, but will this one last as long

I owned the following Camry's and final mileage 1989-260k 1990-200k 1999-246k 2006-215k All cars have been great, but the current car 2016 is the first Camry I have owned that started to use oil well before hitting 100k. Sure it is no where near the amount that car manufactures state is allowable oil usage limits. But that being said will see if this one turns 200k or not. 2016-120k

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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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!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Based on the 2016 Toyota Camry base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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